Out at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Fest ’18

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OUT at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Fest
October 5th – 7th

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Friday, October 5th
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YOU SHOULD MEET MY SON 2!

7:30 PM
@ UNCSA Main
Director: Keith Hartman
USA | 76 minutes | 2018 | narrative
Q & A with Emory Duncan, Keith Hartman and Tyler Richmeier

A comedy about a religious mother who is determined to stop her gay son’s wedding. For obvious reasons, Chase has not invited his estranged fundamentalist mother to the ceremony. But her plans go awry when she accidentally befriends his fiancé and begins dispensing relationship advice. (A sequel to You Should Meet My Son, this film can be enjoyed fully on its own!)

Q & A with Emory Duncan, Keith Hartman and Tyler Richmeier

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Saturday, October 6th
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A LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM: THE ADVOCATE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

11:00 AM
@ UNCSA Babcock
Director: Billy Clift
USA | 114 minutes | 2018 | documentary

Narrated by Laverne Cox and with music by Melissa Etheridge, this moving documentary focuses on major events and watershed moments in LGBTQ history through never-before-seen archival footage and engaging interviews (Ricky Martin, Cleve Jones, Caitlyn Jenner, Gloria Allred, Gavin Newsom, Don Lemon, Dustin Lance Black, Margaret Cho, Armistead Maupin, and many more). Starting with the Black Cat Riots, the film covers Stonewall, the disco sexual revolution that continued from the late 60s, the AIDS crisis, marriage equality, and the trans movement to present day. We’ve come a long way, but we’ve still got a long way to go.

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TRANSMILITARY

11:15 AM
@ UNCSA Gold
Directors: Fiona Dawson, Gabe Silverman, Gabriel Silverman
USA | 93 minutes | 2018 | documentary

At a time when transgender people are banned from serving in the U.S. military, four of the thousands of transgender troops risking discharge fight to attain the freedom they so fiercely protect.

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TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: U.S. V. WINDSOR

1:00 PM
@ UNCSA Gold
Director: Donna Zaccaro
USA | 112 minutes | 2018 | documentary
Q & A with Judith Kasen-Windsor

Using Edie Windsor’s case as the catalyst, this rousing documentary takes a closer look at the metamorphosis of marriage equality in America. The film chronicles unlikely heroes octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice. The love story of Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer captivated the LGBTQ community leading up to and since their 2007 wedding in Toronto. Their story, however, was far from over. When Thea passed away in 2009, Edie was faced with a monstrous estate tax bill, the federal government firmly denying benefits to same-sex couples. So began the fight again.

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GEWOON VRIENDEN (JUST FRIENDS)

1:15 PM
@ UNCSA Babcock
Director: Annemarie van de Mond
Netherlands | 80 minutes | 2018 | narrative

Gewoon Vrienden (Just Friends) is a romantic comedy about two young men, their relationship and their relationship with their mothers. Tough Joris doesn’t come loose from his mother who is addicted to plastic surgery. Medical student Yad has snorted too much of various drugs and returns to his strict mother. Yad works as a domestic help for the grandmother of Joris. When they meet, they seem made for each other. But before they can surrender to their love, they first have to balance things with their mothers.

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MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING

3:00 PM
@ UNCSA Gold
Director: Alessandro Genovesi
Italy | 90 minutes | 2018 | narrative

My Big Gay Italian Wedding satirizes the controversies surrounding same-sex marriage as well as gay and Italian stereotypes. Anthony Pinnunziato, a gay Italian-American from a large chaotic family, wishes to marry his boyfriend Andrew Polinski in a traditional Italian ceremony. Anthony’s overbearing mother won’t give her blessing unless Andrew’s estranged mother also gives her blessing and the ceremony is performed by a priest. Matters are further complicated by Andrew’s ex-boyfriend, intent on breaking up the couple.

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BUDDIES

3:15 PM
@ UNCSA Babcock (non-juried)
Director: Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.
USA | 81 minutes | 1985 | narrative
Q & A with David Schachter and Roe Bressan

Buddies is the gay classic you’ve never seen.  This 2018 film is actually a re-release of Arthur J. Bresan, Jr’s 1985 final film, the first feature film about AIDS. It is an incredible, almost documentary-like, time capsule: Robert, a gay California activist diagnosed with AIDS and abandoned by friends and family, is assigned “buddy” David from the gay community center. In the simplicity of the story, Buddies is a timeless portrayal of an entire era in gay history. (Non-juried screening)

Q & A with David Schachter and Roe Bressan

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MARIO

5:00 PM
@ UNCSA Gold (124 minutes)
Director: Marcel Gisler
Switzerland | 124 minutes | 2018 | narrative

When Leon, a talented young striker from a German soccer team arrives in the locker room of his new Swiss club, he attracts suspicion and admiration from his teammates.But he attracts something more in his assigned roommate, Mario, and the pair develop intense bonds – as the team’s top athletes but also as clandestine lovers. Before long, their relationship is discovered and rumors spread beyond the locker room. Mario has to make a decision. Does he risk his fame as a soccer star or the only man he has truly loved?

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ANCHOR AND HOPE

5:10 PM
@ UNCSA Babcock
Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet
Spain | 112 minutes | 2017 | narrative

On a houseboat on London’s canals, Eva and Kat are reunited with Kat’s boisterous best friend Roger. After a drunken night of celebrating, Roger offers to donate his sperm to help them conceive a child. But is their unconventional lifestyle possible with a baby? And what are the consequences for the lesbian couple, the biological father, the child and their relationships with one another? This charming dramedy explores the intricacies of love, relationships and what it means to be a family.

