Cinema Diverse! The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

2016 Schedule

OPENING NIGHT
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

THU - 9/22 7pm Camelot Theatre One

FEATURE: LAZY EYE 90 MIN. Passions reignite and hidden secrets revealed when a graphic designer in Los Angeles (Lucas Near-Verbrugghe) reconnects with an ex-lover (Aaron Costa Ganis) he hasn’t seen or heard from in 15 years. Over the course of a weekend at a vacation house in the desert, they must determine whether or not they have a future together. Written and directed by Emmy, Gotham, GLAAD and Independent Spirit Award-nominee Tim Kirkman (Dear Jesse, Loggerheads, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) and co-starring Michaela Watkins is about roads not taken, unfinished business, and the struggle to adjust to progressive lenses.

(Filmed in Joshua Tree)

OPENING NIGHT PARTY - 


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

FRI - 9/23 11:00 Camelot Theatre One

SHORT: NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE 16 MIN. FEATURE: SIN VERGUENZA (WITHOUT SHAME) 48 MIN. AltaMed’s English and Spanish telenovela web-series Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame) was developed to address the impact HIV has on the Latino community. Now in its second season, Sin Vergüenza highlights the importance of obtaining HIV medical treatment and support for disclosure and acceptance of dealing with a diagnosis. Stigma and shame continue to be the greatest obstacle for persons living with HIV. This series highlights those struggles and encourages the community to recognize the resiliency that exists in all.


FRI - 9/23 11:15 Camelot Theatre Two

FEATURE: LAST MEN STANDING 66 MIN. AIDS gutted a generation. But not everyone died. Left behind were men who had the remarkable luck – and, at times, brutal misfortune – to struggle on. They weren’t supposed to live past 40. Now they’re 50, 60, 70 years old, physically and psychologically and spiritually wounded. AIDS now is, by numbers alone, an older man’s disease in San Francisco. Of the 16,000 people with AIDS or HIV, more than half are age 50 or older.


FRI - 9/23 11:30 Camelot Theatre Three

Select Shorts: COULD BE LOVE: 66 MIN. TRI-CURIOUS: 8 MIN. - Last minute anxiety threatens to ruin a young couple's first threesome together. EASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY: 4 MIN. - Two high school guys are in love. One's Christian, one's Jewish. DARE: 7 MIN.Leo is dared to go on a date with a guy, Hugo. The unexpected happens. FOLLOW ME: 16 MIN. - A young artist is obsessed with his instructor. THE MAN CRUSH: 10 MIN. - Everyone has had a crush on someone at least once in his life. SPEAK: 21 MIN.Two estranged brothers are forced to reunite when their mother takes to her bed and is unable to speak. 


FRI - 9/23 1:15 Camelot Theatre One

FEATURE: REMEMBERING THE MAN 83 MIN. At a prestigious Catholic boys school in 1970s Australia, Tim Conigrave and John Caleo fell madly in love. Their passionate, tempestuous, operatic romance lasted for sixteen years, facing disapproval, temptation, separation, and the looming shadow of the Grim Reaper. Their star crossed relationship was immortalized in Timothy Conigrave's acclaimed memoir 'Holding the Man' and has been adapted for stage and screen. This is the true story of how Romeo met Romeo and what happened ever after.

 


FRI - 9/23 1:30 Camelot Theatre Two

SHORT: ALEXA TO EXA 19 MIN.

FEATURE: THE PEARL OF AFRICA 74 MIN. (SUBTITLED) Enter the life of Cleopatra Kambugu, a 27 year old Ugandan Transgender Woman. She was biologically born male, but against all odds, she is transitioning into the woman she knows she was born to be.

 


FRI - 9/23 1:45 Camelot Theatre Three

Select Shorts: IT'S OK. SHE'S MY EX. 83 MIN. THE ESCAPE HATCH 10 MIN. - When your best friend is busy swiping you left, it might take a superhero to make it right! THE EX FACTOR 13 MIN. - After learning that her ex Mia is back in town, Vanessa plans to avoid her. Plans, though, have a way of going awry. THE SECOND FIRST DATE 10 MIN.Laura, who ruins everything, tries to set up the remake of the terrible first date she had with Tina. BAGGAGE 15 MIN. - A jilted window dresser uses her Valentine's day store window display to send a public message to her ex. THE RIGHT BANK 12 MIN. - A young Chinese lesbian must come out to her conservative mother in order to save her relationship with her girlfriend.


