Films

Highlights

Jury Winner -

Best Short Film - Dusk

Jury Winner -

Honorable Mention Best Short Film - Pool (Piscina)

Andrea Meyerson - Director

One Way Street

Marcelo Brennand - Director

Two Women (Duas Mulheres)

Worldly Women (Ladies' Shorts Program)

Monday April 24th 2017, 6:45 pm

Genre: All

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

International tales of intrigue and desire, lust and love, comedy and sorrow and just plain great examples of moviemaking are all part of this amazing set of ladies shorts. The Escape Hatch Director:...

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Alexis Bosch - Producer/Director

One Day to the Next

Ashton Pina - Director

In the Paint

Bobby Yan - Director

Marz

Alexis Bosch - Marketing Director

Super excited to present my film, One Day To The Next, to the MiFo Miami audience.

Man, Oh Man (Men’s Shorts)

Monday April 24th 2017, 9:00 pm

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

Something for everyone . From comedy to drama to expanding your knowledge, the men’s shorts program Man, Oh Man will definitely inspire, entertain and educate you. One Day To The Next Directors:...

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Lauren Fiarbanks - Public Relations

Honors -

Official Selection
Twist (Seattle)
Woodstock Film Festival

Sensitivity Training

Friday April 28th 2017, 6:45 pm

Genre: Comedy

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Serena is a misanthropic microbiologist -- great with bacteria, but horrible with people. After crossing a line with a colleague, Serena is forced into sensitivity training with Caroline, the bubbly lesbian assigned to be her...

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Jayne Chard - Producer

Joe Ahearne - Director

B&B

Friday April 28th 2017, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Suspense, Thiller

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Handosme gay Londoners Marc and Fred plan a weekend of mischief, returning to bait the owner of a remote B&B who they successfully sued a year prior for not allowing them to share a bed. Events take a deadly turn when another...

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Honors -

Official Selection
BFI Flare (London)
Twist (Seattle)
NewFest (New York)

The Pass

Friday April 28th 2017, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Nineteen-year-olds Jason (Russell Tovey) and Ade have been preparing themselves for a lifetime in professional football for as long as they can remember. On the evening before their first big match, the two of them play out...

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Jury Winner -

Honorable Mention Best Documentary

Joe Bilancio - Programming Director

Saving the environment and saving one’s self are beautifully combined in this simple, yet layered, documentary.

Honors -

Official Selection
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Missoula, Montana)
Mountain Top Film Festival (Waitsfield, Vermont)

Denial

Saturday April 29th 2017, 3:00 pm

Genre: Documentary

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

Every day, our changing climate pushes us closer to an environmental catastrophe, but for most the problem is easy to ignore. David Hallquist, a Vermont utility executive, has made it his mission to take on one of the largest contributors of this global...

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Steven Esteb - Director

Honors -

Director’s Choice Award - Northeast Film Festival (Teaneck, NJ)
Best Ensemble Cast - Northeast Film Festival (Teaneck, NJ)
Programmers Choice Award - MiFo Fort Lauderdale

Hate Crime

Saturday April 29th 2017, 4:45 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

As a young man waits to be executed for a hate crime, two sets of parents struggle to deal with the consequences. As the clock ticks toward midnight and the execution, these two families are on a collision course to confront how this happened and who...

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Jury Winner -

Honorable Mention Best Narrative Feature

Jennifer Kriz - Vice-Chair

Mary is reflexive and full of faults, but you can't help but root for her. A clever, funny film with a well-rounded and beautiful cast, A Date for Mad Mary is one of my favorite films of this festival.

Honors -

Best Irish Feature Film - Galway Film Fleadh (Galway, Ireland)
Newcomer Award Galway Film Fleadh (Galway, Ireland)
Best Film - Dublin Film Critics Awards

A Date for Mad Mary

Saturday April 29th 2017, 5:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle returns home after a short spell in prison to find everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is getting married and Mary is maid of honor. When Carlene refuses Mary a “plus one”...

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Nicholas Verso - Writer/Director

Victor Gimenez - Executive Director

A surreal, gothic thriller in the legacy of The Shining.

