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Queering The Script

October 5 @ 11:00 am | Metro Wellness and Community Center

Queer nerd alert! This fascinating documentary is a fun and informative look at the subculture of queer fandom. Hear from fans at conventions like ClexaCon, as well as Pose actress Angelica Ross, The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, and Xena: Warrior Princess herself, Lucy Lawless.

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

October 5 @ 1:45 pm | Tampa Theatre

In this powerful documentary, renowned filmmaker, Tom Shepherd follows the intense struggles of four LGBT+ refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Cheyenne and Mari (Angolan), Subhi (Syrian), and Junior (Congolese) have fled homophobic violence and are starting over in San Francisco.

A Bigger Splash

October 6 @ 11:45 am | Tampa Theatre

David Hockney, still fruitful at 81, is a great American artist. He also is gay. His paintings of nude men and sun-kissed landscapes, in southern California and elsewhere, are instantly recognizable as uniquely his own. In 1973, filmmaker Jack Hazan documented Hockney’s evolving relationship with a young man who was once his lover and remained his muse.

Tongues Untied

October 7 @ 5:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

Thirty years ago, filmmaker Marlon Riggs detailed his own experiences as a gay man coming to terms with his sexual identity, the death of many of his friends to AIDS, and the particular stigma that Black gay men faced. Both deeply personal and a brilliant experimental critique of the politics of racism, homophobia, and exclusion of the time.

For They Know Not What They Do

October 7 @ 6:45 pm | Tampa Theatre

From The Director of "For The Bible Tells Me So" This new documentary takes us on a journey of understanding and sheds light on religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation in America. At the core of the story are four families whose faith is their source of strength and, sometimes, a source of pain.

Vision Portraits

October 8 @ 5:15 pm | Tampa Theatre

Queer filmmaker Rodney Evans becomes the almost unwilling subject of his own film, as he chronicles his loss of vision. Evans talks with fellow artists - a photographer, a dancer, and a writer - who have gone through similar experiences and who have thrived despite their visual impairments.


October 9 @ 5:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

This thoughtful documentary about a transgender man named Freddy who undertakes to start a family by becoming pregnant. Though Freddy yearns to raise his own child, pregnancy challenges his understanding of masculinity, gender, and parenthood more than he could have ever imagined.

Circus of Books

October 9 @ 7:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

Karen and Barry Mason were just looking for a way to support their young family when they became distributors for Hustler Magazine. When they took over the renowned LA sex toy and video store Circus of Books, they became fully immersed in the gay community and became a safe place for queer people.

Changing The Game

October 10 @ 5:15 pm | Tampa Theatre

For young transgender athletes, the sport they love often turns into a minefield of controversy. Decried as cheaters if they excel or barred from competing among the gender they identify with; positive outcomes are rare. But when a sport is a lifeline, what is fair?

History Lessons (Shorts)

October 10 @ 6:30 pm | Metro Wellness and Community Center

Join us for a collection of six short films that celebrate the history of queer people from long before Stonewall to the present day.

You Don’t Nomi

October 11 @ 5:30 pm | Tampa Theatre

When does a critically “bad” film become a cult film? Is “camp” manufactured or does it just happen?  Jeffrey McHale’s documentary asks these questions, but in the subtlest of ways. McHale digs deep in his detailed exploration of the nuances and the blatant exploitation of Showgirls, the 1995 worst everything in cinema. 

TIGLFF: Next Scene – FREE!

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm | Tampa Theatre

A new initiative to offer viewing and filmmaking experiences to our younger audience members who live their lives online and stream On Demand. We are offering opportunities for these young filmmakers, activists, and audience members.

Gay Chorus Deep South – {Closing Night}

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Tampa Theatre

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus set out to bring their message of hope and resiliency in response to the 2016 presidential election by spending a week touring throughout the deep south.
The Chorus, joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, brought a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance.

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