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Welcome to the 20th Annual Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
3 days of Film, Art and Music celebrating the LGBTQ community.

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TICKET PRICES:

Opening Night Film: $15 Members | $20 Public
All other programs: $10 Members | $15 Public
All Access Festival Pass: $55 Members | $75 Public

 

Friday Oct 13 • OPENING NIGHT

Opening Night Film: $15 Members | $20 Public

7:15

THE FEELS
Andi (Constance Wu, Fresh Off The Boat) and Lu (Angela Trimbur) are celebrating their joint bachelorette weekend in wine country with their girlfriends (and one dude). On the first night, the entire party gets wasted, and Lu admits to everyone that she’s never had an orgasm, a complete surprise to Andi, derailing the weekend in unexpected and poignant ways.
(USA, 2017, 90 min., NR, English | Dir. Jenee Lamarque)

8:00

Opening Night Gala

Sponsored by Auntie M’s Helping Hands
Entertainment by the Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus and new burlesque chanteuse Mae Reap.
photo credit to Eric Alter

9:00

A VERY SORDID WEDDING
An exploration of the questions, bigotry and what happens when gay marriage comes to communities not quite ready to accept it. Religion, marriage equality and cultural acceptance are explored with Del Shores’ trademark comedy and his much beloved Sordid Lives characters to deal with these social issues and the process of accepting your family for who they are instead of who you want them to be.
(USA, 2017, 109 min., NR, English | Dir. Del Shores)

See Sordid Wedding Trailer HERE

 

Saturday Oct. 14th

Saturday Tickets: $10 Members | $15 Public

3:00

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON
Sponsored by Long Island Transgender Day of Remembrance and Long Island Community Fellowship.  With  a post screening reception, a performance by the Long Island Community Fellowship Choir, and Q&A with Special guest Randolphe Wicker,  Marsha’s best friend and roommate for over ten years.

Who killed Marsha P. Johnson? When the Stonewall veteran and self-described “street queen” of NY’s Christopher Street was found in the Hudson River in 1992, the NYPD ruled it a suicide. Protests erupted but police refused to investigate. 25 years on, we re-examine Marsha’s death- and her extraordinary life.
(USA, 2017, 105 min., NR, English | Dir. David France)

5:15

CHAVELA
Chavela centers around a 1991 interview- the singer's first public appearance after 15 hard years lost to alcoholism and heartbreak. In the final years of her life, Chavela openly comes out as a lesbian and rises into her momentous third act, becoming a muse to filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, earning a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and selling out performances at prestigious concert halls around the world.
(USA/Mexico/Spain, 2017, 93 min., NR, Spanish with English subtitles | Dir. Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi)

See Chavela Trailer HERE

7:00

SIGNATURE MOVE
Zaynab, a Pakistani Muslim lawyer, is seeing the Mexican-American Alma. Zaynab’s recently widowed mother Parveen has moved in and actively searches for a husband for her daughter. Zaynab’s recently taken up lucha-style wrestling, and coincidentally, Alma’s mother is a former professional Luchadora. Zaynab tries to keep secrets from her mother, who knows more than she lets on.
(USA/Mexico/Spain, 2017, 82 min., NR, Spanish & English | Dir. Jennifer Reeder)

8:00

COCKTAIL PARTY

Cocktail Party sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign with piano singer Lydia Sabosto

9:15

BEACH RATS
On the outskirts of Brooklyn, aimless teenager Frankie suffocates under the oppressive glare of his family and delinquent friends. Struggling with his identity, he scours hookup sites for older men and begins meeting them while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences. Eliza Hittman's Sundance hit is a powerful character study as visually stunning as it is evocative.
(USA, 2017, 95 min., NR, English | Dir. Eliza Hittman)

 

Sunday Oct 15th • Closing Day

Sunday Tickets : $10 Members | $15 Public

5:30

HAPPINESS ADJACENT
On a tropical cruise, nice Jewish boy Hank travels alone, not looking for love. He meets the bisexual Kurt, vacationing with his wife, Kate, who seems clueless about her husband. Is this just a holiday fling or the start of something more?
(USA, 2017, 95 min., NR, English | Dir. Rob Williams)

See Happiness Adjacent Trailer HERE

7:00

Closing Night Reception

Reception sponsored by Ricardo Rodriguez of Millennium Homes
With special guests Lady Labelle and Madam London
Lady Labelle

8:00

TOM OF FINLAND
Touko Laaksonen’s erotic drawings shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art, fashion, and the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Follow his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish 1950s society through his struggle to be published until his art was finally embraced amid the 1970s sexual revolution. Tom’s story is one of love, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.
(Finland/Denmark/Sweden/Germany, 2017, 116 min., NR, English & Finnish with subtitles | Dir. Dome Karukoski)

See TOM of FINLAND Trailer HERE

TICKETS & CONTACT INFO

All tickets are available online at the Cinema Arts Box Office.
Opening Night Film: $15 Members | $20 Public
All other programs: $10 Members | $15 Public
All Access Festival Pass: $55 Members | $75 Public

Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
PO Box 360
East Northport, NY 11731

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