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October 2017

HELLO AGAIN

October 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

A musical ode to love and lust. Ten lost souls slip in and out of one another's arms in a daisy-chained exploration of love's bittersweet embrace.

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SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP

October 15, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - October 17, 2017 @ 1:30 pm | | Tampa Museum of Art

A feature documentary exploring NYC culture through the influence of nightlife legend Susanne Bartsch.

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April 2018

SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER

April 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

After 25 years of groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering and brutally honest comedy, she’s not about to start pulling punches now. The kid from Amish Country who began her comedy career on a dare is celebrating a quarter century of out, open, no-holds-barred comedy.

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July 2018

EVA + CANDELA (¿Cómo te llamas?)

July 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Time is obviously synonymous with wear, and love is inherent in time. This is not a love story. It's a story of how love is transformed, of the relationship between two strong, independent women. It's the story of how everyday life takes its toll on two lives.

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$15

August 2018

WERE THE WORLD MINE

August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | | Epicurean Theatre

TIGLFF FUNDRAISER - Limited Seating - Buy Early!! Your ticket prices includes the film, meet and greet with Director Tom Gustafson, and a complimentary drink and a culinary treat from the Epicurean! Fantastical and fun, Tom Gustafson's WERE THE WORLD MINE swept up hearts and awards when it was released ten years ago, including TIGLFF's Audience Award for Men's Favorite Feature. To commemorate this 10th Anniversary, Gustafson, who also directed TIGLFF 2017 Closing Night film HELLO AGAIN, joins us for an exclusive…

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$50.00

September 2018

2018 Festival Launch Party

September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm | | The Vault

Come join us for the 29th Annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF) Launch Party. We’re kicking off our annual festival at The Vault, in downtown Tampa, with a dazzling evening of friends, cocktails, and more. 

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October 2018

Wild Nights With Emily

October 5, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Finally, Emily Dickinson as we always knew she must be - a passionate, funny, endearing woman in love with Susan Gilbert. Molly Shannon’s Emily throws her bloomers over her head and dives into the pleasures of stolen kisses and red-hot passion, despite the trappings of petticoats and the oppressive roles for women.

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$15

Frisky Friday Movie & Dance Party COMBO

October 5, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - October 6, 2018 @ 1:00 am | |

Watch the opening night film, Wild Nights With Emily at Tampa Theatre, and then join us for the Frisky Friday Dance Party for a wild night with all the beautiful ladies at the Hilton in Downtown Tampa.

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$25

Frisky Friday Dance Party

October 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - October 6, 2018 @ 1:00 am | | Hilton Downtown Tampa

Join us Friday, October 5th after the Opening Film (Wild Nights with Emily) for a wild night with all the beautiful women of Tampa Bay.

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$15

Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta)

October 5, 2018 @ 9:45 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Socially awkward Pedro escapes his melancholy life in Brazil’s southern city of Porto Alegre by becoming his on-camera persona “Neon Boy.” He comes alive on camera, known for painting himself in vibrant neon colors and performing sex acts for his many paying viewers.

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At The End of The Day

October 6, 2018 @ 11:45 am | | Tampa Theatre

After losing his wife and counseling practice, the only thing Dave Hopper has going for him is a part-time professorship at his alma mater, a growing Christian college in Lakeland, Florida. The college’s plans for growth hit a snag when the property they plan to develop has been promised to a gay support group that intends to open a LGBTQ homeless youth shelter.

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$15

Drama In Your Shorts

October 6, 2018 @ 2:45 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Join us for a collection of seven short films that celebrate queer and trans people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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$15

Kiss Me (Embrasse-Moi!)

October 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Kiss Me! is an ordinary rom-com with a typical rom-com story … except it is about lesbians. Brava! It is about time lesbians were featured in a feel-good romcom, and we can thank French comedian and director, Océane Rose Marie for the good time. The story centers around Océanerosemarie (yep, that’s her name), a chiropractor with a big heart and a very active sex life.

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Riot

October 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

In 1978, when the push to decriminalize homosexuality in Australia stalled, a group of activists decide they must make one final attempt to celebrate who they are. They get a police permit, spread the word.and on a freezing winter's night, cloak themselves in fancy dress, join hands, and parade down oxford street. But they have no idea what is to come and that the courage they find that night will finally mobilize the nation..

