Out On Film 2022 Festival Guide

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WELCOME TO OUT ON FILM 2022! In 1987, I was a senior at the University of Georgia. I knew I was gay but didn’t know if I would ever feel comfortable enough being out. I finally did so two years later. In Atlanta in 1987, conversely, a group of community activists—included Rebecca Ranson—started Out On Film as a series of weekend events and stand-alone screenings and watched the organization grow over time. Thirty-five years later we are still around, thanks to the work of Ranson and so many others, and have become one of the most lauded LGBTQ film festivals around. Earlier this year, Moviemaker magazine included Out On Film in their 2022 “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Free” list. To be in that list as the only LGBTQ film festival is an amazing testament to those filmmakers, sponsors and patrons who have supported us all these years. Last year, we returned to in-person screenings and are happy to again this season. We open our festival with a bang—Nicholas Stoller’s Bros, the first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men who are maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love, co-written by and starring Billy Eichner. Our closing night film is Todd Flaherty’s remarkable Chrissy Judy, and this year we return to in-person awards with the presentation of our Icon Award to the amazing Colman Domingo. Other treats include our centerpiece screenings: Micheal Rice’s searing documentary BLACK AS U R; Connie Cocchia’s powerful When Time Got Louder; Daresha Kyi’s exceptional Mama Bears; and Christoffer Sandler’s crowd-pleasing So Damn Easy Going. We are honored to host four feature world premieres: Yuval David’s beautiful Wonderfully Made, a documentary that strikes at the root of anti-LGBTQ attitudes by exploring the challenges and aspirations of LGBTQ Catholics; Myles Clohessy’s unsettling thriller Love Island; Juan Jose Frausto’s sexy Love Without Fear/Amar Sin Miedo; and Kimya Motley’s Intentionally Erased, an absorbing documentary about the experiences of Black trans women in the United States. We have a returning favorite in our Horror Night and are giddy about a special 40th anniversary screening of Grease 2. We will also host our Oscar® qualifying drama shorts and a reading of the first winner of the Out On Film screenplay competition. While we look forward to seeing audiences in theaters, we want all of our patrons to feel secure. As such, we will again be offering Out On Film fare virtually as well—and all but six of our 140+ films will be available to stream nationwide. Check out our exciting 2022 schedule, watch a lot of great films and join us for some special Q and As, both in person and virtual. Make sure to look through this gorgeous program guide and visit us at www.outonfilm.org Thank you for your support. Jim Farmer Festival Director, Out On Film

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AT-A-GLANCE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 OPENING NIGHT

7:00 PM 9:00 PM

BROS LOVE WITHOUT FEAR

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23

3:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

EVERYTHING UNDER THE RAINBOW SHORTS TRANSEXCELLENT SO DAMN EASY GOING LONESOME

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24

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ART AND PEP LET’S LAUGH AGAIN WONDERFULLY MADE IN FROM THE SIDE SISSY

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MARS ONE UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS FOR THE LOVE OF FRIENDS BLACK AS U R PAT ROCCO DARED

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3:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

BEING WHO WE ARE TAKING A STAND WHEN TIME GOT LOUDER INTENTIONALLY ERASED EL HOUB

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INSPIRATIONS LATINEXTRAORDINARY MAMA BEARS MILES FROM NOWHERE

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AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE LADIES GREASE 2 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING NELLY & NADINE WHERE BUTTERFLIES DON’T FLY NANA’S BOYS

3:00 PM 5:00 PM

ANIMATED SHORTS INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28

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HOMEGROWN SHORTS MAYBE SOMEDAY

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SWALLOWED LOVE ISLAND HORROR SHORTS—THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 30

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

1:00 PM

3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:45 PM 7:15 PM 9:30 PM

FREE READING—OUT ON FILM’S FIRST SCREENPLAY COMPETITION JIMMY IN SAIGON YOUTOPIA MANSCAPING ICON AWARD PRESENTATION TO COLMAN DOMINGO ALL KINDS OF LOVE

SUNDAY, OCT. 2

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FRAMING AGNES INSPIRATIONS ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY CHRISSY JUDY

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COUNTRY LOVE DAWN, HER DAD AND THE TRACTOR GAME ON, QUEER DISRUPTIONS IN SPORT THE HOLLIDAYS IN MISSISSIPPI/ A JOURNETY TO PRIDE OUR DAD, DANIELLE PHANTOM PROJECT FOR THE LADIES 2 A LITTLE BIT OF THIS, A LITTLE BIT OF THAT

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BROS


LOVE WITHOUT FEAR ALL SCREENINGS SEPT. 22—SEPT. 29 ARE AT THE MIDTOWN ART CINEMA, UNLESS NOTED THURSDAY, SEPT 22 @ 7 PM OPENING NIGHT FEATURE

BROS

(U.S., 115 min, Directed by Nicholas Stoller) This fall, Universal Pictures proudly presents the first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy. From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, 2019’s The Lion King, Difficult People, Impeachment: American Crime Story) and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller (the Neighbors films, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Judd Apatow (The King of Staten Island, Trainwreck, The Big Sick), comes Bros, a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with. Starring Billy Eichner, the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio film—and featuring an entirely LGBTQ+ principal cast, including Luke Macfarlane (Killjoys), Ts Madison (The Ts Madison Experience), Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire), Guillermo Díaz (Scandal), Guy Branum (The Other Two) and Amanda Bearse (Married …with Children)—Bros is directed by Nicholas Stoller from his screenplay with Eichner. The film is produced by Judd Apatow, Stoller and Joshua Church (co-producer Trainwreck, Step Brothers) and is executive produced by Eichner and Karl Frankenfield. THURSDAY, SEPT 22 @ 9 PM (Also streaming)

LOVE WITHOUT FEAR/AMAR SIN MIEDO

(U.S., 120 min, Directed by Juan Jose Frausto) Love Without Fear is a sexy romantic story about Josh Adams and his self-discovery in the city of Taxco, Mexico, as well as an intimate depiction of two men from different parts of the world that unexpectedly are drawn to one another. When Josh meets musician Leo, his life changes in this erotic, humane drama. CONTINUES ON PAGE 14

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COMING OUT WITH THE HELP OF A TIME MACHINE

THE BALDWIN ARCHIVES

LEATHERBOY

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 FRIDAY, SEPT 23 @ 3PM (Also streaming)

