Films

Highlights

Steve Drukker - Director of Finance and Grants

I was struck by how every character and every scene felt so real, which made every turn of the story so riveting, and so unforgettable. A selection at film festivals in London, Germany, and Sweden, it makes its Miami debut at OUTshine.

Honors -

Official Selection - BFI London, Göteborg Film Fest, Roze Filmdagen (Amsterdam), Wicked Queer (Boston), Reel Affirmations XTRA (Washington D.C.)

A Moment in the Reeds

Monday April 23rd 2018, 6:45 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Romance

Language: English and Finish with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help. When...

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Honors -

Official Selection - Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Dear Mom
(Querida Mamae)

Monday April 23rd 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Slice of Life

Language: Portuguese with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Dear Mom centers on the conflictive relationship between Heloisa, a recently divorced doctor, and her mother Ruth. Heloisa blames Ruth for her bad relationship with her own daughter, her failed marriage, and even...

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Highlights

Jury Winner -

Best Narrative - Honorable Mention

In Between Seasons

Monday April 23rd 2018, 9:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: Korean with English Subtitiles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

A woman is bringing up her high school son alone. While she has established a close bond with her son, she did not know he is gay and only finds out after he is seriously injured in a car accident. She takes out her...

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Highlights

Alden Peters - Director

Femme

Corey Camperchioli - Writer

Femme

Benno Rosenwald - Producer

Femme

Jury Winner -

Sparrow - Best Short - Honorable Mention

Where The Men Are (Men's Shorts)

Monday April 23rd 2018, 9:15 pm

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

Here are some of the most interesting, engaging and award winning shorts from across the land. Femme Alden Peters, 17 minutes, USA
IN...

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My Life With James Dean
(MA VIE AVEC JAMES DEAN)

Tuesday April 24th 2018, 6:45 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay, Lesbian, Slice of Life

Language: French with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

Moving. Demanding. Unclassifiable. Rare. These are the words given to the gay film that Director Géraud Champreux is invited to present in a sleepy seaside town, but those same words also describe this irresistibly...

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Honors -

Best Cinematography in a Feature Film and Best Supporting Actress - International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema (London)

Daddy Issues

Tuesday April 24th 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian, Romance

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

Maya, a talented, queer artist, is desperate to attend art school in Italy but lacks the funds to do so. Instead, she spends her days escaping into her drawings and social media, where she pines over the enigmatic Jasmine....

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Honors -

Jury Prize Best Actor - Madrid GLBT Film Festival
Official Selection - Seville European Film Festival

WOUNDED BY THE WIND
(LAS HERIDAS DEL VIENTO)

Tuesday April 24th 2018, 9:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

His father’s death forces David to take charge of his legacy. As he begins to clear out the years of accumulated possessions, he finds among the belongings something unexpected: letters of love to another man. Baffled...

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Jury Winner -

The Whole World - Best Short

From Boys 2 Men and Back Again
(Men’s Shorts)

Tuesday April 24th 2018, 9:15 pm

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

Young and old and everything in between are the people and places that make up these beautiful, thought-provoking and funny compilation of shorts. An Instant (un Instante) Adrià...

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Honors -

Winner Fipresci Prize Special Jury Prize and First Feature Competition - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia)

CENTERPIECE FILM
THE MARRIAGE
(MARTESA)

Wednesday April 25th 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: Albanian with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

CENTERPIECE FILM

EAST COAST PREMIERE


In a rare gay-themed film from Kosovo, Anita and Bekim are adding the final touches to their big wedding day which is only two weeks away. Despite expecting news about Anita's parents,...

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CHERRY GROVE STORIES

Wednesday April 25th 2018, 9:00 pm

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE In an era when it was illegal for two men to hold hands in public, the pristine beachfront hamlet of Cherry Grove on Fire Island, N.Y. was a safe haven for gays who were often targeted for arrest and prosecution. Through interviews...

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NOBLEMAN

Wednesday April 25th 2018, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: Hindi and English with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

WORLD PREMIERE

Fifteen year old Shay is struggling with adolescence and sexuality. He is constantly terrorized by a gang of bullies in a posh boarding school where children follow age-old rituals and codes bound by years of hierarchy. Shay...

