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MOVEABLE FEAST: Jeffrey Schwarz on Finally Making a Movie Star Out of The Fabulous Allan Carr
July 12, 2017
"It's not a sentiment you hear often amongst documentary filmmakers, but Jeffrey Schwarz is happiest making audiences laugh."
QUEERTY: Jeffrey Schwarz Talks "The Fabulous Allan Carr," Travolta, Divine, Grease 2 and All Things Queer
July 4, 2017
"Jeffrey Schwarz knows showbiz...his films capture oft-overlooked stories from cinema - and queer - history..."
THE PROJECTION BOOTH: The Fabulous Allan Carr with Special Guest Jeffrey Schwarz
June 12, 2017
"On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Jeffrey Schwarz about his latest documentary, The Fabulous Allan Carr...we discuss his triumphs like Grease and La Cage Aux Folles as well as Grease 2 and Can't Stop the Music."
KCRW's Press Play with guest Jeffrey Schwarz and Tab Hunter
September 1, 2015
"With his blonde hair and million-dollar smile, Tab Hunter was one of the biggest heartthrobs of the 1950’s. He was also gay — a secret that he and the studios kept for decades. And he’s the subject of a new documentary called Tab Hunter Confidential that will screen at Outfest in LA on Saturday night."
KCRW's The Business with guest Jeffrey Schwarz and Tab Hunter
July 6, 2015
"In the new documentary, TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL, the star reflects on coming of age in Hollywood as a closeted gay man. Hunter and director Jeffrey Schwarz tell us about the business then and now, and how a mutual appreciation for John Waters' muse, Divine, first brought them together."
The 2015 Frameline Award
June 20, 2015
"Established in 1986, the Frameline Award is given every year to a person or entity that has made a major contribution to LGBTQ representation in film, television, or the media arts. Past honorees range from film historian and author Vito Russo, to Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan, avant-garde lesbian filmmaker Barbara Hammer, drag artiste extraordinaire Divine, actor-activist George Takei, producer Christine Vachon, long-time leader of the Festival and the organization Michael Lumpkin, and producer/distributor Marcus Hu. This year, Frameline's Board and Staff are proud to present the Frameline Award to Jeffrey Schwarz."
INDIEWIRE: The Playlist
March 18, 2015
"Director Jeffrey Schwarz nimbly charts Hunter's life and career...fun and gossipy in the way that great documentaries about Hollywood often are, but it also speaks to a deeper truth about identity and perseverance and the large divide between one's personal and professional life. Even if you have no idea who Tab Hunter is, this documentary is riveting and insightful.”
VANITY FAIR: Tab Hunter Confidential
March 5, 2015
“…slick, savvy, rollicking, and eye-popping…TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL is not only brave for its candor and enlightening for the social context it provides, it is also a delightful eyeful, using ingeniously edited vintage clips and employing rarely seen still photos…”
OUT 100: Jeffrey Schwarz
November 7, 2013
"Schwarz’s year in a word: Divine. The filmmaker and producer’s latest feature documentary — his fourth in five years — chronicles the life and career of Harris Glenn Milstead, an overweight gay kid from Baltimore who transformed himself into Divine..."
34th Annual News & Documentary Award Winners
October 1, 2013
"VITO's producers Jeffrey Schwarz and Jon Glover have received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Research at the 2013 News & Documentary Emmys."
THE PROJECTION BOOTH: I Am Divine with Special Guests Jeffrey Schwarz & Mink Stole
July 30, 2013
"Before Lady Gaga or Madonna, Divine broke the rules and pushed boundaries. Director Jeffrey Schwarz explores Divine's life in the new feature documentary I AM DIVINE, a remarkable look at an icon."
LA WEEKLY: I Am Divine, A New Documentary About the Cult Film Star
July 12, 2013
"The Divine documentary is likely to be a career high for Schwarz who's spent the last decade making films about half-forgotten Hollywood renegades, from B-movie producer-director William Castle to gay porn star Jack Wrangler, as well as film historian Vito Russo."
THE FOGELNEST FILES: The Documentary Files
June 6, 2013
"Documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz stops by to discuss his impressive career on today's episode of The Fogelnest Files."
MARYLAND MORNING WITH TOM HALL: The Divine Life of Harris Glenn Milstead
June 5, 2013
"Tom Hall spoke with the director, Jeffrey Schwarz, at the Charles Theatre, when he was in town for a screening at the Maryland Film Festival."
VARIETY: Uma Thurman Tapped to Play Anita Bryant
May 16, 2013
"Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, whose latest pic LOVELACE premiered in Sundance, will co-direct from a screenplay by Chad Hodge. Darren Star, Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman produce."
THE MOVEABLE FEST: Jeffrey Schwarz on the Divinely Entertaining Biopic “I Am Divine”
March 19, 2013
"Divine passed away at the age of 42, due to an enlarged heart, leaving many, including a young Jeffrey Schwarz, with the sad realization that there'll never be another Divine movie."
FILM SOCIETY LINCOLN CENTER - Daily Buzz: SXSW Episode 5 with Eugene Hernandez
March 13, 2013
"Divine's story seems particularly relevant at a time where the problem of bullying has entered the conversation in a major way...I AM DIVINE depicts this issue in a vivid way."
GOOD DAY AUSTIN / KTBC-TV
March 12, 2013
"Director Jeffrey Schwarz stopped by Good Day to discuss his film I AM DIVINE which chronicles the life of Harris Glenn Milstead better known as Divine."
THE NEW YORK TIMES - ArtsBeatBlog: Looking Divine at South by Southwest
March 10, 2013
"I AM DIVINE takes a closer look at Harris Glenn Milstead and how he created a persona that encouraged the celebration of the outsider and renegade in all of us."
March 4, 2013
"DP/30 @ SWSX: An interview with documentarian Jeffrey Schwarz."
OUT: Ready to be Remembered
July 24, 2012
"Director Jeffrey Schwarz realized an entire generation of younger LGBT people had no idea who the pioneering writer and activist was."
HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS: VITO Red Carpet Featurette
July 20, 2012
"Filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz along with friends and family of Vito Russo discuss his legacy in this clip."
July 19, 2012
"Thomas Roberts talks to Jeffrey Schwarz, producer and director of VITO, a new documentary about Vito Russo."
July 19, 2012
"I this this film is for everybody,' Schwarz says. 'I think anybody can identify with somebody who just stood up and wanted to be counted and made a difference in the world.'"
OUTFEST LOS ANGELES: VITO Los Angeles Premiere
July 12, 2012
Opening night remarks at Outfest Los Angeles' opening night premiere of VITO.
July 11, 2012
"Interview with filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz, director of HBO Documentary Films' VITO."
June 29, 2012
"HBO Documentary Summer Series Director's Interviews."
FILM SOCIETY LINCOLN CENTER: indieWIRE Meets Jeffrey Schwarz
November 2, 2011
"Basil Tsiokos of indieWIRE talks with Jeffrey Schwarz, director of the documentary VITO, about the life of gay activist and author Vito Russo."
THE ADVOCATE: Remembering Jack Wrangler
April 27, 2009
"The director of WRANGLER: ANATOMY OF AN ICON remembers the porn star, the actor, the icon, and, most important, his friend - Jack Wrangler."
FILMMAKER MAGAZINE: Slamdance Director Interview
January 22, 2008
"SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY chronicles the American showman and filmmaker William Castle."