The hottest months of the year are back, along with many opportunities to empty your bank account for any form of sonic or entertainment Xanax to sublimate your sense of rage and doom, as well as keep your attention away from the mounting pile of socio-political horror that pours forth like lava from a raging volcano.

Out gay writer-director Ofir Raul Graizer’s gentle, absorbing drama, “The Cakemaker,” opening July 6 at the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse, begins with businessman Oren (Roy Miller), a married father from Israel, frequenting the café in Germany where Tomas (Tim Kalkhof) works and bakes. The two men initiate a passionate tryst that ends unexpectedly when Oren is killed in a car accident. This tragedy prompts Tomas to travel to Jerusalem to visits the café owned by Oren’s widow, Anat (Sarah Adler).


At 45 years old and after 20 years in the fashion industry, Saul Lyons was burned out. A friend, noticing his rut, suggested a creative outlet: painting.


Writer and director Andrew Fleming’s “Ideal Home” is like a queer version of “Two and a Half Men,” with the adult men being lovers instead of brothers, and the kid is a 10-year-old who says things that can’t be uttered on network television.

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