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George Zuber - Angel Award Recipient

Arnel San Pedro - Director of Operations

"As a native New Yorker, I can't wait to see Studio 54. Considering myself to be a later generation of Studio 54 regulars, I am fascinated by the cultural impact of this NYC in the 70s haven for inclusion and acceptance."

OPENING NIGHT FILM
Studio 54

Thursday October 18th 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Bi, Documentary, Gay, Historical, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Trans

Language: English, 2018

Venue: Savor Cinema

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism – a place that redefined what a nightclub could be but also came to symbolize an entire era. Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell came out of nowhere to preside over a new...

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Jennifer Kriz - Vice-Chair

"Two Words: Cloris Leachman! This hilarious, feel-good, coming-out comedy with an incredible cast is a must-see at OUTshine!"

Honors -

Jury Award Best Narrative Film - Bentonville Film Festival

Lez Bomb

Friday October 19th 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Lesbian

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

A multigenerational comedy of errors featuring young Lauren who comes home for the holidays with some life changing news: that the friend she brought home for Thanksgiving is actually her girlfriend. Little does Lauren know, the eccentric cast of characters...

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Adele Spallone - Board Member

"Having grown up in Italy and very familiar with Italian family drama, this film is quite entertaining!"

Honors -

Audience Award Best Feature Film Runner-Up - OUTshine Film Festival (Miami 2018)

BRING YOUR #SBF*(Straight Best Friend)
My Big Gay Italian Wedding
(Puoi Baciare Lo Sposo)

Friday October 19th 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Gay, LGBTQ, Romance, Slice of Life

Language: Italian with English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

BRING YOUR #SBF*

ALLIED FILM SCREENING


Antonio and Paolo live happily together in Berlin and are finally getting married. They decide to celebrate in the small village in Italy where Antonio grew up. While his mother immediately...

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Honors -

Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival

Consequences (Posledice)

Friday October 19th 2018, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: Slovenian with English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

UNTIED STATES PREMIERE

After being sent to a youth correctional facility, 17-year-old Andrej meets Željko, the informal leader of a group of inmates. Soon Željko starts exploiting Andrej in return for keeping his homosexuality a secret...

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The Happy Prince

Friday October 19th 2018, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

Sequestered at a remote seaside hotel in France, a buoyant Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) is soon restlessly traversing Europe under assumed names beset by familiar, warring impulses: to reunite with his estranged wife (Emily Watson) or his former lover...

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Charles Box - Producer

Steve Drukker - Director of Finance and Grants

"Friendship, longing, peer pressure, experimentation, unexpected turns, and elders that just don't understand...Or do they? A timeless film that's sure to resonate no matter how recent, or not, your teen years may be."

Reach

Saturday October 20th 2018, 12:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, LGBTQ

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Socially awkward band geek Steven (Garrett Clayton) is planning to kill himself, but then is befriended by the new quirky kid in school Clarence. They form an inseparable bond as Clarence finds creative ways to pull Steven out of his depression. Steven...

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Jonathon Levi Powell - Documentary Subject

Terry Blas Green - Documentary Subject

Brandon Deyette - Director

Edwin Scharlau - Producer

Alexis Bosch - Producer/Director

"Brought to us by local filmmaker Brandon Deyette--an incredible human being and filmmaker who deserves all the support in the world! Go see his film!"

Latter Day Glory

Saturday October 20th 2018, 2:45 pm

Genre: Bi, Documentary, Gay, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Trans

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Two gay ex-Mormon missionaries travel across the United States to confront their past and explore their futures while discussing with other gay Mormons about the rejection, oppression and the reality of a growing number...

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Adele Spallone - Board Member

"Heartfelt, sentimental, touching and incredibly truthful, this film is a quiet, yet hysterical take on the 'road trip'"

Going West

Saturday October 20th 2018, 5:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, Trans

Language: Norwegian with English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

EAST COAST PREMIERE

An unemployed music teacher takes his estranged transgender father on a road trip to the west coast of Norway in order to honor his late mother's excellent quilting skills. It’s a mostly playful affair with splashes...

