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WINNER - Best Directing of a US Feature
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Sundance Film Festival

OPENING NIGHT FILM
Adam

Thursday October 10th 2019, 7:00 pm

Genre: Bi, Comedy, Gay, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Romance, Slice of Life

Language: English

Venue: Autonation IMAX

OPENING NIGHT FILM

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE


It's 2006 and awkward, self-conscious Adam Freeman has just finished his junior year of high school. His cool older sister Casey (Margaret Qualley) suggests he visit her in New York for...

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FESTIVAL DIRECTORS AWARD - US Narrative Feature
- Cinetopia Film Festival (Detroit)

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Sundance Film Festival

To The Stars

Friday October 11th 2019, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance, Slice of Life

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

1960s, Oklahoma. Bullied by her classmates, reclusive Iris finds small-town life pure torment; for self-assured Maggie, however, moving to the sticks provides an opportunity to stand out. What begins as an uneven relationship between two very different...

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)

Straight Up

Friday October 11th 2019, 7:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Gay, Romance

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

The path to relationship bliss is often filled with self-doubt, second guessing and other methods of self-sabotage, but Todd takes this to a whole new level. After all, he is questioning his sexuality… not a good start when forging a new relationship....

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AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - Best Feature
- Frameline (San Francisco)
- Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival
- San Diego Asian Film Festival

BEST SCREENPLAY
- ASEAN Film Festival

BEST NEW DIRECTOR
- Beijing Film Festiva

Song Lang

Friday October 11th 2019, 9:15 pm

Genre: Crime, Drama, Gay, Romance, Suspense

Language: Vietnamese w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

An unlikely bond develops between hunky, brooding and tough debt collector Dung and Linh Phung, a charismatic young opera singer from a struggling Cai-luong troupe (traditional Vietnamese opera). The two meet when Dung comes to forcefully collect a debt...

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)
- Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (Toronto)
- Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Cubby

Friday October 11th 2019, 9:15 pm

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, LGBTQ

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

FLORIDA PREMIERE

In this coming-of-age dramedy shot on 16mm and based on the director’s life, a misanthropic gay artist packs up and moves out of his family’s garage in Indiana and heads to Brooklyn. Unable to sustain himself or any...

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)

Sid & Judy

Saturday October 12th 2019, 12:30 pm

Genre: Documentary, Historical, LGBTQ

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Based on the 2017 memoir written by Sid Luft, the third of Judy Garland's five husbands, Sid & Judy details their years together as well as the dramatic career and personal struggles of the talented and tragically short-lived entertainer Judy Garland....

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Unsound

Saturday October 12th 2019, 2:45 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Romance, Slice of Life, Trans

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Disillusioned musician Noah quits his band and returns to his mother’s home in Sydney seeking connection and rejuvenation. Noah finds solace in the vibrant, passionate life of a young, deaf, trans-man, Finn, who runs a center/nightclub for his deaf...

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JURY PRIZE BEST DOCUMENTAR
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)

AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY
- TLVFest LGBT Film Festival (Tel Aviv)

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

Saturday October 12th 2019, 5:00 pm

Genre: Bi, Documentary, Gay, Historical, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Trans

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

A remarkable look at the untold stories of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the U.S. The film follows four new arrivals, each of whom have escaped potential peril...

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AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - Best Documentary
- Sidewalk Film Festival (Birmingham)

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)

Circus of Books

Saturday October 12th 2019, 5:00 pm

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

For over 35 years, the gay porn shop Circus of Books served as the epicenter for LGBT life and culture in Los Angeles. Unbeknownst to many in the community it served, the store was cultivated and cared for by its owners, Karen and Barry Mason, a straight...

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BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM
- Guadalajara International Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FILM
- Toulouse Cinespana (France)

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Cannes Film Festival

LADIES' SPOTLIGHT FILM
Carmen & Lola

Saturday October 12th 2019, 7:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance

Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

LADIES' SPOTLIGHT FILM

There is much excitement within a gypsy community in the suburbs of Madrid as beautiful teenager Carmen prepares for her wedding. Yet Carmen finds herself becoming increasingly conscious that she is just following...

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)

The Shiny Shrimps
(Les crevettes pailletées)

Saturday October 12th 2019, 7:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Gay

Language: French w/ English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

Matthias, an Olympic swimming champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a VERY flamboyant, VERY bad and VERY LGBT water polo team. They have only one thing in mind: to qualify for the...

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BEST ACTRESS
- Golden Globes Italy

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)

An Almost Ordinary Summer (Croce e Delizia)

Saturday October 12th 2019, 9:30 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Romance

Language: Italian w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Two very different families spend their holidays in the same seaside house: the aristocratic Castelvecchio’s – open-minded, eccentric, but quite selfish – and the working-class Petagna’s – very tight-knit and united around solid conservative...

