SAM Remix at the Olympic Sculpture Park, Fri Aug 7th

Mon Aug 3, 05:22 PM

Three Dollar Bill Cinema is a community cohost for the Seattle Art Museum’s SAM Remix this Friday
Olympic Sculpture Park
Friday, August 7

Celebrate summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park with DJs spinning dance music, performances and tours until midnight.
The Seattle Art Museum will keep the Olympic Sculpture Park open until midnight for a special, summer SAM Remix event on Friday, August 7. Attendees can dance to a lineup of internationally renowned DJs and experience the sculptures on view through unconventional and highly opinionated tours of the park.

The sculpture park’s PACCAR Pavilion will showcase internationally renowned electronic music and video projections curated by Seattle’s Decibel Festival. Featured artists include Rena Jones (Portland), Filastine with DJ Collage (Barcelona), and Lusine (Seattle).

SAM Remix’s distinct blend of art, music and performance will extend throughout the entire sculpture park through flashlight art tours, spoken word performances, break dancing and other spontaneous performances. For example, special “My Favorite Things: The Park After Dark” tours led by writers from The Stranger, members of SAM staff, and Remix co-hosts will offer party-goers the chance to experience the park in new and unexpected ways. Friends of the Nib will host a comics drawing rally in the Alvord Art Lab, where visitors can participate alongside a cast of Seattle’s noteworthy comic and graphic artists – an interaction that promises to inspire anyone’s creative side.

Tickets may be purchased at the Ticketing Desk at any of SAM’s three sites or over the phone with a credit card by calling the Box Office at 206.654.3121.Prices are $5 (SAM Members), $10 (Adults), $8 (Students with ID and seniors). This event is open to guests age 18 and over only, and the first 100 guests at the door get in FREE.

Part of SAM’s diverse After Hours programming on Thursday and Friday nights, Remix brings turntable artists to the stage for a wide variety of musical sounds. Geared toward adults age 25–40, SAM’s happy hour atmosphere and unique artistic setting help visitors end the week with lots of down-tempo beats, fresh new mixes and friendly, art-loving faces.

More info and full schedule of events

LGBT Films at SIFF and a Gay-la

Thu May 21, 02:38 PM

SIFF starts today and there are a bevy of queer films to choose from including the Gay-La that Three Dollar Bill Cinema is co-presenting.

Patrik 1.5
May 28
Egyptian Theatre

What a difference punctuation can make. Because of a stray decimal, the child that a gay couple thinks will be their newly adopted 18-month-old son is actually a troubled, homophobic 15-year-old. Director Ella Lemhagen treats the dramatic subjects of adoption and bigotry with humor, intelligence, and a dash of romance.
Swedish with English subtitles
Complete Gay-la info here

Here is a list of all the LGBT films playing at SIFF. Note: this list also includes short films.

Save the Date

Fri Apr 10, 02:27 PM

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Three Dollar Bill Cinema events and co-presentations:

April 19
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
Part of The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

April 19
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
Part of The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

May 3
(from SLGFF ’08)
screens at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)

May 7 – 10
Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival
co-presented by Gender Odyssey
Northwest Film Forum
Stay tuned for a full program next week

May 17
A film co-presented with Safe Schools Coalition
AMC Pacific Place

June 21
Next Gay City TV screening
Northwest Film Forum

July 8 & 9
Northwest Film Forum

October 16 – 25
14th Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

THE LEATHER BOYS screens tomorrow

Wed Apr 8, 07:20 AM

Our God Save the Queens Spring Film Series kicks off with a rare screening of THE LEATHER BOYS.

In this striking portrayal of 1960s working class British life, a young married couple find themselves drifting apart until another man steps in and revs things up. Racy and rough-edged, THE LEATHER BOYS shifts gears between fiery confrontations and quiet moments of contemplation, ultimately leading to a climactic crossroads for the two men and the woman between them.

“Combines the sexual frankness and harsh realism of the British New Wave and confronts themes of class and homoeroticism at a time when being openly gay was still illegal.” –

1966 Golden Globe Nominee — Best English Language Foreign Film

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Latest Gay City TV Screening - FREE

Sun Mar 29, 01:00 PM

The latest Gay City TV is Sunday, March 29th at 1pm

Race Behind the Rainbow: It’s More than just Black & White
directed by Laura Jean Cronin

Join us for this candid look at race, homophobia, and the gay community. Discussion to follow the film.

March 29
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave.