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$15

Kill the Monsters

October 6, 2018 @ 9:15 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Three hunky men in a polyamorous relationship - Frankie (the young one), Patrick (the practical one), and Sutton (the hot, impulsive one) - travel across the country to start a new life. One of the most unique films of the festival, the story is about the “democracy” of a triad and the men’s belief that, no matter what, this is the best and only way to have a successful relationship.

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Making Montgomery Clift

October 7, 2018 @ 11:30 am | | Tampa Theatre

Montgomery Clift was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema, bucking traditions on and off screen, but countless biographies have reduced him to labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented.” Now, nephew Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon rigorously examine the flawed narratives that have come to define Monty’s legacy.

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$15

Reinventing Marvin (Marvin ou la belle éducation)

October 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Marvin Bijou is sensitive, creative boy living in, what he will later in life identify as, exile. He knows at a young age that he is gay and that he is completely alone when facing the sexual and physical abuse of bullies and the oppressive ignorance of his family.

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$15

Tucked

October 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

There are those of us who believe that people come into our lives at exactly the right time, just when we need that particular person, that particular light. Jackie and Faith find themselves together at the precise moment they both needed the other.

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$15

Freelancers Anonymous

October 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Billie is in a dead-end job that she hates, is engaged to Gayle whom she adores and is wound up tighter than a top. When she has a chemically induced epiphany, she quits her job and makes a dramatic exit, only to realize she has no job, a wedding to plan, and a fiancé who is going to be super pissed.

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$15

Studio 54

October 7, 2018 @ 8:15 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell made magic happen when they opened Studio 54 in New York City in 1977. By 1978, Studio 54 was the most famous nightclub in the world. Matt Tyrnauer’s excellent and entertaining documentary explores the enchantment behind the madness that took Manhattan by storm.

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$15

A Moment in the Reeds (Tämä Hetki Kaislikossa)

October 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Leevi, a Finnish man living in Paris begrudgingly comes home to Finland to help his estranged father renovate a summer home. There, he meets Tareq, a Syrian immigrant hired by his father to help with the work. Their connection happens easily and quickly and, as luck would have it, the father leaves, giving the men time to spend time together.

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$15

Good Manners (As boas maneiras)

October 8, 2018 @ 8:45 pm | | Tampa Theatre

lara is poor, Black, and so desperate for work that she takes a demeaning job working for what appears to be (at least on the surface) an entitled, self-absorbed wealthy, pregnant white woman. Make no mistake – nothing in this story is what it appears to be.

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$15

Call Her Ganda

October 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

When 26-year old Filipina transgender woman and alleged sex worker, Jennifer Laude, is found dead with her head plunged into a motel room toilet, the perpetrator is quickly identified as 19-year-old U.S. marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. A military recruit in an unfamiliar land, Pemberton was on “liberty leave” when he solicited Jennifer at a disco.

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Lez Bomb

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Thanksgiving is a blessed time of celebrating the ties that bind and the love of family, the perfect time to make memories and share precious moments, together. Thus, the perfect time to drop the “lez bomb.” If only Lauren’s family wasn’t completely nuts!

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$15

Mario

October 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Why should a talented young man choose between his lifetime dream and the first love of his life? Mario has been working and dreaming toward a career as a professional soccer player. He was well on his way when Leon walked into his life.

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$15

Paternal Rites – DOCUMENTARY CENTERPIECE

October 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Paternal Rites is an extraordinary first-person essay film that examines the secret underbelly of a contemporary Jewish American family as they grapple with the aftereffects of physical and sexual abuse on their present-day lives. It is also a groundbreaking film about the nature of trauma and memory itself.

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Mapplethorpe – NARRATIVE CENTERPIECE

October 10, 2018 @ 7:45 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe are not Ricky and Lucy – as Patti so eloquently muses. Celebrated documentarian Ondi Timoner’s first scripted narrative film peeks into her version of one of the most controversial artists of our time.