EVERYTHING UNDER THE RAINBOW SHORTS

The Baldwin Archives Dir. Tory Devon Smith and Laura Seay, 8 min, U.S. Troy Dir. Mike Donahue, 16 min, U.S. Beast Dir. Urvashi Pathania, 9 min, U.S. Half Dir. Jacob Roberts, 11 min, U.S. Leatherboy Dir. Jack McGreal, 8 min, U.S. Taffeta Dir. Lovell Holder, 11 min, U.S. Church Camp Dir. Andrew D Bourne, 14 min, U.S Body Langage Dir. Odu Adamu, 10 min., U.S. Hard Dir. Robin Takao D’Oench, U.S. 10 min, U.S. Coming Out With the Help of a Time Machine Dir. Naman Gupta, 15 min, U.S. Included in this program: One Room. Two Men. One bold conversation. In 1963, famed author James Baldwin sits with BBC journalist Peter Duval Smith as the legendary writer expresses his perception on the plight of racism in America, and the importance of compassion for your fellow human being. Troy has loud sex, 24/7. He shares a wall with Thea and Charlie. Troy is ruining their lives... or is he saving them? A non-binary South Asian teenager uses bharatanatyam dance to explore their gender identity. HalfJewish, bisexual Jonah Dorman comes out to his girlfriend, shaking the foundation of their relationship and launching a tragicomic exploration of love and religion in New York City. A young man in the rural Midwest tries to deny a budding interest in leather. As a toxic phone sex relationship spirals out of control, the titular Taffeta must confront whether they will be able to break out of the destructive habits and crippling loneliness that have haunted their life. When coming out to his traditional and God-fearing Indian parents, Sid uses his time machine to reset the day trying to make sure everything goes perfect. Total Running Time: 112 minutes

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PRONOUNS IN BIO

TRANSIT

HOW NOT TO DATE WHILE TRANS

FRIDAY, SEPT 23 @ 5 PM (Also streaming)

TRANSEXCELLENT

Do I Know You From Someone? Dir. Gwen Rathbone, 11 min, U.K. Pronouns in Bio Dir. Frankie Shaftain-Fenner, 20 min, U.K. 100% USDA Certified Organic Homemade Tofu Dir. Gbenga Komolafe, 14 min, U.S. Transit; A New York City Fairytale Dir. Emily Dinova, 18 min, U.S. Just Benjamin Dir. Paige Murphy, 24 min, U.S. How Not to Date While Trans Dir. Nyala Moon, 12 min, U.S. These exceptional short films include a trans woman on a blind date discovering her blind date is someone she went to high school with; a transgender woman reflecting on her past mental health struggles; a young woman working at her mom’s restaurant saving up for breast augmentation surgery; a young man falls for a captivating woman, and they embark on a passionate journey together until she reveals that she is transgender; and a Black trans woman detailing the problematic men she met while dating. Total Running Time: 98 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 16

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SO DAMN EASY GOING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 FRIDAY, SEPT 23 @ 7 PM

SO DAMN EASY GOING

CENTERPIECE SCREENING (Sweden/Norway, 91 min, Directed by Christoffer Sandler) Eighteen-year-old Joanna needs her ADHD meds to keep her mind in order. When she can no longer afford her medication, she must get creative in her hunt for money. In the midst of this, she meets charming and confident Audrey. This encounter changes her life in this award-winning crowd pleaser. In Swedish with English subtitles FRIDAY, SEPT 23 @ 9 PM

LONESOME

(Australia, 95 min, Directed by Craig Boreham) In this sexually explicit drama, Casey, a country lad running from a small-town scandal, finds himself down and out in big city Sydney. When he meets city lad Tib both men find something they have been missing, but neither of them knows quite how to negotiate it. CONTINUES ON PAGE 18

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ART AND PEP CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 SATURDAY, SEPT 24 @ 1 PM (Also streaming)

ART AND PEP

(U.S., 90 min, Mercedes Kane) Art Johnston and Pepe Peña are the owners of the iconic bar Sidetrack in Chicago, as well as longtime romantic partners. They’re also civil rights leaders who have been fighting for LGBTQ+ equality for decades, activists during the AIDS crisis, and co-founders of Equality Illinois. Come meet the pair in Atlanta filmmaker Mercedes Kane’s affectionate documentary. Expected in attendance: Art Johnston, José Pepe Peña, Mercedes Kane, and Sanghoon Lee SATURDAY, SEPT 24 @ 3 PM (Also streaming)

LET’S LAUGH AGAIN

Tank Fairy Dir. Erich Rettstadt, 10 min, Taiwan Gay History Tour Dir. Adam Enright and Aaron Fuksa, 7 min, U.S. The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night Dir. Fawzia Mirza, 11 min, U.S. Unicorn Dir. Matt Porter, 14 min, U.S. Brutal Dir. Sam McConnell, 13 min, U.S. F^¢k ‘Em R!ght B@¢k Dir. Harris Doran, 12 min, U.S. Gay Haircut Dir. Jude Hope Harris, 7 min, U.S. Cock N’ Bull 3 Dir. Nathan Adloff, 24 min, U.S. Let’s all gather together again and laugh out loud! In Taiwan, “song wa si de” are workers who routinely supply gas tanks to street vendors and old residential buildings. The magical Tank Fairy delivers her tanks unlike any other: with sass, stilettos and a healthy helping of glitter. In New York City’s Greenwich Village, an increasingly unhinged queer history tour guide proves it’s not always good to keep the past in the present. A queer woman brings her partner home for the first time. A bisexual man meets an attractive couple to explore the possibilities of life as a “unicorn”: an emotionally non-threatening third. Jack Roth— once the hottest star of cable news—stumbles upon a “newsworthy sex scandal” and ends up facing off against all sides, including the corporation he works BRUTAL for. A queer, Black Baltimore rapper must outwit his

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WONDERFULLY MADE “out to get him” day job boss in order to avoid being fired after he accidentally takes drugs. A bisexual stand-up comic must decide between the dick jokes of her past and committing to the bit and going full queer. Flight attendants Chris and Wes instigate twisted mile-high games with passengers, leading to the unimaginable: trying to make an emergency landing after someone poisoned the pilot. Total Running Time: 98 minutes SATURDAY, SEPT 24 @ 5 PM (Also streaming)