Honors -

Best Narrative Feature - Austin Film Festival
Best Unproduced Screenplay - NewFest (New York)

Boys In The Trees

Sunday April 23rd 2017, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

It’s Halloween 1997 - the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and the rest of their skater gang. When Corey encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend now victimized by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home...

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Josh Howard - Director

David Johnson - Author

Michael Schneider - Board Member

My Festival Pick

Honors -

Official Selection
Newport Film Festival
Sun Valley Film Festival
FilmOut San Diego
QFest (New Jersey)
Qflix (Philadelphia) & Fort Myers Film Festival

The Lavender Scare

Sunday April 23rd 2017, 2:30 pm

Genre: Documentary, Political

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious...

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Deep Water: The Real Story

Sunday April 30th 2017, 4:45 pm

Genre: Crime, Documentary, Historical

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Up to 80 murders, 30 unsolved cases, thousands of assaults. In the 1980s and 1990s a murderous epidemic grips Sydney. The attackers are united by contempt. Their targets united by the fact they are gay. Deep Water: The...

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Daniel Grasskamp - Director

Cat Skin

Sunday April 23rd 2017, 3:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE 17-year-old Cat is a shy and troubled photography student . Her life is illuminated when her voyeuristic nature behind the camera lens sparks a chance encounter with a beautiful music student named April. Their relationship...

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Clarissa Paulino - Screening Committee

A very good dark comedy– original screenplay by, and directed by Ingrid Jungermann, winner of OutFest, LA, and Tribeca, NY.

Honors -

Best Screenplay - Tribeca Film Festival
Best Screenwriting - Outfest (Los Angeles)
Best Feature Film - Oslo International
Best Feature Film - Frameline (San Francisco)
Best Feature Film - MiFo Fort Lauderdale

Women Who Kill

Sunday April 30th 2017, 5:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

Morgan and ex-girlfriend Jean host the podcast “Women Who Kill,” which they record from their shared apartment in hip Park Slope, Brooklyn. One day at the food co-op, Morgan meets a special someone, Simone, who is undoubtedly an attractive enigma...

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Bad Girl

Sunday April 23rd 2017, 7:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Thiller

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE 17-year-old bad girl and teen rebel Amy is given one last chance by her adoptive parents who think Amy’s friendship with mysterious and beautiful local girl Chloe is a step in the right direction. But when Amy discovers...

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Highlights

Honors -

Audience Award-Best Feature
Frameline (San Francisco)
Twist (Seattle)

Pushing Dead

Monday April 24th 2017, 9:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

The words AIDS and comedy are rarely used together, but Pushing Dead is a film in which it is appropriate. HIV positive writer and bouncer Dan Schauble struggles to refill his drug prescriptions after a bureaucratic sna-fu drops him from his health plan....

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Hillary B. Smith - Actor

Honors -

Best Feature Film - Desperado Film Festival (Phoenix)

Official Selection
Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney)
Rose Filmdagen (Amsterdam)

A Million Happy Nows

Thursday April 27th 2017, 6:45 pm

Genre: Drama, Romance

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE A veteran soap opera star who is tired of being sidelined for younger talent, who also is finding it harder to memorize her script lines, decides not to renew her contract. She and her publicist/partner retire to a beach house....

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Jury Winner -

Best Documentary

Honors -

Audience Award-Best Documentary - SXSW (Austin)

Official Selection
Wicked Queer: Boston

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Tuesday April 25th 2017, 7:00 pm

Genre: Documentary, Historical

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE This film examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South, into a gay rights pioneer whose novels (Tales of the City) have inspired...

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Christopher Shaap - Director/Writer/Actor

Steve Drukker - Director of Finance and Grants

I can personally attest to the complete authenticity and disarming humor in this warm, witty, and heartfelt film– that is also an early critical favorite.

Honors -

Winner
New Vision Award at Cinequest (San Jose)

Prom King, 2010

Tuesday April 25th 2017, 9:15 pm

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

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

EAST COAST PREMIERE Charlie is a college student who loves love. He loves the way James Dean and Natalie Wood passionately kiss with the sublime punctuation of a swelling orchestra and Laurence Olivier vows to take Joan Fontaine behind a tree...

