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Mindy Todd interviews Brandon about his directorial debut
In September 2016, Brandon participated in the Swim for Life, a 2 mile swim across Cape Cod Bay to memorialize the lives lost in the Pulse Orlando nightclub shooting. The Swim for Life is an annual fundraiser in Provincetown, Ma which over the past 29 years has raised 4 million dollars for AIDS, Women's health and the community.
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"... très émouvant est poétique...Le film célèbre aussi la solidarité. Le genre de vidéo qui fait chaud au coeur… "
"...very moving and poetic...The film celebrates solidarity. The kind of film that weighs heavy on the heart."
"Some issues touch the soul so deeply words could never explain them. Filmmaker Brandon Cordeiro shows just that in his powerful short film."
Presents RIBBONS for World AIDS Day
"...poignantly nostalgic... ribbons sweetly recreates a young boy's entirely innocent response to the social tragedy of the AIDS crisis, while also providing a snapshot of the LGBTQ community's wide-ranging strength at a particularly painful and devastating point in history...Cordeiro's rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Circle Game" at the end of the film, sung by the director himself, is memorable & luminous."
"...a lovely, impressionistic, quiet snapshot of a time that deeply affected us all."
Out of 45 films playing at the
Provincetown International Film Festival
ribbons is one of "seven films not to miss"
Along with: Viggo Mortensen's Captain Fantastic &
- Provincetown Magazine (page 39)
“As a new generation comes of age, ribbons provides a powerful connection to our past, never forgetting those we lost. Don't miss this poignant,intergenerational story with a lot of heart!”
- Carson Kressley
Emmy-winning television star of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Ru Paul's Drag Race, & the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice.
Toronto - Daily Xtra - Watch Brandon's interview about the international premier of RIBBONS at the InsideOut Toronto LGBT Film festival.
“ribbons is a powerful, poignant, and beautiful testament to all who’ve been lost, and a potent reminder to we who remain that the battle against AIDS has not yet been won. It’s rare to see a film so subtly incendiary, so elegiac & provocative at the same time. Here’s to Brandon Cordeiro’s new, brilliant career.”
- Michael Cunningham
Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Hours
& A Home at the End of the World
Watch Brandon's "Featured Director" interview for the Provincetown International Film Festival
“Watching ‘ribbons’ reminded me of when I strolled into the AIDS Quilt on the Washington Mall the first time it was displayed. Thank you, Brandon Cordeiro, for remembering all the beautiful souls we lost, and doing so in a way that left me feeling hopeful.”
- Peter Staley
HIV/AIDS-LGBT rights activist, known for founding the Treatment Action Group (TAG) and the educational website AIDSmeds.com. He is a primary figure in the Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague.
RIBBONS & Ang Lee!
"Grief and joy co-exist in this terrifically shot, deeply touching film. With elegiac grandeur, "ribbons" took my breath away. "
2-time Tony Award-winner of Memphis
“One of the top 4 LGBT CrowdFunded films fhat deserve your hard earned pink dollars”
"Provincetown filmmaker shoots from the heart"
Check out this interview about ribbons on WOMR FM