WONDERFULLY MADE WORLD PREMIERE, CENTERPIECE SCREENING

(U.S., 94 min, Directed by Yuval David) Directed by Emmy winner Yuval David and produced by Lance Bass, the extraordinarily moving Wonderfully Made—LGBTQ+R(ELIGION) is a feature-length documentary that strikes at the root of antiLGBTQ attitudes by exploring the challenges and aspirations of LGBTQ+ Catholics. The film focuses on the Catholic Church because it is one of the largest religious organizations in the world, and because its anti-LGBTQ+ stance is well known and growing more hardline, at least in some circles. The narrative of the film is shaped by the process of a fine art project creating unprecedented, photographic iconography depicting Jesus as a member/ally of the LGBTQ+ community. Expected in attendance: Yuval David and Mark McDermott Followed by an after party CONTINUES ON PAGE 20

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IN FROM THE SIDE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 SATURDAY, SEPT 24 @ 7 PM

IN FROM THE SIDE

(U.K., 134 min, Directed by Matt Carter) Following a drunken encounter, two equally attached men from a cash strapped and divided gay rugby club unwittingly sleepwalk into an adulterous affair but must conceal their growing feelings or risk destroying the club they love. Set amidst the British rugby world, this is a gorgeous and stirring love story, directed by Matt Carter. SATURDAY, SEPT 24 @ 9 PM

SISSY

(Australia, 103 min, Directed by Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes) Cecilia and Emma were tween-age BFFs who were going to grow old together and never let anything come between them, until Alex arrived on the scene. Twelve years later, Cecilia is a successful social media influencer living the dream of an independent, modern millennial woman... until she runs into Emma for the first time in over a decade. Emma invites Cecilia away on her bachelorette weekend at a remote cabin in the mountains, where Alex proceeds to make Cecilia’s weekend a living hell. CONTINUES ON PAGE 22

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Season

Balanchine Inspired — A Mixed Bill Sept 16–18, 2022 The Nutcracker With the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra Dec 9–26, 2022 Midwinter Dreams — A Mixed Bill With the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra February 10–12, 2023 Beauty and the Beast A family ballet for all ages February 18–19, 2023 Don Quixote With the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra March 17–19, 2023 Significant Others — A Mixed Bill May 12–14, 2023

Don’t Miss a Moment! From works you know and love, such as the swashbuckling Don Quixote and George Balanchine’s Serenade, to premieres from Tony Award-winning choreographer Justin Peck and the critically acclaimed Cathy Marston, the 2022-2023 season brims over with excitement and joy. Join us!

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MARS ONE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 SUNDAY, SEPT 25 @ 1 PM (Also streaming)

MARS ONE

(Brazil, 115 min, Directed by Gabriel Martins) The Martins family are optimistic dreamers, quietly leading their lives in the margins of a major Brazilian city following the disappointing inauguration of a far-right extremist president. A lower-middle-class Black family, they feel the strain of their new reality as the political dust settles. Tércia, the mother, reinterprets her world after an unexpected encounter leaves her wondering if she’s cursed. Her husband, Wellington, puts all of his hopes into the soccer career of their son, Deivinho, who reluctantly follows his father’s ambitions despite secretly aspiring to study astrophysics and colonize Mars. Meanwhile, their older daughter, Eunice, falls in love with a free-spirited young woman and ponders whether it’s time to leave home. SUNDAY, SEPT 25 @ 3 PM (Also streaming)

UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS

(U.S., 100 min, Directed by Juan Felipe Zuleta) Peter (New Amersterdam’s Matthew Jeffers) is a flamboyant, misanthropic dwarf hiding from the world in his shabby New York City apartment. But an unexpected visit from his upbeat—and possibly unhinged— neighbor Winona forces him out of his shell and onto an impromptu road trip. Their destination? What she believes to be the site of an upcoming alien visitation in the wilderness of rural Canada. On their increasingly surreal odyssey, Peter and Winona will encounter bickering lesbian cosplayers, shroom-addled survivalists, and even extraterrestrial highway cops. But the further they go and the more their trauma comes to light, it becomes clear that the only thing more nerve-wracking than being abducted is being alone in the universe. CONTINUES ON PAGE 24

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FOR THE LOVE OF FRIENDS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 SUNDAY, SEPT 25 @ 5PM (Also streaming)

FOR THE LOVE OF FRIENDS

(U.S., 97 min, Directed by Cara Consilvio) In 1986, to awaken America to the AIDS crisis and to honor the friends he lost, Brent Nicholson Earle runs the perimeter of the United States. In The American Run for the End of AIDS, Brent runs almost a marathon a day for 20 months straight. After enduring blisters, exhaustion, ignorance and fear, he returns home to his own HIV diagnosis. Though the run finishes, Brent’s activism never stops in Atlanta filmmaker’s Cara Consilvio’s exquisite documentary. Expected in attendance: Cara Consilvio SUNDAY, SEPT 25 @ 7 PM (Also streaming)

BLACK AS U R CENTERPIECE SCREENING

(U.S., 75 min, Directed by Micheal Rice) BLACK AS U R poses to Black America a highly confrontational and much avoided question. Why do we as a people protest against racial injustice, but disregard the injustices experienced by Black queer people? In this incendiary documentary, filmmaker Micheal Rice takes the audience on a journey through the homophobia that characterizes many Black spaces, both contemporarily and via an autobiographic look into his own upbringing in the south. BLACK AS U R is the first step in confronting the African American community about queerphobia via the searing stories of queer Black people. Expected in attendance: Micheal Rice CONTINUES ON PAGE 26

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PAT ROCCO DARED

(Canada, 90 min, Directed by Bob Christie and Morris Chapdelaine) A 1970’s Playboy magazine dubbed Pat Rocco the King of the Nudies, but he is much more than an erotic filmmaker. Rocco is an activist, artist, filmmaker, and entertainer. He’s the whole Hollywood package, with one more story to tell: his own. He arrived in Hollywood with his parents at the age of eleven. By seventeen he knew he was gay, had moved away from home, and was living out of the closet. It was 1951. Having sung in choirs as a youth, he managed to find gigs in radio, nightclubs, theatres, and church basements. With his true talent and undeniable charisma, he made his way to television variety shows, starring alongside legends like Phyllis Diller. CONTINUES ON PAGE 28

