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October 2016

RETAKE

October 2, 2016 @ 9:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Nick Corporon, 2016, USA, 98 min Sponsored by Watermark Magazine Not your typical road trip movie, in this dramatic journey a man who is broken by regret hires a young prostitute to help him relive the past by retracing a route he took with a former lover. The two worn souls dance between hope and giving up for many miles. Ultimately the relationship they forge helps them get to place where healing just might be a possibility. (Karin Wolf)

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CLOSET MONSTER

October 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Stephen Dunn, 2015, Canada, 90 min. Fantasy sequences, a talking hamster, and sometimes violent imagery sprinkle the film debut from director Stephen Dunn. Closet Monster follows Oscar from boyhood and his parents’ messy divorce to adulthood and sexual urges toward his coworker, aptly named Wilder. As a boy, Oscar witnesses three kids attacking another for being gay, leaving the teen paralyzed. This event, along with his mother abandoning him, affects the close bond he once shared with his father. Forced…

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SLASH

October 3, 2016 @ 9:15 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Clay Liford, 2016, USA, 100 min. The Bronte sisters wrote erotic fantasy fiction! At least that’s what Neil tells his high school peers when they confiscate his own fan fic. Neil’s stories are erotic, or as erotic as a 15-year-old virgin can imagine. Neil is an introvert and finds his voice through writing. Julia, a kindred spirit, pushes Neil into submitting his homoerotic stories to an adult fantasy site, and Neil has to face not only his insecurity as a…

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HEARTLAND

October 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Maura Anderson, 2016, USA, 100 min. Sponsored by Creative Loafing Heartland is wonderfully engaging story combined with the star power to make it a TIGLFF favorite. Lauren (Velinda Godfrey) is a young, beautiful artist who has moved back home with her mother to regroup after her partner dies. Navigating a bible belt Oklahoma town is tricky enough. Enter Carrie, (Laura Spencer, Big Bang Theory), Lauren’s future sister-in-law, and southern drama takes on a whole new twist. Grief cannot be denied…

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TOMCAT (Käter)

October 4, 2016 @ 9:15 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Händl Klaus, 2016, Austria, 114 min. In German with English subtitles.– DRAMATIC CENTERPIECE Sponsored by The Tampa Club In this Austrian domestic drama, winsome tomcat Moses lives a perfect little life. Orchestra musicians Stefan and Andreas love their cat with as much intensity as they do each other. In their impeccable home, Moses enjoys food right out of his owners’ hands, strolls in the garden, takes long naps, and shows pride in being master of his domain. But when an…

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CLAMBAKE

October 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Andrea Meyerson, 2015, USA, 96 mins. Sponsored by:  ProSuzy Provincetown!  Women’s Week!  It didn’t just happen.  It was a planned, entrepreneurial strategy by a group of motivated, brilliant women innkeepers in Provincetown 32 years ago. Clambake is a celebration of the “pushy innkeepers” who found a way to bring thousands of women to the cold October tip of the world. Yes, it is homage to our history, but mostly it is a celebration of the visionaries that created a tradition…

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An Evening with Leslie Jordan

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

He is a HOOT!Leslie Jordan will be live at the Tampa Theatre as part of our 27th film festival. Join us for a great night celebrating CommUNITY and diversity on October 5th! Enjoy Leslie's unique style of entertainment for a night you won't forget. TICKETS: ***Simpley Fabulous or Visionary Level or Higher only need to RSVP @ renee@tiglff.com*** Opening for Leslie: Scott & Patti General Admission: $35 Premium Seats: Better seating and second group in line for Meet and Greet…

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SUICIDE KALE

October 5, 2016 @ 9:00 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Carly Usdin, 2016, USA, 78 min A macabre comedy about hot new lesbian love and long term commitment that makes fun of some of the sad but true dysfunction involved in both stages of relationships. The plot revolves around the discovery of a “suicide note” that creates a socially awkward dynamic between two couples and lends itself to a funny examination of the dark side of love. (Karin Wolf) Preceded by Pineapple Irem Dogancali, 2016, USA, 12 min.  A short…

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BEING 17 (Quand on a 17 ans)

October 5, 2016 @ 9:15 pm | | Tampa Theatre

André Téchiné, 2016, France, 116 min Famed director Andre Techine's (WILD REEDS) latest coming-of-age masterpiece is an intimate portrayal of the 17 year old psyche. Thomas lives on the family farm and longs to be a veterinarian.  His trek to school is a three-hour round trip adventure by bus and on foot through the visually inspiring mountainside. In comparison, Damien lives with his mother while his father is noticeably absent stationed overseas working as an Army pilot.  The teens have…

