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by Chris Mayer
In today’s youth and beauty-obsessed culture, the elders among us are often cast aside by the younger generations, this is especially true for many GLBTQ seniors. Screening at this year’s aGLIFF Fest, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, directed by PJ Raval, follows the lives of three gay men, all of whom are close to retirement age or well passed it. The documentary follows them as they navigate their respective communities. We first meet Dennis, a retired...more
by Austin Rodenbiker
This was my first year encountering the aGLIFF Film Festival. The festival itself, however just finished its 26th year here in Austin. Sometimes when you come into a space, or enter a community, or come across some type of object, you interact with it in a kind of pedestrian way. You vaguely notice it, and record it somewhere on the back burner of your mind. Oh, that’s an interesting building, or the people here seem nice. Other times, you...more
by Nicole Murphy
As a graduate student at UT Austin, and I imagine this is true of grad students everywhere, anytime I have an academic excuse to leave my house or the dark corner of a coffee shop I’ve been stuck writing in for days, I get pretty excited. So when my graduate class was given the midterm assignment to attend this year’s aGLIFF Film Festival and have a few useful thoughts afterward. I went home and looked up the aGLIFF schedule of 89 films and...more