Full coverage of the Seattle Gay and Lesbian film festival can be found here.
Starting next Thursday (10/9), Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival starts up, turning Capitol Hill into a fabulous mecca of queer cinematic debauchery. From 10/9-10/19, SLGFF will be showing 51 feature films, and 15 different programs of shorts, featuring a variety of depictions of queer life that falls under the LGBTQ Alphabet Soup umbrella.
A special event showing of Pride actually screened last night (10/2) at the Harvard Exit, but the official opening night screening on Thursday (10/9) at the Egyptian is Back on Board: Greg Louganis, a documentary about the struggles and accomplishments of the Olympic diver Greg Louganis (who was also notably portrayed by Mario Lopez in a television movie all those years ago; I wonder if that counts as a struggle).
The first week of SLGFF is screening at both the Northwest Film Forum and the Egyptian Theater. The final weekend of the festival is moving down to AMC Pacific Place (technically downtown, but a short hike away from the gayborhood).
Currently perusing the schedule for the festival, I have seen exactly four films on the list: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (in a midnight screening singalong), The Way He Looks, Gerontophilia, and The Circle. Let me tell you, you don’t want to miss The Circle, one of the finest examples of faction docudrama I have seen.
Special guests will be in attendance, and more information will be here as it comes. (I’m so excited!).
You can find the program guide here, the schedule here, and purchase tickets here.
Since I’m having my usual hard time figuring our what I want to go to, I’ll probably be highlighting films over the next week that look interesting based on a variety of criteria. You know, because I can.