Saturday, September 21, 2013

EVENT: Saturday at the Reel Pride Film Festival

Check out the Reel Pride Website Film Schedule for previews of today’s films…

FUN IN GIRLS SHORTS

12:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Program Run Time: 86 min
Adult language and situations
From first kisses to rebound flings and finding true love, the women in these unforgettable short films are living and loving life to the fullest.

CONTINENTAL

12:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Malcolm Ingram
92 minutes; US, Canada; 2013
The latest revealing work from documentary director Malcolm Ingram (Small Town Gay Bear, Bear Nation) is a stylish and fascinating look at the history of NYC’s most infamous and renowned bathhouse, The Continental Baths. Beyond a first-class setting for steamy dark room encounters, the Continental’s legendary stage shows (where Better Midler and Barry Manilow got their first big breaks) were a beacon to the hip and beautiful, helping it to become one of the most important keystones for a sexual revolution, fostering an environment of tolerance and contributing to a level of mainstream gay acceptance the likes of which has never been seen again.

GEOGRAPHY CLUB

2:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Gary Entin
81 minutes; USA, 2013
Cast: Cameron Dean Stewart, Justin Deeley, Ally Maki, Alex Newell, Scott Bakula, Nikki Blonsky, Ana Gasteyer, and Marin Hinkle
Sixteen-year old Russell (Cameron Deane Stewart) uses his random dates with girls to disguise his private relationship with football star Kevin (Justin Deeley of 90210). Stumbling on the “geography club” one day after school, Russell finds a safe space to share his feelings with other queer high school peers. However, Kevin isn’t keen to reveal his sexuality, creating conflict that could separate the secret boyfriends for good.Adapted from Brent Hartinger’s best-selling book, this contemporary comedy features an all-star cast, including Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live), Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Alex Newell (“Unique” on Glee) and Scott Bakula (American Beauty).
Winner of the First US Dramatic Feature award at the 2013 Outfest.

FUN IN BOYS SHORTS

2:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Program Run Time: 91 min
Adult language and situations
Secret lovers, brassy divas, threesome bait and the kind of men you only see in magazines all come together in this collection of funny, provocative, and touching short films.

LESBIANA – A PARALLEL REVOLUTION

2:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Myriam Fougère
63 Minutes; Canada, 2012; French and English, with English subtitles
Born out of the feminist movement of the 1970's, a parallel revolution emerged, lasting into the 1990’s; women who chose a sisterhood with only other women. Through insightful and evocative interviews with the lesbian writers, philosophers, and activists who were key players in creating a revolutionary sisterhood like Alix Dobkin, Carol V. Moore, and Carolyn Gage, Quebecois filmmaker Myriam Fougère takes us on a journey across North America. An important part of lesbian history is brought to life through archival footage and photographs of these courageous women, many of whom are now in their seventies and eighties, and provides a legacy for modern feminists and lesbians alike.

GETTING GO, THE GO DOC PROJECT

4:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Cory James Krueckeberg
91 minutes; USA, 2013
Age-restricted, adult language and situations, nudity
Cast: Tanner Cohen, Matthew Camp
On the eve of college graduation, Doc (Tanner Cohen) elevates his cyber porn addiction to a new level by convincing his go-go boy crush Go (Matthew Camp) to be interviewed as the subject of a documentary on New York City’s club scene. As filming progresses, a complicated romance evolves between the two as they learn their preconceived notions about each other are only a fraction of each other’s true reality. Punctuated with a post-modern soundtrack, this faux-documentary takes on love and lust in the era of instant fame.
Special Jury Award Winner at Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival.

I AM DIVINE

4:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Jeffrey Schwarz
86 minutes; USA, 2012
From his humble beginnings as an overweight outcast to an internationally recognized drag superstar through his collaboration with legendary filmmaker John Waters, the story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, is one of inspiring, underdog triumph. Laughing in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality, and revolutionized pop culture. From acclaimed director Jeffrey Schwarz (VITO), I Am Divine is a definitive biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s tumultuous rise to infamy.