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Highlights

Jury Winner -

Best Documentary - Honorable Mention

Honors -

Grand Jury Prize Best Film - Doc NYC
Official Selection - BFI London and IDFA Amsterdam

MEN'S SPOTLIGHT FILM
ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX, FASHION & DISCO

Thursday April 26th 2018, 6:45 pm

Genre: Bi, Documentary, Gay, Historical

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

MEN'S SPOTLIGHT FILM

Fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez breathed an alluring wind of change in the NYC and Paris fashion scenes in the 1970s. Lopez took the rather sedate world of fashion illustration by storm, creating colorful pictures...

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Honors -

Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Producer - Los Angeles Film Awards
Best Film - Desperado Film Festival (Phoenix)

SNAPSHOTS

Thursday April 26th 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

When a grandmother's (Piper Laurie) secret past collides with her granddaughter's (Emily Baldoni) secret future and her daughter's (Brooke Adams) angry present, can the love of three generations be enough to accept decades...

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MISTY EYES
(LOS OJOS LLOROSOS)

Thursday April 26th 2018, 9:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

WORLD PREMIERE

Alice is diagnosed with AIDS and the confusion as he starts his treatment is overwhelming. Making it more difficult is his addiction to cocaine plus his inscrutable character sink him deeper into depression. He desperately...

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YOUR WILL BE DONE
(SO AUF ERDEN)

Thursday April 26th 2018, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: German with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Johannes and Lydia run an evangelical parish near Stuttgart. He's the charismatic preacher, and she writes the sermons. While he recruits donors for a church expansion, she handles the planning. In doing God’s work,...

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Highlights

Mark Gilbert - Chair

This film takes you on a bizarre but interestingly fun ride that involves art and different time periods, told in a way that both intrigues and excites...And the guys are all quite nice to look at.

Honors -

Official Selection - BFI Flare (London)

POSTCARDS FROM LONDON

Friday April 27th 2018, 6:45 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Buff and beautiful teenager Jim (Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats) moves from the London suburbs to Soho where he falls in with a gang of unusual high-class male escorts – The Raconteurs – who specialize in...

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Highlights

Jury Winner -

Best Narrative

Honors -

Nominee for Dragon Award - Göteborg Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival

DISOBEDIENCE

Friday April 27th 2018, 7:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

Sebastián Lelio’s (A Fantastic Woman) mesmerizing and intimate film follows Ronit (Rachel Weisz), a New York Photographer, who returns home to mourn her father’s death in the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to...

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Highlights

Jury Winner -

Best Narrative - Runner-Up

Honors -

Teddy(LGBTQ+) Award for Best Feature Film - Berlinale (Berlin)

HARD PAINT
(TINTA BRUTA)

Friday April 27th 2018, 9:00 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: Portuguese with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Hiding behind colors, a fluorescent soul comes to life. While facing criminal charges, Pedro must grapple with his sister’s sudden decision to move away and leave him behind. Alone in the darkness of his bedroom...

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Honors -

Best Film - Havana Film Festival of New York
Audience Award Best Film, Best Iberoamerican Film, and Best Supporting Actress - Malaga Film Festival

LAST DAYS IN HAVANA

Friday April 27th 2018, 9:15 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

A tragicomedy that tackles the subject of friendship in a city on the verge of substantial change. Two mid-forties friends are neighbors: Miguel is a dishwasher who dreams of settling in New York waiting for a visa that never seems to arrive, and Diego...

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Highlights

Rene Peña - Subject

Dr. Bruce Hensel - Producer

Michael Schneider - Board Member

The movie expresses great insight...and truths that become evident with time and contemplation.

SHOWTIME SPONSORED FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING
BEYOND THE OPPOSITE SEX

Saturday April 28th 2018, 12:45 pm

Genre: Documentary, Free, LGBTQ, Trans

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SHOWTIME SPONSORED FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING

Beyond the Opposite Sex is the follow-up documentary to Showtime’s 2004 The Opposite Sex: Jaime’s Story and The Opposite Sex: Rene’s Story. Learn how the lives...

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Next Generation Artists - YoungArts Shorts

Saturday April 28th 2018, 2:30 pm

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

TRANSFORMATIONS FILM SERIES Variations On Breathing Director: Jean Carlo Ramirez, 4 mins How can we embrace our true selves amid an ocean of false social constructs and unconscious biases?...

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Highlights

Jury Winner -

Best Documentary

MCQUEEN

Saturday April 28th 2018, 3:00 pm

Genre: Documentary, Gay

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE
Jury Winner - Best Documentary

Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale. An unremarkable working-class boy, he harnessed his demons...

