Bullied @ Broadway Performance Hall, 6pm: Hard-hitting documentary about one student’s harrowing ordeal that may put an end to antigay bullying in schools. BULLIED offers an inspiring message of hope to those still fighting harassment. After the screening, the Safe Schools Coalition will copresent a panel discussion of these issues as they relate to our community’s schools. FREE
Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight @ NWFF, 6pm: For the legendary transgender entertainer Vicki Marlane, still strutting it onstage at age 74, one song says it all. Vicki, her friends, and her fans take us on a journey through her colorful past, from crossdressed roller skating in her youth, to carnival “hoochie-coochie” erotic sideshows, and the adventures that made her San Francisco’s “Toast of the Town” in the ’70s.
The Real Annie Lister @ Egyptian, 6pm: Her secret diaries have been called the “Rosetta Stone of lesbian history,” depicting Sapphic life in a time before the term lesbianism was even in use. With charming wit and compelling insight, host Sue Perkins, “the British Ellen DeGeneres,” digs up the real dirt on Anne Lister in this intriguing documentary, a perfect companion piece to closing night’s THE SECRET DIARIES OF MISS ANNE LISTER.
International Relations (shorts program) @ NWFF, 7:30pm: Short films dealing with cross cultural love on a global scale.
|Laurel Vail and Shannon Lea Smith in Leading Ladies|
Leading Ladies @ Egyptian, 7:30pm: Ballroom dancing means everything to the Campari family. Over-the-top stage mom Sheri lives vicariously through her youngest daughter Tasi, darling of the local amateur ballroom circuit, while eldest daughter Toni is the backbone of the family. The only consistent man in their life is Tasi’s gay dance partner Cedric (Benji Schwimmer, 2006 winner of So You Think You Can Dance). When Tasi reveals that she’s pregnant, Toni agrees to fill in for her at the competition, but only if her new girlfriend can be her dance partner. Family drama and coming out have never been choreographed better than in this modern dance musical. The directors, Daniel Beahm & Erika Randall Beahm are scheduled to be in attendance.
Post-screening reception for Leading Ladies @ Wildrose, 9:30pm: Nibbles and mingling with fans and filmmakers.
Open @ NWFF, 9:45pm: Prepare yourself for a striking, mind- and gender-bending movie experience, set to a dreamy original soundtrack. Red-haired, gold-toothed, pandrogynous Gen and Jay are undergoing surgeries to become unified as one being. Cynthia, a hermaphrodite nurse, explores the art of human form and the emotions of unrequited love. FTM Syd and gay punk boy Nick fall in love and must wrestle with the surprise and significance of pregnancy.
The String @ Egyptian, 9:45pm: Following the death of his father, 30-year-old Paris architect Malik returns home to his family’s estate in Tunisia. Unaware of her son’s homosexuality, Malik’s conservative mother (Claudia Cardinale, THE PINK PANTHER) pressures him to get married. But change is unavoidable when Bilal, the dreamy handyman, pulls Malik out of the closet and into his bed, and his best friend decides to have a baby with her girlfriend.
- Michael Strangeways