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Honors -

Jury Award for Best Feature Film - qFLIX Philadelphia
Youth Jury Award for Best Film - Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival
Best Feature Film - Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival
Best Female Feature Director - Woodstock Film Festival

Play The Devil

Thursday April 27th 2017, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Gregory, a gifted working-class teenager, stars in a play that brings him to the attention of James, an affluent businessman. The two men strike an uncanny friendship as James takes Greg under his wing, pushing him to discover...

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Bobbi Jo Hart - Director

Carlos Hopuy - Dancer

Christopher Vastine - Treasurer

My Festival Pick

Honors -

Winner Best Feature Documentary - SLO Fest in California (San Luis Obispo)
Official Selection
Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Rebels On Pointe - CENTERPIECE FILM

Wednesday April 26th 2017, 7:00 pm

Genre: Documentary

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

CENTERPIECE FILM - EAST COAST PREMIERE Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, family and love, Rebels on Pointe is a film celebrating the famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The all-male, comic ballet company was founded...

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Honors -

Official Selection
Edinburgh Film Festival

Seat In Shadow

Wednesday April 26th 2017, 9:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

EAST COAST PREMIERE Out of the imagination of acclaimed artist-filmmaker Henry Coombes comes Albert, an eccentric, aging painter doubling as an unconventional, Jung-inspired psychotherapist. When Albert’s friend asks him to counsel her lethargic...

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Honors -

Grand Prix of Americas - Montreal World Film Festival
Best Slovenian Co-Production
Best Costume Design - Slovenian Film Festival
Golden Hazelnut for Best Actress (Kesnija Marinkovic?) - Leskovac International Film Festival
Golden Hazelnut for

The Constitution (Ustav Republike Hrvatske) - CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Saturday April 29th 2017, 7:30 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Language: In Croatian with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

CLOSING NIGHT FILM - EAST COAST PREMIERE Four very different people live in the same building, but avoid each other because of the differences in how they live, what they believe in, and where they come from. They would probably never exchange...

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Honors -

Awards at the Cinefilipino Film Festival
Best Picture
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay Awards

Ned's Project

Sunday April 30th 2017, 7:30 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: In Filipino and Tagalog with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Ned is a tattoo artist whose days are filled with either playing basketball, tattooing clients or visiting Max, her much older, bedridden lesbian friend. She has everything in control until her world starts to crumble:...

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Honors -

Official Selection
Chicago International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival

1:54

Monday April 24th 2017, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: In French with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE At 16, Tim is a bright student and gifted athlete. However, he finds himself walking on eggshells - and for good reason. His suburban high school is a festering hotbed of bullying, social media intimidation and virulent homophobia,...

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Honors -

Lumiere Awards - Hamburg Film Festival

The Sociologist and the Pooh (La sociologue et l’ourson)

Sunday April 23rd 2017, 5:15 pm

Genre: Documentary

Language: In French with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE From September 2012 to May 2013, the entire country of France gets passionate about proposed legislation that will permit marriage for all. Over a period of nine months, Sociologist Irène Théry recounts to her son her...

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Honors -

Best Feature Film - Florence Queer Festival

Center of My World (Die Mitte der Welt)

Thursday April 27th 2017, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: In German with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Phil is a high school student who returns from summer camp to discover his mother and sister are no longer on speaking terms. Unwilling to confront his family, he hangs out with best friend Kat. Back at school, however, he is...

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Honors -

Official Selection
Queens International Film Festival

Herr von Bohlen Private

Tuesday April 25th 2017, 9:00 pm

Genre: Documentary, Drama

Language: In German with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

"This hybrid film - part documentary/ part fiction - tells the story of Arndt von Bohlen, the last offspring of a powerful German family. Unwilling to fulfill the expectations of both his family and their company, the homosexual son of an industrialist...

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Honors -

Best GLBT Film - Queer Lion Film Festival
Gold Q Award - Venice Film Festival
Audience Award-Best Film - Chicago International Film Festival

Heartstone (Hjartasteinn)

Sunday April 23rd 2017, 4:45 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: In Icelandic with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Two young Icelandic teens experience a turbulent summer in this piercingly honest portrait of adolescent sexuality that captures an evocative place and time. In a remote fishing village in Iceland, teenage boys Thor and Christian...

