Festival Schedule – September 7 through 11

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Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

Friday, September 9 @ 4:00 PM

Preacher's kid Henry Gamble is turning 17 today.

Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party guests include the assistant pastor, youth minister, husbands and wives; sons and daughters trapped between youth and adulthood, as well as Henry’s own teenaged church and “secular” friends, including the closeted young Logan, who has eyes for Henry. As day turns to night and clothes come off, Henry and company struggle to tread the public and private, and their longing for earthly love, despite themselves and their faith.

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An Act of Love

Friday, September 9 @ 6:00 PM

A Father. A Church. A Movement

An Act of Love tells the story of an unwitting advocate in the fight for equal rights within the Church, Rev. Frank Schaefer, who had his ministerial credentials revoked in December 2013 after officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. Will Rev. Schaefer’s trial be the final breaking point for the Church? Or will his story be the final chapter in the long struggle for LGBTQ equality within the UMC?

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First Girl I Loved

Friday, September 9 @ 7:40 PM

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton – who has always harbored a secret crush – he does his best to get in the way.

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Check It

Friday, September 9 @ 9:25 PM

At first glance, they seem unlikely gang-bangers. Some of the boys wear lipstick and mascara, some stilettos – but they also carry knives, brass knuckles and mace. Life for the Check It can be brutal, but it’s also one full of hope and an indomitable resiliency. At its heart, They are tested every day as they fight to stand up for who they are in a community relentlessly trying to beat them down.

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Clambake

Saturday, September 10 @ 10:30 AM

In 1984 a handful of women innkeepers in Provincetown had a mission: how to entice summer guests back during the seaside town’s offseason. Hand-written letters invited past guests to enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery—with a clambake and some local entertainment thrown in. They called it “Women’s Weekend.” It spawned numerous other lesbian gatherings in Provincetown, expanding from grassroots beginning to become one of the most popular lesbian events in the world.

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Stuff

Saturday, September 10 @ 12:30 PM

Trish and Deb Murdoch are in a rut. After 14 years together and raising two daughters, they find themselves in a mid life crisis where grief and attraction threaten their domestic nucleus.

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Loev

Saturday, September 10 @ 2:15 PM

Beauty is in the unexpected.

When hot shot, Wall Street dealmaker Jai thinks of putting some pleasure into his 48 hour business trip to Mumbai, his young musician friend Sahil drops everything, including his boyfriend, to help him execute the perfect getaway. Hiking the hills and canyons of the Western Ghats, amidst half-attempted conversations and sudden silences, Skype calls and comfortable jokes, the friends discover there’s more than time-zones keeping them apart.

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The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen

Saturday, September 10 @ 4:00 PM

For six decades Angela Bowen, classical dancer and teacher, black lesbian feminist activist, and professor has influenced and inspired untold numbers speaking out as strongly for the Arts, Black and Women’s Rights as she has for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Bowen’s candid and compelling stories allow us to understand how race, class, gender, age, and sexuality played into her decisions and choices, her mission, and strategies for survival.

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Saturday, September 10 @ 6:00 PM

Love is always in style.

Ryan Fu has attained his dream job as a celebrity fashion stylist. Working with Beijing actor Ning, their egos clash resulting in a strained relationship. They slowly discover that they have a lot in common and a mutual attraction. After a night out on the town together, a Chinese tabloid magazine exposes Ning as gay. Terrified, Ning implores Ryan to help him deny the story. Ryan must now decide to help Ning or stay true to himself.

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Major!

Saturday, September 10 @ 8:00 PM

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73-year-old Black transgender woman, has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major’s personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. Her life is a testament to the fierce survivalism and every day concerns of transgender women of color, who so often live in the margin of the already marginalized.

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Beautiful Something

Saturday, September 10 @ 9:45 PM

Beauty is in the unexpected.

Cute, twenty-two-year-old writer Brian continually crashes and burns with each guy he meets, but does not understand why. The stunningly gorgeous Jim is not afraid to break hearts except when it comes to his forty-something lover and world-renown metal sculptor Drew, who can’t seem to look past his latest masterpiece. Lastly there’s Bob, a successful talent agent from LA in his mid-sixties who leads a double life being a sugar daddy to the young men he picks up. While all four comb the streets looking for connection, they oftentimes settle for something quick and dirty except that tonight is much different.

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That's Not Us

Sunday, September 11 @ 1:00 PM

Three twenty-something couples – gay, lesbian and straight – travel to a beach house to enjoy the last days of summer, but what was meant to be a fun, carefree retreat transforms into an intimate exploration of sex and commitment. Moment-to-moment, relationships are tested as tensions between the couples and friends begin to simmer. While gender and sexuality may vary, the struggles to make love last do not.

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Patong Girl

Sunday, September 11 @ 3:15 PM

Two weeks Thailand. One love.

The Schroeders are spending their last Christmas vacation together in Thailand. In Patong, their son Felix falls in love with an enigmatic Thai woman, Fai. He is swept away by her. At the end of the vacation, he decides to simply stay longer. His parents are appalled. His mother too decides to cancel her flight home and goes looking for her son in the backwaters of Thailand. She finds her son, and herself as well.

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Upstairs Inferno

Sunday, September 11 @ 5:00 PM

On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Upstairs Lounge, a bar located on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. For 43 year the deadly fire was the largest “gay mass murder in U.S. history.” Despite the staggering historical significance, few people know about the tragedy. Thirty-two people were killed and some bodies were never identified. The devastation was compounded by the homophobic reactions and utter lack of concern from the general public, government, and religious leaders. The fire permanently altered lives and was the root of many lifelong struggles.

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The Girl King

Sunday, September 11 @ 7:40 PM

It’s the 1600’s and Queen Kristina, having been raised as a prince under strict Lutheran control, faces powerful resistance in her quest to educate her subjects and end the bloody Thirty Years War between the Protestants and Catholics. Amidst all this, Kristina struggles to come to terms with an irresistible passion for her lady in waiting, the stunning Countess Ebba Sparre. Torn between the conflict of political and personal aspirations, Kristina chooses to make one of the most controversial decisions in history.

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