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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

How Ang Lee Could Change Cinema

High frame rate (HFR) may have finally come of age, thanks to Ang Lee's spectacular hyper-real, immersive achievement with his Iraq War PTSD drama, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," which intercuts a returning soldier being honored during halftime of a Dallas football game with wartime flashbacks of his squadron.

There was plenty of buzz at NAB in Vegas on Saturday, where Lee previewed 11 minutes of "Billy Lynn" in groundbreaking 4K, 3D, 120 fps. And last week exhibitors at CinemaCon were also intrigued about the prospect of Lee's new innovation, despite the fact that there is currently no single digital cinema projector capable of screening this format (Christie supplied two 4K Mirage laser projectors for the NAB presentation).

While there's has always been a Catch 22 between innovation and exhibition, there are plenty of players to make this happen, between Christie, Dolby and Barco. It all depends on how ambitious Sony wants to get in exploiting the wow factor for a roadshow Oscar presentation this fall.

How Ang Lee Could Change Cinema

Raleigh Bureau: $3 Million Lost

The agency that promotes tourism in Raleigh says losses have reached $3 million because of cancellations prompted by the protests of North Carolina's law on LGBT rights.

The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau told local media Monday the economic losses from the law have quadrupled in the past week.

The visitors' bureau said $2.4 million in lost business has been reported this week. The bureau said last week the area lost about $732,000 because of cancellations or the scaling back of plans.

Opponents say the law discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The biggest cancellation is $1.7 million from the Community Transportation Association of America. It planned to bring 1,000 people in June 2018. The Washington, D.C., association says it will hold the event in Baltimore instead.

Raleigh Bureau: $3 Million Lost

The Gay Anzacs Who Refused to Stay Silent

It was 1982, and the man obstructing them was the notoriously bellicose Bruce Ruxton, long-time president of Victoria's Returned and Services League. On Monday, as Australians remember their war dead at Anzac Day ceremonies, Mr Martin - health permitting - will be among current and former military personnel placing a rainbow wreath at that same shrine in Melbourne.

The service and sacrifice of gay and transgender members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) will be similarly honoured at ceremonies in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Townsville - thanks largely to Mr Martin, who decided last year that it was time to "address an injustice" and "acknowledge all those who have gone before us".

That the ADF has given its blessing to this new Anzac Day tradition is testament to how much things have changed since Mr Martin's day, when military police would "hang about gay nightclubs looking for people with very short haircuts and take pictures of them to compare with the military files," he recalls.

The Gay Anzacs Who Refused to Stay Silent

Chris Wallace Destroys Myth of Transgender Predators

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday shot down the conservative argument that anti-transgender bathroom laws were necessary to stop sexual predators from committing crimes in public restrooms.

During a panel discussion on Fox News Sunday, Wallace wondered if GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was making a mistake by using the issue to attack Donald Trump, who recently said that he disagreed with laws that prevent transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.

According to Ben Domenech, a conservative columnist for The Federalist, the laws were intended to protect children from “sexual predators.”

“That’s actually what people are concerned about,” Domenech insisted. “They’re less concerned about transgender people coming into bathrooms than they are about men using this as a way to get into locker rooms with women and to exploit that opportunity to participate in some kind of criminal act.”

Wallace, however, dismissed Domenech’s assertion with a quick fact check.

Chris Wallace Destroys Myth of Transgender Predators

One Million Moms Protesting Lesbian Kiss

ABC’s popular TV show Once Upon A Time has come under fire by One Million Moms after screening a lesbian kiss, Gay Star News reports.

Once Upon A Time is based on traditional fairy tales and in the episode that aired last Sunday (April 17), it showed Ruby, Little Red Riding Hood, bring Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz back to life with true love’s first kiss. They are the first gay couple to be featured on the ABC show.

The show was called “the most family-friendly drama on any broadcast network in the past ten years” since it aired back in 2011.

The producers for the show stated that including gay characters in the show was “important” so that homosexuality can be “normalised” rather than “marginalised”.

One Million Moms’ press release, they accused ABC of distorting and twisting the fairytales. They even attached an image of the kiss and said that, “One kiss breaks the spell, but many follow in a brief make out session as the munchkins from Oz watch.”

One Million Moms Protesting Lesbian Kiss

So, Do You Like The Royals?

The Royal Family.  Those three words can bring up many different feelings and opinions from people.

DCF member bubba has just started a thread for discussions of  the Royal Family, and her first post explains what posts to the thread should be.

Click the link below to check it out, and feel free to join in the conversation!

The Royals

NYC Brokie Gathering - June 2016

Bettermost member Katy (Serious Crayons) will be spending a weekend in NYC this June.

Any NYC area Brokies who want  to join the gathering are welcome.  Please post in the thread set up for this event, and let us know of your intentions to come!

Plans are not set in stone yet, we're still waiting for more people to sign up.

NYC Brokie Meet-up!

Forum Financial Update

As promised, you can find posted accounting for the donations received, as well as expenditures, since we've switched to the member donations to keep the forum up and running.  You can click the link below to find them.

As for making donations,  follow these instructions:  At the bottom of the page is a box that says "Donate Via Paypal".  DO NOT USE THAT BUTTON.  If you do, funds will go to an inactive account, and we will have to work with PayPal to get your funds back.  What you should do is go to  Once there, you'll see an icon of a monetary bill that says "pay or send money".  If you click that, you'll see the option "Send Money to Friends or Family".  Click that.  You'll then be taken to an page that asks for an email address and amount.  Enter the email address that matches my username here.  Then the amount you want to send, and click "next".  You'll then get a screen that says:  Send $X.XX, and click "Send".  Once it's processed, you'll get a screen that says "you sent $X.XX to"

Another option is to mail a check to me personally.  If you choose that option (others already have) just send me a PM and I'll gladly give you my mailing address.

BBM Forum Financials

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