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Gay, Lesbian, and Trans Film Festival

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    160 Convent Avenue

    NAC, 6/316

    p: 212.650.6388


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    Free pizza and cinema exploring AIDS, wild women, a boy in sexual transition, and the great Divine.

    Glory in a celebration of alternative life styles in film. Yes, free pizza and cinema exploring AIDS, wild women in love, a boy in sexual transition, and the great Divine on an outrageous crime spree.

    Noon: "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt" (1989)

    Common Threads is a heartbreaking film that bears witness to the courage of those who lost their battle with AIDS, and those who survived them. Through a mix of home videos, photo-collage, and personal testimony, loved ones remember their departed friends, family members, children, and lovers. —Best Movies by Farr

    2:00 pm: "Bound" (1996)

    “'Bound' is one of those movies that works you up, wrings you out and leaves you gasping.
    It's pure cinema, spread over several genres. It's a caper movie, a gangster movie, a sex movie and a slapstick comedy.”—Roger Ebert,

    "Bound is sure to be described as the first mainstream Hollywood film to put a lesbian relationship at its center without the relationship itself being the point of the story.” —San Francisco Chronicle

    4:00 pm: "Gun Hill Road" (2011)

    “Transexual actress Harmony Santana plays Bronx teenager Michael, a feminine man in transition whose lifestyle stuns his recently incarcerated father, Enrique (Esai Morales). . . .
    Santana was cast prior to making her gender transition and had never acted before. Her personal experience brings such legitimacy that she would probably succeed in the role even if she sucked at line reading. Fortunately, she doesn't.”—indieWire

    6:00 pm: Female Trouble (1974)

    “A riotously funny bad-taste epic from director John Waters, Baltimore's "Prince of Puke," this sick classic tells the depraved life story of obese criminal Dawn Davenport (Divine), from her bad-girl youth as a go-go dancer on Baltimore's infamous Block to her death in the electric chair.”—The New York Times