Billed as "not for the faint of heart or the easily offended," this comedy by Hartford's own Jacques Lamarre chronicles the effort by "loose chanteuse" of dive bars and bathhouses Varla Jean Merman (Jeffery Roberson) to find a new audience now that hers is rapidly aging: children! Don't miss this late-night special screening.
Sunday, June 3, 3:00 p.m.
Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together — Musical Comedy
(USA, 2011) Written and Directed by Wendy Jo Carlton.
This film explores the pains and thrills of erotic tensions in a same-sex friendship between teens, complete with musical and dance numbers.
Sunday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.
Wish Me Away — Documentary
(USA, 2012) Directed by Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf.
Chely Wright, the Top Female Vocalist at the 1999 Country Music Awards, came out as a lesbian in 2010. With access to Wright's private video diaries, this film explores the courage to tell the truth despite the realities of homophobia in the media, the music industry, and public life.
Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
Vito — Documentary
(USA, 2011) Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz. [see Review]
Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. at Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Boulevard
Gayby — Comedy
(USA, 2012) Written and Directed by Jonathan Lisecki. [see Review]
Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street
The Night Watch — Drama
(UK, 2011) Directed by Richard Laxton.
Paula Milne's adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel, the film follows four young Londoners linked by experiences in WWII London. During the Blitz, Kay, Helen, Viv, and Duncan enjoyed a unprecedented level of freedom, but after the war comes a reckoning with the past.
An exhibit of materials from the Festival's organizers, Out Film CT, is on view now at CCSU's Elihu Burritt Library until June 10. Donated to the library's extensive collections on Connecticut gay and lesbian history, the exhibit features programs, posters and advertisements documenting the history of the festival, the longest-running film festival in the state, and a rallying point for LGBT supporters since 1988. For more info about the exhibit: the Burritt Library Special Collections department at (860) 832-2085 or (860) 832-2086.
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