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Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

1122 E. Pike St. #1313
Seattle, WA 98122
206-323-4274 phone
206-323-4275 fax

Rachael Brister

Executive Director

Manages the daily operations of Three Dollar Bill Cinema; oversees personnel and financial resources; develops strategic plan with the board of directors. Works with SLGFF staff on all aspects of festival production. Contact for: Big picture questions, festival sponsorship, and staffing questions.

Jason Plourde

Programming Director

Directs the artistic vision for the organization. Previews and programs films and videos for the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and other Three Dollar Bill Cinema programs. Contact for: Entry forms and requirements for submitted works, film information, fiscal sponsorship and year-round film programs.

Heather Renee Ayres

Membership Manager

Handles all operations relating to Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s membership including processing new and renewing members, delivery of membership benefits, and general customer service to members. Contact for: Membership questions and to RSVP for a special Three Dollar Bill Cinema event.

Kevin Fansler

Volunteer Coordinator

Handles all aspects of volunteer coordination for the film festival and Three Dollar Bill Cinema Events. Contact for: Volunteer inquiries

Brenda Walker, Rebel Content

PR Coordination

Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Three Dollar Bill Cinema Mission

Three Dollar Bill Cinema enriches, strengthens, and connects diverse communities by supporting queer film and by producing the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and other events.

What We Do

Three Dollar Bill Cinema provides access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families, and a forum for LGBT filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences. We curate themed screenings throughout the year and produce programs in partnership with other arts, cultural, and service delivery organizations in the Greater Seattle area.

Our Programs

The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Our chief program is The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. The festival has been a part of the Greater Seattle community and beyond since 1996. The largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the festival continues to gain industry and audience recognition for showcasing the latest and greatest in queer film, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent. The festival is also an important venue in the local Seattle film scene, and inspires members of our community to express their creativity through film and video.

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival
Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Gender Odyssey present this groundbreaking film festival. All of the programs Three Dollar Bill Cinema produces are inclusive of the transgender community. However, this trans-focused event showcases films made by, for, or about transgender people. The 4th annual festival will take place May 8-10, 2009.

It’s like Karaoke — only better. You’re the star of your favorite movie musical. Pick any scene to sing along to, while the film and lyrics are projected onto the screen. There are hundreds of songs to choose from. Cineoke happens the second Monday of every month, at the Rendezvous’ Jewelbox Theater. Doors open at 6:30pm, Cineoke starts at 7:00pm.

We also produce other events throughout the year and co-present diverse screenings with other community organizations.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Support current film projects and organizations under Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Fiscal Sponsorship program. Click here to learn more or donate. Thank you for your support!

Traveling to Seattle for the Film Festival? Or enjoy a getaway in your own backyard. Below you will find discounts offered by some of our sponsor hotels as well as a list of restaurants that support the festival.


Best Western Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109 | 1-800-351-9444

Call & ask for the special Lesbian & Gay Film Festival rate for October 2008:
Weekend $99.00 + tax
Weekday $89.00 + tax
Rate includes Deluxe Hot Buffet Breakfast.

Best Western Loyal Inn
2301 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 | 206-682-0200 or 888-682-0201

Call & ask for the special Lesbian & Gay Film Festival rate October 2008:
Weekend $119.00 + tax
Weekday $99.00 + tax
Rate includes Deluxe Continental breakfast

Eighth Avenue Inn
2213 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 | 206-624-6300

Call & ask for the special Lesbian & Gay Film Festival rate October 2008:
Sun-Wed $89.00 Thu-Sat $99.00
Rate includes complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast

Kimpton Hotels
10% off the Best Available Rate at:
The Alexis Hotel
Hotel Monaco Seattle
Hotel Vintage Park
Make reservations online at entering rate code PRI or call 1-800-KIMPTON and ask for the “Pride Rate”.

Marriott SpringHill Suites Downtown Seattle
1800 Yale Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-403-2272

$129 rate Thursday – Sunday nights in a king suite.
To make a reservation CALL and ask for the SLGFF rate
Special rate only available by phone

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
2125 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 | Main: (206) 264-8111 or 1-877-324-4856
Call and ask for the festival rate of $179 per night.

Dine Out

Broadway Grill

Café Flora


Cupcake Royale

El Gaucho

Martin’s off Madison

Poco Wine Room


Rosebud Restaurant & Bar

Tidbit Bistro

Top Pot Doughnuts

Whole Foods Westlake

1. Can I buy a ticket to the movie only for Opening Night, Closing Night, or the two Centerpieces?

Unfortunately, no. Movie only tickets are not available for these four screenings. Gala only tickets are available for Opening and Closing night. Tickets are $15 each and will only be available at the door for each venue (not available in advance.

