BY Brandon Voss
February 11 2011 12:30 PM ET
7. FILM: Rise
What would Brian Boitano do? He’d join figure skating luminaries Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, and Michelle Kwan as storytellers in this inspiring docu-tribute commemorating the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed the 1961 U.S. World Team. On February 17, the film will be broadcast to 500 theaters nationwide along with a special live event hosted by Matt Lauer at Times Square’s Best Buy Theater.
6. BOOK: Queer (In)Justice
In this comprehensive resource for queer studies scholars and laymen, which is available February 15, the authors draw on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy to examine queer criminal archetypes — “gleeful gay killers,” “lethal lesbians,” and “disease spreaders,” oh my! — and to go beyond Stonewall in exposing a long tradition of police discrimination and blind punishment of queer expression, regardless of crime.
5. FILM: Vidal Sassoon: The Movie
Co-produced by Bumble and bumble founder Michael Gordon, this stylishly fawning documentary — opening February 11 in New York and February 18 in Los Angeles — celebrates the iconic hairdresser behind the five-point cut, the graduated bob, and the Mia Farrow pixie. Sassoon, who was once mistakenly given Gore Vidal’s enema at a health spa, also plays tribute to his own flamboyant mentor, Raymond “Teasy-Weasy” Bessone.
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