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Jury Winner -

Best Short Film - Something About Alex

It’s Raining Men (Men’s Shorts)

Saturday October 20th 2018, 5:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Romance, Slice of Life

Venue: Savor Cinema

Sparrow Directed by Welby Ings, 15 minutes, New Zealand The Boy Who Wanted...

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Honors -

Winner Audience Award - Mix Milano (Milan, Italy)

MEN'S SPOTLIGHT FILM
Just Friends
(Gewoon Vrienden)

Saturday October 20th 2018, 7:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Gay, Romance

Language: Dutch with English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

MEN'S SPOTLIGHT FILM

Joris is very attached to his plastic surgery addicted mother, while freewheeling med student Yad is forced by circumstances back home to his strict mother. The two meet and seem to be made for each other, and...

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Lauren Fiarbanks - Public Relations

"Passionate and full of poetry, the film explores the hidden side of Emily Dickinson's life--and the versions of ourselves we all keep hidden."

Honors -

Jury Award Best Narrative Film - Seattle International Film Festival
Best Actress-Molly Shannon - FilmOut (San Diego)

LADIES' SPOTLIGHT FILM
Wild Nights With Emily

Saturday October 20th 2018, 7:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Historical Fiction, Lesbian, Romance

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

LADIES' SPOTLIGHT FILM

This is the story of the secret life of Emily Dickinson (played flawlessly by Molly Shannon). The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, is that of a reclusive spinster, a delicate wallflower, too sensitive...

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Dino Mosquera - Board Member

"A beautiful film, that builds up in a very surprising way, turning it into a very powerful movie."

1985

Saturday October 20th 2018, 9:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Slice of Life

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

Inspired by the award winning short of the same name, 1985 follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, Gotham), a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable...

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Larry Hyer - Board Member

"Remember when your parents told you 'never talk to strangers?'...this is the filmed personification of that old adage. Moody, mysterious and sexy for days, the films mystery permeating every scene quietly, and intensely unfolds before our eyes. Brillia

Boys (Jonas)

Saturday October 20th 2018, 9:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Suspense

Language: French with English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Two moments of Jonas’ life intertwine each reflecting the other: in 1995 when he was a secretive teenager and eighteen years later as an attractive and impulsive thirty-something looking for balance in his life. His life was turned upside-down when...

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Jury Winner -

Best Documentary

The Rest I Make Up

Sunday October 21st 2018, 12:30 pm

Genre: Documentary, Historical, Lesbian

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

The visionary Cuban-American dramatist and educator Maria Irene Fornes, often called America's Great Unknown Playwright, spent her career constructing astonishing worlds onstage and teaching countless students how to connect with their imaginations. When...

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Thomas Murrel - Documentary Subject

Michael Schneider - Board Member

Though provoking and extremely well crafted--It's astonishing to watch people's unique journeys to becoming who they were meant to be."

Jury Winner -

Best Documentary - Honorable Mention

Honors -

Jury Award Best Documentary - Atlanta Film Festival
Audience Award Best Documentary & Fox Inclusion Award - Outfest (Los Angeles)
Best Documentary - Translations Seattle Film Festival

Man Made

Sunday October 21st 2018, 2:45 pm

Genre: Documentary, Trans

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

FLORIDA PREMIERE

Take a candid look into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men (who, like the film's director, were born and raised female) take...

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Honors -

Outstanding Narrative Feature Audience Award - Outfest (Los Angeles)
Outstanding Narrative Feature Grand Jury Award - Outfest (Los Angeles)

Tucked

Sunday October 21st 2018, 5:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, LGBTQ, Trans

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

When veteran drag queen Jackie Collins receives a diagnosis with six weeks to live, all he wants to do is perform his long-running act and behave as if all is normal. But between a surprising new friendship with a rising young queen and unfinished business...

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Eva + Candela (¿Cómo Te LLamas?)

Sunday October 21st 2018, 5:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

A portrait of two strong independent women: a female director and the star of her first film, drawn together by a powerful attraction and their shared desire to take on the movie world. The passion between them creates a seductive and fascinating intimacy....

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Making Montgomery Clift

Sunday October 21st 2018, 7:15 pm

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

Montgomery Clift was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema, bucking traditions on and off screen, but countless biographies have reduced him to labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented.” Now, nephew Robert...

