The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival just SPEEDS by, doesn’t it? We’re already at Day Eight and there’s only 4 more days to go. Tonight is the last night for screenings at the Egyptian and Northwest Film Forum; the action moves to Pacific Place Cinemas and Central Cinema beginning on Friday. (But, the Egyptian has the moving AIDS documentary, “How To Survive A Plague” beginning on Friday that’s also very much worth checking out…)
Here are some big, recommended screenings coming up in the next four days…Check them ALL out!
Thursday, October 18LOVE OR WHATEVER (7:15 p.m., Egyptian Theatre)Filled with big laughs and hot guys, his “WeHo-rom-com” is an entertaining romp.Jobriath A.D. (9:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre)Called “The American Bowie,” “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll” and the first openly gay rock star, Jobriath left a legacy deeper than his brief reign. An early casualty of AIDS, new generations of fans have discovered him and the Pet Shop Boys, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Siouxsie Sioux, Scissor Sisters and Morrissey have all cited Jobriath as a groundbreaking influence.Friday, October 19Centerpiece Film: CLOUDBURST (7:15 p.m., Pacific Place AMC)Oscar-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis (MOONSTRUCK) and Brenda Fricker (MY LEFT FOOT) star in this infectious romantic comedy about two lovers who go on the lam in order to stay together.Audience Award, Best Feature — San Francisco FramelineGrand Jury Award, Best Film — Milan Lesbian and Gay Film FestivalBest of the Fest — Palm Springs International Film FestivalWAXIE MOON IN FALLEN JEWEL (9:45 p.m., Pacific Place AMC)Bending genders and blending genres, this musical-comedy by SLGFF Audience Award winner Wes Hurley follows Seattle’s beloved boylesque diva, the glittery Waxie Moon in his search for true love in the Emerald City.Saturday, October 20Shorts Program: Reel Queer Youth (1 p.m., Pacific Place AMC)These three films were produced over the summer in Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s 2012 Reel Queer Youth filmmaking workshop, a video production and media literacy training program for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) youth and allies ages 13-20. Funded by Three Dollar Bill Cinema and the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and produced in partnership with Reel Grrls.SWAN LAKE 3D (4:30 p.m., Pacific Place AMC)
Presented in stunning 3D, Bourne’s contemporary and controversial gender-bending interpretation of the beloved Russian classic includes a revised Tchaikovsky score and a flock of gorgeous swans. The stage production completed four world tours, won over 30 prestigious awards (including a Tony), and was the longest-running ballet on Broadway.Gay TV Dinner: Drag Race Unleashed (5 p.m., Central Cinema)Bring back…my girls! Put the bass in your walk for this big-screen celebration of TV’s most charismatic, unique and nervy talent competition.CHICAGO Sing-along (7 p.m., Central Cinema)It’s time to rouge your knees and roll your stockings down, as we celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Academy Award®-winning CHICAGO! Claim your 113 minutes of fame as Seattle’s version of Roxie, Velma, Billy or Mama.Sunday, October 21SEVENTH GAY ADVENTISTS (12:30 p.m., Pacific Place AMCFaith, identity, and sexuality collide as three diverse gay and lesbian Seventh-Day Adventists struggle to follow both their church and their hearts.Closing Night: YOUNG & WILDBased on the real-life blog (JovenyAlocada.com) of lesbian co-writer Camila GutiÉrrez YOUNG & WILD is an uninhibited and enthralling film, utilizing sexy graphics and on-screen text to compliment the story of a bisexual love triangle at a Christian TV network. Contains explicit sexuality.