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THE FIREFLY (La Luciérnaga)

October 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Ana María Hermida, 2013, Colombia, 88 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. Sponsored by St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission Lucia and Mariana have a common bond – Andres, Lucia’s brother and Mariana’s - fiancé. When Andres dies on the day of his wedding, Mariana falls into an inevitable pit of grief and despair. Lucia - whom she has just met for the first time – is the one to pull her out. Ana Maria Hermida’s first feature film is a showcase…

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FIRST GIRL I LOVED

October 7, 2016 @ 8:45 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Kerem Sanga, 2016, USA, 91 min Sponsored by Equality Florida Do you remember her?  Is someone remembering you as their first love?  Surely, it wasn’t as hard as we remember.  News flash – if it was in high school, it was definitely as hard as you remember.  Bigger news flash – it is still that hard in high school.  Anne (the wonderful Dylan Gelula – The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) falls in love with Sasha (Brianna Hildebrand – Deadpool) and upsets…

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UNCLE HOWARD

October 8, 2016 @ 12:15 pm | |

Aaron Brookner, 2016, UK/USA, 97 min Sponsored by The UPS Store — Downtown St. Petersburg Howard Brookner was just camera-toting “Uncle Howard” to his nephew Aaron Brookner, until Aaron rediscovered reels of unused footage from his uncle’s first film about William S. Burroughs and other tapes and photos his late uncle left in storage.  Through these archival materials which collapse eras and reanimate their subjects, we are offered a deeply personal look at New York City at the end of…

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Seriously Shorts

October 8, 2016 @ 2:30 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Golden Golden Erica Cho, 2016, USA, 15 min Vanilla Juan Beiro, 2015, Spain, 10 min 1985 Yen Tan, 2016, USA, 9 min Balcony Toby Fell-Holden, 2015, UK, 17 min Thanks for Dancing Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken, 2015, Norway, 19 min Mukwano Cecile McNair, 2016, Denmark, 20 min

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Silly Shorts

October 8, 2016 @ 4:15 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Sponsored by Punky’s Bar & Grill and Gay St. Pete House More Than God Kev Cahill, 2016, Ireland, 9 min MeTube 2: August Sings Carmina Burana Daniel Moshel, 2016, Austria, 6 min The Candidate Michael Hilf, 2016, USA, 6 min Tri-Curious Matt Guerin, 2016, Canada, 8 min The Second First Date Raquel Barrera, 2015, Spain, 10 min I Don’t Believe In That Neil Fennell, 2016, USA, 9 min Baggage Sara Ball, 2016, USA, 15 min Speak Marc Saltarelli, 2016, USA,…

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Women Who Kill

October 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Ingrid Jungermann, 2016, USA, 93 minsMetaphor, twisted queer humor, a morbid curiosity, or all of these? Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect that Morgan’s new love interest is a murderer. Common lesbian relationship dynamics such as living with exes, premature commitment, softball, co-ops, and ignoring one’s friends during early stages of relationships are explored through the trope of a murder mystery in this smart comedy by Ingrid Jungermann. (Karin Wolf) Preceded by Piece of Cake (Ella…

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Bear City 3

October 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Doug Langway, 2016, USA, 117 mins.Sponsored by:  Tampa Bay Bears Bears will be bears in this sweet and funny slice of life in the woods. This being the third and final film that we’ve all been waiting for, the trilogy celebrates the lives of big, hairy, ruggedly masculine gay men – and the men who love them. Bear City fulfills that inner longing for a soap-opera-like comedy that reflects our loves and lives. Marriage, birth, divorce, bankruptcy may happen, but…

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FRONT COVER

October 17, 2016 @ 2:45 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Ray Yeung, 2015, USA, 87 min Sponsored by Macy’s Getting the coveted front cover is every stylist's goal, and Ryan is on track for the following issue.  His dream gets delayed when Ning, a Beijing movie star hoping to crossover to US audiences, specifically requests a Chinese-American stylist for his next photo shoot. Already disgruntled that he's not getting the cover, Ryan is even more perturbed when asked to meet his new client in Chinatown. Ning's messy entourage and Ryan's…