FRI - 9/23 3:30 Camelot Theatre One

SHORT: COUNTER ACT 4 MIN. FEATURE: SEARCH ENGINES 98 MIN. Search Engines is a social satire about the essential relationship of the modern era: human beings and their phones. It’s Thanksgiving, and family and friends have gathered for the annual American celebration of togetherness. When phone reception mysteriously goes dead throughout the house, each character must deal with his own crisis: marriages are tested, values questioned and everyone’s future is thrown into the fray.

 


FRI - 9/23 3:45 Camelot Theatre Two


SHORT: BEARDED LADIES 15 MIN.

FEATURE: A WOMB OF THEIR OWN 85 MIN. A charismatic group of pregnant, or previously pregnant masculine-of-center people share intimate details and fascinating stories about their gender experiences. Since pregnancy and nursing are universally considered to be quintessentially female experiences, masculine-identified pregnant people are uniquely qualified to discuss variations of gender.

 


FRI - 9/23 4:00 Camelot Theatre Three

SHORT: THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM PROJECT 6 MIN.

FEATURE: MAJOR! 91 MIN. MAJOR! follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73-year-old Black transgender woman who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.

 


FRI - 9/23 5:45 Camelot Theatre One

SHORT: NOTES FROM THERE 13 MIN.

FEATURE: HEARTLAND 100 MIN. A young artist, struggling with the recent death of her lover, returns home to Oklahoma, only to find more struggles when she finds escape in a reckless affair with her brother's girlfriend. Featuring strong characters, an amazing story line, and a stellar performance by Palm Springs favorite, BETH GRANT.

 


FRI - 9/23 6:00 Camelot Theatre Two

SHORT: DIANE FROM THE MOON 11 MIN. (Filmed in Palm Springs)

FEATURE: UNCLE GLORIA: ONE HELLUVA RIDE! 73 MIN. “Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride!” is a darkly funny stranger than-fiction film full of family drama and fireworks. During a nasty divorce, Butch, the 67 year-old Jewish macho and homophobic owner of an auto wrecking company hides from the law as a woman, beginning a twisting and often startling journey of self discovery. Produced and directed by two time Emmy winning filmmaker Robyn Symon this timely transgender film was selected for a prestigious Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellowship and is supported by the International Documentary Association.

 


FRI - 9/23 6:15 Camelot Theatre Three

SHORT: LUNCH 3:30 MIN.

FEATURE: FLATBUSH LUCK 93 MIN. Two hunky phone repair guys from Flatbush (former Wall Street hotshot Jimmy and his buttoned-up cousin Max) stumble across insider trading tips and start tapping a phone line to get even more. But when stock tips turn to murder plots, the hapless men are unable to go to the police and soon find themselves in over their heads and flat out of luck. An impending wedding and sexual confusion round out the plot in this romantic comedy crime caper.

 


FRI - 9/23 7:30 Desert Cinema

SHORT: MOSHIEL 14 MIN.

FEATURE: WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH GERALD? 98 MIN. Gerald (Jacob York), a thirty-something trust fund baby, is referred to an eccentric healer (Kathy Cash) - much to the chagrin of his very practical partner (Jonathan Everett). Dan Carter (Cassandra's Dream), Daniel Chioco (TV's Nashville), and Claudia Church (TV's Drop Dead Diva) co-star in this magical, seriocomic tale of self-discovery. Directed by Cinema Diverse Alum., Matt Riddlehoover (Paternity Leave).

 


FRI - 9/23 8:00 Camelot Theatre One

SHORT: BIG STAR 6 MIN.

FEATURE: KISS ME, KILL ME 97 MIN. While confronting his unfaithful boyfriend, Dusty blacks-out. When he comes to, his boyfriend has been murdered and he's the prime suspect. Directed by Cinema Diverse Alum., Casper Andreas and starring Van Hansis, Gale Harold, Brianna Brown, Jai Rodriguez, Matthew Ludwinski, Allison Lane and Jackie Monahan.

