2014 FILMS

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Dir. Michele Josue | 2013 | American Documentary | 89 min. | USA | Texas Premiere

Director Michele Josue and Judy & Dennis Shepard in attendance.

aGLIFF's opening night film, “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” is a powerful documentary about Matthew Shepard, a 21-year old college...

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Dir. Nancy D. Kates | 2014 | American Documentary | 100 min. | USA | Southwest Premiere

“Regarding Susan Sontag” is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative female thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken...

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Dir. Frédéric Tcheng | 2014 | Foreign Documentary | 90 min. | France, In English & French with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng follows up his work on excellent fashion films, including "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel" and "Valentino: The Last...

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Dir. Desiree Akhavan | 2014 | American Narrative | 90 min. | U.K. & USA | Austin Premiere

One of the surprise hits of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival writer/director/star Desiree Akhavan's hilarious and poignant, "Appropriate Behavior" has made Akhavan, one of the most in demand stars...

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Dir. Xavier Dolan | 2013 | Foreign Narrative | 102 min. | Canada & France | In French with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

French-Canadian sensation, writer/director/star, Xavier Dolan's “Tom at the Farm” might be his best feature yet, (he recently won the 2014 Cannes Jury Prize...

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Dir. Daniel Ribeiro | 2014 | Foreign Narrative | 95 min. | Brazil | In Portuguese with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

Adapting his acclaimed short film into a feature length, Brazilian filmmaker Daniel Ribeiro's, "The Way He Looks" won the Teddy award at the Berlinale, their most...

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Dir. Nejc Gazvoda | 2013 | Foreign Narrative | 102 min. | Solvenia/Croatia/Denmark | In Slovenian & Danish with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

JURY NARRATIVE AWARD NOMINEE

Iben (Mia Jexen), a lively young Danish woman carrying a deep secret, finds herself stranded in Slovenia...

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90 min. | Austin Premiere

aGLIFF is bringing you one of the best-reviewed films of 2014. A film likely be on many notable Top Ten critic lists at the end of the year. We have been sworn to secrecy about giving any clues to our “Secret Screening,” but we wouldn’t have accepted the film, if...

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Dir. Matt Livadary | 2014 | American Documentary | 92 min. | USA | Austin Premiere

Documentary subject Wade Earp in attendance

JURY DOCUMENTARY AWARD NOMINEE

"Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo" chronicles the 2011 complete season of the International Gay...

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Dir. Eytan Fox | 2013 | Foreign Narrative | 92 min. | Israel, In Hebrew with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

Campy, fun, and completely over the top, "Cupcakes", this year’s musical delight, is also a change of pace from Israel's most successful gay director, Eytan Fox ("Yossi &...

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Dir. Hong Khaou | 2014 | Foreign Narrative | 86 min. | U.K. | In English & Mandarin with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

Kai's mother (legendary Chinese actress Pei-Pei Cheng) is living in a retirement home in the UK. She and her husband moved to England to have a better life. With...

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Dir. Stefan Haupt | 2014 | Foreign Documentary | 102 min. | Switzerland, In German & French with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

Winner of the Teddy Award at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival for Best Documentary and Outfest 2014 Grand Jury prize, “The Circle” begins in Zurich, 1958....

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Dir. Mike Skiff | 2013 | American Documentary | 72 min. | USA | Southwest Premiere

CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT

Director Mike Skiff in attendance.

"Folsom Forever" tells the story of how a little street fair in 1984 grew into the biggest outdoor kink and fetish event in the world....

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Dir. Thomas G. Miller | 2014 | American Documentary | 75 min. | USA | Southwest Premiere

JURY DOCUMENTARY AWARD NOMINEE.

At the heart of director Thomas G. Miller's excellent documentary "Limited Partnership" is the 40-year love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and...

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Dir. Scott Gracheff | 2013 | American Documentary | 90 min. | Texas Premiere

Director Scott Gracheff in attendance

Winner of multiple festival awards, "The Rugby Player" is an uplifting and stereotype-shattering documentary exploring the lives of Mark Bingham, one of the passengers...

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Dir. Josh Beck | 2013 | American Narrative | 98 min. | USA | Southwest Premiere

JURY NARRATIVE AWARD NOMINEE

At some point everyone needs a hand to hold and a shoulder to lean against. In this beautifully portrayed romance, Ever (a luminous Wendy McColm) perfunctorily engages in...

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Dir. JC Calciano | 2014 | American Narrative | 90 min. | USA | Texas Premiere

Myles (Jack Turner) and Brody (Michael Adam Hamilton) are very different in how they interact with men and what they want. Myles has been searching for Mr. Right far too long, while Brody hooks up frequently, and...

