LATTER DAY JEW

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Meet H. Alan Scott: a gay former Mormon/converted Jew/cancer survivor/writer-comedian, as he finds his spiritual path while preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, traveling to Israel during their Gay Pride celebration, and immersing himself in Jewish life and culture.

MAKING SWEET TEA

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Grab a tall one and settle in to watch this intimate documentary that chronicles the reflective journey of southern-born, black gay researcher and performer, E. Patrick Johnson as he travels home to North Carolina to come to terms with his past.

TRANSFORMISTAS

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Filmed covertly without permission from the Cuban government, this intimately epic documentary fluctuates between the past and the present, contrasting the struggles that different generations of drag queens have faced in their country.

YOUNG HUNTER (EL CAZADOR)

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A horny teen left alone by vacationing parents may have a familiar ring but this film’s intimate treatment of a gay boy’s early sexual explorations is far more original with its mystery and mayhem mix of thriller and coming-of-age story.

SHORTS PROGRAM #1: RITES OF PASSAGE

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From birthdays and bat mitzvahs to prom dates and expiration dates, this bittersweet program celebrates those special occasions that leave indelible impressions on a life’s journey from adolescence to adulthood

SHORTS PROGRAM #3: MIXED SIGNALS

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These sly and sardonic shorts prove that technology can’t improve our relationships when it comes to the confusion spawned by human flaws in communication

DRAMARAMA

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In this bittersweetly nostalgic drama-rama-com set in 1994, pop-culture references and witty wordplay are as plentiful as clues in a mystery novel when five high school theater friends dress up in costumes for one final murder mystery party before they leave for college.

STAGE MOTHER

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Stage Mother delivers the ultimate wish-fulfillment fantasy for any misfit who longs for their parent’s unconditional approval. This feel-good, laugh-out-loud, sing-along comedy proves that it is never too late to change your mind, change your views, and change your life.

ALICE JÚNIOR

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In this uber hip, pop culture film laced with electrifying emojis, the stunningly gorgeous Anna Celestino Mota stars as Alice Junior - a high octane social influencer and Teen Top Model trans girl – who panics when she finds she must move to the Brazilian hinterlands to attend a Catholic school.

Bare

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Nudity is beautiful - this is the theme of famed Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits’ new production. We follow eleven male dancers as they bare more than just their bodies, they bare their souls for all to see.

GIVE OR TAKE

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When a disillusioned New Yorker’s father dies, he goes home to Cape Cod and prepares the house for sale while sharing it with his father’s temperamental live-in boyfriend. Grieving, they circle each other, butt heads, and are forced to negotiate how to remember the man they both loved.

MINYAN

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Set in the Russian-Jewish enclave of Brighton Beach during the 1980’s, this contemplative coming-of-age/ coming-out story follows the soul-searching journey of David, a closeted gay Yeshiva student who moves in with his grandfather in a Jewish religious center.

STEELERS: THE WORLD’S FIRST GAY RUGBY CLUB

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Come for the eye candy of hunky rugby players and their spunky lesbian coach…stay for the meaningful stories, exciting tournaments, and the surprising half-time drag show.

SHORTS PROGRAM #4: DESPERATE MEASURES

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When up against formidable odds, these truth-seekers discover that the ultimate battle is waged within their own minds and, to win a sense of peace, they must out-maneuver themselves.

SHORTS PROGRAM #5: IDENTITY CRISIS

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It’s not me…it’s YOU. These perceptive shorts show that sometimes the only identity crisis that’s going on is the one that’s happening in someone else’s judgmental mind.

SHORTS PROGRAM #6: ROLE REVERSAL

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In these inspiring documentaries, change-making role models use their ingenuity and integrity to disrupt the status quo and help define a “new normal.”

FIRST BLUSH

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When a young married couple becomes involved with another woman, they learn to navigate the emotional intricacies of a polyamorous relationship in this tenderly told, relatable story about the pursuit of love.

UNSOUND

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There’s a silent synchronicity on the screen when Noah, a disillusioned musician, returns home to Australia for some soul searching and falls for Finn, a deaf trans DJ.