 


FRI - 9/23 8:15 Camelot Theatre Two

FEATURE: SUMMERTIME 102 MIN. (Subtitled) There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did meet and they fell passionately in love as well. Unfortunately, Delphine's father fell victim to a stroke, and the young woman had no other choice but to go back home to help her mother run the family farm. Carole, who was so smitten by Delphine, couldn't stand the estrangement and decided to join her lover at the farm. But could feminism and lesbianism easily be transferred to the countryside and its standards of the time...?

 


FRI - 9/23 8:30 Camelot Theatre Three

SHORT: BED BUDDIES 16 MIN. FEATURE: SEX AND THE SILVER GAYS 70 MIN.(NSFW) "SEX & The Silver Gays" tells the idiosyncratic story of the NYPrimeTimers, the randy NYC Chapter of the national elder Gay Men's Organization. Amidst their flurry of elderly activities, the NYPrimeTimers members also actively participate in monthly sex parties. These octogenarian orgiasts invite us to their intimate gathering, illustrate explicitly their carnal activities, and explain to us, both frankly and inspiringly: who they are; their own shared histories; and what it means to their lives to share joyful, consensual sexual celebrations together for a long as may be possible.


FRI - 9/23 After Party

 


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

SAT - 9/24 9:30am Camelot Theatre One

(SPONSORED BY THE DESERT FILM SOCIETY)

FEATURE: SUMMERTIME 102 MIN. (Subtitled) There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did meet and they fell passionately in love as well. Unfortunately, Delphine's father fell victim to a stroke, and the young woman had no other choice but to go back home to help her mother run the family farm. Carole, who was so smitten by Delphine, couldn't stand the estrangement and decided to join her lover at the farm. But could feminism and lesbianism easily be transferred to the countryside and its standards of the time...?


SAT - 9/24 11:15 Camelot Theatre Two

Select Shorts: WHEN IT COMES TO COMING OUT 77 MIN.  DISREGARDED 13 MIN. - Blake grapples with staying comfortably in the closet or stepping out and potentially losing everything he's ever known. GUIDANCE 17 MIN.  - Charles, a high school psychologist at a parochial school, struggles to keep his personal and professional lives separate and intact. TRUNK 11 MIN.  - Neil is plagued by a ghost at his grandfather's wake. 1992 25 MIN. - The year is 1992. Martin's life is about to change. PIECE OF CAKE 17 MIN.  - A piece of Cake may save a young girl's relationship. THE ORCHID 3 MIN.  - Sometimes fathers come out to sons.  STRAIGHT A 9 MIN.A young medical student struggles to come out to his traditional father after having a decisive fight with his boyfriend.

 


SAT - 9/24 11:30 Camelot Theatre One

FEATURE: OUT OF ORDER 61 MIN. A great struggle is facing many Christian churches in the USA, highlighting deep divisions over the appointment of gay pastors and the growing acceptance of same-sex marriage. Enter a new wave of spiritual leaderSHIP - thanks to a recent rule change, there's no longer any barrier for LGBTQ people being ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA). A growing number of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clergy are transforming one of the country's largest denominations. But first they must be hired, and attitudes are slow to change. Can these 'presbyqueerians' turn the 'frozen chosen' into a beacon of tolerance?

 


SAT - 9/24 11:30 Camelot Theatre Three

Select Shorts: SEEKING ASYLUM 105 MIN. - BURNING SOUL 15 MIN.  - Love and trials in 1727 Australia. RATS THAT EAT MEN 16 MIN. - A young Polish labourer and a gay Ugandan physiotherapist discover each other whilst squatting in a dilapidated townhouse. COFFEE AT THE LAUNDROMAT 22 MIN. - Immigration and LGBT issues within different ethnicities in Canada are funnier at the laundromat. MUKWANO 20 MIN.The day when a lesbian asylum seeker's case is decided, is also the day when she makes a last attempt to find her girlfriend, who disappeared during their joint escape from Uganda.

