One of the stars of Alan Brown's exciting new gay riff on Shakespeare, Private Romeo, Hale Appleman, shared the following VIP Q Movie Pick with us:
My favorite is Before Night Falls. It's just exquisitely directed, with a masterful performance by Javier Bardem (as poet Reinaldo Arenas) and a shape-shifting turn by Johnny Depp. I'm a huge fan of these actors, and Julian Schnabel's direction is seamless. Total transformation of the actors into their roles, total transportation to Cuba over several decades, following an artist who perseveres, through imprisonment and exile, to artistic freedom. Must watch.
Discover Hale's amazing performance in Private Romeo (coming to DVD and digital June 5th from Wolfe). Hale also gives a terrific performance in Pedro -- the popular drama about the late HIV+ gay reality TV star Pedro Zamora.
Trailer after the break.