Hans Pedersen

At The Box Office | March 2017

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, March 2017 Issue. The Watermelon Woman Now playing on iTunes | Unrated | 90 Minutes This 1996 indie, written and directed by Cheryl Dunye, is a rare gem [...]

The Highlight Reel

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, February 2017 Issue. The eighth annual Desperado LGBT Film Festival, Arizona’s biggest showcase of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and [...]

Desperado 2017 Feature Film | Real Boy

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Megan Wadding, February 2017 Issue. Back to Echo’s Desperado 2017 coverage. The tattoo inscription on Bennett Wallace’s arm – Real Boy – spells it all out for [...]

Out of the Closet & Onto the Big Screen

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, February 2017 Issue. Each year, Echo kicks off the new year by offering our readers a sneak peak at some of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival projects that [...]

Before the Credits Roll

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, January 2017 Issue. In 2016, fewer A-list stars shone on the silver screen in Oscar-worthy LGBTQ roles – along the lines of say, Carol or The Dallas [...]

Shared Rooms

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, January 2017 Issue. If you’re looking to don some gay apparel this holiday, you may remember our joyful list of holiday films with LGBTQ themes, including [...]

Spa Night

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, December 2016 Issue.  Spa Night unveils the collision between two worlds when an Asian-American teenager on the brink of manhood witnesses same-sex hookups [...]

At The Box Office | December 2016

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, December 2016 Issue. Fire Song Now Playing on DVD/iTunes | 96 minutes Shane (Andrew Martin) is a gay Anishinaabe teen living in Ontario, whose family is [...]

First Girl I Loved

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, November 2016 Issue. If you watched the coming-of-age romance First Girl I Loved with no prior knowledge of it, you might find the tale to be so radiant [...]

At The Box Office | November 2016

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, November 2016 Issue. Hurricane Bianca On DVD Oct. 18 | 84 minutes | Unrated If you caught feisty Bianca Del Rio on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” you’ll [...]

The Royal Road

September 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, October 2016 Issue. Experimental filmmaker Jenni Olson. Experimental filmmaker Jenni Olson’s award-winning feature, The Royal Road, could easily be [...]

At The Box Office | October 2016

September 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, October 2016 Issue. Goat In theaters Sept. 23 | R | 96 minutes Nick Jonas and James Franco star in this movie that’s devoid of gay content, but simply [...]

Other People

August 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hans Pedersen, September 2016 Issue. Children watching their mother die is not typically a source of humor in cinema. But writer-director Chris Kelly fills his movie Other [...]
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