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Transmilitary

October 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

When was the last time you were able to say that you were part of a pivot point, a moment in time where, literally, the course of human history and the lives of tens of thousands of people rested in that moment? Four brave soldiers serve their country valiantly while pushing back against the oppressive policies of the military.

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$15

Postcards From London

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

This highly stylized visual feast follows Jim (Harris Dickinson of Beach Rats fame) as he moves away from his family home in Essex to follow his artistic dreams in London. Upon arriving in Soho, Jim encounters a group of high-class male escorts, the Raconteurs, whose specialty is post-coital intelligent conversation.

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$15

Dykes, Camera, Action!

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm | | freeFall Theatre

“I’m going to make a film about a girl who falls in love with a woman.” A radical idea in 1984 from Su Friedrich, who used that inspiration to make Damned If You Don’t. This beautifully constructed documentary is more than a review of lesbian filmmaking.

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Daddy Issues

October 11, 2018 @ 8:45 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Maya, a 19 year-old queer pixie and a talented artist, gets romantically involved with her sexually fluid insta-crush. But, on the verge of her first love, the situation at hand is more complicated than anything she could imagine.

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Sorry, Angel (Plaire, Aimer et Courir Vite)

October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Christophe Honoré’s (Love Songs) skillfully crafted and thoroughly engaging new effort is a time capsule back 25 years to when AIDS was on the mind of every gay man and cruising in parks and theaters was in vogue .Novelist Jacques lives downstairs from friend Mathieu who sometimes cares for Jacques’ young son Loulou.

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$15

Transgeek

October 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Queer folks in general found an unprecedented freedom with the advent of the internet. TransGeek shines a bright light on the profound impact that the internet had on transgender people. The anonymity and flexibility around gender identity that is available on the web gave voices to the most isolated parts of our queer family.

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$15

Still Waiting In The Wings

October 12, 2018 @ 7:45 pm | | freeFall Theatre

From the director of the popular Eating Out series, comes this over the top musical comedy, chock full of familiar faces and toe-tapping musical numbers. Anthony is waiting in the wings for his big break, but gets help from boyfriend Lee and friends Rita and Tony, when a position opens up at Café Broadway. The ragtag team slings hash and belts out tunes on a nightly basis, just footsteps from the bright lights and big stars.

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$15

White Rabbit

October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Recently single, Korean-born LA artist Sophia Lee devotes herself to her public performance art, whether it’s a provocative Korean perspective on the LA Riots at a park or supermarket, or quirky digital art on social media. Meanwhile, when a stranger makes Sophia late for a TaskRabbit gig, she loses her temper, only to run into her repeatedly and discover a strong connection.

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$15

Every Act of Life

October 13, 2018 @ 11:15 am | | freeFall Theatre

Terrence McNally says he goes to the theater, “to see characters strip themselves of their secrets, to let us see into their hearts.” He walks the talk in this candid documentary of his work and of his life. With plentiful footage of Terrence himself, this documentary is an honest and loving portrait of a man who has lived his life out loud .

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BELIEVER – (Youth Program-Free!)

October 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am | | Tampa Museum of Art

Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons) is a believer – he believes in the Book of Mormon, he believes in Jesus Christ, he believes in his “people.” He also believes that if he leads the charge, he can get people, his people (Mormons, and Christians in general), to start an important conversation about the role of LGBTQ people, especially youth, in the Church.

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Fun In Your Shorts

October 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Lighten your mood with this quirky collection of seven short films.

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$15

Just Friends (Gewoon Vrienden)

October 13, 2018 @ 3:30 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Dreamy medical student Yad moves backs home after too much partying in Amsterdam and not enough studying. He attempts to land a job as a surf instructor, but ends up as home help for elderly clients, much to his parent’s disapproval.

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$15

Two In The Bush: A Love Story

October 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Sometimes one in the hand isn’t better – just take it from Emily. An aspiring documentarian, Emily is toiling away as personal assistant to filmmaker Kenneth, getting verbally berated on a daily basis. She returns home early from work to find her girlfriend Kate in bed with their best friend Peter.