WHO’S ON TOP? LGBTQs SUMMIT MT. HOOD

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Meet Ryan, Shanita, Stacey, Taylor, …and Wy’east (the Native American name for Mt. Hood) which is also a character in this glorious documentary that captures the spectacular scenery of Oregon’s tallest mountain.

TWO OF US (DEUX)

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Tender lesbian love story. Edge-of-your-seat thriller. Wickedly amusing dark comedy. Director Filippo Meneghetti delicately blends disparate genres in a grippingly unique tale about “open-door policy” neighbors.

Tampa Bay Transgender Film Festival

Tampa Bay Trans Film Fest Online Screening Room

The intention of this year’s Inaugural Festival is to highlight and elevate Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). We hope for this festival to help celebrate transgender lives & experiences, further creating a safe world for our transgender family to live in. Please join us virtually during the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20th, through November 22nd to participate in this historic event.

Queer Holiday Cheer: Free Amazon Watch Party

Amazon Watch Party

  On Friday, Dec. 18, we will hold a free Watch Party of the hit lesbian comedy LezBomb followed by an interactive Q&A with director Jenna Laurenzo. To join in, you must be a member of Amazon Prime (remember, if you don’t already have Prime you can always sign up for a trial membership). The…

Queer Holiday Cheer: Double Feature w/ Q&A

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On Saturday, Dec 19 at 8PM we will hold an interactive Q&A with director Rob Williams and cast members from his films Make the Yuletide Gay and Shared Rooms. The two films will be available to stream all weekend... Be sure to watch his films before the Q&A to get your questions ready to type…

Summertime

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A BIPOC FILM FESTIVAL

Unapologetic

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A BIPOC FILM FESTIVAL

Stories We Tell Film Series: Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide

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“The Patron Saint of Pop Culture”: What do Dolly Parton, Beyoncé, and Cam Parker all have in common?  They’ve all saved us from the clutches of basic-ness through pop culture! Follow the short of this Tampa-based artist who has provided artwork and designer jackets to artists like Lady Gaga, Lizzo, and Janet Jackson, all while…

STORIES WE TELL FILM SERIES: AGGIE

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Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized…

Loading Events STORIES WE TELL FILM SERIES: CLEOPHAS AND HIS OWN

Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL

Cleophas and His Own: In September of 1943, the typescript of a private, unpublished narrative was discovered in Corea, Maine, among the belongings of the American modernist painter and poet Marsden Hartley — just a few days after his death. This powerful and poignant elegy called Cleophas and His Own and written by Hartley to assuage his grief…

Language Lessons – Opening Night Film

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Natalie Morales directs this charming feature film that she stars in alongside Mark Duplass, her co-writer, to tell a story that is extremely timely and and underscores the importance of human connection in this technologically isolating time.

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Mascarpone

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Antonio is a 30-year-old family man, whose life finds an unexpected twist when he's suddenly dumped by his husband, whom he depends both psychologically and economically.

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Nimby

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Mervi and Kata, a lesbian couple living in Helsinki, are considering coming out of the closet but when they visit Mervi’s hometown and family, all hell breaks loose.

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Jump, Darling

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Screen legend Cloris Leachman gives a masterful final starring performance in this bittersweet family drama as an old woman in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario whose mental and physical decline means she may soon be moved to a nursing home.

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The Novice

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

This darkly thrilling sports drama about a queer college student climbing the ranks of her university’s rowing team is based on director Lauren Hadaway’s own experiences as a competitive collegiate rower.

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Baloney

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

This provocative documentary tells the story of San Francisco's beloved Gay All-Male Revue of the same name. BALONEY's co-creators, Michael and Rory, invite their collaborators and audiences to embrace the sexualized aspects of striptease and burlesque alongside a blend of fantasy, confession, and social commentary.

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Between Them (Toutes les deux)

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

This tongue-in-cheek homage to spy thrillers and screwball comedies follows a lesbian private eye who is hired by a desperately jealous Russian professor to follow his wife who he is convinced is cheating on him. Having to travel to Montreal for the stakeout, she must sleep in her car since most hotels in Montreal were closed during lockdown.