Hot items at Victor/Victoria--our 2nd annual Dinner & Auction

Thu Mar 12, 07:12 PM

Our 2nd annual dinner & auction is right around the corner and there are lots of great items up for bid:

-Box seats at the Hollywood Bowl to see Liza Minnelli
-Wine, Wine, and more Wine
-Tickets to the 2010 Grammy Awards
-Dinner at The Herbfarm package
-Sasquatch Music Festival VIP Package
-Drag 101 with Sylvia O’Stayformore
-Tickets to An Evening with Lily Tomlin plus meet & greet
-Film festival passes, Film memorabilia, and movie posters (including our signature poster frenzy)
-Dinner with author, Sherman Alexie at Lark
-Getaways galore: Staycations at some of Seattle’s finest hotels, Firesky Resort in Arizona, Palm Desert, Las Vegas, Vancouver, and more!

Get your tickets. They are going fast!

Friday, March 27, 2009
Sodo Park, 3200 First Ave. S.
$100 per person
$90 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members
$1500 for a VIP Oscar table of 10—includes a gift bag for each guest, valet parking & premium wine

Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, appetizers, sit down dinner, decadent desserts, hosted wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and some cinematic surprises!

All proceeds from the auction will help further Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s mission to enrich, strengthen, and connects diverse communities by supporting and exhibiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film.

SLGFF Centerpiece Film Plays at Central Cinema

Thu Feb 26, 03:30 PM

STEAM, centerpiece film of the 2008 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival returns to Seattle for 3 screenings at Central Cinema.

Three women from three generations let their woes melt away in the cleansing atmosphere of a steam room. Kate Siegel (as college student Elizabeth), HIGH ART’s Ally Sheedy (forty-something single mom Laurie), and Oscar nominee Ruby Dee (elderly Doris) create extraordinary women characters with realistic and relatable issues. Combining humor and heartbreak, STEAM is a powerful portrayal of women emerging from struggles to newfound strength and confidence.

STEAM screens:
Now-March 5
7:00pm & 9:30pm
Central Cinema
1411 21st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Attend the Gay & Lesbian Travel Expo and support Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Wed Feb 18, 04:18 PM

Whether you dream of shopping in Europe, hiking through South America, or sipping a drink by the pool, the 2009 HX Gay and Lesbian Travel Expo is your first stop.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
4pm to 8pm
The Seattle Grand Hyatt
721 Pine Street

Use the flyer below for your free entry and HX Media will donate $1 to Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Download this flyer for free admission

WERE THE WORLD MINE moves to the Metro

Sun Feb 8, 09:37 PM

WERE THE WORLD MINE, the crowd-pleasing, musical film that kicked off the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival has been extended. It is now playing at Landmark’s Metro Cinema. Bring your friends to see this magical, musical dream come true on the big screen. If you could turn someone gay…what would you do?

Showtimes and more info

SLGFF Opening Night Film Plays Varsity

Thu Jan 29, 06:08 PM

WERE THE WORLD MINE, the crowd-pleasing, musical film that kicked off the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival returns to town for a limited engagement at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre. Bring your friends to see this magical, musical dream come true on the big screen. If you could turn someone gay…what would you do?

Plays Jan 30 – Feb 5
Fri – Sun 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15
Mon – Thurs 7:15, 9:15

more info

Hitchcock's VERTIGO in 70mm at Cinerama

Tue Jan 20, 07:24 PM

The newest Cinerama 70MM film series, featuring movies shot in the super high resolution format, will begin with the Hitchcock classic, Vertigo. Rated as one of the top ten films of all time by the American Film Institute, the 1958 thriller, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, keeps you at the edge of your seat until the very end. The complex story follows a San Francisco detective (Stewart) suffering from acrophobia, who investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife (Novak), all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Vertigo screenings at Cinerama:
Thursday 1/22, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 1/25, noon
Tuesday 1/27, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/29, 8:00 p.m.

Get your tickets online at, by phone 206-441-3080, or at the Cinerama box office.

Donate Now!

Sat Nov 29, 07:14 AM

Thank you for making the 13th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival our biggest and boldest success ever…86 PROGRAMS at 8 VENUES around the city!

Three Dollar Bill Cinema is the only nonprofit LGBT film arts organization of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and we need your support. The end of the year is the perfect time to make a tax-deductible donation in support of LGBT cinema.