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QUEER PARIVAAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 MONDAY, SEPT 26 @ 3 PM (Also streaming)

BEING WHO WE ARE

Sequin Dir. Averi Israel, 4 min, U.S. Close-Up Dir. Benett Holgerson, 15 min, U.S. Ripples Dir. Dylan Mitro, 20 min, Canada Punch Line Dir. Becky Cheatle, 10 min, Ireland The Letter Men Dir. Andy Vallentine, 9 min, U.S Dads Dir. Martin Luca, 5 min, U.S. Queer Parivaar Dir. Shiva Raichandani, 27 min, U.K. Foreign Uncle Dir. Sining Xiang, 20 min, U.S. While waiting for the bus, a spirited young girl—to the disapproval of her grandma—befriends a familiarseeming stranger after bonding over a small gift. Join Moses on a three-part odyssey of self-reflection as they discuss sex, love, and life in New York City. Ripples explores chosen family and how the trans community navigates the difficulties of feeling safe in spaces dominated by cis gay culture, sex, voyeurism, and partying. On the eve of a transphobic attack, a transgender comedian processes her feeling the only way she knows how: through stand-up comedy. The Letter Men follows the two men as their fight to keep their love alive in the face of war and loss. On a seemingly normal day at the park, a closeted man confronts his homophobic father. Sining brings his American boyfriend, Patrick, back to China when he goes to visit his family. Everyone’s attitude towards Patrick changes once Sining inadvertently comes out, except for his seven-year-old nephew. Total Running Time: 110 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 30

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CANS CAN’T STAND

DAWN, A CHARLESTON LEGEND

ROOTED OUT

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TAKING A STAND

CANS Can’t Stand Dir. Matt Nadel and Megan Plotka, 18 min, U.S. Rooted Out Dir. Julie Casper Roth, 27 min, U.S. Peach Paradise Dir. Shiva Raichandani, 12 min, U.K. Dawn, A Charleston Legend Dir. Ron Davis, 34 min, U.S. Since 1982, police have weaponized Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) law to terrorize queer/trans Louisianians. CANS Can’t Stand follows a group of Black trans women in New Orleans who are fighting to repeal that law—and advance trans liberation statewide. Rooted Out follows two men who are denied a marriage license in their hometown and attempts to erase the incident from public record. Non-binary Japanese-Irish drag artist ShayShay storms U.K.’s cabaret scene with a genderdiverse, Pan-Asian collective to dismantle racial stereotypes with love and glitter! Dawn Langley Simmons was one of the first transgender and interracial marriage pioneers. Dawn’s story was one in which mystery and legend swirled, even to this day. Total Running Time: 92 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 32

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WHEN TIME GOT LOUDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30 MONDAY, SEPT 26 @ 7 PM CENTERPIECE SCREENING

WHEN TIME GOT LOUDER

(Canada, 114 min, Directed by Connie Cocchia) Departing for college, Abbie leaves her parents and brother who has autism and is non-verbal. As she explores her independence and sexuality, she’s torn between her new life and her love for her brother. This beautiful drama by first time feature filmmaker Connie Cocchia stars Willow Shields (The Hunger Games) and Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost). Expected in attendance: Connie Cocchia MONDAY, SEPT 26 @ 7 PM ROLE CALL THEATRE (Also streaming)

INTENTIONALLY ERASED

(U.S., 60 min, Directed by Kimya Motley) Kimya Motley is an educator, activist, author, director, and producer working to end violence against all women and girls. She has directed, co-wrote, and co-produced this absorbing documentary about the experiences of Black trans women in the United States. Join us for the world premiere of the film and a panel discussion afterwards. Expected in attendance: Kimya Motley and subjects from the film CONTINUES ON PAGE 34

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EL HOUB CONTINUED FROM PAGE 32 MONDAY, SEPT 26 @ 9:15 PM (Also streaming)

EL HOUB

(Netherlands, 102 min, Directed by Sharif Nasr) Moroccan-Dutch Karim returns to his family home and opens up to his traditional parents about being into men. Their reaction inspires a journey of discovery through Karim’s isolation as he attempts to break an ingrained culture of silence and eventually locks himself in his parent’s closet. Based on the life of lead actor Fahd Larhzaoui, this new film is darkly comic and bold. TUESDAY, SEPT 26 @ 3PM (Also streaming)

INSPIRATIONS

Love, Barbara Dir. Brydie O’Connor, 15 min, U.S. One Lift at a Time Dir. Flo Singer and Ben Dame, 9 min, U.S. Twinkleberry Dir. Daisy Ifama, 12 min, U.K. Blind Angels: Richmond, Virginia Dir. Umbreen Butt, 9 min, U.S. Taking the Long Road Home Dir. Qiydaar Foster, 35 min, U.S. These gorgeous documentary shorts look at the iconic legacy of pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer; a young transgender athlete navigating the challenges and gender politics of professional weightlifting, a school year with 30+ queer students in one year group during 2005 to 2012, in a small town in England; a Virginia activist who might be found at City Hall advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, on the streets performing HIV outreach through her nonprofit, or hosting a pageant for other trans women; and a young, queer, Black Panamanian filmmaker taking s a journey of faith and discovery with Black spiritual leaders from diverse backgrounds. Total Running Time: 79 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 36

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LATINEXTRAORDINARY

Six Feet Apart Dir. Monty Cole, 13 min, U.S. Azulejos Dir. Maria Paula Arboleda, 19 min, U.S. Novena Dir Fernand Lopez, 15 min, U.S. Hijo Dir. Oscar Perez-Chairez, 33 min, U.S. Four exceptional films find a gay Latinx man journeying to the funeral of his religious father in the times of COVID; a young woman visiting her grandmother to tell her some important news; two estranged high school friends reuniting; and a teenage Mexican immigrant slowly assimilating into American culture, struggling with his identity and his mother’s growing disapproval of his change. Total Running Time: 65 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 38

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MAMA BEARS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 36 TUESDAY, SEPT 27 @ 7 PM (Also streaming)