 


SAT - 9/24 12:00 Desert Cinema

SHORT NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE 16 MIN. FEATURE: SIN VERGUENZA (WITHOUT SHAME) 48 MIN. AltaMed’s English and Spanish telenovela web-series Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame) was developed to address the impact HIV has on the Latino community. Now in its second season, Sin Vergüenza highlights the importance of obtaining HIV medical treatment and support for disclosure and acceptance of dealing with a diagnosis. Stigma and shame continue to be the greatest obstacle for persons living with HIV. This series highlights those struggles and encourages the community to recognize the resiliency that exists in all.

 


SAT - 9/24 1:15 Camelot Theatre One

SHORT: EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW 3 MIN. FEATURE: POLITICAL ANIMALS 85 MIN. (Sponsored by The Center) The first openly gay legislators in California were in fact four women; Carole Migden, Christine Kehoe, Jackie Goldberg and Sheila Kuehl. These pioneers paved the way and made brave steps to insure lasting civil rights for their community. Yet their stories have not been told. This emotionally charged film follows these four ground breaking women who took it upon themselves to move from protesting in the streets during the 70's and 80's into the corridors of power in the 90's to fight for the causes most personal to them and their community. SPECIAL PANEL AFTER THE SCREENING.


SAT - 9/24 1:30 Camelot Theatre Two

FEATURE: MUXE 118 MIN. (Subtitled) Part fantasy, part science fiction, and all surreal, MUXE is a must-see for seekers of all things strange and wonderful. When Muxe, a Two Spirit Indio, is invited to Europe to attend an ethnological exhibition he falls head over heels in love with Gonzo, a member of a provincial rock band. The two men become entangled in a turbulent adventure involving Cloud People and an ancient clay vase that is reputed to contain a secret message. But before they can overcome cultural barriers and confess their love to each other they have a mystery to solve.


SAT - 9/24 1:45 Camelot Theatre Three

SHORT: MOSHIEL 14 MIN. FEATURE: THE PINK TRIANGLE 63 MIN. (Subtitled) The Pink Triangle tells the story of the Nazi treatment of homosexuals and the research conducted by a Danish doctor who experimented with young homosexuals in concentration camps. After the war, he took refuge in Argentina, and opened a clinic conducting exactly the same type of work. He was never punished and the clinic remained open and operational until his death in 1965.

 


SAT - 9/24 2:30 Desert Cinema

SHORT: MADE OF SUGAR 6 MIN. FEATURE: COMING OUT 72 MIN. 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 when Alden reveals his true identity to his family and friends, ranging from the painfully awkward to the hilariously honest. A story bridging generations and societal divides, this award-winning documentary makes us rethink what it means to live an honest life.

 


SAT - 9/24 3:30 Camelot Theatre One

SHORT: TRI-CURIOUS 8 MIN. FEATURE: SHARED ROOMS 75 MIN. (NSFW) SHARED ROOMS explores the meaning of home and family through three interrelated stories of gay men finding connections during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day – a married couple who take in a teenage relative who was kicked out of his home after his parents discovered he was gay; a pair of roommates forced to share a bed for the week, much to the delight (and horror) of the one harboring a secret crush on the other; and two men looking for a quick hookup who end up finding a much stronger connection.


SAT - 9/24 3:45 Camelot Theatre Two

SHORT: RAINBOW DAY CAMP 32 MIN. FEATURE: GROWING UP COY 83 MIN. A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they decide to fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter. This compelling story illustrated the challenges faced by families choosing to allow their transgender children time to make their own decisions about their gender and their lives.

 


SAT - 9/24 4:00 Camelot Theatre Three

SHORT: VIKTOR 11 MIN. FEATURE: FAIR HAVEN 92 MIN. A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury. Fair Haven sheds light on the dangerous practice of “ex-gay” or “conversion therapy.” The film stars Tom Wopat (Dukes of Hazzard, Django Unchained), Michael Grant (Secret Life of the American Teenager), Josh Green (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip), Gregory Harrison (Rizzoli & Isles, Trapper John MD), and Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men).