HETEROSEXUAL JILL

7:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Michelle Ehlen
80 minutes; USA, 2013
Adult language and situations
Cast: Jen McPherson, Michelle Ehlen, Keye Chen, Shaela Cook, Geovanni Gopradi, Lauren Nash, Katy Dore, Shaun Landry, Ken Rambo
Michelle Ehlen’s sequel to her award winning Butch Jamie, follows actor Jamie’s endeavors to help ex-girlfriend Jill as she attempts to reform her life by joining an ex-lesbian conversion group, “Better Day Tomorrow.” One hilarious tongue-in-cheek scene after another unfolds as Jamie tries to help Jill convert to dating men—by dating her. Makes perfect sense, right? Matters become further complicated on the set of Jamie’s film when her ex, Lola, and crewmember David both try to seduce the sexually ambiguous Brazilian José. No one’s sexual identity is safe or clear-cut in this over-the-top romantic comedy.

IN THE NAME OF

7:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Małgośka Szumowska
96 minutes; Poland, 2012; Polish with English subtitles
Adult language and situations
Małgośka Szumowska’s visually powerful film, winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival, dares to broach the still taboo topic of homosexuality in the priesthood. Adam is a Catholic priest living in a small village, working with teenagers with behavioral issues. When his feelings for soft-spoken Lukasz grow into mutual intimacy, it is Adam who is plunged into turmoil. Confronted with his ‘forbidden’ desires, Adam experiences moments of both bliss and utter despair. By focusing on Adam’s confused emotions, repression and loneliness – the film explores the possibility of perhaps finding oneself after all.

OUT IN THE DARK

7:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Michael Mayer
96 minutes; Israel, 2012; Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
Some violence, adult language and situations
Nimr, an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life abroad. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimr for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When Nimrʼs close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank where he faces grave danger, Nimr is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.

BIRTHDAY CAKE

9:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Chad Darnell
84 minutes; USA, 2013
Adult language and situations
Cast: Rib Hillis, Chad Darnell, Helen Shaver, Jane Badler, Lee Meriwether, Jennifer Gimenez, Ronnie Kroell, Brian Nolan, and Peter Paige
Multi-skilled, real life TV/film professional Chad Darnell follows his award-winning short, Groom’s Cake, with this feature length mockumentary. Two Los Angeles dads awkwardly balance their baby daughter’s over-inflated birthday party plans with their crazy friends and absurd show business lives. Tensions peak when Darnell’s hunky soap star husband surprises him with a visit from his homophobic sister and conflicted mom, exceptionally portrayed by Helen Shaver.  Mirroring some of Tyler Perry's best work, Shaver shines in an unexpected dramatic turn, giving humanity to her character’s prejudices. But it’s Darnell’s merciless satire of the entertainment industry that dominates and delights.

EASY ABBY: EVERY DAY MAKING LOVE MORE DIFFICULT

9:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Wendy Jo Carlton
88 minutes; USA, 2013
Adult language and situations
Cast: Lisa Cordileone, Emily Shain, Leeron Silberberg, Brian Plocharczyk, Karmine Byrne, Lana Smithner, Amy Dellagiarino, Britt-Marie Sivertsen, Laura Chernicky, Carolyn Minor, Haviland Stillwell, Fawzia Mirza, Mouzam Makkar, Kathleen Lawlor, Christopher Meister, Tom Chiola, Taryn Wood, and Adria Dawn
From the writer/director of Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together comes this new series pertly punctuated with a catchy original soundtrack. Abby is “easy,” but her commitment not to have a commitment is a lot of work. She’s encumbered by her own mathematical dating rules, on the verge of running out of women to seduce. Saving money to leave town, she ardently pursues Danielle and receives a dose of her own aloof medicine. While her oddball friends suffer ups and downs in their search for love, has Abby met her match while so meticulously trying to avoid it?

AND YOU BELONG

9:30pm :: Saturday, September 21
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Director: 
Julia Ostertag
86 minutes; Germany, 2013
Adult situations and language
Eleven years ago, Scream Club, a queer hip-hop-punk-dance duo from Olympia, forged a new frontier for women’s music. Fueled by a DIY punk ethos, Cindy Wonderful and Sarah Adorable spread their message of self-expression in funky videos and songs. This film documents their experiences in interviews and on tour throughout the US and Europe, along the way exploring their collaborations with Nicky Click, BadKat, Mz Sunday Luv, Joey Casio, Ena Lind, Nuclear Family, and Heidi Mortenson. Ultimately, Scream Club lives the queer music dream on their own terms: as a journey. 

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