102016Aug

The Trans List

THE TRANS LIST

Dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders I 2016 I U.S.A. I 50 min. I Southwest Premiere
Friday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. (screens w/ GENDER TROUBLES: THE BUTCHES) | Buy Tickets

The Trans List


Synopsis Though the lives and issues of trans people have entered the public spotlight, rarely do we get to hear the stories and experiences of these people first hand. In this film we see individuals such as Janet Mock, Caroline Cossey, Buck Angel, Laverne Cox, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, and many others tell their truth in their terms. Their stories extend beyond surface explanations of identity to deeper realities of politics and pleasure, telling captivating tales of love, desire, family, prejudice, and rebellion—from Cossey’s difficult days as an outed “James Bond Girl” to Griffin-Gracy’s striking memories of the Stonewall Riots.

102016Aug

Strike a Pose

STRIKE A POSE

Dir: Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan I 2016 I Netherlands & Sweden, In English & Spanish w/English subtitles  I 83 min I Austin Premiere
Saturday, September 10 at 10:15 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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Synopsis: When Madonna forever forged vogueing into pop culture during her racy and controversial 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour, seven young men were on stage with her. They toured the world with the pop star and had all their backstage antics documented in the film “Madonna: Truth Or Dare.” After it all ended, returning to life as usual wasn’t easy. “Strike A Pose” catches up with the dancers today and finds out what transpired after the limelight was dimmed and taken away.


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SWIRL

Dir. Lance McDaniel I 2015 I U.S.A. I 6 min. I Texas Premiere
Synopsis: A short film about acceptance among high school youth as told through dance.

102016Aug

The Freedom to Marry

THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

Dir. Eddie Rosenstein | 2016 I U.S.A. I 87 min. I Austin Premiere
Friday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Director Eddie Rosenstein will be in attendance.

The Freedom to Marry


Synopsis: The US Supreme Court case Obergfell vs.Hodges marked one of the most important and joyous moments in LGBT history-national recognition of marriage equality. Chronicled here is the “roadmap to victory” lead by Evan Wolfson, Marc Solomon and Mary Bonauto, key members of the organization Freedom to Marry-the architects of the marriage equality movement. A loving record of the arduous path to a decision that would validate the lives of so many in our community.


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102016Aug

Film Hawk

FILM HAWK

Dir: JJ Garvine and Tai Parquet I 2016 I U.S.A. I 75 min. I Texas Premiere
Friday, September 9 at 7:15 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Film Subject Bob Hawk will be in attendance

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Synopsis: Behind many great movies is one man, Bob Hawk. While he may be unknown to many, he has helped launch the careers of indie filmmakers like Kevin Smith and Edward Burns. Through a series of interviews we learn of a humble man who has a gift for helping filmmakers refine their films and get them out to their audiences. Truly an underground presence, Bob Hawk is a deep root in the film community that helps films grow and prosper to fruition without much notice but with great impact.

102016Aug

Bright Shadow

BRIGHT SHADOW

Dir. Jesse Lyda I 2015 I U.S.A. I 74 min. I Austin Premiere
Sunday, September 11 at 3:10 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Director Jesse Lyda, Producer Jason Wehling & subject/musician Ana Egge will be in attendance.

Bright Shadow


Synopsis: “Bright Shadow” is a phenomenal documentary on musician Ana Egge, shining a light on her creative process and documenting how her soulful music is brought to life. She won multiple Austin Music Awards for “Best Folk” and “Best Singer-Songwriter”, but her fifteen minutes of fame have come and gone however, Ana has never stopped writing songs and believing that she needs to put her music out there. “Bright Shadow” explores the journey she has been on and the relationships she has with both her biological family and her chosen one.

102016Aug

The Big Raincheck

THE BIG RAINCHECK

Dir. Walter Reuben I 2015 I U.S.A. I 83 min. I World Premiere
Saturday, September 10 at 12:45 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Director/Producer Walter Reuben & special guests will be in attendance.

