Wolfe Releasing, a distribution company that describes itself as "the premier distributor of gay and lesbian feature films", was hard at work expanding its stable of films at this year's LGBT festivals, and came away with a group of seven films for which it owns future festival, television and home video rights. No specific release information is yet available, but the films are as follows.
  • Loving Annabelle: Directed by reality TV vet Katharine Brooks, the movie tells "The controversial story of a highly accomplished Catholic school teacher, who falls in love with her student, Annabelle," and picked up acting and audience awards at this year's Outfest (though it didn't wow Variety).
  • Outing Riley: A 2004 feature written by, directed and starring Pete Jones, the guy who made Stolen Summer, the first (and bad) Project Greenlight flick. Outing Riley tells the story of an Irish-Catholic kid and his coming-out.
  • Follow My Voice: With The Music Of Hedwig: A doc about the recording of a benefit album consisting of songs from, yes, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The films screened at Tribeca this year, where it failed to impress Chris.
  • Sun Kissed: Directed by Byrd-spawn Patrick McGuinn, the film tells a vaguely surreal story about a love triangle and a disappearance. With a soundtrack by indie band Sea and Cake, the movie was harshly described in Variety as "a poorly crafted grab-bag of ideas barely elaborated upon enough to sustain a 20-minute short." Ouch.
  • Open Cam: If Variety'sreview is to be believed, Open Cam proves that it's not just the straights who make crappy movies about the internet. Though ostensibly about a serial killer who uses a gay chat site to find his victims, the movie's mostly a chance for director Robert Gaston to show us his "comely cast undressed as often as possible." Not that that's a bad thing.
  • Mom: Directed by Erin Greenwell, this one actually sounds like it might be good. A "light, affable and neatly-timed" comedy, the movie is about "a mismatched odd couple of market researchers, one uptight and straight and the other hang-loose and butch" who get stranded in a small town.
  • Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema: An IFC/Netflix-financed doc that purports to explore 60 years of cinema, albeit in a way that reportedly lacks much depth. The film "methodically ticks off queer cinema landmarks from the mid-20th century to the present, using quotes from assorted talking heads instead of voiceover narration to connect the dots."
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