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)
- Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (Toronto)

Sell By

Saturday October 12th 2019, 9:30 pm

Genre: Comedy, Gay, Romance

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

Does every relationship have an expiration date? Adam and Marklin are about to find out. Their 5-year relationship has gone from a passionate flame to a medium burn, forcing them to reconcile with each other’s shortcomings all while watching their support...

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Leonard Soloway’s Broadway

Sunday October 13th 2019, 12:30 pm

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical, Musical

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Through verité documentary footage, humorous storytelling, interviews and archival film material, Leonard Soloway's Broadway captures a Broadway few ever see as told through the eyes of a legendary Broadway producer you've probably never heard...

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The Sympathy Card

Sunday October 13th 2019, 2:45 pm

Genre: Comedy, Lesbian, Romance

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

When Emma’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, she presents her new wife Josie a deathbed order: find someone new while Emma is still around to approve of her choice. Reluctantly, Josie embarks on a painfully awkward pursuit to honor Emma’s wishes....

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JURY AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY
- OUTshine LGBT Film Festival - Miami Edition

Little Miss Westie

Sunday October 13th 2019, 5:00 pm

Genre: Documentary, Historical, LGBTQ, Trans

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

If Ren could go back in time to before she was four, she would tell her parents that she wasn’t happy living as a boy. Now, Ren is about to take part in a rite of passage for their community in West Haven, Connecticut, as the first out transgirl to...

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)

HAM: A Musical Memoir

Sunday October 13th 2019, 5:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Musical

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

In this dazzlingly filmed live performance of Sam Harris’ award-winning one-man musical, Harris belts out original songs and beloved ballads while playing 11 different roles to tell his own life story - from growing up gay in Oklahoma’s Bible Belt...

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)
- Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (Toronto)

Queering the Script

Sunday October 13th 2019, 7:15 pm

Genre: Documentary, Historical, Lesbian, LGBTQ

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Queer fandom provides an outlet and a true voice in the conversation about LGBTQ+ representation in television, from well-known shows like The L Word and Pose to Xenia, Wynona Earp and Carmilla. Queering The Script examines...

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Highlights

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QUEER LION AWARD - BEST LGBT FILM
-Venice Film Festival

HORIZONS AWARD-NOMINEE
- San Sebastian International Film Festival

The Prince (El Principe)

Sunday October 13th 2019, 7:15 pm

Genre: Bi, Drama, Gay, Suspense

Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

Chile, 1970. During a night of heavy drinking, Jaime, a lonely 20-year-old young man, stabs his best friend in what seems a crime of passion. Sentenced to prison, he meets The Stallion, an older and respected man in whom he finds protection and from whom...

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Havana Film Festival
- Munich Film Festival

CENTERPIECE FILM
Defiant Souls (Insumisas)

Thursday October 17th 2019, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Explicit, Historical Fiction, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Political, Suspense

Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

CENTERPIECE FILM

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE


Defiant Souls is based on the true story of a woman who, disguised as a man, became the first female surgeon in Latin America. In the early 19th century, Swiss doctor Enrique Faber...

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BEST BRITISH FEATURE FILM NOMINEE
- Edinburgh International Film Festival

Carmilla

Friday October 18th 2019, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Lesbian, Mystery, Romance

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Lara lives in total isolation with her father and her strict governess, Miss Fontaine, and is struggling to find an outlet for her curiosity and burgeoning sexuality. When a carriage crash nearby brings a young girl, Carmilla, into the family home to...

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AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FEATURE
- Milan International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- BFI London Film Festival
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)

Benjamin

Friday October 18th 2019, 7:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Romance

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

In Simon Amstell’s affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature. It’s perhaps no surprise that the imminent release of Benjamin’s...

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Where We Go From Here

Friday October 18th 2019, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ, Political, Suspense

Language: English and French w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

In Binghamton, an ESL teacher dealing with domestic abuse finds even greater violence at her school. In Orlando, two lovers drifting apart may be separated by the hate of another. In Paris, friends on an introspective night out are caught up in a brutal...

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GRANDY JURY AWARD NOMINEE - Outstanding International Feature
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)

Label Me

Friday October 18th 2019, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Political, Romance, Suspense

Language: English, German & Arabic w/ English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

Sex is power, and Waseem, a Syrian gay-for-pay hustler seeking asylum in Cologne, wields it like a shield. Keeping his johns at an emotional arm’s length while satisfying their most carnal desires in order to eke out a living, he meets his match in...

