The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a critically acclaimed event, is based in the world-renowned historic South Beach neighborhood with additional films screened at locations throughout Miami-Dade County. The 15th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will take place from Friday April 26 until Sunday May 5, 2013. The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is committed to its mission: To inspire, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.
The festival has grown from a 3-day event in which 25 films were presented to the current format of 10 days with over 65 films. The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is an internationally acclaimed event serving as a platform for numerous World Premiers, North American Premiers and East Coast Premiers.
The some of the movies will be shown at the festival include:
They came for the hormones and stayed for the health-care. Eighteen years ago a team of HIV providers at a clinic in San Francisco and trans activists from every ethnicity broke the mold. The warm narratives of these 12 pioneering patients provide the film's beating heart, revealing some harrowing places they have been. Their stories provide a sense of victory and hope.
HOT GUYS WITH GUNS
Danny Lohman is an actor who takes his work a little too seriously. Pip Armstrong is Danny's ex with a trust fund and a knack of finding trouble. Together they enlist the help of a jaded P.I., Jimmy Peppicelli, to break up a crime spree targeting Hollywood's Gay Mafia. It's definitely a queer way to solve a crime!
BORN THIS WAY
The film follows Cedric and Gertrude through the most intimate parts of their lives as they grapple with homophobia, religion and the complexities of traditional Cameroonian culture—and as they prepare to come out to their mothers. At the same time, their activism becomes bolder and stronger as they work to help defend two young women on trial for charges of homosexuality.
OUT IN THE DARK
Nimer, a Palestinian student, is dreaming of a better life abroad. One fateful night he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, Nimer is confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept him for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When his close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank, where he is brutally murdered, Nimer must choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.
KINGS AND QUEENS
With dressing room hilarity, the documentary reveals what is a drag mom and kid. You are immersed into local families and those who operate outside of them. LaWanda Jackson opens her heart and joins the soulful stories of drag, evolution, and love. You think it is about drag but find out about you.
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