2. Where do I pick up tickets I bought online?

Your tickets will be at the venue of the first show for which you bought tickets. If you purchased a pass then please pick up your pass at Will Call based on the following schedule:
October 17–19: Cinerama
October 20–25: Northwest Film Forum
October 26: The King Cat Theater

3. How do I buy day-of-show tickets?

Tickets for screenings the day of the screening are only available at the venue of the screening. Once tickets go on sale for the day, you can purchase tickets for any show that day. For example when the box office opens for the noon show on Saturday, you can purchase tickets for any show happening on that Saturday at that venue.

4. When does the box office open?

Box office and will call open 45 minutes before the first screening each day with the exception of October 17th (Opening Night) when WILL CALL will open at 5pm.

5. Where can I pick up a festival program?

Many locations have our festival program A few are:
Northwest Film Forum
Egyptian Theatre
Harvard Exit Theatre
Top Pot Doughnuts
Bailey/Coy Books
Broadway Video
Kaladi Brothers Coffee
On 15th Video
Scarecrow Video
Grand Illusion Theatre
Twice Sold Tales
Bulldog News

6. Are there any free screenings at the film festival this year?

Yes. There are three free screenings:
Sunday, October 19: GAY CITY TV
Sunday, October 26: FAMILY TIME: SHORTS

7. I bought tickets for a screening and changed my mind? Can I return them?

No. There are no refunds or exchanges unless there is a program cancellation.


Executive Producer Rachael Brister
Executive Producer Jason Plourde
Producer Norma Jean Straw
Writer/Director Gina Mainwal
Director of Photography Ryan Purcell
Production Designer Angie Harrison
Production Manager Lindsay Martin
Production Coordinator Elayne Wylie
1st AD Laura Jean Cronin
2nd AD Chad Cobain
Script Supervisor Michelle Odo
Wardrobe Melissa Flynn
Makeup/Hair Seann Robert Murray
1st AC Timothy Demmon
1st AC Anthony Tackett
2nd AC Rima Moon
Gaffer Mike Commins
Best Boy James McKenna Jr.
Key Grip/Gaffer Sarena Schumacher
Grip Bekky Herr
Grip/Production PA Rayann Figler
Grip/Boom Operator Mike Kubik
Grip/PA Mark Tomas
Sound Recordist Todd Schmidt
Digital Tech Heather Canik
Still Photographer Sean Newman
Art Assistant Cortney Greene
Art Assistant Matt Shannon
Art Assistant Darcy Zoller
PA Jane Tudor
PA Erin Cawley-Morse
Editor David Llama
Post Sound Design Justin Sund
Original Music Greg Bowman
Sound Design & Mixing Sam Gray, Bad Animals
Foley Jamie Hunsdale
Color Correction Modern Digital
Film Transfer Alpha Cine Labs
Prints Alpha Cine Labs


Shelly/Poltergeist Girl Sean Paul
Beefcake Martyn Valenzuela
Lesbian 1 in Jeep Lesli Wood
Lesbian 2 in Jeep Kara Wentworth
Baby Dyke Cherilynn Brooks
Bear in Theater Spanky
Bear’s Boyfriend Steven Aguirre
Gay Man 1 in Theater Christopher Anderson
Gay Man 2 in Theater Justin Cavanaugh
Voice Talent Ethan Newberry


Bella Biagio, Zoe True, Tim Novar, Robert Geller, Gina Young, Kerry Kel, Joshua O’Neal, Paul Nordgren, Joseph Singer, Aurea Astro, Christopher Bragg, Jane Tudor, Anthony Ogle, Michael Bruner, Monica Aird, Spark Awesome, Abil Bradshaw, Colleen Anne Spillune, Rochelle Calkins, Sharlyn McRae, Rachael Brister, Jason Plourde, Keith Bacon, Kevin Fansler, Darcey Zoller, Rima Moon, Elayne Wylie, Lindsay Martin, Seann Robert Murray, Bekky Herr, Chad Cobain, Erin Cawley-Morse, Heather Canik, Melissa Flynn, Cortney Greene


Modern Digital, Oppenheimer, Alpha Cine, Kodak, Ryan Purcell, Hot Mama’s Pizza, Tutta Bella, Starbucks, NWFF, Broadway Grill, Top Pot Doughnuts

Thank YOU

Dr. Sheryl Harmer and Steve Boyd, Global Village Media, Seattle Counseling Service, Screenlife, LLC, Kari Zumwalt, Joe Randazzo, Kirsten Mann & Niko, Sue Szylwin, John Hendricks, Matthew Obst, Scott Branston, Matt Fleming, Seattle Grip and Lighting, Grand Central Bakery, BizKid$, Seattle Office of Film & Music

Rock The Like (Remix)

by Team Gina
From the album Products of the 80’s © 2008 Team Gina BMI
Music by Scott Kerr / Kids on TV
Lyrics by Team Gina