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Includes all films (no pre-screening receptions). Must bring current/active student ID with photo, with the same name as the pass, to each screening.
This screwball romp blends romantic comedy and workplace politics from director Sonia Sebastián (Girl Gets Girl). Freelancers Anonymous features winning performances from Amy Shiels (Twin Peaks: The Return), Megan Cavanagh (A League of Their Own), and trans actress Alexandra Billings (Transparent) as Billie’s hysterical robot-ball-obsessed boss.
Coming home for Christmas after living in NYC for three years, Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, Gotham, Carol) struggles to reconcile his current life in with that of his religious, conservative family back in small town Texas. His father (Michael Chiklis, Emmy/Golden Globe winner, The Shield) is cold and distant, while his mother (Virginia Madsen, Academy Award Nominee, Sideways) presses him about meeting up with his childhood girlfriend. Adrian begins to feel the full weight of the choice before him: to be honest with his family about who he is and face the consequences, or to return to New York without revealing his truth.
Life in the Doghouse tells the inspiring and uplifting life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable work they do at Danny & Ron’s Rescue, based out of their home in South Carolina. What began as a side project to their horse training work, grew rapidly after Hurricane Katrina hit the South, which dramatically impacted the number of shelter dogs in desperate need for homes. Ten years and 10,000 dogs later, their unique community-based approach to life and dog rescue will capture hearts and inspire millions to make the right choices and adopt from shelters when adding a new canine to their families. The film gives a dog’s-eye view of Danny and Ron's Rescue as the couple welcomes up to 75 abused and abandoned dogs to live with them in their home, ensuring they are in a comfortable living environment until they can find their forever home.
Molly Shannon slyly shines as Emily Dickinson in the humorous drama Wild Nights with Emily. The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, became that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores her vivacious, irreverent side that was covered up for years — most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler). After Emily died, a rivalry emerged when her brother's mistress (Amy Seimetz) along with editor T.W. Higginson (Brett Gelman) published a book of Emily's poems. Ingeniously subversive and a bit surreal, this seriously Independent film is a crowd-pleasing treat from acclaimed director Madeleine Olnek (The Foxy Merkins; Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same).
Lesbians didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they’ve expressed queer identity through film. Dykes, Camera, Action! is a history of queer cinema from the women who made it happen.
A Great Ride looks at older lesbians—Sally Gearhart, Brenda Crawford, and several women who live in an LGBTQ-friendly retirement community in Santa Rosa—aging with dynamism and zest for life, determination, and humor.
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Expected Guests: Director, Jethro Patalinghug, Producer Marc Smolowitz, David Lassman, Executive Producer
50 Years of Fabulous recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council, the oldest LGBTQ charity organization in the world. Founded in San Francisco by renown activist, drag queen and performer Jose Sarria, the Council has helped shaped LGBTQ life and social history in San Francisco and beyond throughout the last five decades. Sarria was also the first openly gay man to run for political office in the United States in 1961.
From its genesis as a critical public space for the community and capacity building of LGBTQ San Franciscans, to its vital role in the advocacy for LGBTQ human rights, 50 Years of Fabulous documents the full scope of the organization’s historical evolution up to its contemporary struggle in finding relevance -- both in the wake of social progress it has helped foster, and in light of a newly empowered political coalition committed to rolling back a half-century of civil rights achievements.