Thursday, September 18, 2014

TONIGHT at the Reel Pride Film Festival

Thursday night, September 18th at the Reel Pride Film Festival...

Visit Gay Central Valley at the Concessions Stand in the Tower Theater for all films on the schedule...

SOMETHING MUST BREAK (Nånting måste gå sönder)

5:30pm :: Thursday, September 18
$10.00 - Online tickets are no longer available, please purchase at the box office.

Director: 
Ester Martin Bergsmark
2014; Sweden; 86 min.; in Swedish with English subtitles
Violent, sexually explicit
Sebastian floats between gender identities, exploring the underground world of Stockholm. One day he meets Andreas, a straight-identified punk, and is mesmerized. Soon they are spending all their time together, wreaking havoc through the streets. When a playful tango on the rooftop turns into much more, they become intimately entwined. But Sebastian has always dreamed of becoming Ellie, and their relationship is threatened by Andreas’s own struggle to accept Ellie moving toward her destination. SOMETHING MUST BREAK (Hivos Tiger Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam; Grand Jury Award for International Dramatic Feature, Outfest) is an electrifying and wild ride.

QUEENS & COWBOYS: A STRAIGHT YEAR ON THE GAY RODEO

5:30pm :: Thursday, September 18
$10.00 - Online tickets are no longer available, please purchase at the box office.
Director: 
Matt Livadary
2014; US; 92 min.
Stetsons, chaps, Tony Lamas—it’s all there. But it’s really all about the jewelry for these five cowboys and cowgirls: a big, bold, shiny belt buckle, displayed triumphantly on a pair of faded Wranglers, the prize on the grueling circuit of competitive gay rodeo. Something about the clowns, steer riding, and pin-the-ribbon-on-the-steer competition makes it clear this ain’t no ordinary rodeo, which even includes Wade Earp, the openly gay descendant of the infamous Wyatt Earp. This delightfully unruly documentary of the everyday personal and physical risks of those on the rodeo circuit weaves an engaging tale of what it means to be part of the fabric of the rural American LGBT community.

 

THE WAY HE LOOKS (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho)

7:30pm :: Thursday, September 18
$10.00 - Online tickets are no longer available, please purchase at the box office.
Director: Daniel Ribeiro
 
2014; Brazil; 95 min., in Portuguese with English subtitles
Leonardo and his best friend Giovana love to soak in the sun by the pool, gossiping and making plans for the future. Leonardo dreams of going on an exchange program abroad but worries his parents will not sign the needed forms. They and everyone around him are overprotective—because he is blind. For his part, Leonardo just wants to be independent and isn’t stymied because of his blindness. But then a handsome new student, Gabriel, comes to school and shakes up Leonardo’s plans. Based on the award-winning short I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK ALONE (Reel Pride 2011), THE WAY HE LOOKS explores Leonardo’s flourishing attraction and adventuresome spirit.

 

ANITA’S LAST CHA-CHA

7:30pm :: Thursday, September 18
$10.00 - Online tickets are no longer available, please purchase at the box office.

Director: 
Sigrid Bernardo
2013; Philippines; 112 min.; in Tagalog with English subtitles
Twelve-year-old Anita’s favorite outfit is shorts and a robot T-shirt, much to her mother’s chagrin. She also bosses around her friends and imagines inventive games for them all to play. When the beautiful Pilar arrives home after many years, life turns upside down. The women all gossip about Pilar from a distance, but tomboy Anita will do anything to get close to the mysterious and troubled woman, developing a full-blown first crush. With humor and poignancy, ANITA’S LAST CHA-CHA tells the story of the girls and women of a small town in the Philippines, where everybody knows your business but not necessarily your heart. Winner for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress, CineFilipino FF 2013.

DUAL (Dvojina)

9:30pm :: Thursday, September 18
$10.00 - Online tickets are no longer available, please purchase at the box office.

Director: 
Nejc Gazvoda
2013; Slovenia; 138 min.; in English, Slovenian, and Danish with English subtitles
This lesbian cousin to BEFORE SUNRISE shares the revered film’s satisfying sleeplessness, yet is more unpredictable and exhilarating. When sprightly young Iben’s homebound plane to Copenhagen is cancelled, Tina, the airline shuttle driver, is easily persuaded to drive her around Slovenia’s darkened capital city, Ljubljana. Though Tina is distracted by the myriad duties she must also perform, Iben is never content to let their budding romance end. Impetuous yet secretive, Iben is the sparkling antidote to Tina’s stagnating, obligation-ridden life. Can love at first sight through a rearview mirror have a future? Featuring original music by minimalist pop band Monkey Cup Dress.

THE THIRD ONE (El Tercero)

9:30pm :: Thursday, September 18
$10.00 - Online tickets are no longer available, please purchase at the box office.

Director: 
Rodrigo Guerrero
2014; Argentina; 69 min.; in Spanish with English subtitles
Argentinian writer-director Rodrigo Guerrero crafts a stunning chamber piece with THE THIRD ONE, a story of random encounters and surprising connections. Fede never expected to meet a couple while surfing gay webcam chat rooms, but after some naughty flirtation, an older pair, Franco and Hernán, invite the self-described punk over for dinner and some fun. An engrossing and humorous evening unfolds, full of frank conversation and natural sexual attraction. Using unconventionally long takes to propel the dialogue and tension, Guerrero explores the intersection of intimacy, raw sexuality, and human expectations in this stimulating character study that’s as transformative for the young lead as it is for the audience.




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