Official Secrets: Katharine Gun is a Hero

Official Secrets tells the incredible true story behind the bravery of Katharine Gun and why she leaked a memo in hopes of averting an illegal war. The film may is certainly a thriller even though it plays like a drama during some points.  Paul Hepker and Mark Kilian give their score some suspenseful moments every now and then.  It always helps to heighten the emotional stakes.  No moment is more suspenseful than the time when…

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Frameline 2018: Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe’s story is one that’s best told as a documentary as the narrative feature, Mapplethorpe, does not do him justice. It’s unfortunate because Mapplethorpe (Matt Smith) was such an iconic photographer.  Nearly 30 years following his death from AIDS in 1989, his photos are still a big part of cultural history.  The film starts just before Mapplethorpe moves into the Hotel Chelsea in the late 1960s, where he’s living with Patti Smith (Marianne Rendón)…

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