From film series that focus on images of our community from the past to free outdoor movies and The Seattle Transgender Film Festival, Three Dollar Bill Cinema brings you LGBT film programming all year long. But we can’t do it without your support. Make your tax-deductible donation today and kick off the new year knowing you helped ensure the future of a respected, growing LGBT arts organization in “your“ community.

Make your donation in honor of a friend or family member as a great holiday gift or give the gift of Three Dollar Bill Cinema Membership

for my wife... screens on Vashon Island

Wed Nov 19, 04:25 PM

for my wife…
Winner of three awards at The 13th Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival returns for a screening on Vashon.
Sunday, November 23, 2pm
Vashon Theatre
17723 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA, 98070

Tickets are $6 and only available at the door.
Following the screening will be a Q & A with Charlene Strong and the filmmakers.

Frances Farmer's Revenge

Thu Nov 6, 12:45 PM

Three Dollar Bill Cinema is pleased to co-present this two-day retrospective of a local legend.

Come celebrate the life of Seattle born Actress Frances Farmer in a two day event presented by West Seattle’s Historic Admiral Theater.

November 7, 2008 has been proclaimed FRANCES FARMER DAY in Seattle.

Theater goers are urged to “dress to impress” – 30’s-style for our elegant first night, which celebrates the 72nd Anniversary showing of the award winning classic “Come and Get It”. The evening will also include a silent auction showcasing photos from various private collections; a presentation of “The Bad Girl of West Seattle” by local historian Peder Nelson followed by special guest, David Johnson, CEO of Navos a West Seattle Mental Health Solutions Center, beneficiaries of the evening.

Saturday. November 8, features a matinee showing of “Rhythm on the Range” (co-starring Bing Crosby) and will culminate that evening with Jessica Lange’s academy-award nominated performance in the critically acclaimed movie, Frances.

Join us for an after party at Shadowland in the West Seattle Junction. November marks the one-year anniversary for the popular restaurant which coincidentally was named after the famous star.

Tickets and more information

And the winners are...

Tue Oct 28, 05:20 PM

We are proud to announce the winners of the 13th Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival audience and juried awards:


Best Narrative:
Ready? OK! directed by James Vasquez

The jury votes Ready? OK! as Best Narrative of the 2008 SLGFF for its lighthearted and accessible approach to todays rigid gender roles and its perfectly realized directorial vision. With special recognition of the extraordinary performance of the young male lead played by Lurie Poston.

Best New Director:
Tom Gustafson, Were the World Mine

The jury votes Tom Gustafson as Best New Director of the 2008 SLGFF for Were the World Mine based on innovative storytelling, original art direction and a strong directorial vision.

Best Documentary:
She’s a Boy I Knew directed by Gwen Haworth

A profound, enlightening exploration of a deeply personal journey. Haworth reveals her emotional and physical transition with unapologetic frankness. Honest and poignant, encompassing the emotional growth of the filmmaker, her wife, family and friends. “She’s a Boy I Knew” makes its mark as a well-crafted film about transformations, identities, relationships and love.

Best Local Film:
for my wife… directed by David Rothmiller

Timely, compelling story that illustrates what Audre Lorde called “the transformation of silence into action.” Persuasively dramatizes the journey from a horrific personal loss to social activism and political change.

Wolfe Video Best Short Film:
Pitstop directed by Melanie McGraw

The story goes beyond the boundaries of gender identity and sexuality revealing a common human element. The art direction and cinematography enhanced the subtle storytelling and were visually poetic. We liked that the film integrated time and geography as critical elements of the storytelling.

Most Innovative Short Film:
Hock Hiap Leong directed by Roystan Tan

The combination of narrative, documentary, and musical all come together with surprising results. While culturally specific, the film was universal in talking about the effects of gentrification over tradition. Excellent editing, choreography, art direction, and cinematography made it the standout film in the shorts category.