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Dir. Gregg Araki | 2004 | American Narrative | 105 min. | Netherlands & USA

Special 10th Anniversary Screening

Powerhouse filmmaker Araki (“The Doom Generation”, “Totally Fuc*ed Up”, and “White Bird in a Blizzard”) is probably best known for his harrowing tale of two young...

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Dir. Dionisio Traverso | 2013 | American Documentary | 99 min. | USA | Southwest Premiere

Director Dio Traverso and subjects, Rich Holcomb & Jonathan Goyer in attendance.

We are introduced to a variety of current and former male sex workers on the streets of Providence, RI. These...

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Dir. Tim Burton | 1994 | American Narrative | 127 min. | USA

Special 20th Anniversary Screening

One of the most under-appreciated films of the 1990’s, and winner of two Academy Awards, “Ed Wood” is certainly one of Burton’s finest directorial efforts. “Ed Wood” celebrates the life...

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Dir. Karim Aïnouz | 2014 | Foreign Narrative | 106 min. | Brazil & Germany, In Portuguese & German with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

An emotionally seaward lifeguard leaves his roots in Brazil to follow his lover to Germany where he soon finds his soul retreating, leaving him...

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Dir. Becca Roth | 2014 | American Documentary | 102 min. | USA | Austin Premiere

In the wake of the legalization of gay marriage in her home state of New York, filmmaker Becca Roth is plagued by the fact the majority of states in America currently have constitutional amendments banning gay...

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Dir. Julián Hernández | 2014 | Foreign Narrative | 122 min. | México | In Spanish with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

CONTAINS EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT

Veteran Mexican director, Julian Hernandez’s ("Raging Sky, Raging Sun") latest feature is another sexually charged odyssey of...

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Dir. Ian Thorpe | 2014 | American Narrative | 92 min. | USA | Texas Premiere

Even Hall & Oates would be jealous of the power ballad duo Eternity...regrettable fashion, synthesized riffs, and awkward hair-styles dominated the 1985 music scene. Director Ian Thorpe’s lovely ode to 1980s...

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Dir. Markie Hancock | 2014 | American Documentary | 74 min. | USA | Southwest Premiere

If you are a student on a Christian college campus you were probably raised in an evangelical, Christian home. If you went to church regularly and were told that being gay (or lesbian, bisexual,...

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Dir. Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson | 2014 | American Documentary | 75 min. | USA | Austin Premiere

Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Directors Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson's 2014 Frameline...

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Dir. Roy Rowland | 1953 | American Narrative | 89 min. | USA

*This screening is FREE to the public

“The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.” is the only feature film written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), who was responsible for the story, screenplay, and lyrics. A young boy who detests...

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Dir. Mischa Kamp | 2014 | Foreign Narrative | 78 min. | Netherlands, In Dutch with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

"Boys", is a touching coming of age story from the Netherlands, where we first meet Marc and Sieger on their high school’s track team. The friendship that develops seems...

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Dir. Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles | 2014 | American Documentary | 87 min. | Puerto Rico & USA, In English & Spanish with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

Directors Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles in attendance

JURY DOCUMENTARY AWARD NOMINEE

In a celebration...

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Dir. Blair Doroshwalther | 2014 | American Documentary | 75 min. | USA | Austin Premiere

They are called a "Gang of Killer Lesbians" by the media. In activist circles they became known as The New Jersey 4. Bringing their story to the big-screen, director Blair Doroshwalther's outstanding,...

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Dir. Patrik-Ian Polk | 2014 | American Narrative | 97 min. | USA | Texas Premiere

From the writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk of the cult fave, "Noah's Arc", comes "Blackbird" (based on the acclaimed novel by Larry Duplechan), a powerful coming-of-age story of 17-year-old Randy Rousseau...

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Dir. Eric Schaeffer | 2014 | American Narrative | 95 min. | USA | Texas Premiere

"Boy Meets Girl" is a funny, tender, positive romantic comedy exploring what it means to be a real man or woman, and the importance of living a courageous life and not letting fear stand in the way of going...

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Dir. Andrew Putschoegl | 2013 | American Narrative | 95 min. | USA | Texas Premiere

Director Andrew Putschoegl and stars/co-writers, Andrea Grano & Tara Karsian in attendance

Director Andrew Putschoegl brings a funny and fresh perspective on the female buddy comedy genre with...

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Dir. Tomasz Wasilewski | 2013 | Foreign Narrative | 93 min. | Poland, In Polish with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

Strong and disciplined Kuba (Mateusz Banasiuk) is sideswiped by feelings unearthed when he meets handsome Mikal (Bartosz Gelner). Their connection is instantaneous and...

