Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Screening of Queer Short Film REQUITED

Reporter: Miguel Dominguez
Actor/Writer/Director Sal Bardo
Written and directed by actor Sal Bardo, the short film REQUITED had a screening at the Anthology Film Archives on Sunday, February 19th.

Christopher Schram, Crystal Arnette, Sal Bardo, Max Rhyser

The world premiere of REQUITED took place at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2011 and has also been shown at film festivals across the country, such as NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival and Reel Affirmations, and The Washington DC International LGBT Film Festival, where Sal Bardo, having shown his consummate professionalism in movie making, won the audience award for Best First Time Filmmaker. Guest House Films will be distributing REQUITED later this year on DVD.

Director Sal with cast members Max, Christopher and Crystal
Starring Sal Bardo in a dual role as actor and director, the film cast includes Christopher Schram, Max Rhyser, Matthew Watson and Crystal Arnette.

Actors Christopher Schram and Crystal Arnette

Max Rhyser

Sal Bardo with friend and backer Pauline Kelscy
All profits from the showing of this film will go to fund CHASER, a very important new collaboration by Sal Bardo and Max Rhyser, which deals with a mostly unspoken and very dangerous aspect of HIV/AIDS complacency in the Queer community. Oddly, a major internationally renown institution created to fight AIDS, refused to handle the subject when approached by the filmmaker for support.

Below is a CNN interview with Louise Hogarth, filmmaker of  THE GIFT, a documentary about the careless attitude that some stupidly inconsiderate queers have about the HIV/AIDS problem Sal and Max's CHASER project is expanding upon.

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