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REAL KINK

October 17, 2016 @ 10:45 pm | | freeFall Theatre

Will J Zang, 2016, USA, 68 min Sponsored by: Florida Leather & Fetish Club and Tampa Leather Club This documentary about the San Francisco kink scene makes master/slave dynamics look like mom and dad strolling through the park. Will Zang brings BDSM out of the margins into the mainstream through his non-prejudiced interviews with co-eds and seniors about their experiences in the lifestyle, from kink clubs on campus to domestic routine, in this empathetic portrayal of consensual, mutually respectful sexual pleasure. (Karin…

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THE PASSIONATE PURSUITS OF ANGELA BOWEN

October 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am | | freeFall Theatre

Jennifer Abod, 2016, USA, 76 min Sponsored by Metro Wellness & Community Centers Athlete. Dancer. Leader. Wife. Queer. Radical Activist. Angela Bowen comes of age in the 1950’s. Angela’s marriage to Ken Peters and to dance is radical by any standards - they form a dance company, they empower countless Black children to express themselves and their power through art. But she is not done yet. Another life unfolds as Angela earns a PhD and comes out as a lesbian,…

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October 2017

FREAK SHOW

October 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Billy Bloom is a transplanted gay teen whose fabulousness doesn't play so well in the red state South until he takes a stand by running for homecoming queen.

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LIKE FOAM (Como la espuma)

October 6, 2017 @ 10:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

A message circulates from mobile phone to mobile phone. A bunch of strangers meet in a mansion. They come searching for sex, but never has an orgy been so full of love. (Or feelings?)

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CITY OF THE FUTURE (Cidade do futuro)

October 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am | | Tampa Theatre

A family formed by Milla, pregnant, and by the two parents of the child, Gilmar and Igor, faces life in Serra do Ramalho. A life that includes, in spite of the three, the prejudices and homophobia of Bahian society.

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THE WOUND (Inxeba)

October 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best kept secret, Xolani’s entire existence begins to unravel.

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CHAVELA

October 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Chavela is the captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.

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ALASKA IS A DRAG

October 7, 2017 @ 4:30 pm | |

Tough, but diva fabulous, Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, is stuck working in a fish cannery. He and his twin sister are trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts. He learned to fight back, which catches the attention of the local boxing coach.

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GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

October 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

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SIGNATURE MOVE

October 7, 2017 @ 8:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.

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HAPPINESS ADJACENT

October 7, 2017 @ 10:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Explores the romance between Hank, a nice Jewish boy who definitely isn't looking for love, and Kurt, a Midwestern guy who desperately needs someone to break up the monotony of his stale marriage.

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I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE (Sueño en otra idioma)

October 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

A linguist arrives in a small jungle settlement hoping to record a conversation between two elderly men, the last speakers of the Zikril language. Unfortunately the men are feuding and haven't spoken to each other in 50 years.

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WHOSE STREETS

October 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

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SENSITIVITY TRAINING

October 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Serena crosses a line with a colleague and is forced into sensitivity training with Caroline, a bubbly woman assigned to be her coach. While Serena does her best to get rid of Caroline, she may have finally met her match.

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THE LAVENDER SCARE

October 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

At the height of the Cold War, President Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be security risks. A vicious witch hunt ensues, ruining thousands of American lives.

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TOM OF FINLAND

October 8, 2017 @ 8:30 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of artist Touko Valio Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.

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APRICOT GROVES

October 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Aram returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.

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ALABAMA BOUND

October 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Alabama Bound explores the roller-coaster ride of being gay in the South over the last decade, following the stories of two lesbian families as they fight for their children and the only openly-gay state legislator in Alabama.

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NOBODY’S WATCHING (Nadie nos mira)

October 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

A film about the struggle of self-imposed exile; how the pleasures of anonymity and freedom contrast with the pain of loneliness and loss that shapes immigrant experience.

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HEARTSTONE (Hjartasteinn)

October 9, 2017 @ 9:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend.

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UNCLE GLORIA: ONE HELLUVA RIDE!

October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Uncle Gloria is a darkly funny film full of drama and family fireworks about the macho owner of an auto wrecking company in Florida who goes into hiding from the law as a woman setting off a bizarre journey of self discovery.

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SEVENTEEN (Siebzehn)

October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Paula, an above-average intelligent student, is in love with her classmate Charlotte. At the same time she feels permanently provoked by dissolute Lilly to challenge her limits.

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TORREY PINES

October 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Based on a true story, the animated film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in the early 1990's. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen's life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events.

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SOMETHING LIKE SUMMER

October 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Something Like Summer traces the tumultuous relationship of Ben and Tim, secret high school sweethearts who grow over the years into both adulthood enemies and complicated friends.

