Friday, September 20, 2013

Reel Pride Film Festival FRIDAY Sept 20th



The Reel Pride film schedule for TODAY, FRIDAY SEPT 20TH

5:30pm :: Friday, September 20
$10.00 -
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Director: 
Stephan Lacant
100 minutes; Germany 2013; German with English subtitles
Adult language and adult situations
In this emotionally-charged and erotic drama, two German police cadets embark on a passionate affair which has far-reaching impact on their friends and family. Marc, an expectant father and police officer, loses control of his seemingly perfect life when he develops romantic feelings for Kay, another man in his police unit. When Kay suddenly disappears, Marc's world capsizes. Director Stephan Lacant's atmospheric and sexy feature explores the dramatic story of a man who veers from the conventional path he thought he was on and suddenly finds himself in free fall.


5:30pm :: Friday, September 20
$10.00 -
Top of Form
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Director: 
PJ Raval
110 minutes; USA, 2013
These are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million LGBT Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But this is not a film of cold statistics and gloomy realities, it’s a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie – whether these communities be affable senior living facilities, lively activist enclaves or wacky queer bars brimming with glittered trinkets and colorful drag queens.

5:30pm :: Friday, September 20
$10.00 -
Top of Form
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Director: 
Raúl Fuentes
95 minutes; Mexico, 2012
Adult language and adult situations
In his debut feature, Raúl Fuentes dares to explore the psyche of a woman caught in a vicious self-sabotaging cycle that incapacitates her ability to love. Alejandra, a condescending intellectual with many emotional problems, lacks the capacity to connect with anyone around her. When she meets Maria, an evolving and curious private school teen, the two begin a passionate love affair. Before long, the couple realize their generational differences when Alejandra obsessively tries to control Maria's activities, interests and decisions. As the oppression becomes worse, Maria must decide whether to continue this intense relationship. Shot in black and white, Fuentes' innovative filmmaking approach and unconventional narrative unquestionably marks him as a new and exciting voice in contemporary Mexican cinema.



7:30pm :: Friday, September 20
$10.00 -
Top of Form
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Director: 
Anna Margarita Albelo
83 minutes; USA, 2013
Adult language and adult situations
Cast: Anna Margarita Albelo, Guinevere Turner (Go Fish), Janina Gavankar (The L-Word), Agnes Olech, Carrie Preston (True Blood), Celeste Pechous, Joel Michaely (But I’m a Cheerleader), Drew Droege
As another birthday rolls around, forty-year-old filmmaker Anna (played by the director) returns to her never-changing list of resolutions: lose twenty pounds, get a girlfriend, and direct a feature film. Imagine Liz Lemon, if she were a lesbian cinéaste with a dash of Cuban blood in her. This year, Anna plans to knock (at least) two of those resolutions out with one stone, as she begins writing a lesbian remake of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, devised to win the affections of her leading lady, Katia (Janina Gavankar). With Anna planning to act opposite her beautiful crush, her two best friends, Penelope (Guinevere Turner) and Chloe (Carrie Preston), round out the four-person cast. Unfortunately, things don’t run smoothly, as egos begin to clash and crewmembers start sleeping with one another. Will Anna go yet-another year without accomplishing any of her resolutions?

7:30pm :: Friday, September 20
$0 -
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Program Run Time: 77 min
HIV is something we all have to live with, one way or another. This collection of dramatic shorts features a variety of individual experiences with HIV, from getting tested to moving forward.
Free screening funded by We C.A.R.E.



9:30pm :: Friday, September 20
$10.00 -
Top of Form
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Director: 
Chris Mason Johnson
89 minutes; USA 2013
Nudity, Adult language and situations
Cast: Damon K. Sperber, Kristoffer Cusick, Matthew Risch
San Francisco, 1985. At a modern dance company, two total opposites are drawn together by a strong and surprising attraction. As they navigate shared and separate paths full of risks and promise, their courage and resilience are tested to the limits against the backdrop of an emerging disease no one seems to know anything about. Featuring breathtaking new choreography by Sidra Bell, dancers from the San Francisco and Joffrey Ballet, and a memorable ’80s soundtrack of New Wave hits, TEST is a moving and beautifully rendered experience of nostalgia and discovery.
Winner, Grand Jury Award, Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature Film, Outfest 2013


11:00pm :: Friday, September 20
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Top of Form
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Director: 
Travis Matthews & James Franco
60 minutes; USA, 2013
Age restricted, nudity, language and adult situations (ID’s will be checked for this screening)
Cast: Val Lauren, James Franco, Travis Mathews, Christian Patrick, Brenden Gregory
The 1980 film Cruising (starring Al Pacino as an undercover cop investigating a murder in the NYC gay leather bar scene) was plagued with controversy, and its director was forced to cut 40 minutes of sexually explicit material. Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews (I WANT YOUR LOVE) set out to reimagine what might have transpired in those lost scenes in this intriguing film about the making of a film. What emerges is a portrait of the fascinating dynamics that drive the filmmakers’ need to challenge normalcy, the interplay of celebrity and experimentation, and the dilemma faced by actors struggling with the idea of performing in a sexually explicit, gay, S&M film.




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