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The Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (FLGLFF) has announced the lineup of films to be featured at this year’s festival, said Mark Gilbert, chair of the festival’s board of directors.

film bannerThe Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (FLGLFF) has announced the lineup of films to be featured at this year’s festival, said Mark Gilbert, chair of the festival’s board of directors. The chosen screenings run the cinematic gamut from comedies to dramas and documentaries and include both feature-length and short films. Presented by HBO Latin America, the FLGLFF will feature 37 films from 10 countries, 14 of which are South Florida premieres. The festival will run October 10 to 13, 2013.

This season’s roster of films ranges from comedic storylines to a forbidden romance that begins on a soccer field in Cuba. Each film has something to offer every film fan and we’re looking forward to great moviegoer experience,” said Gilbert. “Our goal is to bring a diverse array of films to the table that enlighten, entertain and inspire, and with this year’s line-up of films, I know we’ve accomplished that goal.”

For the second year in a row, FLGLFF will have the historic Classic Gateway Theatre as the host venue, which will add a vintage flavor to the festival. Located in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale, the recently remodeled Gateway is at 1820 East Sunrise Blvd., where it has been in business for more than 60 years.

 “We are thrilled to welcome the Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival this October to Ft. Lauderdale,” said Noelle P. Stevenson, Film & Entertainment Commissioner, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, Office of Film & Entertainment. “The festival has grown tremendously through the years attracting both locals and visitors who travel to this world-quality film festival. We are committed to assist in the festival’s growth as well as to encourage filmmakers to shoot their LGBT film projects in our hometown.”

Tickets and trailers are available at FLGLFF.com.  A new film festival app is also available from the Apple Store for iPhones and iPads and from Google Play for Android mobile devices. Ticket prices are:

Matinees (before 6 p.m.):
Advance purchases: $7 Members / $9 General Admission
Box office purchases: $8 Members / $10 General Admission

Regular Screenings (after 6 p.m.):
Advance purchases: $9 Members / $11 General Admission
Box office purchases: $10 Members / $12 General Admission

A $2 service fee will be added per order.

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The 5th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Schedule:

Thursday, October 10

“G.B.F.”  – Opening Night Film

Director: Darren Stein; 7 p.m.

 Following the screening, the Opening Night Party will take place at Stache @ Revolution Live, 109 SW 2nd Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale with special guest, actor Michael J. Willett, who plays Tanner in “G.B.F.”

Friday, October 11

Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf” – South Florida Premiere

Director: Anna Margarita Albelo; 7 p.m.

“The Last Match” — South Florida Premiere

Director: Antonio Hens; 7:15 p.m.

“The Happy Sad” – South Florida Premiere

Director: Rodney Evans; 9 p.m.

“I Am Divine”                         

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz; 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 12

“The New Black” – South Florida Premiere

Director: Yoruba Richen; Noon

“In Bloom” – South Florida Premiere

Director: Chris Birkmeier; 12:30 p.m.

“Romeo Romeo” – South Florida Premiere       

Director: Lizzie Gottlieb; 2 p.m.

“Bridegroom” – South Florida Premiere            

Director: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason; 3:15 p.m.

“The Rugby Player”               

Director: Scott Gracheff ; 4:15 p.m.

“Reaching for the Moon” – Spotlight Screening for Women

Director: Bruno Barreto; 5:30 p.m.

“Test” – South Florida Premiere

Director: Chris Mason Johnson; 7 p.m.

“Five Dances” – Spotlight Screening for Men

Director: Alan Brown; 8:15 p.m.

“Free Fall” – South Florida Premiere

Director: Stephan Lacant; 9:15 p.m.     

Sunday, October 13

“Monster Pies” – South Florida Premiere         

Director: Lee Galea; Noon

“Mr. Angel”

Director: Dan Hunt; 12:15 p.m.

“Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia” – South Florida Premiere                       

Director: Nicholas Wrathall; 2 p.m.

“Health, Hope and Happiness” (Men’s Shorts) 

2:15 p.m.

“Sufferin’ Till You’re Straight,” Director: David Scheve

“Billy & Alan: In Life, Love & Death, Equality Matters,” Director: Vicki Nantz,

“Ub2,” Director: Dan Goldes

“Brighton,” Director: Pierre Stafanos

“Dirty Talk,” Director: Jeff Sumner

“Big Gay Love” – South Florida Premiere       

Director: Ringo Le; 4:15 p.m.

 “Love. Live. Lust.” (Women’s Shorts)

4:30 p.m.

“Click,” Director: Chris Chew

“Through The Window,” Director: Chen Shumowitz

“The Begining,” Director: Eleonora Zbanke

“The First Date,” Director: Janella Lacson

“Sexa Pills,” Director: Fulsad Shyrai

“The Kiss,” Director: Filip Gieldon

“Neighbors,” Director: Eli Navarro

“Pursuit,” Director: Patty Newton

 CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE:

“Southern Baptist Sissies”      – South Florida Premiere

Director: Del Shores; 6:30 p.m.

 CLOSING NIGHT DOCUMENTARY:

“Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” – South Florida Premiere

Director: Pratibha Parmar; 7 p.m.

Following both Closing Night Films, the Closing Night Finale will take place at Alexan Solmar, 408 NE 6th Street in Ft. Lauderdale with special guests, director Del Shores and producer/actor Emerson Collins of “Southern Baptist Sissies.”

The mission of the Ft. Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is to produce events and programs that bring the LGBT community together through film.  Coming into its fifth year as a stand-alone festival, the 2013 FLGLFF will feature films by, about, and of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  Dates for the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival are October 10 -13, 2013.  For more information, visit FLGLFF.com, or call 305-751-6305.

 

 

 

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