Monday, June 17, 2013

'Call Me Kuchu' Dazzles in New York

  On Friday, Michael and I attended opening night of "Call Me Kuchu," Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright's harrowing yet heartwarming documentary about the struggles of the LGBT community in Uganda. Filming was in full swing when activist David Kato was brutally murdered -- hence the "harrowing" part, plus the fact that media and lawmakers were (and still are) out to destroy all LGBT people's lives, making homosexuality a crime punishable by death -- but I also say heartwarming because we are introduced to so many brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day by being out and proud. (Kato's often-dazed mom will also steal your heart.) The directors and many of the principals were on hand for a Q&A afterward, where we got an update from on the ground. (A planned safehouse is still searching for funding.) To see if "Call Me Kuchu" is coming to a theater near you, please click HERE. (It opens Friday in Los Angeles.) It's the first must-see gay film in years.

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