MAMA BEARS

(U.S., 90 min, Directed by Daresha Kyi) Mama Bears is an exploration of the journeys taken by Sara Cunningham and Kimberly Shappley, two “mama bears,” and Tammi Terrell Morris, a young African American lesbian whose struggle for selfacceptance perfectly exemplifies why the mama bears are so vitally important. Mama Bears is the story of women who have allowed nearly every aspect of their lives to be completely reshaped by love. Although they may have grown up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, the mama bears are willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their children safe—even if it challenges their belief systems and rips their worlds apart. This transcendent documentary is the latest work from Atlanta director Daresha Kyi. Expected in attendance: Daresha Kyi TUESDAY, SEPT 27 @9 PM (Also streaming)

MILES FROM NOWHERE

(U.S., 76 min, Directed by Jono Mitchell) During an annual cabin retreat, a dying man must confront past mistakes after learning he may not know his friends as well as he may think. This thoughtful drama from prolific Atlanta director Jono Mitchell features an impeccable ensemble cast. Expected in attendance: Jono Mitchell CONTINUES ON PAGE 40

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AROUND THE WORLD

I Am Leo Dir. Tajo Hurrle, 18 min, Germany Makassar is a City for Football Fans Dir. Khozy Rizal, 20 min, Indonesia Little Sky Dir. Jess X. Snow, 14 min, Canada Swim Dir. Michael Gamarano Singleton, 9 min, U.K. Paternity Dir. Vicente De Ramos, 5 min, Spain All the Awards I Never Gave You Dir. Ciao Scott, 17 min, Brazil Leo (12) spends the autumn holidays with big sister and cousin on his grandma’s farm. However, when Leo is surprised by what his grandma calls big news, Leo faces an identity crisis. In a city where men have to go crazy about football, Akbar has to pretend to love the game in order to prevent rejection from his new college friends. Chinese American drag sensation Sky returns to their hometown to confront their estranged father. A chance encounter at a swimming pool offers the promise of a beautiful relationship between Sid and Luke. Could it all be shattered when Sid decides to just be himself? Julián is lucky to be a father, but as a widower he can still mourn. In the bathroom at an awards ceremony, an unexpected encounter between two young actors brings up unresolved feelings and a love story that may not have come to an end yet. Total Running Time: 83 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 42

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FOR THE LADIES

Blue Hour Dir. Stacey Rushchak, 27 min, Poland Melting Point Dir. Mindy Stricke. 5 min, Canada Second Parent Dir. Penny PJ Chen, 16 min, U.S. Eye of the Veil Dir. Dorothy A. Atabong, 23 min, Canada Oisín Dir. Alba Fernandez, 21 min, Ireland The Birth of a Beautiful Butch Dir. Gia-Rayne Harris, 3 min, U.S. Among the gems in this program are a film about a waitress in a small village, aimlessly floating through life, who meets a strange woman in her place of work; a queer, experimental erotic short that captures the heat between two lovers, literally; a woman struggling with her relationship with her young daughter; a pregnant partner who must embrace her sexuality and humanity, as she seeks custody of a newborn; a single mother longing for connection who must choose between her autistic son and the girl next door; and Alex, a gay high school senior, caught between who she is and what she’s supposed to be. Total Running Time: 95 minutes

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NELLY & NADINE

(Sweden, Norway, Belgium, 92 min, Directed by Magnus Gertten) Nelly & Nadine is the unlikely love story between two women falling in love on Christmas Eve 1944 in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Despite being separated in the last months of the war, Nelly and Nadine manage to later reunite and spend the rest of their life together. For many years their love story was kept a secret, even to some of their closest family. Now Nelly’s grandchild, Sylvie, has decided to open Nelly and Nadine’s unseen personal archives and uncover their remarkable story. WEDNESDAY, SEPT 28 @ 9 PM (Also streaming)

WHERE BUTTERFLIES DON’T FLY

(Czech Republic, 126 min, Directed by Roman Nemec) Daniel is an odd guy who lives with his endlessly quarrelling parents uncomplaining about his destiny. He keeps a distance from other people, he has no friends, nobody understands him, he is different. He will be turning nineteen and the last thing he would spend his time on is a preparation for his approaching graduation. Adam is his class teacher. He is gay who lives in a relationship with his younger partner David and his strictly guarded secret keeps locked behind a door of their apartment. Daniel and Adam live in their own bubbles until a moment when they both happen to be together in life threat. Lost in the darkness, cut off from the rest of the world, they are both looking for a way out. How far will they be willing to go? In Czech with English subtitles CONTINUES ON PAGE 48

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NANA’S BOYS

(U.S., 78 min, Directed by Ashton Pina) When an explosion rattles NYC into a lockdown and without power, Amari and Q are forced to confront the fragility of their partnership. Ashton Pina has set out to create an intimate and honest reflection on the experiences that cause pressure on a relationship. Nana’s Boys is a bittersweet love story about two Black men, who despite their history, current circumstances and sometimes callousness attitude have a deep care for each other. Expected in attendance: Ashton Pina CONTINUES ON PAGE 50

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NEW MOON

THE GIRL BEHIND THE MIRROR

BI THE WAY

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The Girl Behind the Mirror Dir. Iuri Moreno, 12 min, Brazil It’s a Gray, Gray World Dir. Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib, 6 min, Iran Black Box Dir. Alana Mango, 4 min, U.S. Bi the Way Dir. Amir Ovadia Steklov, 15 min, Germany ¡Nails! Dir. Eliana Pipes, 5 min, U.S. Inner Wound Real Dir. Carrie Hawks, 15 min., U.S. The Magentalman and The Gentlemint Dir. James Crang, 5 min, U.K. New Moon Dir. Jeff Le Bars and Jérémie Balai, 11 min, U.S. A transgender girl locks herself in her room for fear of the monsters that threaten her outside, until a new reality appears behind the mirror where these monsters do not exist, and she is free to be who she is or who wants to be. In a completely gray world, the colorful identity of a conservative young man is accidentally revealed by a playful boy. An astronaut encounters an unexpected emergency while on a routine mission and finds himself jettisoned into space. Bi The Way is a short, funny, and intimate animated film about Amir’s life-journey as a bisexual cis man. When Catalina develops a crush on another girl in her Quinceañera court, her fingernails grow at a superhuman pace—a blessing in Black and Latina beauty culture, but a curse for a lesbian. The Magentalman lives an ordinary life in his empty world, every day is the same. Life is boringly black and white, until there’s green. Mint green. Inner Wound Real relays the story of three BIPOC folks who self-injure, then find new ways to cope. New Moon is an imaginative surrealist journey of young Jay Jay and his mother Edie. Their inner-city dreams are illuminated by the New Moon accompanied by magic of Aretha Franklin playing on a summer’s eve on a transistor radio in a backyard in West Philadelphia. Total Running Time: 72 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 52