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Victor Gimenez - Executive Director

"Visually the best ending of any film in the Festival."

Honors -

Argentina Submission to the 91st Academy Awards - Best Foreign Film

Honors -

Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival

The Angel (El Angel)

Sunday October 21st 2018, 7:15 pm

Genre: Action, Bi, Crime, Drama, Gay, Historical Fiction, Romance, Suspense

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Produced by Pedro Almodóvar, Luis Ortega's stylish, pop-infused, true-crime thriller traces the rise of one of Argentina's most notorious serial killers — Carlos Robledo Puch, the longest-serving prisoner in Argentine history. It's 1971 and Carlitos...

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Flávia Guimarães - Screenwriter

Elisa Tolomelli - Producer

Emmie Weiner - Business Development

"A riveting story about the struggles of transgender people, wrapped in the guise of a film noir murder-mystery."

Berenice (Berenice Procura)

Sunday October 21st 2018, 9:30 pm

Genre: Crime, Drama, LGBTQ, Suspense, Trans

Language: Portuguese with English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Driving a cab through the streets of Rio is more than a job for 35-year-old Berenice. It serves as a distraction from her turbulent marriage with Domingos, a crime reporter for a TV newsmagazine. When the body of a transgender dancer from a local club...

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Christopher Vastine - Treasurer

"It's so refreshing to see a trans story where the family supports the choices of the character."

Honors -

Belgium Submission to the 91st Academy Awards - Best Foreign Film

Honors -

Camera D’Or Best Debut Feature and Fipresci Prize - Cannes Film Festival
Best Film Un Certain Regard and Best Actor Un Certain Regard - Queer Palm - Cannes Film Festival

Honors -

Golden Tower Award Best Film - Palic Film Festival (Serbia)

CENTERPIECE FILM
Girl

Thursday October 25th 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, LGBTQ, Slice of Life, Trans

Language: French and Dutch with English subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

CENTERPIECE FILM

EAST COAST PREMIERE


Fifteen-year-old Lara’s goal is clear: to become a professional ballerina. Supported by her father, she attends a prestigious dance school, dedicating herself to the grueling journey....

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Honors -

Best Male Lead - Guadí Awards (Barcelona)
Best Spanish Film and Best Actor in a Spanish Film - Sant Jordi Film Awards (Barcelona)
Best Film - Seville European Film Awards

Anchor & Hope

Friday October 26th 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Lesbian, Romance

Language: English and Spanish with English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Eva and Kat enjoy a carefree existence on their houseboat on a London canal until Eva's dream of becoming a mother is reignited by the death of their pet. Kat just wants to get a new cat. But when Kat's best friend, Roger, visits from Barcelona, they...

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Ithalie Gonzalez - Media Associate

"Mapplethorpe is legend in photography and a triumph for LGBT visibility--I'm a sucker for movies about controversy."

Mapplethorpe

Friday October 26th 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

Perhaps the most controversial photographer in American history, Robert Mapplethorpe’s work celebrated a range of subjects, from flowers to S&M. He electrified the contemporary art world and immortalized a generation ravaged by AIDS. From the early...

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45 Days Away From You

Friday October 26th 2018, 9:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Slice of Life

Language: English, Portuguese, and Spanish with English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

EAST COAST PREMIERE

After having broken up with his boyfriend of 8 years and having his heart broken by his rebound guy, Rafael decided to get away and meet three friends in different countries: Julia in England, Fábio in Portugal and Mayara...

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Mark Gilbert - Chair

I loved this film--Sports, sexy and heartfelt...Wonderfully told and compassionate; I cannot wait to see it again."

Honors -

Audience Award Best Feature Film - OUTshine Film Festival (Miami 2018)

Mario

Friday October 26th 2018, 9:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Romance

Language: Swiss-German and German with English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

Mario has fallen in love for the first time. Yet his new love is Leon, the team’s new striker, who could pose a threat to Mario’s chances of advancing his soccer career. Before long, their relationship is discovered by their team members and rumors...

