SONG LANG
Oct
20
2:15 PM14:15

SONG LANG

Set in 1980s Vietnam, this hypnotic drama tells the story of a troubled loan shark, Dung Thunderbolt (Lien Binh Phat), and a traditional Vietnamese opera singer, Linh Phung (V-pop star Isaac), who has assumed the debt of the folk opera company for which he stars.

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STRAIGHT UP
Oct
19
9:15 PM21:15

STRAIGHT UP

What if your soulmate is your best friend? If she’s a woman, what does that mean to a gay guy? When Todd, a mild-mannered twentysomething with OCD, meets Rory, an aspiring actress, their friendship turns into something more, as he questions whether he is really gay and what it means to fall in love with a woman.

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SCREAM QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (Encore Screening)
Oct
19
2:30 PM14:30

SCREAM QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (Encore Screening)

“The gay one!” That’s how audiences in 1985 contemptuously described not only A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2—the utterly queer sequel to one of the most iconic horror films of all time—but also its young, closeted lead actor, Mark Patton. This revealing documentary tells the story of his career-ending box-office failure and spirit-rending heartbreak.

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WE EXIST: BEYOND THE BINARY
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

WE EXIST: BEYOND THE BINARY

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Featuring stories from other gender-nonconforming people, WE EXIST outpaces a society that is both slow to catch up and quick to judge, and proves with confidence and joy that nonbinary people are declaring their true selves, claiming space, experiencing loving relationships, and thriving in this world.

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SEVENTEEN
Oct
18
8:30 PM20:30

SEVENTEEN

In SEVENTEEN, writer-director Monja Art explores the boundaries of adolescence and adulthood at a rural Austrian high school overflowing with the bubbling turmoil of sex, jealousy, and loneliness inherent in lives measured on social media.

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VISION PORTRAITS
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

VISION PORTRAITS

In this award-winning documentary about a world most of us will never see, director Rodney Evans (BROTHER TO BROTHER, SQFF 2004; THE HAPPY SAD, SQFF 2013) focuses on the ways the loss of their vision affected a dancer, photographer, and writer, and how their creative process thrives in spite of their visual impairment.

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FABULOUS
Oct
17
7:15 PM19:15

FABULOUS

Originally from French Guiana, Lasseindra learned voguing, runway walking, and body-dropping dance battling from her found family in New York City’s underground, before moving to Paris to establish her own House of Ninja and foster the French ballroom scene. In this documentary addressing overlapping struggles regarding race, religion, culture, and queerness, director Audrey Jean-Baptiste captures Lasseindra’s return to her rigidly gendered home country, where she teaches voguing workshops to LGBTQ+ youth.

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