Films

54: The Director's Cut

Thursday October 15th 2015, 8:00 pm

Category: FEATURE | DIRECTOR'S CUT

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

Studio 54! In 1998, director Mark Christopher created a cinematic monument to this ostentatious mixture of Art Deco and plush, frivolous 1970s hedonism and drug-induced 24-hour party people. Prior to its release, the studio made the film more “mainstream”...

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Akron

Sunday October 18th 2015, 5:00 pm

Category: FEATURE | Q&A Following the Film

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

Q&A with Brian O'Donnell, Akron's writer, co-director & co- producer Benny and Christopher, 18-year old freshmen at the University of Akron meet at a football game, exchange phone numbers and quite rapidly fall for each other. Everything is great until...

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All About E

Saturday October 17th 2015, 5:15 pm

Category: INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Beautiful, sexy DJ, E, seems to have it all as she cuts a swathe through her female fans. When she and Matt, her husband of convenience and best friend, stumble on a load of cash, they are forced to go on the run. Suddenly E finds...

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Beautiful Something

Saturday October 10th 2015, 7:30 pm

Category: FEATURE | Talent in Attendance

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

Talent in Attendance | Zack Ryan, Actor Edgy, absorbing and carnal, Beautiful Something follows four gay men spanning different generations as they navigate one sublime night in Philadelphia filled with hot hook-ups, lingering resentment and...

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Bizarre

Sunday October 11th 2015, 3:00 pm

Category: EAST COAST PREMIER

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

Maurice a french Teenager who's been escape from France begin to work at BIZARRE the hype club in Brooklyn. Very quickly he becomes a kind of 'mascot' of this incredible club.The owner and all the artists performing in this place love him but Maurice...

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Carlotta

Saturday October 10th 2015, 3:00 pm

Category: NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE A universal story about identity, family, tolerance and acceptance, Carlotta lays bare the life of the confused teenager named Richard and his flight into the turbulence of the hedonistic sixties and seventies. Against...

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Coming In

Sunday October 11th 2015, 7:30 pm

Category: FEATURE

Language: In German with English subtitles

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

Notoriously hip Berlin based celebrity hairdresser Tom Herzner falls in love with Heidi, the quirky owner of a neighborhood hair salon, turning both of their worlds upside down. The relationship starts out slow, but begins to grow; the only hurdle looming...

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Coming Out

Saturday October 17th 2015, 12:45 pm

Category: FEATURE | EAST COAST PREMIERE

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

EAST COAST PREMIERE Coming Out follows young filmmaker Alden Peters on his journey coming out gay, capturing everything on camera as it happens. This groundbreaking coming of age film places viewers directly inside the raw, intimate moments...

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Daddy

Saturday October 17th 2015, 7:30 pm

Category: FEATURE | EAST COAST PREMIERE

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

EAST COAST PREMIERE Colin McCormack thinks he has it all - a great job, a steady stream of hot younger guys, and a best friend whose devotion he takes for granted. But when a charming intern sweeps him off his feet, Colin sees a chance for...

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Deep Run

Sunday October 18th 2015, 12:45 pm

Category: DOCUMENTARY

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

Director Hillevi Loven, and LGBTQ supporter Susan Sarandon’s Deep Run, is a powerful verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Exiled by her family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Spazz has no one to lean on for support....

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Downriver

Sunday October 11th 2015, 9:45 pm

Category: FEATURE | SNEAK PEAK

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

James has served time for his involvement in the suspected drowning of a young boy in a river years earlier, although the body was never found. Ravaged with uncertainty, dealing with an estranged family and forced to face the dead boy’s mother,...

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Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Saturday October 10th 2015, 10:00 pm

Category: FEATURE

Language: English with some Spanish with English subtitles

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

Revered filmmaker Peter Greenaway brings out the best of his acclaimed and controversial filmmaking style in this bold and sexually explicit celebration of Sergei Eisenstein's gay coming-of-age during what is now considered his transformative trip to...

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Fourth Man Out

Friday October 9th 2015, 8:00 pm

Category: FILM + PARTY | Talent in Attendance

Language: English

Venue: NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Filmmaker to be in Attendance | Producer Lauren Avinoam Q&A to follow film Just like his pals, twenty-something auto mechanic Adam enjoys beer, hockey and inappropriate bodily functions. But Adam also likes guys. A hilarious mash-up of man-child...

