Please join us for the Louisvlle LGBT Film Festival on Thursday, August 16th, Friday, August 17th, Saturday, August 18th, and Sunday, August 19th, at the The Floyd Theater in the Student Activities Center at The University of Louisville.
The University of Louisville is located at 2100 South Floyd St., Louisville KY 40208. The Student Activities Center is #16 on this campus map.
Individual session tickets are available for $5.00/$3.00 for students. "Wish Me Away" cannot be purchased as an individual session. A festival pass must be purchased to see this film.
For those traveling to the Festival from outside Louisville please check with Marriott for a discounted room rate of $89 through August 9th.
Note: These films or movies may contain graphic language, sexual content, nudity, drug use, and violence. They may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Check out our amazing schedule:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
(24 min, 2011, USA)
Annie and Paul have been best friends for years. Annie discovers she may have breast cancer and wants Paul, who is gay, to raise her son if anything happens to her, rather than the boy's father. Paul, young and in love with a fast gay lifestyle, is not sure that's such a great idea.
Mosquita y Mari
(85 min, 2012, USA)
Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas. Yolanda and Mari are growing up in Huntington Park, Los Angeles and have only known loyalty to one thing: family. Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to prioritize the well-being of their families. PREVIEW
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
(44 min, 2012, CAN)
Positive Youth is a one hour television documentary which follows four HIV+ positive youth (late teens to 27) in four different N. American cities in Cinema vérité style. Growing up in the 1980s and 90s we were hammered with terrifying statistics of HIV/AIDS. Thirty years in, we are still learning. What education do youth receive now and why is the youth transmission rate still the highest? We have seen retrospective documentaries on the AIDS crisis and interviews with survivors but what about the positive youth of today? PREVIEW
This is What Love in Action Looks Like
(73 min, 2011, USA)
In the summer of 2005, Zach, a 16-year-old boy from Memphis, Tennessee wrote on his MySpace blog that he had told his parents he was gay.Within days of his coming out, his mother and father would send him to Love In Action (LIA), a fundamentalist Christian program that refers to homosexuality as an addictive behavior. PREVIEW
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rivers Wash Over Me
(85 min, 2009, USA)
After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. Sequan finds refuge in a friendship with a troubled girl who astutely hones in on his true sexuality and introduces him to her cute brother. PREVIEW
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(2 min, USA) Getting Ready has a visual voice that speaks for the complexity of sexual and gender identity. Three stereotypes of lesbian women are boi, lipstick, and drag king. The juxtaposition of masculinity and femininity flows with fluidity. Getting ready simplifies the difference of us with a splash of tongue-in-cheek humor. And, ask the question "what kind of gay are you?"
(6 min, 2010, USA)
A documentary about the filmmaker's relationship with his mother and how it is evolving and transforming as he transitions genders.
(84 min, 2011, FR)
A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children. It is heavily implied that Mikhael is a closeted transgender boy. This film follows his experiences with his new found friends, his potential love interest, Lisa, his younger sister and his parents. It focuses in on the significance of gender identity in social interaction from an early age, the difficulties of being transgender and young, and how Mikhael navigates these in the background of childhood play and love. PREVIEW
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(112 min, 2010, USA)
Peyton and Elena are, on the surface, diametrically opposed - one, a well-known lesbian writer, the other a mother and wife of a pastor - but when their paths cross, several times over, they feel compelled to connect. What begins as friendship quickly blossoms into something deeper. PREVIEW
9:00 pm - 11 pm
Welcome to New York
(29 min, 2012, USA)
The story of five young people's unique first experiences in New York City.
Do You Have a Cat?
(11 min, 2011, USA)
It's hard searching for love in the modern world. Especially when you're a bisexual woman with a severe cat allergy.
Nate & Margaret
(79 min, 2012, USA)
Nate, a 19 year old film student, and Margaret, a 52 year old spinster, are best friends in an odd, quirky, totally working kind of way... until Nate's audacious classmate Darla sets him up on a date with James. Nate's new life shakes apart his friendship with Margaret, who goes off on her own to start a career as a stand-up comedian. PREVIEW
Girl/Girl/Scene Episode 201
Evan is back! Your favorite bad girl returns for another wild and sexy season of Girl/Girl Scene. After being shot in last year's cliffhanger ending, Evan rises from the dead to raise some hell.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
(4 min, 2011, USA)
A documentary about the impact of pejorative language on HIV-positive gay men. Listings of gay dating sites increasingly specify that the poster is "clean" or "disease-free" and requests of his potential matches "ub2." Do words matter?
(93 min, 2011, USA)
In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo found his voice as a gay activist and critic of LGBT representation in the media. He went on to write "The Celluloid Closet," the first book to critique Hollywood's portrayals of gays on screen. During the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Vito became a passionate advocate for justice via the newly formed ACT UP, before his death in 1990. PREVIEW
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
(11 min, 2010, USA)
What do you really know about the closest person in your life?
(92 min, 2012, China)
In a remote part of southern China, a mysterious Westerner appears on a riverbank, completely naked. Taken to the local police station and afterwards to the hospital, he refuses to speak. While the doctors soon resign, the hospital's orderly, Jiang, befriends the stranger. When Jiang learns that the Westerner is about to be transferred to a mental asylum, he decides to rescue him and takes him to his uncle's village. There, he accidentally discovers a secret that provides a key to the mysterious stranger's past... PREVIEW
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Comedy Shorts Session)
Go Go Reject
(20 min, 2010, USA)
A skinny, naïve go go dance meets with unexpected rejection when he attempts to fulfill his childhood "Flashdance" fantasy. Preview
Coffee & Pie
(15 min, 2011, USA)
A couple must come to terms with the fact that theirs is a love that could never be.