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Born to Be

Saturday October 19th 2019, 12:30 pm

Genre: Documentary, Historical, LGBTQ, Trans

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Dr. Jess Ting works at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City where, for the first time ever, all transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related health and surgical...

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Ladies' Shorts

Saturday October 19th 2019, 2:45 pm

Genre: All, Comedy, Drama, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Romance, Slice of Life, Suspense

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

I Think I’ll Make It Director: Dara Bratt, USA, 17 mins Vibes Director: Bane Fakih, USA, 7 mins Mother’s Day (Anyák napja) Director: Dorka Vermes, Hungary, 15 mins In Hungarian with English subtitles Treacle Director:...

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OFFICIAL NOMINATION - Best International Feature for the Academy Awards - Panama

Everybody Changes (Todos Cambiamos)

Saturday October 19th 2019, 5:00 pm

Genre: Drama, LGBTQ, Slice of Life, Trans

Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

The Ponce Family is the perfect family. They live in the quiet, close-knit mountain town of Bambito, where everyone knows everyone and, unfortunately, everyone knows everyone's business. Frederico is the successful father, Carol the loving mother, and...

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Men's Shorts

Saturday October 19th 2019, 5:00 pm

Genre: All, Drama, Gay, Historical, LGBTQ, Political, Romance, Slice of Life

Venue: Savor Cinema

Wonder Director: Javier Molina, USA, 16 mins Touchscreen Director: Arthur Halpern, USA, 15 mins Black Hat Director: Sarah Smith, USA, 15 mins Thrive Director: JamieDi Spirito, UK, 17 mins The Proposal...

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AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER
- North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- BFI Flare LGBT Film Festival (London)
- Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (Toronto)

MEN'S SPOTLIGHT FILM
From Zero To I Love You

Saturday October 19th 2019, 7:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Romance

Language: English

Venue: Savor Cinema

MEN'S SPOTLIGHT FILM

Pete Logsdon is just a guy in Philadelphia whose fear of intimacy creates his history of getting involved with married men. His father and his soon-to-be step-mother are on him to settle down and find someone...

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QUEER PALM AWARD
BEST SCREENPLAY

- Cannes Film Festival

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
- Melbourne International Film Festival

NORWEGIAN FILM CRITICS AWARD
- Norwegian International Film Festival

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

Saturday October 19th 2019, 7:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance

Language: French & Italian w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be, and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by...

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15 Years (15 Shana)

Saturday October 19th 2019, 9:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Slice of Life

Language: Hebrew w/ English Subtitles

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

Yoav has everything. He is a successful architect, is in a 15-year loving relationship with Dan, and his BFF, Alma, is an esteemed artist who is like a mother and sister to him. Yoav is independent, charismatic, bright, great looking and uses it to his...

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BEST CENTRAL AMERICAN FILM
- Costa Rica International Film Festival

EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD
- Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD FICTION
- Toulouse Latin American Film Festival

Tremors (Temblores)

Saturday October 19th 2019, 9:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Suspense

Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Venue: Savor Cinema

Pablo is a 40-year-old married father of two wonderful children. A role model and a practicing evangelical Christian, his perfect traditional life begins to crack when he falls in love with a man. Pablo finds his feelings in conflict with his beliefs....

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Frameline LGBT Film Festival (San Francisco)
- Outfest LGBT Film Festival (Los Angeles)
- Tribeca Film Festival (New York)

For They Know Not What They Do

Sunday October 20th 2019, 12:45 pm

Genre: Bi, Documentary, Gay, Historical, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Political, Trans

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

In the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing marriage equality, the Right has launched a new, highly effective, state-by-state campaign to limit the rights of America's LGBTQ citizens across the country. Their backlash has been swift,...

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AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY
- Tribeca Film Festival (New York)
- Pink Apple Film Festival (Zurich)

JOHN SCHLESINGER DOCUMENTARY AWARD
- Provincetown International Film Festival

Gay Chorus Deep South

Sunday October 20th 2019, 3:00 pm

Genre: Documentary, Drama, Gay, Historical, LGBTQ, Political

Language: English

Venue: The Classic Gateway Theatre

In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. The tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance to communities...

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OFFICIAL NOMINATION - Best International Feature for the Academy Awards - Sweden

GRAND PRIX WINNER
- Odessa International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION
- Cannes Film Festival

CLOSING NIGHT FILM
And Then We Danced

Sunday October 20th 2019, 6:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, LGBTQ, Slice of Life

Language: Georgian

Venue: Savor Cinema

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Merab is a talented dancer. His burgeoning romance with stage partner Mary is thrown into disarray by the arrival of the magnetic Irakli, leading to a forbidden sexual attraction that recalls those in Moonlight...

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