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Firebird

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Based on the late Sergey Fetisov’s memoir “The Story of Roman,” this romantic drama tells the story of star-crossed lovers who have the supreme misfortune of falling into a relationship during the height of the Cold War in the Soviet Union, where someone is always looking over your shoulder and sexual relations between two men is punished with five years’ hard labor.

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Kiss Me Kosher

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

When two generations of Israeli women fall for a German and a Palestinian, chaos follows in this romantic misadventure crossing all borders.

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Inheritance

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

After the murder of their parents, Nick and Steve Wellington are left to share their inheritance. However, when the masked Figure shows back up to finish what was started, The Wellington boys will learn the hard way…that blood runs thicker than water.

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Rebel Dykes

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A full-length documentary about the explosion that happened when punk met feminism, told through the lives of a gang of lesbian, trans and queer people in the riotous London of the 1980s.

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Building a Bridge

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Horrified by Catholic leaders’ silence in the wake of the Pulse nightclub massacre, Father James Martin writes a widely-acclaimed book and tours the country speaking with the news media, local parishes and LGBTQ+ Catholics with his message of “compassion, respect, and sensitivity.”

Virtual

Activist Heroes Double Feature:

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AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman and Yes I Am – The Ric Weiland Story
Portraits of two activist heroes.

Virtual

Drag Stars Double Feature:

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Two Films: Being BeBe: the BeBe Zahara Benet Documentary and Workhorse Queen

Virtual

Invisible: Women in Southern Music

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

Growing up gay in the South is hard enough, but to be an openly gay woman in country music is nearly impossible. Nashville is a man's town, yet this group of gay women have persevered anyhow.

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Potato Dreams of America

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

Wes Hurley’s autobiographical dark comedy about growing up gay in the Soviet Union and emigrating to America with his mail-order bride mother is divided into two strikingly different halves featuring two different pairs of actors playing the nick-named Potato and his mother.

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Glob Lessons – Closing Night Film

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

Move over Felix and Oscar, the latest odd couple is Alan and Jesse, two mismatched strangers who are paired together by a children’s theater company to perform low-budget productions of Robin Hood and A Christmas Carol in elementary schools.

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A Little Hocus Pocus

Palladium Theater 253 5th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL

Break out your best costume and join the sisters on Halloween for a treat you won’t soon forget! A Little Hocus Pocus is a 90 minute interactive tribute show that turns one of our favorite holiday classics (Hocus Pocus) on its head.

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The 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Transgender Film Festival

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https://transfilmfest.eventive.org TIGLFF & St Pete Pride are excited to announce that the Trans Fest will be returning from November 19th - November 21st, 2021. The Tampa Bay Transgender Film Festival is to highlight and elevate Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). To its Co-Founders, this Festival is an echo of the Netflix Documentary titled Disclosure. Have…

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An Afternoon with Suzanne Westenhoefer!

Palladium Theater 253 5th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL

WELCOME BACK TO LIFE!   The Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is proud to welcome back SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER for one great afternoon of comedy, camaraderie, and community.  Thanks to the support of our financial sponsor Toni Russell of the Russell Property Group and media sponsor ProSister Radio, Suzanne will be at the…

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2022 Launch Party & Fundraiser

The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewery 1510 E 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL

Join us for a good time with food, drink, and music as you learn what the Festival has coming up in October with old and new friends. 

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33rd ANNUAL TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Mama Bears

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Mama Bears is an intimate exploration of two mama bears, conservative, Christian mothers who have become fierce advocates for LGBTQ+ people and a young lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance exemplifies why the mama bears are so important.

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Thanks to Her

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Thanks to Her is a film that focuses on the self, sexuality, and how that plays out in one's community.

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All Man: The International Male Story

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

A nostalgic and colorful peek behind the pages and personalities of International Male, one of the most ubiquitous and sought-after mail-order catalogs of the 80s and 90s.

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Youtopia

Postcard Inn on the Beach 6300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL

Times are tough, and they’re about to get worse. When Scout Durwood’s girlfriend dumps her unexpectedly, Scout takes stock in her life and determines that from now on, if something doesn’t feel one hundred percent authentic to her, she’s not doing it!