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Jury Winner -

Best Documentary - Runner-Up

Honors -

Best Documentary Audience Award - SXSW (Austin)
Best Documentary Grand Jury Award - Florida Film Festival

Transmilitary

Saturday October 27th 2018, 12:30 pm

Genre: Documentary, Historical, LGBTQ, Trans

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies still discriminate. Transmilitary chronicles the lives of four of these individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland,...

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Linda Watson - Board Member

"Very watchable, unique, and ultimately quite enjoyable films."

Jury Winner -

Best Short Film - Runner-Up - Marguerite

Oh Yes!...It’s Ladies Night (Women’s Shorts)

Saturday October 27th 2018, 2:45 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian, Romance, Slice of Life

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Masks Directed by Mahaliyah O, 23 minutes, USA Heather Has Four Moms Directed by Jeanette L. Buck,...

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Karl Allen - Director

Drag Therapy

Pierina Hidalgo - Assistant Director

Haze

Denis Dominguez - Director of Photography

Haze

Catalina Jimenez - Make-Up Artist

Haze

Drag Therapy

Saturday October 27th 2018, 5:00 pm

Genre: Documentary, Gay, LGBTQ

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

WORLD PREMIERE

This is a story of a filmmaker's journey of self-discovery. Having built a wall from the world arising from his years of sexual and physical abuse as a child, Karl sets out to find his true self by exploring the art of Drag....

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Joe Camereno - Director/Actor

Juan Monsalvez - Actor

Kurt Patino - Co-Writer

Kelly Stables - Actor

Tin Holiday

Saturday October 27th 2018, 5:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

SNEAK PREVIEW

Downtrodden office worker Samuel loses his job and, in a freak accident, his overbearing wife Tanita on the same day. To help him recover, his precocious gay best friend, Jessie, accompanies him on a trip to London. Before...

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Jury Winner -

Best Narrative

Honors -

Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival

Rafiki

Saturday October 27th 2018, 7:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance

Language: English and Swahili with English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

EAST COAST PREMIERE

An old Kenyan proverb says "Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives", but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls remain close friends, supporting each...

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Riot

Saturday October 27th 2018, 7:15 pm

Genre: Bi, Drama, Gay, Historical Fiction, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Trans

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

In 1978 when the push to decriminalize homosexuality in Sydney has stalled, a group of activists decide they must make one final attempt to celebrate who they are. Led by a former union boss, they get a police permit and spread the word. On a freezing...

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Joe Bilancio - Programming Director

"An insight into why & how Tennessee Williams became the artist that he was--While the whole cast gives remarkable performances, Vincent D'Onofrio and Beth Grant are spectacular as the parents trying to do the right thing, even when wrong."

Tenn

Saturday October 27th 2018, 9:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Tom (Tennessee) Williams, an aspiring writer in his 20s, lives with and negligent father (Vincent D’onofrio). Tom attempts to maintain peace in the family while also dealing with his depressed and anti-social sister....

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Jury Winner -

Best Narrative - Runner-Up

CANARY (KANARIE)

Saturday October 27th 2018, 9:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Political

Language: Afrikaans with English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

FLORIDA PREMIERE

Canary is a charming musical drama chronicling one teen’s struggle to find his voice in 1985 South Africa against a backdrop of apartheid, religion, and war drafted, Johan joins the Canaries (the South African Defense...

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Every Act of Life

Sunday October 28th 2018, 12:45 pm

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical, LGBTQ

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

The story of the groundbreaking life and work of 4-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally: a personal journey through 5-decades of the American theatre, the struggle for LGBT rights, triumph over addiction, the power of the arts to shape society,...

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Honors -

Paraguay Submission to the 91st Academy Awards - Best Foreign Film
Fipresci Award - Berlinale (Berlin)

THE HEIRESSES (LAS HEREDERAS)

Sunday October 28th 2018, 3:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Chela and Chiquita have been together for over 30 years. Recently their financial situation has worsened, and their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges leaving Chela to face a new reality. Driving for the first time in years, she...

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Brian Beasley - Board Member

"A heartbreaking story enhanced by the exceptional acting!"

CLOSING NIGHT FILM
Boy Erased

Sunday October 28th 2018, 6:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, LGBTQ

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

Boy Erased tells the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russel Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy...

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