Full coverage of the Seattle Gay and Lesbian film festival can be found here.
With SLGFF, it’s fun to highlight the selections to see what choices you need to make.
The primary screening I’m excited about is the midnight sing-along to Hedwig and the Angry Inch with free gummy bears! At the reopened Egyptian. God, I’ve missed that theater. If you don’t know Hedwig, get thee to the cinema tonight. That’s all I’m gonna say about that. (Though, I do wish SLGFF would rekindle their relationship with Peaches Christ for more midnight movies, or start up a similar relationship with a local drag queen. Because Peaches’ shows were epic…)
For the 5:00 screening, you have one choice: Born to Fly, a movie about dance troupe that focuses on performance art over pure dance to create visual spectacles, such as “One Extraordinary Day” that was featured during the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The 7:00 screening is about queer cross-generational love. The Egyptian Theater has the lesbian cross-generational screening of Tru Love while the Northwest Film Forum has the gay cross-generational Bruce LaBruce film Gerontophilia. Since I’ve already seen Gerontophilia, I’d take in Tru Love. But, Gerontophilia was kind of fun and definitely makes you think about your aesthetic sensibilities, even if Bruce LaBruce is mainly trying to get some action of his own. Surprisingly, the Bruce LaBruce film is rather a sensitive take compared to his usual queercore sensibilities. So, bring hankies for either screening, I imagine.
Similarly, the 9:15 screening is split with the gay The Third One (which the program promises has graphic sexuality) at the Egyptian and the lesbian shorts festival At The Crossroads at Northwest Film Forum. This comes down to whether you want to watch hot Argentinian men having sex and trying to maneuver a triad relationship, or whether you prefer having your ADD sensibilities stroked by watching a bunch of shorts. This is a tossup for me.