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Lonesome

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Fleeing a mysterious drama in his hometown, a country boy nearly loses himself in the easy sex and pervasive loneliness of the big city in this erotic and dark-hued drama from Craig Boreham.

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Framing Agnes

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After discovering case files from a 1950s gender clinic, a cast of trans actors turn a talk show inside out to confront the legacy of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access.

Narrative Shorts Program

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

All The Awards I Never Gave You Caio Scot, 2021, Brazil, 17 min In the bathroom at an awards ceremony, an unexpected encounter between two young actors brings up unresolved feelings and a love story that may not have come to an end yet. Aura Guy Hodgkinson, 2022, United Kingdom, 10 min When given an…

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The Sixth Reel

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

When the death of a close friend unearths the long-thought-lost final reel of a classic film, Jimmy (drag legend Charles Busch) and his cohorts each concoct underhanded schemes involving false romances, drag personas and maybe even vampires to cash in on a big sale of the film.

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Waking Up Dead

Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL

Gorgeous, hard partying Danny Maldonado was once about to conquer Hollywood. But at 35, his acting career has flatlined, his boyfriend has dumped him, and his long estranged drug-addict mother is dying.

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Pat Rocco Dared

Green Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

In this colorful trip back in time, filmmaker and activist Pat Rocco shares his incredible life story as one of Hollywood's original boundary pushing gay pioneers.

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No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

Green Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

No Straight Lines chronicles the journeys of five scrappy queer artists from the margins of the underground comics scene to mainstream acceptance.

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Jimmy in Saigon

Green Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

Jimmy in Saigon is a documentary exploring the mysterious death of Peter McDowell's eldest brother, James, who died age 24 in Saigon. The film explores unspoken grief and family secrets, while honoring those lost long ago.

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Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Pedro Zamora Way (Tampa)

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 400 N. Ashley Drive Cube, 2nd Floor, Tampa

The story of Pedro Zamora, the charming young activist who transformed the face of AIDS in America by allowing MTV's REAL WORLD to chronicle his joy, his influence, and his journey with a disease that would ultimately kill him.

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Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Pedro Zamora Way (St. Petersburg)

Green Light Cinema 221 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

The story of Pedro Zamora, the charming young activist who transformed the face of AIDS in America by allowing MTV's REAL WORLD to chronicle his joy, his influence, and his journey with a disease that would ultimately kill him.

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Chrissy Judy

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

When his best friend and creative partner suddenly couples off and moves away, an ambitious New York drag queen determined for the limelight must reinvent himself or risk becoming an irrelevant solo act both onstage and off.

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It Is in Us All

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

A Londoner returns to his ancestral homeland of Donegal in the west of Ireland and is drawn in by a teenage boy who almost kills him in a car crash.

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Jeannette

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

The film begins in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub massacre and follows Jeannette as she recovers, backslides, and eventually finds support and healing through community.

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Maybe Someday

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

Jay, a non-binary 40-something photographer, attempts to move across the country to start her life over again in the midst of separating from her wife.

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Petit Mal

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

In director Ruth Caudeli's latest collaborative chronicle of queer life, three charismatic women living in an intimate, passionate partnership must learn to navigate the shift in their dynamic when one lover is called away for a long-term project.

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The Butterfly Queen

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

Five years ago, best friends Casey and Robin parted ways. Casey wanted to draw cartoons and take over their grandparents’ sheep farm, Robin wanted to leave town and never look back.

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Unidentified Objects

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

A curmudgeonly gay dwarf and his unstable, alien-obsessed neighbor are thrown together on an impossible road trip that will alter their strange friendship (and their sense of reality) forever.

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A Run for More

AMC Sundial 12 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe goes on a personal journey and questions her relationship to her community as she runs for city council in San Antonio, Texas, and attempts to become the first openly elected transgender official in Texas.

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AQRONYM: A Night of Queer Comedy

The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewery 1510 E 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL

Join our Master of Ceremony Shaine O'Laine as he leads you through an incredibly fun night of great humor and a good time with Melissa Nichols, featuring Kye Saunders, and headlining Jenn Snyder.

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