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Front Cover

Saturday October 10th 2015, 7:30 pm

Category: FEATURE | EAST COAST PREMIERE

Language: In English with some Cantonese with English subtitles

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

EAST COAST PREMIERE Front Cover follows Ryan, a gay New York City fashion stylist, who rejects his Asian upbringing. He is given an assignment that could change his life. For a photo shoot, he needs to style Ning, a closeted, popular foreign...

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Game Face

Sunday October 18th 2015, 3:00 pm

Category: DOCUMENTARY

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

Game Face shows the quest to self-realization of LGBT athletes and their acceptance in society. The documentary tells the parallel stories of Fallon Fox, MMAs first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a rising college basketball player...

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Kiss Me Kill Me

Saturday October 10th 2015, 9:45 pm

Category: FEATURE | Talent in Attendance

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

Talent to be in Attendance | Producer/Screenwriter, David Michael Barret & Actor, Van Haniss Q&A to follow film Influences of Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock are evident in this sexy gay twist on the classic LA film noir. After confronting...

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Like You Mean It

Friday October 16th 2015, 9:45 pm

Category: FEATURE

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Having spent years auditioning for bit parts, Mark questions whether he's masculine enough for Hollywood's leading-man criteria. His relationship with Jonah, a sweet-natured musician and unfailingly supportive boyfriend, is on the...

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Liz in September (Liz en Septiembre) + Party

Saturday October 10th 2015, 7:30 pm

Category: Film + Party | Talent in Attendance w/ book signing

Language: In Spanish with English subtitles

Venue: C&I Studios

Best Feature Audience Award Winner at MiFo Miami 2015 Talent to be in Attendance | Actress, Patricia Valasquez Book Signing and Q&A to follow film Every year, Liz, a hardcore party girl and womanizer celebrates her birthday along with friends...

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Man on High Heels (Hai-hil)

Saturday October 17th 2015, 10:00 pm

Category: FEATURE

Language: In Korean with English subtitles

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

Director Jang Jin has made a career of cleverly subverting genre movie tropes, and SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Man on High Heels is no exception. He blends explosive, often violent action scenes with sly humor in this send-up of the Korean gangster...

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Margarita, With A Straw

Friday October 16th 2015, 7:00 pm

Category: INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Language: In Hindi and English with English subtitles

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

In this inspirational love story, Laila is a student and aspiring writer, and a member of a band at her university in Delhi. Her cerebral palsy doesn't much get in the way of her life, although it sometimes does for others. Always seeking more freedom...

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Oriented

Saturday October 10th 2015, 12:45 pm

Category: EAST COAST PREMIERE

Language: In Arabic, Hebrew and English with English subtitles

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

EAST COAST PREMIERE Oriented follows the life of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv. Khader is a Tel Aviv "darling" from a prominent Muslim family living with his Jewish boyfriend David,...

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Portrait of a Serial Monogamist

Sunday October 18th 2015, 7:30 pm

Category: CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE FILM | Talent in Attendance

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

Talent to be in Attendance | Director, John Mitchell & Actress, Vanessa Dunn Q&A to follow film Elsie, a fortysomething television producer and serial monogamist, is beginning to feel restless in yet another long-term relationship. She decides it’s...

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Reel in the Closet

Sunday October 11th 2015, 12:45 pm

Category: DOCUMENTARY | Talent in Attendance

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

Talent to be in Attendance | Director, Stu Maddux Q&A to follow film Never before seen home movies made by queer people, dating back to the 1930s, create a visual history of the LGBT community. As these films are found, happy full lives that existed...

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Sebastian

Saturday October 17th 2015, 9:45 pm

Category: FEATURE | EAST COAST PREMIERE | Talent in Attendance

Language: Spanish and English with English subtitles

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

EAST COAST PREMIERE Filmmakers to be in Attendance | Producer, Ray Slate and Production Designer, Luie P. Garcia - Q&A to follow film Sebastian's comfortable Los Angeles existence is thrown out of orbit when news of his mother's deteriorating...

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Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story

Saturday October 17th 2015, 5:00 pm

Category: DOCUMENTARY

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

With Falcon Studios, gay porn mogul Chuck Holmes built an empire on flesh and fantasy. From 1972 to 2000, Chuck fought the FBI, vice squads and an epidemic to document the emerging gay culture, and provide gay men across the country with a vision of...

