Straight or gay, GLBT Films have something for everyone
Frank Accosta, GLBT Films coordinator, feels like the GLBT series is important for festival-goers – both straight and gay.”It opens up an avenue for people to see this genre of film that they might not ordinarily see,” Accosta said. “We have a large GLBT community and a lot of people who are questioning. With something like this, people might feel a little safer to go out and explore.”At last year’s festival, Accosta said people weren’t asked on the film surveys to identify their sexual orientation, but this year it will be one of the questions.
“It’s a personal question, but as the program continues to grow, we want to know who these people are,” he said.Even though people weren’t surveyed, Accosta said there was a good mix of heterosexual and homosexual people and a few transgendered.”We’re definitely reaching a wide audience for sure,” he said.Not to be missed GLBT films
— “Adam and Steve,” which was a late addition not listed in the program, is playing at 8:30 p.m. today at Summit High School. The film is a romantic comedy about Adam and Steve, who met during the 1970s and are then reintroduced years later. This is a special showing of the film, which will not be officially launched until January. Audience size will be limited, so get there early.– “Almost Normal” is a comedy about Brad, who’s in the middle of a mid-life crisis. He thinks he can’t be normal, because he’s gay. He’s yanked back in time to when he was in high school – only now the world is gay, and he’s straight.– “Keep Not Silent” is a documentary about the clandestine struggle of three women fighting to be who they are in their orthodox community in Jerusalem.
— “The Power of Harmony” is an upbeat, poignant film about the Turtle Creek Corral and its members as they deal with life, death and the freedom of coming out.– “Nightswimming” is a 19-minute student film about a teenage punk who lives in rural upstate New York. It’s a coming-of-age film for anybody who’s ever fallen in love with somebody and realized that they’re not there for them.– “Katie and Casey” is only 6 minutes long, but accomplishes all of its storytelling in that short time.– “Soul Mates” is a drama based on real life, depicting the struggle of a person who is transgendered and going to make the switch. It provides a good understanding about the torment of not feeling right in one’s own body.
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