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Ideal Home

October 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Paul (Paul Rudd) and Erasmus (Steve Coogan) are a quintessentially bitchy couple with a rhythm of contempt for each other so rutted in disdain there is an inevitable breaking point. And that’s when the kid shows up. The kid is Erasmus’ 10-year-old grandson and he is street-wise, cynical and predictably, changes everything.

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$15

November 2018

At The End Of The Day (Encore Presentation)

November 15, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33710 United States
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The audience loved this one so much we thought we would share it again in case you missed it or want to see it again!

After his wife leaves him and he is tossed out of his counseling job, Dave finds himself as a conservative professor at a Christian college. When the Dean gets word that a group is trying to buy a building he wants for expansion, he asks Dave to join the group and find out about their progress.

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January 2019

Lez Bomb (Encore Screening)

January 16, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33710 United States
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Jenna Laurenzo, 2017, USA, 90 min. From the executive producer of There's Something About Mary comes a holiday comedy about a woman (Writer-Director, Jenna Laurenzo) who comes home with life changing news. As it turns out, there is no good time to drop the Lez Bomb, mostly because Lauren’s family is completely nuts. As family members arrive, mere miscommunications quickly become hazardous and Lauren is stymied time after time in her efforts to drop the bomb. Her progressive parents (Kevin…

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Steam Room Stories Tampa

Steam Room Stories

January 30, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Creative Loafing, 1911 N 13th St (2nd Floor)
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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The most popular LGBT webseries in history—with over 52 million YouTube views—is now a feature film. 

Traci Lords stars as an evil cosmetics mogul bent on acquiring an Encino gym which she believes sits atop a magical fountain. But the handsome hunks in towels will do anything to save their beloved steam room from her evil clutches. Available in “CinemaScent” (with scratch & sniff cards).

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February 2019

Rafiki

February 20, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm | | The Portico

We are honored to be screening this film before its release in April.

Rafiki (lit. "Friend") is a 2018 Kenyan drama film directed by Wanuri Kahiu. Inspired by Ugandan Monica Arac de Nyeko's 2007 Caine Prize-winning short story "Jambula Tree", Rafiki is the story of friendship and tender love that grows between two young women, Kena and Ziki, amidst family and political pressures. The film had its international premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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$10

March 2019

Tucked -Encore Presentation

March 9, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm | | freeFall Theatre

There are those of us who believe that people come into our lives at exactly the right time, just when we need that particular person, that particular light. Jackie and Faith find themselves together at the precise moment they both needed the other.

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$10

April 2019

Anchor & Hope Lesbian Movie

Anchor & Hope

April 17, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33710 United States
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In their mid-30s, Eva (Oona Chaplin) and Kat (Natalia Tena) have a fun and carefree simple life in their London canal boat until Eva, inspired by her exceptional mother Germaine (played by her real mother Geraldine Chaplin), presents Kat with an ultimatum: she wants a child. Kat resists, knowing that it will end the bohemian lifestyle that she's always envisioned with Eva. When Kat's best friend, Roger (David Verdaguer), drops in from Barcelona, the three of them toy around with…

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May 2019

From Zero To I Love You

May 15, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm | | Creative Loafing
Gay Movie May 15

Darryl Stephens plays Pete Logsdon-just a guy in Philadelphia who happens to have a history of getting involved with married men. His father, played by veteran Richard Lawson and his soon-to-be step mom, Leslie Zemeckis, are on him to find someone who's actually available and to settle down. Instead, he finds a man named Jack who is fifteen years into a perfect marriage with two beautiful children and an enviable wife. A Gay Rom-com that never shies away from the…

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$10

Tell It To The Bees

May 30, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm | | freeFall Theatre

In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.