(7 min, 2012, USA)
Unhappy in her marriage, Debra invites Michelle over for wine and advice. Soon, a comedy of misunderstandings ensues until true motives and feelings are brought to the surface. Is living a lie really living?
(12 min, 2011, Nor)
A story about a young man's quest for love and acceptance, all in a lively musical film about being yourself and loving whoever you want. This is a film about forbidden and boundless love and the risk of losing everything when your choice conflicts with the morally accepted.
Allison My Love
(2 min, 2009, USA)
A short film about a slip of the tongue.
(7 min, 2010, CAN)
A mockumercial, Ms. Thing tells the story of Jill, an emotionally volatile urban lesbian who is looking for love in all the wrong places until unexpectedly, she finds total fulfillment in an unusual package. And, she is not alone. The craze she discovers is revolutionizing lesbian communities across the nation.
(11 min, 2009, USA)
American economic angst and gay panic explode in suburban New Jersey.
(10 min, 2012, USA)
Lose your clothes.
Never Too Late
(8 min, 2009, USA)
After 25 years together, two middle-aged hotel maids in San Francisco decide it's finally time to marry. Then along comes Prop 8. What to do?
Lesbian Cliché Song
(5 min, 2011, USA)
The U-Haul rap gals are back again with a new song.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(7 min, 2009, USA)
Bobby is working at his parents dry cleaners on prom weekend. When the prom queen and her boyfriend stop by, Bobby has his own prom to remember.
The Wise Kids
(91 min, 2011, USA)
A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. PREVIEW
7:30 pm- VIP Chely Wright -Meet and Greet
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rites of Passage
(21 min, 2011, USA)
The story of a male to female transgender and practicing Muslim who, in February 2011, went through a sex change.
(93 min, 2011, USA)
An extraordinary documentary feature about men and women, and all the variations in between. PREVIEW
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Man Out of U
(4 min, 2012, USA)
Music video - what is a man?
(94 min, 2011, GER)
A drama centered on the relationship between a young man and a transexual who is transitioning from female to male. PREVIEW
Girl/Girl/Scene Episode 202 (World Premiere)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marc and Hank live in the Connecticut suburbs with their two children. Their youngest and most precocious, Grace, has just started the first grade. Meahgan, their oldest, is growing up and drawn to a ghostly female figure in the nearby wood. On this night, Marc must let something go, so that he and his daughter can discover something new and precious. PREVIEW
The Wedding Dance
(3 min, 2012, USA)
A surprising and powerful statement about marriage equality.
Unfit: Ward vs. Ward
(75 min, 2012, USA)
In 1995 in Pensacola, Florida, Mary Ward lost custody of her 11 year old daugther, Cassey, to her ex-husband, John Ward, solely based on her sexual orientation. PREVIEW
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (International Shorts)
(28 min, 2012, USA)
What would you do if you had to choose between the person that you love and your country? Thousands of gay and lesbian Americans face this question everyday.
Kaghaz-e Sefid (White Paper)
(3 min, 2010, IRAN)
A portrait of stick-figure kids who don't fit in at home; they bring their rainbow of colors out into the world and meet each other.
(11 min, 2011, Port)
For Emily, a traditional grandmother, there's nothing left but to find a girl that she can kiss for the first time.
Parede Branca Do Que Poderia Ser (What It Could Be)
(17 min, 2011, BRAZ)
Together, Natalia and Catarine find the chords of a song that can break down a wall.
(3 min, 2011, UK)
A lonely orange goes in search of fellow fruit using a variety of electronic mediums.
Soy JuanA (I Am Juan/a)
(6 min, 2011, Arg)
JuanA is going through some decisive moments in his life. He wonders how be can be who he really is, rather than what other people expect him to be.
El Nido Vacio (The Empty Nest)
(24 min, 2012, USA)
Monte, a scatterbrained, well-meaning sex therapist, embarks on a mission to reconnect with her angsty son after discovering his troubles may stem from the huge "problem" tucked inside his trousers.
Steam is Steam
(11 min, 2011, CAN)
Montreal 1952, teenager Samuel brings his friend Julian to the neighborhood steam bath for his weekly routine with Dad. Julian's first time will be a day to remember.
(6 min, 2011, UK)
Kim just got engaged. An acquaintance congratulates her by saying that HE (the fiance) is a lucky man. When Kim corrects the acquaintance stating that she is engaged to a woman, Kim's told off for being too out by a gay friend, which leads to various funny situations.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Chely Wright)
Wish Me Away
(96 min, 2011, USA)
After a lifetime of hiding, Chely Wright becomes the first commercial country music singer to come out as gay, shattering cultural stereotypes within Nashville, her conservative heartland family, and, most importantly, within herself. PREVIEW : Purchase Chely Wright VIP Tickets
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(119 min, 2011, Germ)
A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man. PREVIEW
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kyss Mig (Kiss Me)
(105 min, 2011, Swed)
Mia and Frida, both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents' engagement party. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences. PREVIEW
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
(93 min, 2011, USA)
A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker. PREVIEW