SAT - 9/24 5:00 Desert Cinema

FEATURE: AKRON 88 MIN. Benny and Christopher, college freshmen, meet playing football and begin a relationship. They fall in love supported by their family and friends. As their love for each other grows, a past tragic event involving their mothers comes to light. This revelation tests their own love and Benny’s close-knit family. Throughout this reflective love story, with the beauty of rural Ohio as its backdrop, Benny travels an emotional journey that examines both his own feelings and his family’s ability to come to terms with the past. AKRON is a sensitive and unique independent film that puts a progressive, Midwestern spin on a classic family drama.


SAT - 9/24 5:45 Camelot Theatre One

SHORT: CLOSING 10 MIN. FEATURE: PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW 108 MIN. People You May Know tells the story of four friends in their 40s in Los Angeles. The cast includes Sean Maher as Joe, the always horny, sex junkie looking for his next hookup; Andrea Grano as Delia, married but yearning for motherhood; Nacho San Jose as Rodrigo, Delia’s husband; and Cinema Diverse Favorite Mark Cirillo as Herbert, a workaholic who is ready to give up looking for Mr. Right. Among the gang of four, there’s enough betrayal, mistrust, misjudgments, mistakes and secrets to make you laugh one minute and cry the next, much like a good soap opera plot. In the end, all of their lives change, some for the better, others for the worse.


SAT - 9/24 6:00 Camelot Theatre Two

SHORT: #NONA HENDRYX TRANSFORMATION FEATURE: CLAMBAKE 95 MIN. The year was 1984. Several women innkeepers in Provincetown, vivacious young entrepreneurs, got together to plan an event to entice their summer patrons to return during the off season. Without the luxury of email and social media, they wrote to all of their past guests and invited them to come back to enjoy Provincetown's beautiful autumn surroundings, while enjoying a Clambake and some local entertainment. They called it "Women's Weekend." Their grassroots efforts eventually evolved to become on of the most popular week-long lesbian events to date, and was the catalyst for many spin-off lesbian Provincetown gatherings.

 


SAT - 9/24 6:15 Camelot Theatre Three

SHORT: MONTGOMERY 20 MIN.

FEATURE: THROUPLE 87 MIN. The lives of a conflicted young couple attempting to start over, a poly amorous trio trying to dig a hole, and a mysterious recluse all collide in this fun and fascinating tale of love, murder and madness on the big island in Hawaii.


SAT - 9/24 7:30 Desert Cinema

FEATURE: BEING SEVENTEEN 110 MIN. (Subtitled) Damien is the pampered teenage son of a soldier and a doctor. He lives with his mother in Army barracks in the south of France while his father is on a military mission in the Central African Republic. When he meets Tom, the adopted son of local farmers, the hatred between the two boys is immediate and visceral. But when Tom’s mother is forced to go to the hospital, Damien’s mother quite naturally offers to take Tom into their home for a short while. The tension between the two boys becomes more and more palpable…


SAT - 9/24 8:00 Camelot Theatre One

FEATURE: I AM MICHAEL 100 MIN. (Sponsored by HERE TV) The controversial true story depicts gay activist and writer, Michael Glatze, who traveled the country trying to help LGBTQ youth before suffering an apparent breakdown, and subsequently rejecting his homosexuality. Glatze, who was briefly the poster child for conservative fundamentalists and their “conversion therapy” movement, eventually became too much of a liability even for them. He eventually attended a bible college in Wyoming, met and married a woman, and became a Fundamentalist Christian pastor. Executive produced by Gus Van Sant, and directed by Justion Kelly, I AM MICHAEL never found widespread distribution. It stars James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, and Charlie Carver and will premiere on HERE TV later this year.


SAT - 9/24 8:15 Camelot Theatre Two

SHORT: DAWN 14 MIN. FEATURE: ARIANNA 81 MIN. (Subtitled) Arianna is nineteen, but has still not had her first menstrual cycle. Her gynecologist has prescribed hormones for her, but they do not seem to help. One summer her parents decide to take her back to the lake house where they all used to go on vacation. While there, odd memories start to come back to Arianna, who begins an investigation of her past that includes an exploration of her body, and, ultimately, the true nature of her sexuality.


