There are over 70 films at this year’s aGLIFF. This is the first installment in our series of a few of the must see films this year to help you create your own schedule. (Download the SKOOP Events app to create your own schedule)
Opening night film: Fourth Man Out
A sleeper delight, “Fourth Man Out” centers around a closeted average Joe whose best buds first bridle, then rally around him when he decides to come out on his 24th birthday. This thoroughly ingratiating, touchingly heartfelt comedy doesn’t have marquee names or an attention-grabbing hook, but hopefully its sheer likability will grab some deserved niche theatrical and home-format attention.
Showtime: Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Buy a ticket)
This film follows brilliant Soviet filmmaker Eisenstein to Mexico as he considers a private funded film by American pro-Communist sympathizers, headed by the American writer Upton Sinclair. Eisenstein’s sensual Mexican experience appears to have been pivotal in his life and film career.
Friday, September 11 at 11:00 p.m. (Buy a ticket)
A meditation on the life of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors who have migrated to form a unique community in the beautiful but harsh landscape of Palm Springs.
Saturday, September 12 at 2:15 p.m (Buy a ticket)
How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)
After the loss of both parents, 11 years old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand’s annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do whatever he can to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands resulting in unexpected consequences.
Saturday, September 12 at 5:15 p.m (Buy a ticket)
Seed Money is the story of Chuck Holmes, a San Francisco pornographer turned philanthropist. Holmes helped shaped and create gay identity in the years after Stonewall, and later became a major contributor to gay advocacy groups like the Human Rights Campaign and the LGBT Victory Fund, only to find later in life that while his money was welcome in philanthropic circles, he sometimes wasn’t.
Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 p.m. (Buy a ticket)
A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario that causes them to take a life.
Saturday, September 12 at 9:50 p.m. (Buy a ticket)
To build your own schedule for this year’s festival, download Skoop Events and make your own calendar, view trailers and connect with other festival attendees.