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Jeffrey Johns - Director | Actor

Honors -

Official Selection - QFlix Philadelphia and Garden State Film Festival (Asbury Park, New Jersey)

STILL WAITING IN THE WINGS

Saturday April 28th 2018, 5:00 pm

Genre: Comedy, Gay

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

Still Waiting in The Wings follows the trials and triumphs of actors waiting tables in Times Square. While dreaming of the Broadway stage, the reality of slinging hash under fluorescent lights mixes sweet aspirations with bitter drama. There's...

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Honors -

Best Male Lead - Guadí Awards (Barcelona)
Best Spanish Film and Best Actor in a Spanish Film - Sant Jordi Film Awards (Barcelona)
Best Film - Seville European Film Awards

ANCHOR & HOPE

Saturday April 28th 2018, 5:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Lesbian, Romance

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

Eva and Kat enjoy a carefree existence on their houseboat on a London canal. Yet after the death of their pet, Eva's dream of becoming a mother is reignited. Kat just wants to get a new cat. Yet when Kat's best friend,...

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Yen Tan - Director

Dino Mosquera - Board Member

A beautiful film that builds up in a very surprising way--turning it into a very powerful movie.

Honors -

Official Selection - SXSW Film & Music Festival (Austin)
Nominee of SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award

CLOSING NIGHT FILM
1985

Saturday April 28th 2018, 7:30 pm

Genre: Drama, Gay

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

EAST COAST PREMIERE


Inspired by the award-winning short of the same name, 1985 follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, Gotham), a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas...

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Highlights

Jury Winner -

Best Narrative

Honors -

Nominee for Dragon Award - Göteborg Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival

Disobedience (2nd Screening)

Sunday April 29th 2018, 12:45 pm

Genre: Drama, Lesbian

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

Sebastián Lelio’s (A Fantastic Woman) mesmerizing and intimate film follows Ronit (Rachel Weisz), a New York Photographer, who returns home to mourn her father’s death in the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to...

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FREELANCERS ANONYMOUS

Sunday April 29th 2018, 2:30 pm

Genre: Comedy, Lesbian

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SNEAK PEAK

A quick-paced comedy featuring a group of women who come together to launch a tech start-up. Billie, on impulse, quits her soul-sucking office job and is left to figure out “now what?” She meets a ragtag group of women also...

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Highlights

Erin Palmquist - Director

Ghazwan Alsharif - Subject

Honors -

Best Documentary - Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose, CA)

Jury Winner -

Empire on Main Street - Best Short - Runner-Up

FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BAY

Sunday April 29th 2018, 3:00 pm

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical, Political

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Ghazwan Alsharif had his dream job translating for the U.S. forces in Iraq. But his dream turned into a nightmare when accused of being a double agent. With his and his family’s life in jeopardy, Ghazwan fled Iraq and...

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Highlights

Honors -

Best Narrative Feature - Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose, CA)

VENUS

Sunday April 29th 2018, 4:45 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Trans

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

Sid’s East Indian parents have been putting enormous pressure on Sid to marry a nice Indian girl and raise a family. That certainly doesn’t seem to be in the cards given Sid is transitioning into a woman. Sid’s life is turned upside down when she...

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EVERY ACT OF LIFE

Sunday April 29th 2018, 5:15 pm

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical, LGBTQ

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

The story of the groundbreaking life and work of 4-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally: a personal journey through 5-decades of the American theatre, the struggle for LGBT rights, triumph over addiction, the...

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Highlights

Lauren Fiarbanks - Public Relations

A sincere and heartwarming dramedy, with a very catchy pop soundtrack; Nick Offerman is superb!

Honors -

Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival

HEARTS BEAT LOUD

Sunday April 29th 2018, 7:15 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian

Language: English

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

Single dad Frank (Nick Offerman) prepares to send his hard-working lesbian daughter Sam off to college . Hoping to stay connected with his daughter through their shared love of music, he urges her to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into an actual band...

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SOMETHING LIKE THAT
(ALGUMA COISA ASSIM)

Sunday April 29th 2018, 7:30 pm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ, Slice of Life

Language: English, Portuguese, and German with English Subtitles

Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Caio and Mari are two young adults whose relationship is beyond any definition. Throughout 10 years, the plot transits among 3 striking moments in which their desires are in conflict and their relationship is put...

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