SAT - 9/24 8:30 Camelot Theatre Three

SHORT: PISCINA 30 MIN. FEATURE: FIRST GIRL I LOVED 90 MIN. Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton - who has always harbored a secret crush on Anne - he does his best to get in the way.

 


SAT - 9/24 After Party


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

SUN - 9/25 11:00 Camelot Theatre One

FEATURE: COMING IN 55 MIN. (Subtitled) Coming out, being out, and finding acceptance, is not just an American experience. In France, nine people, gay men and lesbians of several generations share the stories of their lives at work - stories that until now had rarely been heard in France, and often been kept silent.


SUN - 9/25 11:15 Camelot Theatre Two

Short Selects: On Bullies and Horror Films.... 70 MIN. Bullying: TRUE COLOURS 11 MIN. - An increasingly desolate teenage schoolboy creates a coded  language using paint colour sample cards to express his secret desires and feelings for the object of his affection. THE CHAMPION 15 MIN. - When popular high school jock Andy notices the odd behavior of the shy Miles, he contemplates whether to lend a hand or ignore the issue. HANGING 6 MIN. - An abstracted animated documentary based off of Nick LeDonne's personal struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts after a near attempted hanging in November 2014. Horror: SAUNA THE DEAD 21 MIN. - A jaded narcissist stalks the bathhouse halls looking for his next hookup. When he finds himself in the midst of a zombie outbreak, his survival may depend on the one thing he didn’t come there for: a human connection. HARMFUL SENSATIONS 17 MIN.A young man addicted to sex, drinking and nightlife has a casual encounter and contracts a nasty, unknown venereal infection.


SUN - 9/25 11:30 Camelot Theatre Three

Short Selects: Relationships are complicated 62 MIN.  REBOUNDING 20 MIN. - A young gay man struggles to bounce back after an unexpected breakup. NO MORE JOSEPH 30 MIN.  - A photographer’s life spirals into disarray after falling in love and flying to Sweden for a boy he met online, only to have it all yanked away from him. LOVE, COLIN 12 MIN.Colin may not be certain of what he’s feeling, but his mother, Jennifer (Thea Gill, Queer As Folk), does notice. And that’s a challenge that really will force Colin to grow up. Fast.


SUN - 9/25 12:00 Desert Cinema

SHORT: WIG AND A PRAYER: The Peaches Christ Story. 19 MIN. FEATURE: QUEER MOXIE 95 MIN. Enter a world where freedom is expression and Queer is a state of mind. Queer Moxie is a film celebrating the importance, evolution and daring spirit of queer performance art in Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring Comedians, Drag Kings and Queens, Spoken word artists and Burlesque dancers, Queer Moxie is a behind the scenes look into queer performance art from the fringe to the mainstream. By showing out and dreaming big, queer artists have entertained and inspired those once not able to see themselves represented. Featuring interviews, archival and performance footage, Queer Moxie presents a glimpse of those that have queered the stage and ignited social change.


SUN - 9/25 1:15 Camelot Theatre One

SHORT: SEDER 12:31 MIN. FEATURE: ORIENTED 80 MIN. (Subtitled) Three gay Palestinian friends working, loving, and living their lives in Tel Aviv confront their national, cultural and sexual identities while trying to maintain friendships and intimate relationships with Israeli Jews. As new generations of LGBTQ Israelis and Palestinians grow up together, their perspectives could change the world.


SUN - 9/25 1:30 Camelot Theatre Two

FEATURE: TWO SOFT THINGS, TWO HARD THINGS 72 MIN. Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure and how, 60 years later, a new generation of Inuit are actively ‘unshaming’ their past.


SUN - 9/25 1:45 Camelot Theatre Three

SHORT: TITS ON A BULL 16 MIN. FEATURE: GAME OF CHECKERS 87 MIN. (Subtitled) Following Marta’s wake, her five best friends decide to spend the night at a rural tourist getaway that Marta never got around to opening. That long night becomes a maze-like journey through their interconnecting friendships, where each woman reveals herself. On the eve of the burial, the talk is about life and a friendship that survived it all. But will this friendship be able to survive death?


SUN - 9/25 2:30 Desert Cinema

FEATURE: LGBT UNITED 89 MIN. A thought-provoking feature documentary on the challenges encountered by LGBT individuals in their childhood, at school, when coming out, and in many social settings.