Favorite Narrative Feature
Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom directed by Patrick Ian Polk

Favorite Documentary:
for my wife… directed by David Rothmiller

Favorite Local Film:
for my wife… directed by David Rothmiller

Favorite Girls Short:
No Bikini directed by Claudia Morgado Escanilla

Favorite Boys Short:
The Window directed by Phillipe Gosselin & Ronald Regina

And the winners of the Indie-Fest Online Film Competition:
Feature Film: Out in India: A Family’s Journey directed by Tom Keegan
Short Film: Tranny McGuyver directed by Vaughn Verdi

Indie-Fest Online winners screen for FREE Sunday, Oct 26

Sun Oct 26, 09:07 AM

The winning films from the Indie-Fest Online film festival will screen at The King Cat Theater on Sunday, October 26 at 2:30pm. This is a free screening and does not require tickets.
Check out the winners:

Out in India: A Family’s Journey
Out in India: A Family’s Journey captures partners David Gere (brother of Richard Gere), Peter Carley, and their two adopted children as they leave Los Angeles for nine months in India fighting AIDS. Their weapon? Painters, puppeteers, and performers of every kind. Out in India examines the role of gay people and artists in fighting HIV on a global scale, and goes far beyond other stories about gay families. Pushed to the breaking point in the crucible of India’s traditional, marriage-centric society, the film explores the costs and joys of the family’s activism, set on the brilliantly colored stage of 21st century India.
Running time: 71 min.

Tranny McGuyver
Tranny McGuyver is short film about three rookie cops trying to make the world a better place. Watch as our heroes tackle pimps, hoes and the evilest of backroom vaginal rejuvenation/veterinary technicians that the criminal underworld has to offer. Basically, it’s In the Heat of the Night meets Tootsie without the heart-of-gold. We’re not trying to out-dyke Cagney & Lacey or anything.
Running Time: 16 min.

The World Unseen is sold out!

Fri Oct 24, 01:48 PM

The World Unseen, playing tonight, Friday, October 24 at Central Cinema, 7:30pm is sold out. A hope line will form at the theatre for potential rush seats.

Festival Guests!

Fri Oct 17, 09:54 AM

The following guests are scheduled to attend the 13th Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival:

Dennis Shiners, Area X, Young Love: Shorts
Admiral Alan M. Steinman , Ask Not
Simon Miller, Between Love and Goodbye
Amedeo Procopio, Bye Bye Darling
Chris Russo, Directed by Dorothy Arzner
Glenn Gaylord, Directed by Dorothy Arzner
Carrie Schrader , Don’t Mess With Texas & Thorny Rose
Kareena Meehan, Dottie’s Magic Pockets
Tammy Stoner, Dottie’s Magic Pockets
Peaches Christ, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Elvira, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Dave O’Brien, Equality U
Michael Lucid, Feedback, Boys Shorts
Charlene Strong, for my wife…
David Rothmiller, for my wife…
LD Thompson, for my wife…
Maurice Jamal, Friends & Lovers: Ski Trip 2
Gina Mainwal, Rock the Like & Butch/Femme, Girls Shorts
Alonzo Ruvalcaba, The Kinsey Sicks: Almost Infamous
Ken Bielenberg, The Kinsey Sicks: Almost Infamous
Bridget McManus, Laughing Matters…Next Gen
Dara Sklar , Lezbros, Girls Shorts
Taylor Greeson, Meadowlark
Harry Benshoff, Monsters in the Closet
Charlie David, Mulligans
Dan Payne, Mulligans
Stewart Halpern, Pageant
Christopher Mark Freeman, Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band
Jon Ginolli , Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band
Chris Diani, Gay City TV
Michael Mew, Q Case, Oh Canada!: Shorts
Robert Gant, Save Me
Arik Treston, Scab
Joel Hinojosa, Scab
Randall Walk, Scab
Richard Berkowitz, Sex Positive
Gwen Haworth, She’s a Boy I Knew
James Holworth, Gay City TV
Kate Siegel, Steam
Kyle Shikner, Steam
Kimberly Brandom, Testimony
Fred Barney Taylor, The Polymath, Or The Life And Opinions Of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman
Brian Frank, The Sensei
Diana Lee Inosanto, The Sensei
Ron Balicki, The Sensei
Brian Pera , The Way I See Things
Phillipe Gosselin, The Window
John Shanfy, This Land Is Our Land
Cory James Krueckeberg, Were The World Mine
Tom Gustafson , Were The World Mine


Thu Oct 16, 06:42 PM

It’s not too late to volunteer for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film festival. Meet new people, earn free tickets, and support queer film! Just click the Volunteer button on any page of the website.

Indie-Fest Online Film Festival Competition

Wed Oct 8, 03:41 PM

Ever wanted to program a film festival?
Now you can-with IndieFlix and the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. We’ve selected three feature films and five shorts for your consideration.
Watch them for free and vote for your favorites. The festival will be online from now until October 22.

The winning short film and feature film will be screened on the final day of the festival, October 26, at the King Cat Theater. Winners also receive a cash prize.

Watch now!