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THURSDAY, MAY 2

GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH

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OPENING NIGHT!

THURSDAY, MAY 2nd, 7:30PM


In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. 

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY!

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THURSDAY, MAY 2nd - SOLD OUT

Approx 9:30PM onwards (after the film and Q&A)


Festival Pass + Opening Night Party ticket holders will enjoy a  glass of bubbles upon arrival, complimentary Public Coast Brewing craft beers, New Deal Vodka cocktails, local wines and a selection of fabulous  hors d'oeuvres by Vibrant Table.  Join us in celebrating the 2019 festival with film goers, sponsors and our visiting film guests alike!

FRIDAY, MAY 3

XY CHELSEA

XY Chelsea

FRIDAY, MAY 3rd, 6:00PM

After leaking classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks, this intimate portrait follows the release from prison of Chelsea Manning, a trans woman, former US Army soldier and intelligence analyst, convicted of violating the Espionage Act in 2013.

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DEEP IN VOGUE

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FRIDAY, MAY 3rd, 8:00PM

A celebration of the queer heroes of Manchester’s Vogue ball scene, which takes its inspiration from the US model of competing houses that were developed in the black, gay ballrooms of 1980s New York.

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SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

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 FRIDAY, MAY 3rd, 9:45PM SPECIAL SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING

Some have called it the "gayest horror movie ever made!" But for Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it was anything but a dream come true. 

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SATURDAY, MAY 4

CIRCUS OF BOOKS

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SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 1:00PM

When Karen and Barry Mason took over an adult bookshop in the biggest gay neighborhood in Los Angeles, the couple never imagined the dramatic effect it would have on their lives and the their customers.

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SEAHORSE

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SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 3:30PM 

Jeanie Finlay’s latest documentary thoughtfully chronicles a transgender man’s path to parenthood.  It's an intimate portrait of his profound reckoning with conventions of masculinity, self-definition and biology.

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THE FRUIT MACHINE

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SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 6:15PM

Nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary, The Fruit Machine details the Canadian government’s systematic attempts to purge its armed services of queers following the anti-gay hysteria that ran from the beginning of the Cold War through to the 1980s. 

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CRYSTAL CITY

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SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 8:45PM

After surviving AIDS, the gay community must once again unite against a new killer. This frightening but hopeful documentary explores the myriad causes and effects of crystal meth addiction.

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SUNDAY, MAY 5

THE COMING BACK OUT BALL

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SUNDAY, MAY 5TH, NOON

 In the middle of Australia’s bitterly divisive marriage equality vote, Melbourne hosts a gala event to honor and celebrate its LGBTI elders. It's a glittering red-carpet evening held to celebrate these pioneers and their achievements. 

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Q SHORTS

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SUNDAY, MAY 5th,  2:00PM

Four wonderful queer shorts in a row...

1) INVISIBLE WOMEN 

2) MACK WRESTLES 

3) DRESS UP LIKE MRS. DOUBTFIRE

4) A GREAT RIDE


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CASSANDRO, THE EXOTICO!

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SUNDAY, MAY 5th, 4:30PM

 Cassandro, known as the “Liberace of Lucha Libre," is a Mexican professional wrestler known for outrageous gender presentation and equally spectacular wrestling moves. Beautifully shot on 16mm over the course of five years, Marie Losier’s film follows this gay champion coming to terms with his body and its inevitable limitations. 

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FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

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CLOSING NIGHT FILM!

SUNDAY, MAY 5th, 7:00PM

When the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality, the backlash by the religious right was swift, severe, and successful. A look at four faith-based families with LGBTQ children caught in the crosshairs of sexuality, identity, and scripture.

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