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LATTER DAYS

7:30 PM
@ UNCSA Main (non-juried)
Director: C. Jay Cox
USA | 107 minutes | 2003 | narrative
Q & A with Wes Ramsey/Presentation of INSPIRE award

Latter Days is a heartwarming and tender gay romantic drama that combines laughs, seduction and tears with plenty of romance. The handsome Aaron, a Mormon missionary, travels door-to-door in Los Angeles spreading the word of his religion. Christian, a cute West Hollywood party boy, goes from man to man without much commitment. Opposites will soon attract when Aaron and Christian meet and sparks begin to fly. (Non-juried screening)

Q & A with Wes Ramsey/Presentation of INSPIRE award

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PARIS IS BURNING

11:00 PM
@ aperture cinema (non-juried)
Director: Jennie Livingston
USA | 78 minutes |1990 | documentary

Paris Is Burning is a 1991 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Some critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.  In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” (Non-juried screening)

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Sunday, October 7th
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CHERRY GROVE STORIES

1:15 PM
@ UNCSA Babcock
Director: Michael Fisher
USA | 72 minutes | 2018 | documentary

Even before Stonewall, Cherry Grove and its beach houses on Fire Island were a haven for generations of gay men, lesbians and drag queens. This documentary film by Michael Fisher recounts the unique character of Cherry Grove, a community on Fire Island, New York. Cherry Grove became a safe haven for gays during a time when two men holding hands in public was illegal. Fisher’s interviews with residents expose hidden stories and unknown facts that need to be told.

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DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION!

1:30 PM
@ UNCSA Gold
Director: Caroline Berler
USA | 60 minutes | 2018 | documentary

Lesbians didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they’ve expressed queer identity through film.

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MI MEJOR AMIGO (MY BEST FRIEND)

2:45 PM
@ UNCSA Babcock
Director: Martin Deus
Argentina | 92 minutes | 2017 | narrative

Lorenzo’s quiet home life in Patagonia is turned topsy turvy when Caito comes to live with them because his family, going through a serious family issue, cannot take care of the boy. Despite differences, a unique friendship arises between the boys. Each has much to learn from the other. Yet Caíto is much more than a troublesome boy: he forces Lorenzo’s parents to reopen a dark chapter of their past they would rather not remember.

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WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

3:00 PM
@ UNCSA Gold
Director: Shiv Paul
USA | 59 minutes | 2017 | documentary
Q & A with Mary Dalton, Brad Moss, Shiv Paul and Rex Welton

How do we go about finding a partner today? What do we look for in a companion? In an age dominated by virtual communication, how do we build truly intimate relationships? After ten years of being single, filmmaker Shiv Paul finds himself wrestling with these questions and how the rules of dating have evolved in our technology-driven reality. Aided by insight and commentary from a diverse group of couples, psychologists, and experts in relationships, he sets out on a quest to answer how, in today’s world, do we fall in modern love?

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EVERY ACT OF LIFE

4:30 PM
@ UNCSA Gold
Director: Jeff Kaufman
USA | 92 minutes | 2018 | documentary

Playwright Terrence McNally has redefined contemporary gay theater with an extraordinary body of work that includes The Ritz, Corpus Christi, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, and Love! Valour! Compassion! to name just a few. But his life offstage has been just as fascinating, encompassing activism, addiction, romance, and the constant pursuit of artistic excellence. McNally shares his story onscreen with the help of friends and colleagues like Angela Lansbury, Rita Moreno, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham, and many more, as captured by documentarian Jeff Kaufman.

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1985

4:30 PM
@ UNCSA Babcock
Director: Yen Tan
USA | 85 minutes | 2018 | narrative
Skype Q & A with Yen Tan

Coming home to Texas for Christmas 1985 after a three-year absence, Adrian struggles to reconcile his current life in New York City with that of his religious, conservative family. His mother presses him about meeting up with his childhood girlfriend. Adrian reconnects with his younger brother and begins to feel the full weight of the choice before him: to finally be honest with his family about who he is and face the consequences, or to return to New York without revealing his truth.

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SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD

5:00 PM
@ UNCSA Gold
Director: Matt Tynauer
USA | 98 minutes | 2018 | documentary

In Hollywood’s Golden Age, studio publicists presented movie stars as paragons of heterosexual domesticity, but behind the curtain, some beloved actors and actresses had very different proclivities. Many of these celebrity sexcapades first came to light in Scotty Bowers’ controversial book Full Service. This fascinating documentary balances juicy gossip (bolstered by expert witnesses like Gore Vidal and Liz Smith) with a compassionate look at Bowers’ life. Meet the man who pierces the veil and shines a light on the private sexual dalliances of some of cinema’s biggest stars.

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EVENING SHADOWS

7:15 PM
@ a/perture cinema
Director: Sridhar Rangayan
India | 102 minutes | 2018 | narrative
Q & A with Mohammed Shaik Hussain Ali

Kartik lives a contented life with his boyfriend in Mumbai, far from the prying eyes of his religious family. He is shocked to discover that his father has arranged to marry him off to his childhood friend, Neela. Kartik impulsively comes out to his mother, the only person who has ever really attempted to understand him. His decision presents serious ramifications that could not only destroy his relationship with his parents, but also threaten his safety and well-being.

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LEZ BOMB

7:30 PM
@ a/perture cinema
Director: Jenna Laurenzo
USA | 90 minutes | 2018 | narrative

Lez Bomb is a multigenerational comedy of errors when Lauren comes home for the holidays with some life changing news. Little does Lauren know, the eccentric cast of characters have their own stirring surprises as well. The result is a hilarious turn of events forcing the family to come together in a ceremonious series of coincidences. As it turns out, there is no good time to drop the Lez Bomb.

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OUT at the Movies Int'l LGBT Film Fest ’18

October 4th – 7th

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