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The Second Week of Tokyo Gay Film Festival

This year’s Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (TILGFF) is doing something different by expanding to encompass two locales over a total of eight days (July 11-13 and 17-21).

“While the festival’s second half will continue to make its home in the artsy venue of Spiral Hall in Tokyo’s fashionable Aoyama district, this past weekend’s films screened for the first time in festival history at the deluxe Wald 9 Cinemas in Shinjuku, adjacent to Tokyo’s famed gay neighborhood of Ni-chome.”

Read more about this event on Fridae.

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The Dylan Sevens, now with more attention

i'm not there

It’s been around for a while but since the Film Festival is coming, I figured I should do a piece on it. Directed by Todd Haynes, the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There garnered attention early for using six actors to portray Dylan over seven different stages of his life. With the untimely death of Heath Ledger (one of the seven Dylans), it’s gotten even more attention. The ultimate question still remans why give the Dylans different names.

In case you still didn’t know, here are the six actors who play the Dylan Sevens:

Marcus Carl Franklin

Ben Whishaw

Heath Ledger

Christian Bale

Richard Gere

Cate Balnchett