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Synopsis: The Big Raincheck is unlike any other film at this year’s festival. It is an autobiographical, yet scripted, story of a young filmmaker who has been haunted by his unfinished work. The film combines unfinished fragments of a film originally shot in 1981, more recent footage, and documentary-style interviews recounting the original production. The story of the unfinished film is entwined with the history of the Austin film scene, and scarred by the wounds inflicted by the AIDS epidemic. Delightfully disjointed and frenetic, The Big Raincheck explores the link between the artist, his work, and his past with extraordinary results.


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102016Aug

Women Who Kill

WOMEN WHO KILL

Dir: Ingrid Jungermann I 2016 I U.S.A. I 91 min. I Southwest Premiere
Friday, September 9 at 9:35 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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Synopsis: Morgan (Ingrid Jungermann) and her ex Jean (Ann Carr) are ‘Women Who Kill’, creators of the popular true-crime podcast who can’t seem to completely break up. When Morgan meets Simone (Sheila Vand), a dark and sexy new member of her food co-op, she is immediately smitten, but she and Jean find themselves uncomfortably close to their work when they begin to suspect Morgan’s mysterious new girlfriend has more than just a killer smile. Winner for Best Screenplay at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Women Who Kill plays like some dark fantasy on a theme from Portlandia and elicits uneasy laughter while it ratchets up the tension. A supporting cast of comedic notables includes Orange is the New Black’s Deborah Rush, Mad City’s Shannon Patricia O’Neill, and Annette O’Toole, who definitely isn’t in Kansas anymore.


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102016Aug

Summertime

SUMMERTIME

Dir. Catherine Corsini I 2015 I France, In French w/English Subtitles I 105 min. I Texas Premiere
Sunday, September 11 at 12:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

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Synopsis: Winner of the Variety Piazza Grande Award at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival, Summertime is a beautiful and heartbreaking love story set in late 1970s France. Delphine (Izia Higelin) flees her family farm for Paris after the girl she loves breaks her heart. By chance, she meets Carole (Cecile De France The Kid with the Bike) , a spirited women’s liberation activist. The two form a fast friendship that only deepens when Carole follows Delphine to the country after her father’s tragic stroke. The traditional values of the country contrast with their growing affection, and Delphine is caught between her love, her family, and the bucolic countryside where her sweeping passions grow wild.


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 THE GARDEN THAT YOU’VE PLANTED
Dir. Kathleen Mann I 2016 I Canada I 4 min. I World Premiere
Synopsis: A woman who is having a relationship with another woman is distraught as it is ending.

102016Aug

Spa Night

SPA NIGHT

Dir. Andrew Ahn I 2016 I U.S.A., English & In Korean w/English subtitles I 93 min. I Austin Premiere
Friday, September 9 at 11:59 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Spa Night


Synopsis: When his parents’ failing Korean restaurant shutters its doors, David (Sundance special jury award winner for “breakthrough” performance Joe Seo) must choose between helping his first generation family and fleeing the nest. Deciding to secretly support his parents by securing a job at a Korean spa, David discovers this new opportunity is not without temptation.  After he witnesses men cruising the spa, his own nascent attractions become undeniable. Balancing isolation, devotion, desire, and independence; David must determine his own rite of passage.


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102016Aug

Slash

SLASH

Dir. Clay LIford I 2016 I U.S.A. I 100 min.
Sunday, September 11 at 12:45 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Writer/Director Clay Liford and Producer Jason Wehling will be in attendance.

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Synopsis: Neil is your typical teen. Shy, uncertain and yearning to fit in, he has a penchant for creating homoerotic fiction featuring his favorite hero, Vanguard. Unfortunately, it’s a talent that elicits derision and disgust from most people-except kindred spirit and fellow slash author Julia. With her encouragement, Neil finds himself on a funny, bittersweet path of self-discovery where his writing is as blossoming as the exploration of his sexuality is embarrassing. Writer/director and Austin filmmaker Clay Liford’s (Wuss)  newest creation Slash is a journey where Neil must deal with an array of frustrating hurdles and awkward surprises; or just part of growing up.


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