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Getting The Skinny-licious on Patrik-Ian Polk’s Latest

Seven years ago, Patrik-Ian Polk made a colorful splash with a television series prominently featuring a cast of gay black men livin’ la vida LA. His latest The Skinny (see trailer) continues that experience with a fresh young cast of twentysomethings in NYC. Rainbow spoke with him about these characters, why they’re not defined by […]

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California Dreamin’ with “August” Director Eldar Rapaport

Palm trees. Hazy bars. Latin guitars. Complicated men. No, they aren’t just the mirages of some ethereal LA dreamscape—all shape the mood of the indie drama August. When an ex re-enters the life of another, temperatures rise between all involved in this observed take on modern day relationships. Saturday, June 2 @ 8:00pm AUGUST  (watch the trailer!) Plays with […]

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Inside the Actors Studio: Q&A with Anthony Meindl

If you’re the type to find it funny when someone wishes another to “break a leg,” walks out on stage, slips, and literally does, then you’ll get a kick out of the screwball comedy Birds of a Feather — what people are calling Glee for grownups. We got semi-James Lipton-y with Anthony Meindl about the […]

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BRB: #Checking-In with eCUPID director J.C.

Back in May, eCupid screened at HRFF and won the Jack Law Award for its presentation of finding and losing love on-line. We caught up with director J.C. Calciano regarding his film’s IRL status on, where else, the computer. Your film eCupid spends a lot of time tracking characters’ online activities. I want to know what […]

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Reel Winners at Rainbow

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s festival! Here’s a complete list of the special mentions from the program this past weekend. Drum roll, please… 22nd Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Awards & Honorees BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD (tie between) Romeos Dir. Sabine Bernardi & Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same Dir. Madeleine Olnek […]

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Cruise on Over to Our Gala

Cruise on over to “CRUISE” – our Gala event at Chai’s Island Bistro in Aloha Tower! From 9PM – 1AM, this party will be co-hosted by Sean Paul Lockhart and Alec Mapa (click here for video…and today’s weather!) and many of our films’ stars will be there including: Sheetal Sheth of THREE VEILS Matthew Ludwinski […]

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Shot through the <3: Q&A with actor Mike C. Manning

Tonight is the Wold Premiere of eCUPID – a film about relationships, tech, and love directed by JC Calciano. Real World: DC-er Mike C. Manning has a role in this rom-com 2.0. He took time to chat with us via the net. Go figure. eCupid is about what happens to a guy when a dating […]

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It’s a Thriller Night with Director Tim Sullivan

We have the perfect little film for Friday the 13th… I WAS A TEENAGE WEREBEAR is a campy ’60s-inspired horror comedy in the same artery-pumping vein of John Waters with more than enough songs to make Maxwell Caulfield totally jealous. As an ode to cult B-movie drive-in movies of the time, it’s a fun modern Grindrhouse […]

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Counting Down to Rainbow…

Today’s the day! Here’s the two movies premiering tonight… BEYOND GAY: THE POLITICS OF PRIDE today at 4:15pm. A reminder that while GLBT rights in North America still have a way to go, there are still others in the world with zero privileges. Privileges like the one for us to even have a festival in the […]

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Cravin’ Candy: Q&A with Allison Lane

Have you all heard of Allison Lane? Well, you should! She’s OOC (that’s Out Of Control) in the role of Candy in GOING DOWN IN LA LA LAND – a catty, quip-y babe-in-LA-crime to Matthew Ludwinski’s Adam. We’re bummed you can’t make it to Honolulu for the film! Are you shooting another movie or something? […]

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