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Naked Men in the Woods Dir. Paul Ploberger, 30 min, Austria Beautiful Stranger Dir. Benjamin Bellor, 26 min, France Veils Dir. Erika Nakayama, 18 min, Japan Firsts Dir. Jesse Ung, 17 min, New Zealand Too Rough Dir. Sean Lìonadh, 15 min, U.K. Our annual round-up of international goodies finds a gay man ready to move out, but facing some complications with his wife; an overworked thirty-something who has just been dumped by his long-term boyfriend logs onto a dating app and is confronted by a devil-may-care operator and an obstinate Don Juan; a lesbian couple living together looking forward to having a wedding-style photo shoot to celebrate their five-year anniversary; two men who are forced to face past secrets and reflect on what makes a family; and a closeted Chinese international student living in New Zealand who plans to lose his virginity to a stranger that he meets online. After a night of intoxication, a hungover and hysterical Nick wakes up next to his boyfriend Charlie and must conceal him from his own homophobic and dysfunctional family. Total Running Time: 118 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 54

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HOMEGROWN SHORTS

One Days Dir. Alexandra Faith, 7 min, U.S. Perfect First Date Dir. Kyle Hamlin, 11 min, U.S. I Can Tell You Anything Dir. Kevin Anthony, 12 min, U.S. Amina Dir. Shanrica Evans, 13 min, U.S. Making a Scene Dir. Jono Mitchell, 12 min, U.S. Pierce Me Dir. John e. Kilberg, 10 min, U.S. Capacity Dir. Marlee Archer, 7 min, U.S. Held Together Dir. Alvin Agarrat, 16 min, U.S. My Abortion Saved My Life Dir. Ruby Fludzinski and Tiler Wilson, 9 min, U.S. Our annual salute to local filmmakers features nine terrific films. Two women receive upsetting news while preparing for a family dinner. In a moment of intimacy, they find strength and solace which helps them begin to overcome family tension. 20-year-old Kelsie is nervous to go on her first date with suave Dylan, but when secrets are admitted, will it ruin this perfect first date? Best friends Miles and Cole can’t resist each other. They experiment with new pleasures and emotions behind the back of Miles’ overprotective brother. But the fear of getting caught can’t stop what their bodies are telling them. Haunted by the loss of her partner, a former astronaut struggles to connect with her unborn child. An overeager teen and his eccentric mother hope an extracurricular scene rehearsal will reveal the sexuality of his mysterious drama class crush. One evening, Tommy meets with Vela to get his ears pierced. Calen, a queer Black woman, navigates her inner turmoil, anxiety and worldly external forces while receiving guidance from her ancestor Dula to seek and find her fearlessness. A chorus of Black gay men denounce fem shaming. ‘Cazembe Murphy Jackson, a Black trans activist living in Atlanta, shares why his access to abortion was vital to his life. Total Running Time: 97 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 56

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MAYBE SOMEDAY

(U.S., 90 min, Directed by Michelle Ehlen) Jay, a non-binary 40-something photographer, attempts to move across the country to start her life over again in the midst of separating from her wife. Along the way, she takes a detour to stay with her high school best friend who she used to be secretly in love with and befriends a charismatic gay man who has long given up on love. Struggling to move forward with the next chapter of her life, memories of the past resurface as Jay grapples with the inevitable cycles of love, loss, and letting go. FRIDAY, SEPT 29 @ 7 PM OUT FRONT THEATRE (Also streaming)

SWALLOWED

(U.S., 93 min, Directed by Carter Smith) After a drug run goes bad, two childhood friends must survive a horrific night in a backwoods hell of drugs, bugs, and obscene intimacy Jena Malone and Mark Patton (A Nightmare on Elm Street) headline the cast in this queer horror nightmare.

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LOVE ISLAND

(U.S., 90 min, Directed by Myles Clohessy) (Also streaming) The perfect summer vacation escape away from COVID locked down NYC quickly spirals out of control for a group of friends on the infamous, picturesque, LGBTQ+ party haven of Fire Island, as they find themselves slowly being picked off one by one by a manic, obsessed killer, played with menace by Jonathan Bennett. Expected in attendance: TBA CONTINUES ON PAGE 58

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HORROR SHORTS—THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

The House Sitters Dir. Sydne Horton, 22 min, U.S. Mom, If I Were a Vampire Dir. Deborah Chuang, 17 min, Taiwan Infested Hearts Dir. Michael Varrati, 17 min, U.S. White Wedding Dir. Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, 16 min, U.K.

In Out On Film’s annual spooky set of short films, Annie agrees to house-sit for her grandma’s mysterious companion but things take a sharp left turn. After a teenage girl is almost raped and tastes the blood of the rapist, she turns into a blood-sucking vampire. A young man comes to believe that he and his boyfriend’s home is being taken over by bugs. Finally, a bride is thrust into alternate dimensions on her wedding day. Total Running Time: 72 minutes SATURDAY, OCT 1 @ 1 PM OUT FRONT THEATRE

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JIMMY IN SAIGON

(U.S., 89 min, Directed by Peter McDowell) Generations after his brother’s death, director Peter McDowell uncovers secrets related to Jimmy’s sexuality and drug use. Jimmy died as a civilian in Saigon during the Vietnam War when Peter was only five and through hundreds of his letters and a truth-seeking journey that takes him around the world, Peter gets to know Jimmy and finds peace in his own life. This haunting documentary is executive produced by Dan Savage. SATURDAY, OCT 1 @ 4 PM OUT FRONT THEATRE (Also streaming)

YOUTOPIA

(U.S., 91 min, Directed by Scout Durwood) Scout Durwood’s musical comedy is bound to make you smile. After a devastating break up an elder millennial inadvertently forms a hipster cult. When members start to disappear, the leader is confronted with the knowledge that her journey of self-discovery may trigger the end of civilization as we know it, forcing her to face her most challenging enemy yet: herself. Many of the musical numbers here are stylish. CONTINUES ON PAGE 62