SUN - 9/25 3:30 Camelot Theatre One

SHORT: FILIP 12 MIN. FEATURE: JONATHAN 100 MIN. (Subtitled) The duties of a young German farmer weigh heavily upon him. Besides working the farm, he diligently cares for his father who is seriously ill. Suddenly, his father’s boyhood friend shows up, and long suppressed family secrets come to the surface.


 


SUN - 9/25 3:45 Camelot Theatre Two

SHORT: OH, I GET IT 8 MIN. 31 SEC. FEATURE: AWOL 82 MIN. (2016 Tribeca Film Festival) Lola Kirke shines as Joey, an aimless young woman searching for a direction in her small town in rural Pennsylvania. A visit to an Army recruiting office appears to provide her a path but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna , that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipated.


SUN - 9/25 4:00 Camelot Theatre Three

SHORT: SON OF A PREACHER MAN 6 MIN. FEATURE: AN ACT OF LOVE 86 MIN. In 2013, Rev. Frank Schaefer was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. The Schaefer family was drawn into a movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation’s second largest protestant denomination.


 


SUN - 9/25 5:00 Desert Cinema

FEATURE: REMEMBERING THE MAN 83 MIN. At a prestigious Catholic boys school in 1970s Australia, Tim Conigrave and John Caleo fell madly in love. Their passionate, tempestuous, operatic romance lasted for sixteen years, facing disapproval, temptation, separation, and the looming shadow of the Grim Reaper. Their star crossed relationship was immortalized in Timothy Conigrave's acclaimed memoir 'Holding the Man' and has been adapted for stage and screen. This is the true story of how Romeo met Romeo and what happened ever after.

 


CLOSING NIGHT FEATURES:

SUN - 9/25 5:45 Camelot Theatre One

FEATURE: RETAKE 99 MIN. RETAKE follows businessman Jonathan (Tuc Watkins) as he hires a prostitute (Devon Graye) to accompany him on a trip to the Grand Canyon with one requirement: that the prostitute role-play as, and answer to, “Brandon.” The two embark on a road trip of manipulation and suspense, haunted by a memory.


 


SUN - 9/25 6:00 Camelot Theatre Two

SHORT: NONE OF THE ABOVE 7 MIN. FEATURE: GIRLS LOST 102 MIN. (Subtitled) Three young girls' friendship is tested after they plant a very special flower; the Nectar from the flower changes their lives - and friendship - forever, as they get a taste of what it's like growing up as a boy. It's a story of how we've created gender, and how to know who you are when society is telling you who you should be, but also a story about young love and lust.


  


SUN - 9/25 6:15 Camelot Theatre Three

FEATURE: WOMEN WHO KILL 92 MIN. Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, hosts of a female serial killer-centric podcast, still show all the signs of being a couple. But everything changes when Morgan falls hard and fast for the mysterious Simone, who may or may not be a killer.

 


SUN - 9/25 7:30 Desert Cinema

SHORT: GEVALD 16 MIN. FEATURE: STONEWALL: THE MOVEMENT 60 MIN. Here are candid interviews covering the period from the late 1960s to the present. Featuring such activists as Harry Britt, George Raya and Jim Willeford, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, and former State Senator Carole Migden, who join activists Sally Gearhart and Nancy Adair of “Word Is Out”, Jack Fritscher, former editor-in-chief of Drummer Magazine, and Felice Picano, considered to be one of the founders of the modern gay literary movement. Adding to the line-up are gay filmmaker Charles Roseberry, Felicia Elizondo, (one of the original ‘Screaming Queens’ of the Compton Cafeteria Riot), and Miss Major, a transgender activist, survivor of the Attica and Stonewall Riots, and black transgender woman. Finally, Stonewall witnesses Jim Lonergan, Ted Alden, and Jim McCormick, join Drag Artist Rick Shelton, historian Ron Williams, and artist/activist G. Mark Mulleian to share their personal insights and observations, as they relate their experiences on the long but steady march from Stonewall to gay marriage.


SUN - 9/25 Wrap Party


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