BEAUTY AND DECAY
Oct
11
5:15 PM17:15

BEAUTY AND DECAY

In this fascinating and transporting documentary, Sven Marquardt, best known as a heavily tattooed and pierced queer bouncer at Berlin’s most famous and debaucherous techno club but also an accomplished photographer and sensitive soul, reunites with Dominique Hollenstein and Robert Paris, two old friends from the colorful East Berlin underground of the 1980s.

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ADAM
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

ADAM

Awkward teen Adam spends his last high school summer with his big sister, who throws herself into NYC's lesbian and trans activist scene. In this coming-of-age comedy, Adam and those around him encounter love, friendship and hard truths

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NO BOX FOR ME: AN INTERSEX STORY
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

NO BOX FOR ME: AN INTERSEX STORY

Shedding light on a topic that is too often misunderstood, NO BOX FOR ME unveils the complex and far-reaching issues faced by intersex people, who are born with variations in their sex characteristics that often cause Western doctors to surgically assign a gender during infancy.

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A LUV TALE: THE SERIES
Oct
11
9:15 PM21:15

A LUV TALE: THE SERIES

In this stylish and clever six-part series, based on writer-creator Sidra Smith’s 1999 award-winning romantic comedy and directed by Kay Oyegun (This Is Us), four gorgeous queer women of color in Harlem try to navigate careers, family, friendships, and love in a world of art and music.

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BENJAMIN
Oct
11
9:30 PM21:30

BENJAMIN

In writer-director-comedian Simon Amstell’s witty and bittersweet drama-comedy about love, art, and friendship, twentysomething filmmaker Benjamin (Colin Morgan, The Fall; THE HAPPY PRINCE, SQFF 2018), finds himself falling for Noah, a charming French musician, in the midst of trying to launch his second feature film.

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THE CHUNTÁ
Oct
12
2:30 PM14:30

THE CHUNTÁ

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In the small Mexican town of Chiapa de Corzo, two rival gender-bending dance groups prepare for the annual Fiesta Grande, a vibrant party where men transform into women and become what’s known as the Chuntá. There are traditionalists, who believe that only perceived heterosexual men should wear the gowns and makeup, while other dancers welcome people of all identities, especially those who face violence for being queer.

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SAME BUT DIFFERENT: A TRUE NEW ZEALAND LOVE STORY
Oct
12
6:45 PM18:45

SAME BUT DIFFERENT: A TRUE NEW ZEALAND LOVE STORY

This charming romantic comedy follows single mom and actor Rachel, who is immediately smitten when she meets Samoan filmmaker Nikki. Hilariously awkward yet relatable situations ensue in this fun romp, based on the real relationship between writer-director Nikki Si’ulepa and producer Rachel Aneta Wills, is full of Kiwi and Pacific Islander humor that’s sure to delight.

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BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET
Oct
12
9:15 PM21:15

BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET

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Tania, a trans performer living in Buenos Aires, is going through her recently deceased grandmother’s belongings with two childhood friends when they uncover a sickly alien who had been abuela’s companion. The trio are now tasked with an unusual wayfaring mission to return the creature to its place of origin.

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ONE TAXI RIDE
Oct
13
2:45 PM14:45

ONE TAXI RIDE

Ten years ago, a fateful taxi ride turned into a life-shattering experience for a 17-year-old boy. Now, Erick is coming to terms with that incident—which he has kept secret all this time—and its aftermath in this heartfelt and poignant documentary.

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THE ARCHIVETTES
Oct
13
4:45 PM16:45

THE ARCHIVETTES

From literature to love letters to military uniforms, THE ARCHIVETTES showcases the Lesbian Herstory Archives’ dedication to “collect any material by and about lesbians” and document the history of women who love women.

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SEATTLE'S QTPOC MUSIC SCENE
Oct
13
8:45 PM20:45

SEATTLE'S QTPOC MUSIC SCENE

This documentary isn’t just a showcase of what QTPOC artists are doing—it centers on questions of support and equality for QTPOC creative types in the music scene as it relates to race, queerness, and gender equity. Be prepared to be inspired—and sing along. 

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SCREAM QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
Oct
13
9:00 PM21:00

SCREAM QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

“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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STATE OF PRIDE
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

STATE OF PRIDE

“What do Pride celebrations mean now?” asked the Academy Award–winning documentarists Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (THE CELLULOID CLOSET, COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT, THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK), 50 years after the Stonewall Riots.

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BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET (Encore Screening)
Oct
14
9:15 PM21:15

BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET (Encore Screening)

Tania, a trans performer living in Buenos Aires, is going through her recently deceased grandmother’s belongings with two childhood friends when they uncover a sickly alien who had been abuela’s companion. The trio are now tasked with an unusual wayfaring mission to return the creature to its place of origin.

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CUBBY
Oct
15
9:15 PM21:15

CUBBY

In this quirky coming-of-age comedy, Mark (Mark Blane, the film’s co-director), a painfully awkward gay illustrator, makes his way to New York City from his small-town life in Indiana with mom (Patricia Richardson, Home Improvement).

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FREE PROGRAM: LET’S TALK ABOUT TRANS AND QUEER MASCULINITIES: A DISCUSSION WITH SEAN DORSEY DANCE
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

FREE PROGRAM: LET’S TALK ABOUT TRANS AND QUEER MASCULINITIES: A DISCUSSION WITH SEAN DORSEY DANCE

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In this powerful workshop, you will learn techniques and gain the tools needed to become an effective ally to and advocate for those who are targeted because of their race or anyone being treated unfairly or discriminated against, through interactive exercises and discussion.

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NARRATIVE CENTERPIECE: END OF THE CENTURY
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

NARRATIVE CENTERPIECE: END OF THE CENTURY

Ocho (Juan Barberini), a thirtysomething Argentinian poet, is cruising the streets and beaches of Barcelona when he spots Javi (Ramón Pujol), a brawny Spaniard living in Berlin. A series of chance encounters leads to a revelatory one-night stand, Javi discloses something that causes the film to dive into the past.

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I AM ANASTASIA
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

I AM ANASTASIA

In I AM ANASTASIA, director Thomas Ladenburger follows transgender Lieutenant Colonel Anastasia Biefang’s personal and professional journey, including her physical transition, increasing demands on her as a military leader, and the stress of planning a wedding before being deployed to Afghanistan.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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