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MANSCAPING

(U.K., 62 min, Directed by Broderick Fox) An Afrofuturist, a naked fetishist, and a community activist walk into a barbershop… Black American visual artist Devan Shimoyama, Australian fetish barber/porn producer Richard Savvy, and transgender Canadian barber Jessie Anderson are three queer men reimagining the traditional barbershop and restyling masculinity along the way. SATURDAY, OCT 1 @ 7:15 PM OUT FRONT THEATRE

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Join Out On Film as we honor Colman Domingo with this year’s Icon Award. After screenings of his short films New Moon and North Star, we will have a discussion with the lauded actor. A 2022 Emmy, two-time Film Independent Spirit, Gotham, SAG, Critics Choice and NAACP award nominee, Colman Domingo recently won a Hollywood Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Limited Series/Anthology and an Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his work in Euphoria. Domingo is a Tony®, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Drama Desk, Drama League and NAACP Theatre Award nominated, OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award winning actor, playwright, director and producer. Domingo received his honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Ursinus College. He joined the faculty of University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts as a professor of acting, after having served as a Juilliard School Creative Associate and a faculty member of the Yale School of Drama. Domingo has starred in some of the most profound films in recent years such as Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could CONTINUES ON PAGE 64

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 62 Talk, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Ava DuVernay’s Selma, Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman and Janicza Bravo’s Zola. Domingo has appeared on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead and guest stars on HBO’s Euphoria as Ali. He recurred on Steven Soderbergh’s series The Knick. As a writer, his plays and musicals include Dot, Wild with Happy, A Boy and His Soul, the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Geffen Playhouse’s groundbreaking musical Light’s Out: Nat King Cole. His production company, Edith Productions, has a first look deal with AMC Studios for which he is developing television, film, theater and animation projects. He is currently shooting season four of his series Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s, available across all AMC platforms, and readying his scripted series West Philly, Baby, which he will write, direct and executive produce for ALLBLK/AMC+. Domingo stars in the Netflix/Higher Ground film Rustin as Bayard Rustin in 2023. He also stars as Mister in the Warner Brothers/Oprah Winfrey/Steven Spielberg produced The Color Purple musical motion picture, filmed in Atlanta and due next year as well. Preceded by screenings of New Moon and North Star. SATURDAY, OCT 1 @ 9:30 PM OUT FRONT THEATRE (Also streaming)

ALL KINDS OF LOVE

(U.S., 75 min, Directed by David Lewis) Amid the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s upholding of marriage equality in 2015, a long-time gay couple divorce just as everyone else is getting married. After his commitment-phobic husband divorces him, a stuck-in-his-ways gay man tries to start over. When he becomes accidental roommates with a younger hip nerd who is as romantically challenged as he is, sparks fly. All Kinds of Love is a feel-good romantic comedy that celebrates the endless possibilities of queer love, whether it involves an intergenerational romance, a middle-aged interracial throuple, or an artistic trans man looking for love in all the wrong places. Real life couple Matt Montgomery and Steve Callahan star in the funny, sexy film. CONTINUES ON PAGE 66

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FRAMING AGNES

(U.S./Canada, 75 min, Directed by Chase Joynt) In 1958, a young trans woman named Agnes entered a study about sex disorders at UCLA to get the gender-affirming care she needed, by any means necessary. Her story was long considered to be exceptional until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Directed by Chase Joynt (No Ordinary Man) and featuring an all-star cast of transgender artists and performers, Framing Agnes uses re-enactment and genre-blurring storytelling techniques to breathe new life into previously unknown people who redefined gender in the midcentury. Featuring Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Zackary Drucker, Silas Howard, Max Wolf Valerio, and Stephen Ira. SUNDAY, OCT 1 @ 3:30 PM OUT FRONT THEATRE (Also streaming)

CONNECTIONS

Iago and Tristan Dir. Miguel Ibáñez Monroy, 12 min, Spain The Spirit God Gave Us Dir. Michael Donte Jemison, 20 min, U.S. Like Father, Like… Dir. Urvashi Pathania, 12 min, U.S. The Letter Men Dir. Andy Vallentine, 9 min, U.S. Masaru Dir. Ruben Navarro, 12 min, U.S. North Star Dir. P.J. Palmer, 30 min, U.S. In this dramatic set of short films, an uncomfortable reunion between two separated lovers becomes a distressing experience when one receives a phone call that will change everything; two young Black men who volunteer as ushers for their Baptist church fall for each other; a stern immigrant father catches his daughter kissing a girl and makes a drastic choice; a Major League Baseball player discovers his passion for Japanese traditional dance and is confronted with the choice of embracing his true identity or continuing masking behind the pressures of family, loyalty and honor; two gay men desperately in love are torn apart by war; and a rural rancher and his ailing husband, struggling against poverty and isolation, make a heartbreaking decision in order to preserve the dignity of their marriage. Total Running Time: 95 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 68

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ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY

(U.S., 83 min, Directed by Bryan Darling and Jesse Finley Reed) This fascinating new film journeys across three decades of the International Male catalog’s unlikely but lasting impact on fashion, masculinity, and sexuality in America. Gene Burkard, a once-closeted Midwesterner and GI, found freedom in San Diego, where he transformed men’s fashion into something cosmopolitan, carefree, and trendsetting. International Male reached gay and straight customers alike as it redefined images of masculinity in American culture, generating revenue and circulation in the millions. This character-driven documentary crafts a portrait of a band of outsiders who changed the way men would look—at themselves, at each other—and how the world would look at them. CONTINUES ON PAGE 70

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CHRISSY JUDY

(U.S., 96 min, Directed by Todd Flaherty) Everybody has that one friend who can’t get their act together, but you can’t help but love them to pieces anyway. For thirty-something Chrissy, that’s his bestie, Judy, an endearing but perpetually messy ride-ordie who’s always got more than a few cocktails in the tank. After hustling for years together in the New York City bar scene, Judy is convinced that this is the summer their two-queen drag act will finally get its big break. That is, until Chrissy’s priorities suddenly shift, forcing a disillusioned Judy to closely examine his trajectory as a queer artist and rediscover his true self in the process. In this dark comedy, Chrissy Judy peers into the underbelly of queer culture and examines the struggles gay men face in the pursuit of love, acceptance, romance, and identity. Exploring the universal pain of growing apart from your best friend, Todd Flaherty’s exceptional Chrissy Judy leaves you exploring the question, “What you do when your chosen family no longer chooses you?” Expected in attendance: Todd Flaherty CONTINUES ON PAGE 72

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COUNTRY LOVE

(Nigeria, 45 min, Directed by Wapah Ezeigwe) Kambili returns home after fifteen years when his sister, Nneka, writes him a heartfelt letter of reconciliation. Upon his return, he is confronted by the bitter-sweet memories of his childhood, his estranged relationship with his family and his deep affection for his boyhood friend Ifediora. Hopeful that things would now work for better—he would rebuild his relationship with his sister and reunite with Ifediora—his expectations are crushed when it dawns on him that Ifediora, despite being homosexual, has moved on with a woman he is engaged to and Nneka has still not changed from being who she is. Distraught by the place he calls home, he must make up his mind not to stay.

