TIGLFF 34 - St. Petersburg, FL

It’s Only Life After All

AMC West Shore - Theatre 7 210 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL, United States

“Fans want to know what is personal,” says Emily Saliers. And, in spite of her admitted discomfort with the personal, Saliers and Amy Ray, the iconic Indigo Girls, go there in this acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Alexandria Bombach (On Her Shoulders).

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Glitter and Doom

AMC West Shore - Theatre 7 210 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL, United States

“You look like someone with a lot of songs inside,” says Glitter to Doom. And the songs are those of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers – the Indigo Girls. New arrangements and mashups of their classics are a delight in Tom Gustafson’s (Were the World Mine) homage to the soundtrack of love and the burning desire for “the dream.”

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Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn

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

“Let people who are closest to the pain, be closest to the power.” So says Malcolm Kenyatta, State Representative from the North Philly district of Pennsylvania and the first Queer person of color in the Pennsylvania State House. Executive Producer, Al Roker (and others) and filmmaker Timothy Harris chronicle Malcolm’s quest for the U.S. Senate amid the stark reality of the blatant racism and homophobia engrained in the political process of this country.

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Black Barbie (Reprise screening!)

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

“It took 21 years for one black fashion doll to be worthy of the Barbie name.” So says award winning Queer director, Lagueria Davis (Maid of Dishonor) who decided to make “Black Barbie” after spending time with her Aunt Beulah Mae Mitchell, a 45-year employee at Mattel. Those conversations sparked a curiosity about the evolution of Black Barbie leading to complex conversations of race, body image and social influence.

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Jewelle: A Just Vision/Swimming in the Dark

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

Dorothy Allison (Bastard Out of Carolina,) says of Jewell Gomez’s The Gilda Stories, “Why hadn’t it occurred to anybody that the perfect vampire would be a Black Lesbian?” Why, indeed! After graduating from Columbia School of Journalism Jewelle started writing poetry and plays. Screening with Swimming in the Dark.

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Barrio Boy

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

Barrio Boy is a coming of age story with an edge and with heart. Quique is surrounded by machismo at the Nuyorican barber shop where he cuts hair. One summer day while playing ball with his coworkers, he has a chance encounter with an Irish stranger.

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Golden Delicious

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

Everyone wants something from high school senior Jake: his father is pushing him to try out for the basketball team—an abandoned dream of his own—and his girlfriend wants to take their relationship to the next level. But it’s not until Aleks, an openly gay teen with a love for basketball, moves in across the street that Jake begins to struggle with his own desires.

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Mutt

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

Mutt follows Feña (Lio Mehiel) through a stress-filled New York City day, as he anticipates his estranged Chilean father’s visit. In his feature debut, Vuk Lugulov-Klotz, who is also trans, builds the story by consistently adding unfair burdens onto Feña’s shoulders.

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Opening Night Shorts

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

A series of short films. Filmmakers will be in attendance!

SPONSORED BY: Bell Pharmacy

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The Venus Effect

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

Liv is in her early twenties. She works at her family’s garden center in the province. Totally unprepared, she falls in love with the chaotic but spirited Andrea. Andrea has sought refuge at her uncle’s idyllic apple plantation because of stress.

SPONSORED BY: Savvy Mortgage

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Norwegian Dream

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

Set against the majestic beauty of the Norwegian Island of Sotra, immigrant and newly hired 19-year-old Robert (Hubert Milkowski) navigates the racist and homophobic world of the fish factory camaraderie against the undeniable intrigue for his mentor, Ivar (Karl Bekele Steinland). Both men are young, beautiful, and quietly raging...

SPONSORED BY: The Knights of The Krewe of Cavaliers

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1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted A Culture

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

“My Christian friends rejected me because I am Gay. My Gay friends were angry with me for being a Christian.” So says Ed Oxford, a Gay theologian and researcher in how the Bible has been weaponized against LGBT people.

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Before I Change My Mind

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

It’s 1987, and while the other students wonder if new kid Robin is a boy or a girl, Robin forges a complicated bond with the school bully, making increasingly dangerous choices to fit in.

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Lie With Me

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

Based on the bestselling French novel, Lie With Me is a story about lost love and the importance of being true to yourself. Established author Stéphane Belacourt (Guillaume de Tonquédec) returns to his beautiful hometown to promote a renowned local cognac distillery and deliver a keynote speech.

SPONSORED BY: Love the Golden Rule

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Saturday Night Shorts

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

A series of short films. Filmmakers will be in attendance!

SPONSORED BY: Russell Property Group

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Peafowl

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

Myung is a transgender woman who cut ties with her family and hometown because she needs to live authentically. Now, all she wants is gender affirmation surgery, but the only way to earn money is by winning the Waacking dance competition, which was a disaster.

SPONSORED BY: Creative Loafing

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Greetings from Queertown: Orlando

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

In the aftermath of the Pulse horror, Rick Todd (Watermark) watched the Orlando community coalesce around the outpouring of grief and deepening sadness. Those reflections led to a sense of pride and homage for his beloved Orlando, and for those who paved the way toward a thriving LGBT community, even in the face of tragedy.

SPONSORED BY: Watermark Publishing Group

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A Big Gay Hairy Hit! Where The Bears Are: The Documentary

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

Rick Copp, Ben Zook and Joe Dietl are friends and colleagues who have been in “the business” for decades. Between them they have worked on Golden Girls, Scooby Doo, The Brady Bunch Movie, Two and a Half Men, The Thin Pink Line, and Jack and Jill. As does happen in Hollywood, there came the inevitable lapse for all of them.

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Rivière

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

Seventeen-year-old Manon leaves the Swiss mountains to head out in search of her father, who is nowhere to be found. As she forms new bonds and encounters her first love , she is determined to follow the path she has set herself on the ice: to become a professional hockey player.

SPONSORED BY: St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission

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Egghead and Twinkle

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

After coming out to her parents, an Asian American teenage girl takes off on a road trip to meet her online crush with the help of her nerdy best friend.

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The Way He Looks

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

Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives in their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo that make him question his plans.

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Imagine Me & You

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

Rachel is a nice girl who is going to marry Hector ('Heck'), her longtime boyfriend. While she is working on the wedding preparations she meets wedding-florist Luce and unexpectedly falls in love with her and discovers what having love feelings for another woman is like.

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