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$10

June 2019

Evolution of Drag

Evolution of Drag – Drag Through the Decades

June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Glamazon and drag performer/producer Daphne Ferraro brings her smash hit multi-media drag extravaganza to St. Pete

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July 2019

Evening Shadows

July 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Portico, 1001 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Under the 'Evening Shadows', truth often plays hide and seek. Set in South India and Mumbai, 'Evening Shadows' is a tender heartwarming story about a mother-son bond that has to withstand the ravages of time, distance and truths. While gay rights and marriage equality has been embraced by most countries, a small town in Southern India lives within a cocoon of traditions and social morality. In such a milieu when a young gay man Kartik, comes out to his mother…

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August 2019

SHOWGIRLS (1995) w/ Matthew McGee offering hilarious commentary

August 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Metro Wellness and Community Center, 3251 3rd Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33713 United States
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Dust off your glittery g-strings for a hilarious screening of the 1995 film SHOWGIRLS.  Actor/drag artist and film buff Matthew McGee will be offering hilarious commentary and encouraging audience participation throughout the evening as we raise money for TIGLFF with all the class and style of Nomi Malone in her brand new Versace party dress. Audience members are encouraged to dress in their raunchiest, leopard print, see-through nighties or glam it up in sequined costumes that would give Cristal Conners a…

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September 2019

2019 Festival Launch Party

September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rialto Theatre, 1617 N Franklin St
Tampa, Florida 33602 United States
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We’re kicking off the 30th annual festival at the historic Rialto Theatre in north downtown Tampa's Heights District with a dazzling evening of friends, cocktails, and music.  Be among the first to pick up your program and see trailers for this year’s film festival.  So that you're ready for opening night, you will be able to purchase or pick-up your previously purchased Crown Circle or Simply Fabulous Passes.

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Mario – {Free Showing}

September 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Reeves Theater (University of Tampa – Vaughn Center 2nd Floor), 401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Why should a talented young man choose between his lifetime dream and the first love of his life? Mario has been working and dreaming toward a career as a professional soccer player. He was well on his way when Leon walked into his life. Leon is beautiful and a talented player, in his own right.

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October 2019

Sell By – {Opening Night}

October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

A charming ensemble comedy with a great cast and lots of fun! Adam and his insta-gay boyfriend Marklin have been together for five years. They love each other, but … their relationship is so bored and aimless, they consider marriage just because “it’s time.” The women in their lives are their best friends. They are caring and devoted and have their own love issues.

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$15

BIT

October 4, 2019 @ 10:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

BIT is the lesbian vampire film everyone has been waiting for – campy, fresh, aggressive, provocative and sexy. On her first night in LA, Laurel, a transgender teenage girl on vacation falls in with four queer feminist vampires.

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Queering The Script

October 5, 2019 @ 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.

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Trick

October 5, 2019 @ 11:30 am | | Tampa Theatre

Let’s revisit aspiring Broadway songwriter Gabriel and hot go-go dancer Mark on their quest through the streets of New York, looking for places to seal the deal. Trick made Miss Coco Peru a household name with her infamous bathroom warning… “It burns!”

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Zen In The Ice Rift (Zen sul ghiaccio sottile)

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm | | Metro Wellness and Community Center

Maia (who prefers to go by Zen) is a walking cube of ice, freezing out the world. Zen plays hockey on the high school boys’ team to hone the skills needed to land a place on the national women’s team. She is constantly bullied by her teammates.

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Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

October 5, 2019 @ 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.

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This is Not Berlin (Esto no es Berlín)

October 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm | | Metro Wellness and Community Center

In high school Carlos is an outsider who likes unpopular music and building robotic sculptures. But one night when he gains entrance to the unique El Azteca nightclub in Mexico City, he suddenly finds himself to be at home among a crowd of outsiders.

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Something to Cry About: Drama In Your Shorts

October 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Join us for a collection of eight dramatic short films that celebrate queer people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story

October 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Single mom Rachel is fresh, funny and ready to “get back out there” after several years of chaste devotion to her job and her family. She gets the surprise of her life when she attends a Māori film festival and lays eyes on filmmaker Nikki Si’ulepa.

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The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées)

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Not since Priscilla, Queen of the Desert have queer men had so much fun on a bus. And that’s just part of this hilarious film about a flamboyant amateur water polo team on its way to the Gay Games. Add in a straight Olympic swimmer ordered to coach them as penance for a televised homophobic remark.

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Last Ferry

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

A young lawyer is looking for love on Fire Island. As he explores what little there is to do during the “off-season,” he is drugged, mugged, and witnesses a murder. When a handsome stranger comes to his aid, Joseph believes his luck is changing.