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ABU (Father)

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Using family archives and animation, Arshad Khan shares a deeply personal story of migration from Pakistan to Canada, self-discovery and familial reconciliation.

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THE CONSTITUTION (Ustav Republike Hrvatske)

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

The story follows four people who live in the same building, but avoid each other because of the differences in their assets, sexual habits, nationality and religion.

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AFTER LOUIE

October 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm | | Empath Partners in Care

After Louie explores the contradictions of modern gay life and history through Sam, a man desperate to understand how he and his community got to where they are today.

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THE FEELS

October 11, 2017 @ 9:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Andi and Lu are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, things get off to a rocky start when one of the brides admits that she's never had an orgasm.

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4 DAYS IN FRANCE (Jours de France)

October 11, 2017 @ 9:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Pierre leaves the Parisian home that he shares with his lover Paul and leaves on a seemingly endless road-trip, guided only by Grindr hook-ups and bathroom stall phone numbers.

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FAMILIES LIKE YOURS

October 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

Follows six families as they attempt to balance work and school. From all across the nation and in all different stages of family life, these families represent a cross-section of the modern American family-- the only difference is that they are LGBT families.

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SOME LIKE IT HOT

October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm | | North Straub Park

SOME LIKE IT HOT bucked convention and broke boundaries when it was released in the late 1950’s. Starring Marilyn Monroe and featuring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in drag throughout the entire film, it was unlike anything cinema had seen before – and it remains a favorite to this day.

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SCREWED (Pihalla)

October 12, 2017 @ 6:45 pm | |

Screwed (orig. Pihalla) is a Finnish drama film, where seventeen year old’s Miku and Elias find themselves and each other during a summer in the Finnish countryside. Love is not as easy as it seems.

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PRINCESS CYD

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Eager to escape life with her depressive single father, 16-year-old athlete Cyd Loughlin visits her novelist aunt in Chicago over the summer. While there, she falls for a girl in the neighborhood, even as she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.

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An Evening with Kalup Linzy

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm | |

Limited seating available for this event.  Purchase Early! In partnership with the Museum of Photographic Arts, TIGLFF is thrilled to host one of the most exciting performative creators of our time, cutting edge video and performance artist - and Florida native - Kalup Linzy, who will present a collection of his short narratives and music based videos. Best known for his series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera, Linzy has worked with the likes of James Franco,…

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CLOSE KNIT (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa)

October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm | | Tampa Theatre

After being neglected by her mother, a little girl is taken in by her uncle and his transgender girlfriend, who create a loving home for her.

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DATING MY MOTHER

October 12, 2017 @ 9:15 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

In this festival favorite, the complex relationship between widowed mother and single gay son is explored with comedy and sincerity. Danny is an unemployed screenwriter and has recently moved from LA to stay with his mother Joan.

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THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

October 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

The documentary celebrates one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to re-claim their lives.

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A MILLION HAPPY NOWS

October 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

A veteran soap opera star retires to a beach house with her publicist and partner, but her Early Onset Alzheimer's will strain the couple's relationship until they find the strength to redefine themselves and what they mean to one another.

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A DATE FOR MAD MARY

October 13, 2017 @ 8:30 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

"Mad" Mary McArdle is released from prison and tries to reconnect with friends in Drogheda. Her best friend Charlene is getting married and Mary seeks a date to bring to her wedding.

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SATURDAY CHURCH

October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

A 14 year-old-boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process.

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RIFT (Rökkur)

October 13, 2017 @ 10:30 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

You know when you get a bad feeling and you just can’t explain it? You feel that something is just not quite right and you can’t shake the bad feeling. Gunnard is getting that feeling, big time. His ex-boyfriend cryptically calls in the middle of the night from a remote cabin.

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SANTA Y ANDRÉS

October 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

The story of an improbable friendship between a revolutionary country girl and a noncompliant gay writer she has to watch over for three consecutive days.

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JUST CHARLIE (Queer Youth Celebration! – FREE!)

October 14, 2017 @ 11:30 am | | Tampa Museum of Art

A teen football star who is being courted by a top club is torn between wanting to live up to his father's expectations or shedding his ill-fitting skin.

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REBELS ON POINTE

October 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Celebrating Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo -- the all male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York's Stonewall riots.

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A Little Drama Shorts (Shorts Program)

October 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Our program of dramatic shorts.

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A Little Happiness Shorts (Shorts Program)

October 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm | | AMC Sundial 20+IMAX

Some great comedy shorts.

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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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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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$15

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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