Local director Robert Camina hosts Rainbow Lounge documentary fundraiser tonight

Robert L. Camina is hard at work on his upcoming documentary, Raid of the Rainbow Lounge. In order to continue production, he’s hosting a fundraiser for the film by screening his previous short film, Martini the Movie tonight at LaGrange in Deep Ellum. Along with the film, a silent auction  and Martini Glass look alike contest will add to the festivities.

Tickets are $10 at the door of $15 for the Producer Pass with guaranteed seating. You  might consider that because seats are limited.

—  Rich Lopez

Filmmaker Robert L. Camina's 'Martini The Movie' wins QBliss award today

I just read on local director Robert L. Camina’s Facebook that his film Martini The Movie won the QBliss GLBTIA Creating Change Community Award – “Outstanding Short Film Award” 2009. The movie stars Steven Jay Crabtree as his famous character, Martini Glass, from his show one-man show, Dysfunctional Divas.

QBliss has been announcing its awards throughout the day today on their Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace sites. Their page says they will then be added to the awards Web site one by one. Perhaps after all have been mentioned. As of right now, their site doesn’t have any of the winners posted yet. This announcement was made, according to the Twitter and Myspace feeds, less than an hour ago (it’s 4:48 now as I write this). Their Facebook, however, isn’t all that updated.

—  Rich Lopez