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A Bigger Splash

October 6, 2019 @ 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.

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Billie and Emma

October 6, 2019 @ 1:45 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Billie and Emma are sent to a Catholic high school for very different reasons. Set in the Philippines of the mid-1990’s, Billie is banished by her city parents to get her away from her girlfriend. Emma is brilliant, overachieving, popular, and on course for a bright future.

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Six Characters in Search of a Play – w/ Del Shores

October 6, 2019 @ 3:45 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Del Shores is a consummate storyteller.  In this cinematic version of his staged performance, Del opens the secret vault of his memory and shares six characters whom we have not met, but whom those of us from the south certainly know.

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Adam

October 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

In the summer of 2006, Adam escapes another boring family vacation to stay with his cool older sister Casey in NYC. Adam's horizons rapidly expand as he follows Casey to lesbian bars and gay marriage rallies, but it isn't until he is mistaken for a trans guy that he really gets a crash course in LGBT vocabulary.

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Good Kisser

October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Jenna agrees to a sexy weekend fling with girlfriend Kate (Rachel Paulson) and the worldly Mia. As the night unfolds, Jenna realizes she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Jenna is unsure of herself, and the entire situation for that matter, while Kate is more than ready to get to the main event.

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Tongues Untied

October 7, 2019 @ 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.

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More Beautiful For Having Been Broken

October 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm | | Metro Wellness and Community Center

Devoted FBI Agent McKenzie “Max” De Ridder has recently lost her mother. In the wake of grief, she forms a bond with a young boy with special needs and an unexpected - and at first tense, then loving - relationship with his mother.

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For They Know Not What They Do

October 7, 2019 @ 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.

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José

October 7, 2019 @ 8:45 pm | | Metro Wellness and Community Center

José fills his free moments playing with his phone and having random sex with other men, arranged on street corners and dating apps. When he meets attractive and gentle Luís, a migrant from the rural Caribbean coast, they pursue an unexpected relationship with more emotion than José has ever felt.

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Paradise Hills

October 7, 2019 @ 9:15 pm | | Tampa Theatre

In this futuristic fairy tale, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up in a rose- and tulle-filled boarding school for wayward young women, whose families pay big bucks for their daughters to emerge perfect. With the love and support of the women in this beautiful prison, she must find a way to escape, or risk being erased.

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Vision Portraits

October 8, 2019 @ 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.

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Being Impossible (Yo impossible)

October 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm | | Metro Wellness and Community Center

After attempting her first sexual experience with her boyfriend, Ariel discovers that she is different. Her gynecologist reveals that her sex life may be complicated by "corrective" surgery and a strictly gendered upbringing by her family and religious societal norms of Venezuela. Now, as she discovers her body for the first time, Ariel must decide who she wants to be.

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Straight Up

October 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

A highly entertaining romantic comedy with a twist: a love story without the thrill of copulation. Hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twenty-something Todd (Sweeney) wants to try being straight. Not because he thinks being gay is bad. He just thinks he is bad at being gay.

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Universal Drama (Shorts)

October 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm | | Metro Wellness and Community Center

Join us for a collection of six short films that celebrate queer people around the world.

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The Ground Beneath my Feet (Der Boden unter den Füßen)

October 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Lola is a jet-setting overachiever in a cutthroat corporate environment. She keeps both her relationship with her boss, Elise, and the existence of an older sister, Conny, a secret.  But when she receives the news that Conny has attempted suicide, Lola's secrets threaten to explode into the open.

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Seahorse

October 9, 2019 @ 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.

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Kattumaram

October 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm | | Metro Wellness and Community Center

Anandhi understands loss. Her parents and relatives perished into the waves of a Tsunami off the coast of India. Her Uncle Singaram feels the loss even deeper, as he is the only one left to look after Anandhi, with all the tenderness and the hand wringing of an anxious father.

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Circus of Books

October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre
Circus of Books

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.

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Clementine

October 9, 2019 @ 8:30 pm | | Metro Wellness and Community Center

Heartbroken Karen becomes unwittingly entangled with the younger Lana after breaking into her ex's lake house on a bender of passion and without much forethought. She comes to find that Lana is a loose cannon, and with a little weed and nothing better to do, the women grow a friendship that might be another bad idea.