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Skin Deep

Sunday October 18th 2015, 5:15 pm

Category: FEATURE | EAST COAST PREMIERE

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

EAST COAST PREMIERE Skin Deep is a beautiful, heartwarming urban adventure that proves sometimes finding yourself begins with getting lost with a stranger. Leah and Caitlin couldn't be more different: one a straight-laced girl-next-door in fierce...

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Steel

Sunday October 11th 2015, 9:45 pm

Category: US PREMIERE

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

U.S. PREMIERE DANIEL (30), a successful TV journalist living life in the fast lane, has fallen into a deep depression. His seemingly perfect life suddenly collapses under him when panic attacks force him to deal with himself and his past....

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Stuff

Sunday October 11th 2015, 5:15 pm

Category: FLORIDA PREMIERE

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

With two beautiful young daughters and a house in the suburbs, married couple Trish and Deb Murdoch have built what should be a perfect life together. But their relationship is threatened when Trish's ongoing grief over the death of her father coincides...

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Tab Hunter Confidential

Saturday October 10th 2015, 5:00 pm

Category: DOCUMENTARY

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

From Jeffrey Schwarz, director of I Am Divine and Vito, comes a look at a closeted Hollywood legend. In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is America’s Boy Next Door. Nothing, it seems, can damage his skyrocketing career. Nothing, that is, except...

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That’s Not Us

Friday October 16th 2015, 9:15 pm

Category: FEATURE

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

That’s Not Us is an intimate portrait of three twenty-something couples - one gay, one lesbian, and one straight - as they travel to a beach house to enjoy the last days of summer. But amidst the fun, sun, sand and carefree attitudes,...

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The Girl King

Saturday October 17th 2015, 7:30 pm

Category: INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Language: English with some Swedish, French and German with English subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Crowned Queen at the age of six, Kristina of Sweden was thrust into a labyrinth of power and tradition, where a court of austere, Lutheran men pressure her to marry and produce an heir to fulfill her destiny. She finds sanctuary and love with her lady-in-waiting,...

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The Guy with a Knife

Saturday October 17th 2015, 3:00 pm

Category: FEATURE | FLORIDA PREMIERE

Language: English

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

FLORIDA PREMIERE Twenty years after he helped put Jon Buice in a Texas prison, Ray Hill is fighting to free him. Filmed over eight years, The Guy With The Knife traces the friendship between a prominent gay rights activist and a convicted 'gay-bash'...

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Those People

Sunday October 18th 2015, 7:30 pm

Category: CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE FILM | Talent in Attendance

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

Talent to be in Attendance | Director, Joey Kuhn Q&A to follow film Charlie and Sebastian are childhood best friends, despite Charlie’s obsession with his rich, charismatic pal. Following the arrest of Sebastian’s father, Charlie moves...

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Where The Boys Are

Sunday October 11th 2015, 5:15 pm

Category: SHORTS PROGRAM

Language: Multi

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

From prep school to a monster mash party, from a family gathering to a high school reunion and from a gloryhole to a potentially gay politician (no, that is not the same film), these shorts run the gambit of locations and genres, but they are where...

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Where The Girls Are

Saturday October 10th 2015, 5:15 pm

Category: SHORTS PROGRAM

Language: Multi

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

This year the women’s short films are brought to you by the letter “S” as they are: Sexy, sweet, sultry, scary, sophisticated, stunning, shameful and SATISFYING! Neighbours, Directed by Elisa Solas Navarro, Mexico,...

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While You Weren't Looking

Sunday October 11th 2015, 7:30 pm

Category: INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Language: In English, Xhosa and Afrikaans with English subtitles

Venue: Classic Gateway Theatre

The changing landscape of post-Apartheid South African politics and lifestyles is portrayed through three queer relationships: a successful black real estate woman who is cheating on her white wife, their gorgeous bohemian daughter dating a gender nonconforming...

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Winning Dad

Friday October 16th 2015, 7:30 pm

Category: FEATURE | SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

Language: English

Venue: Cinema Paradiso

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Colby's father knows that his son is gay, but he doesn't like speaking about it. He respects it, but ignores everything about that aspect of his son's life. Colby’s father doesn't even know about Colby's long-term...

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