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Dir. Ethan Reid | 2014 | Foreign Documentary | 97 min. | U.K. | U.S. Premiere

Director Ethan Reid in attendance.

CONTAINS EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT

A contemporary of Bob Mizer, Peter de Rome (6/28/1924-6/21/2014) lived an unapologetically open gay life. The Hollywood...

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Dir. Robert Nazar Arjoyan | 2014 | American Documentary | 85 min. | USA | Southwest Premiere

Producer Matt Huffman in attendance

JURY DOCUMENTARY AWARD NOMINEE

Armen Ra is a spellbinding character off stage and when he steps up to play his Theremin. Rivaling Clara Barton with...

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Dir. Wade Gasque | 2014 | American Narrative | 76 min. | USA | Southwest Premiere

JURY NARRATIVE AWARD NOMINEE

In his debut feature, co-writer/director, Wade Gasque ("Housebroken", a 2013 aGLIFF selection) brings an old-fashioned dramedy of sibling rivalry with great balance and...

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Dir. Jody Wheeler | 2014 | American Narrative | 90 min. | USA | Southwest Premiere

Director Jody Wheeler, Executive Producer Steve Parker and stars Timo Descamps & Sean Paul Lockhart in attendance.

JURY NARRATIVE AWARD NOMINEE

Writer/director Jody Wheeler's,"The Dark Place"...

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Dir. Hanro Smitsman | 2013 | Foreign Narrative | 78 min. | Netherlands, In Dutch with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

Dutch director Hanro Smitsman, best known for his 2008 film "Skin", delivers a wild comedy the whole family can enjoy. Dylan is a rebellious teen who throws harmful...

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Dir. Sam Feder | 2014 | American Documentary | 72 min. | USA | Southwest Premiere

JURY DOCUMENTARY AWARD NOMINEE

With fans worldwide and acclaim as an author, performer, and rebel, Kate Bornstein is a force to be reckoned. This kickstarter funded documentary, "Kate Bornstein is a...

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Dir. Marcel Gisler | 2013 | Foreign Narrative | 106 min. | Switzerland, In Swiss & German with English subtitles | Texas Premiere

JURY NARRATIVE AWARD NOMINEE

When handsome gay author Lorenz (Fabian Krüger) returns home to Switzerland to care for his aging mother Rosie (Sibylle...

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Dir. Various | 2013/2014 | 97 min. | Greece, Israel, U.K. & USA

Sat. Sept. 13 at 11:59 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar

Special Guests in attendance

To jumping out of your seat to turning up the heat, this collection of these eight Late Night genre thrills and Erotic...

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Dir. Various | 2013/2014 | 79 min. | Canada & USA

Thur. Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar

Special Guests in attendance

Come discover two hilarious world premieres in our first Comedy Shorts Program. This first Shorts Program looks further into the fine...

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Dir. Various | 2013/2014 | 88 min. | Canada & USA

Sun. Sept. 14 at 7:45 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar

Special Guests in attendance

Everyone enjoys a good laugh, or better yet, a gut-busting laugh where you begin to cry and snort. These eight short films all have...

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Dir. Various | 2012/2013/2014 | 103 min. | Australia, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden & USA

Thur. Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar

Special Guests in attendance

With six countries represented, you'll witness a Swedish masterpiece of undying love, two...

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Dir. Various | 2013/2014 | 85 min. | Canada & USA

Fri. Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar

Looking for love in dangerous ways, looking for acceptance from your family and at the workplace, and thinking about a loved one in eerie fashion all highlight our second...

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Dir. Various | 2013/2014 | 103 min. | Canada & USA

Sun. Sept. 14 at 3:15 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar

Special guests in attendance

In our final Dramatic Shorts program, these six shorts bring together big ideas and emotional wallops. Three (intense) stories taking...

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Dir. Various | 2013/2014 | 86 min. | Australia, Netherlands & USA

Thur. Sept. 11 at 10:00 a.m. | Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar

Special guests in attendance

Be prepared to venture into the unknown and take a chance on some hypnotic dancing and hand-drawn animation. Watch the...

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Dir. Various | 2013/2014 | 99 min. | Australia, Italy, UK & USA

Fri. Sept. 12 at 10:00 a.m. | Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar

Special guests in attendance

Sometimes the truth is "stranger than fiction," but in the case of our documentary short films, "The Truth" can also...

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Dir. Various | 2013/2014 | 83 min. | USA

Sat. Sept. 13 at 10:15 a.m. | Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar

Special guests in attendance

These four American documentary films will challenge your own thoughts on the human spirit while opening up your hearts to discover new stories of...

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