DAWN, HER DAD AND THE TRACTOR (Canada, 91 min, Directed by Shelley Thompson) When a young woman with a startling resemblance to John Andrew’s wife Miranda appears days before her funeral, John Andrew MacGinnis begins an odyssey towards understanding. His son Donald is now Dawn, home to mourn her mother and repair the estrangement with her dad. As Dawn reconnects with her sister Tammy and her fiancé Byron, a new family order begins to emerge. An ancient tractor becomes a focus for the mechanically minded Dawn, but John Andrew’s long-simmering resentments about the tractor heighten family tensions. CONTINUES ON PAGE 76

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(Hungary, 107 min, Directed by Mária Takács) Gay runners, a lesbian boxer, an intersex rower and a transwoman footballer, all on one team! Can you imagine them? They are athletes whose lives are unseen, unimaginable to society. In recent years, LGBTIQ+ people in sport have become more visible yet so many still stay in the closet, especially in professional sport. The film portrays five protagonists from four different countries, each disrupting amateur sport with their gay, lesbian, trans and intersex identities. They talk candidly about their sports journeys, their individual experiences, and their private life.

THE HOLLIDAYS IN MISSISSIPPI/ NO SIREN LEFT BEHIND / A JOURNEY TO PRIDE

(U.S., 35 min, Directed by Christina Huff) (U.S., 31 min, Directed by Shirin Barghi and Martine N. Granby) (U.S., 57 mnin, Directed by Christopher Wesley Moore We are happy to offer a triple bill of excellent documentary shorts. Born and bred in small-town Mississippi, two gay men begin a familial mother and daughter relationship through the art of drag performance in The Hollidays in Mississippi. When GoDiva Holliday loses her passion after twenty years of drag, she relies on her drag daughter to pick up the pieces. No Siren Left Behind is a documentary short chronicling the history of New York City’s oldest and largest women-run motorcycle club—its place in queer history, the lives of its members, and the sisterhood of a chosen family. After a decade of not having a pride in Jackson, Mississippi, a local pride committee is formed to plan the largest and safest pride Mississippi has ever had as the COVID pandemic threatens to cancel the event for the third time. Total Running Time: 123 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 78

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(U.S., 98 min, Directed by S.E. King) Danielle Joy “DJ” Healey was terrified of being her true self for 57 years, fearing she would lose her wife, two daughters, and prestigious law career. She almost died trying to shield those she loved from her reality. For over half of her life, Danielle had privilege and power on the outside while suffering tremendously on the inside. The traditional nuclear-family dream in idyllic Sugar Land, Texas was forever changed once she revealed in 2017 to her Facebook community the secret she’d kept for decades: Danielle is trans.

PHANTOM PROJECT

(Chile, 97 min, Directed by Roberto Doveris) Pablo is a young actor who dreams of starring in a film. Still, in order to make ends meet he has to work as simulated patients in medical schools and weird sessions of alternative therapies. But it’s not only his career that becomes stuck. His life also seems to be spiraling as he is still in love with his successful ex-boyfriend and his roommate disappeared without paying the rent, leaving behind several problems—among them... a ghost. This is the start of Pablo’s journey through the Ñuñoa neighborhood, meeting new friends and allies, finding out that the path to fulfil his dreams will be more tangled and strange than he thought. CONTINUES ON PAGE 80

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Killing Myself Dir. Jillian Junco, 12 min, U.S. Keep/Delete Dir. Krizz Gautier, 19 min, U.S. Frida Dir. Aleksandra Odic, 21 min, Germany Margins Dir. Emanuela Boisbouvier, 16 min, U.S. Static Space Dir. John Klein and Kate Black-Spence, 28 min, U.S. Eve, a Filipino-American teenage girl, writes a suicide note and leaves the house to get cigarettes for one last smoke. When she meets Dawn—who pulls her into a fun ride—her mother discovers her suicide note, while she rediscovers life. In a future world where memories are handled like computer files, two lovers decide to undergo a procedure and have their entire relationship wiped from their brains. Frida shares an encounter between a young nurse and her patient Frida, who is the same age, on the border of professional distance and the desire for closeness. Jamie is a young woman living in rural Indiana struggling to figure out her place and identity. In Los Angeles, California during the tumultuous period of May 2020’s BLM movement, an interracial queer couple, Kai and Lucie, navigate the difficulties of supporting and protecting each other through the complexities of racial inequality and immigration issues. When she inadvertently stumbles across a frequency on her ham radio and makes contact with astronaut Noa currently orbiting Earth, the two women are presented with the opportunity to find meaningful connection, even while worlds apart. Total Running Time: 96 minutes CONTINUES ON PAGE 82

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10.01.22 – 01. 08. 23 Photo: Davide Minghini, 1973. © by Biblioteca civica Gambalunga, Rimini.

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THE TRUTH OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS

THE DRAWER

FEVER

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A LITTLE BIT OF THIS, A LITTLE BIT OF THAT Man & Wife Dir. Rahul Roye, 8 min, India The Drawer Tonika Huff, 16 min, U.S. Man of My Dreams Dir. Tristan Scott-Behrends, 5 min, U.S. Fever Dir. Angele Scott, 19 min, U.S. Lumber Dir. Harry Sabulis, 11 min, Australia The Truth of a Thousand Nights Dir. Chris Molina, 15 min, U.S.

We are happy to present a bonus slate of excellent short films, featuring work from a local filmmaker (Tonika Huff), a psychological thriller, a lonely teenager looking to lose his virginity on New Year’s Eve and a look at how two men—after an explosive hook-up—bond over their differing views on love, sex, and relationships. Total Running Time: 104 minutes

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