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Jorge Richa - Screening Committee Chair

A fun journey of self-discovery and growth. The travels experienced by the main character make you feel young again.

Honors -

Soundtrack Star Award - Venice Film Festival

Summertime (L’estate addosso)

Sunday April 23rd 2017, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: In Italian and English with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

EAST COAST PREMIERE 18-year-old Marco, in the summer of high school final exams, unexpectedly ends up on a road trip to San Francisco with Mary, a classmate nicknamed ‘the nun.’ Mary’s company is, to Marco, a real catastrophe. When in California,...

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Dmitry Zhitov - Director

MYami

Varichina: The True Story of the Fake Life of Lorenzo de Santis

Thursday April 27th 2017, 9:00 pm

Genre: Documentary

Language: In Italian with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Varichina was the first openly out homosexual man in Bari in the ‘70s. Ugly, flashy and campy, he was well known for making coarse advances to every man he saw. He was gay, had nothing to hide, and lived a life of celebration!...

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A Winter To Remember (El Color de un Invierno)

Friday April 28th 2017, 9:00 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: In Spanish with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

WORLD PREMIERE Young Lucia suffers from panic attacks and anxiety brought on by childhood tragedy. During a winter stay in Salta, she meets Olivia, a beautiful and mysterious woman who introduces her to new spaces, new people and a new point of...

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Honors -

Official Selection
Muestra de Cine Queer Festival (Monterrey, Mexico)
Cordillera Ciclo de Cine LGBT (Buenos Aires)

Carlos Jauregui: The Unforgettable Fag

Saturday April 29th 2017, 2:30 pm

Genre: Documentary, Historical

Language: In Spanish with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Carlos Jauregui was many things: gay rights activist, friend, lover, fighter, icon, and an inspiration to the masses. He fought for the visibility of gays, lesbians and transgender, and his conviction and courage transformed...

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Honors -

John Schlesinger Award for Best Documentary - Palm Springs International Film Society

No Dress Code Required (Etiqueta NO Rigurosa)

Sunday April 30th 2017, 2:30 pm

Genre: Documentary

Language: In Spanish with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

Victor and Fernando are beauty professionals in Baja California, Mexico who beautify many Mexicali socialites. For many of their customers, they were a lovely couple, until they decided to marry and become the first gay couple in the state to fight for...

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Honors -

Nueva Award - Santa Barbara Film Festival

Tamara

Sunday April 30th 2017, 3:00 pm

Genre: Comedy

Language: In Spanish with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

EAST COAST PREMIERE Tamara tells the remarkable, true story of Tamara Adrián, Venezuela’s first transgender politician. In a country with highly defined gender types, Tamara lived as Tomás Adrián, the son of a conservative family who became...

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Like Foam (Como La Espuma)

Sunday April 30th 2017, 7:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Language: In Spanish with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinema South Beach

WORLD PREMIERE An emotional journey of lost human beings trying to find themselves takes place in what could be considered a fairly strange place: an orgy in a Spanish mansion. A message circulates from mobile phone to mobile phone and it is started!...

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Highlights

Carla Cavina - Director

Honors -

Official Selection
Rose Filmdagen Film Festival (Amsterdam)

Extra Terrestrials (Extra Terrestres)

Tuesday April 25th 2017, 6:45 pm

Genre: Drama

Language: In Spanish with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE The Díaz family is an influential and well-to-do family who control much of the poultry industry in Puerto Rico. Teresa, the oldest daughter, left home during her college years to become an astrophysicist. Now, after...

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Ebony Rhodes - Board Member

This witty cast of characters will quickly steal your heart with their artsy-intellectual banter layered with fresh music.

Honors -

Official Selection
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Wicked Queer: Boston

QTPOC Cinema (formerly A Colorful World)

Wednesday April 26th 2017, 9:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Language: with English subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

A unique insight into the lives of women of color . 195 Lewis and Redmond Hand: Private Dick speak from the African-American perspec- tive, while Cocoon gives us a peek at the Asian experience . SOUTHEAST PREMIERE 195 Lewis Runtime: 47 minutes USA,...

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