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Benjamin

October 9, 2019 @ 9:15 pm | | Tampa Theatre

In this charming romance, Benjamin is a young filmmaker in London, boyishly handsome, awkwardly brilliant, full of self-doubt. He must navigate the pretentious local arts scene to build his career, and his love life sucks. He bogs himself and others down in obscure philosophical banter.

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Changing The Game

October 10, 2019 @ 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?

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History Lessons (Shorts)

October 10, 2019 @ 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.

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An Almost Ordinary Summer (Croce e delizia)

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

When two grandfathers from different backgrounds fall in love, telling their families is the last hurdle before their wedding. What better way to get it over with than to bring them all, unsuspecting, to neighboring beach houses, drop the bomb and watch the fireworks begin?

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Song Lang

October 10, 2019 @ 8:30 pm | | Metro Wellness and Community Center

When a hunky, brooding, and hardened debt collector and martial arts practitioner Dung “Thunderbolt” threatens to set fire to a pile of traditional opera costumes for an upcoming performance, one of the actors, Linh Phung, steps in to argue for more time. This non-traditional meeting instead ignites a slow burn between the two men.

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Knives and Skin

October 10, 2019 @ 9:15 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Carolyn, Joanna, Laurel, and Charlotte are your average teenage girls in rural Ohio: they front afro punk bands, make out with fellow cheerleaders in the woods, and deal with unstable parents. But when Carolyn disappears one night, the town must come together to investigate this unimaginable trauma.

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You Don’t Nomi

October 11, 2019 @ 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. 

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Suzanne Westenhoefer in Tampa

October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Suzanne never does the same show twice. She can’t. She doesn’t write anything down. She charges boldly onto the stage and what happens is always a mystery and a delight. So if you have seen her before, never fear, she has new and fun stories and observations every day! Be prepared for 90 minutes of laughter and fun!

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End of the Century (Fin de siglo)

October 11, 2019 @ 10:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Time bends in this sexy film about the chance meetings of two scruffy, handsome men. Ocho meets Javi while vacationing in Barcelona. The electricity between them is immediate.

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And Then We Danced

October 12, 2019 @ 3:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Merab has been dancing since he was ten. He aspires to make the National Ballet and he feels confident, until Irakli shows up. Irakli is strong, handsome, and confident in the way someone can be when they have always been better than everyone else.

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Tickle In Your Shorts

October 12, 2019 @ 5:45 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Lighten your mood with this quirky collection of eleven short films.

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Gay Chorus Deep South – {Closing Night}

October 12, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

For They Know Not What They Do (Encore)

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | | Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa

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.

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February 2020

SAINT FRANCES

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

See it before anyone else!  Official Release Date:  28 February 2020 Maya and Annie are a middle age couple with two kids - a new baby boy and Frances, a fascinatingly precocious six-year-old, who needs a nanny. Frances gets the final say on the nanny and after her first choice flames out, she selects Bridget, a thirty-four-year-old with dwindling employment choices. Maya is suffering with postpartum depression, while Annie is preoccupied with work. That leaves Frances and Bridget to explore…

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May 2020

Laughter in Lockdown (shorts)

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - May 20 @ 11:59 pm | | TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE

Since we can't gather together in person... We are excited to announce the launch of our new virtual screening platform TIGLFF Online, where we will be presenting regular virtual screenings! The program is curated by our new Director of Programming Derek Horne. We are kicking off the series with a free short film retrospective of some of the best LGBTQ comedy shorts of the past decade. This program will be available in our virtual screening room starting at 7:00pm on…

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Breaking Fast

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - May 31 @ 11:30 pm | | TIGLFF SCREENING ROOM-ONLINE
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Our First Virtual Full Length Film! Mo Hamoud, a mid-30s doctor living in West Hollywood, is full of passion and optimism which shows in every interaction he has. We meet him as he prepares to host dinner for his family on the first night of Ramadan, the holiest time of year for Mo, when Muslims fast from food, water, and impure thoughts and activities from sunrise to sunset. Controlled, stable, and decisive, Mo is thrown off track when he finds…

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