Here’s pretty much everything you need to know about the 17th annual Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival — it has four galas.
The film festival begins this Thursday, October 11th, and runs through Sunday October 21st. Much of the festival will take place on the Hill, with screenings at NW Film Forum, The Egyptian, Central Cinema, Pacific Place, and Cinerama. Additionally special events will be held on the Hill at The Social, and Lobby Bar, as well as at Il Forniao and Pink Ultra Lounge downtown.
CHS is — again! — a proud supporting sponsor.
The festival opens with Struck by Lightning at Central Cinema followed by an opening gala at The Social. The big party is already officially sold out, but tickers were still being released here and there and might still be available. If you can’t score tickets for the opening gala, there are two centerpiece galas and a closing gala as well. That’s a lot of galas.
For those with a political slant there’s Take Action Tuesday on the 16th while for those looking for something a bit more steamy, try Sexy Selections (all of which are scheduled for Friday and Saturday night screenings).
Seattle is well-represented this year. Don’t miss the city’s resident boylesque performer Waxie Moon in Waxie Moon: Fallen Jewel. Other Seattlites like Lily Verlaine, El Vez, and official Stranger geniuses Sarah Rudinoff, Marya Sea Kaminski, John Osebold share the screen. If you’ve seen the Burlesque Nutcracker or the Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, you’ve probably already bought tickets. (10/19, Pacific Place)
David Schmader is an ironic fan of Showgirls who continues to milk comedy gold out of its awfulness. (So much so that he has a commentary track on the VIP edition.) That kind of love isn’t limited to Showgirls. Saturday October 20th Schmader will host Mr Wrong at Central Cinema. This film stars a still-closeted Ellen DeGeneres, and it’s all about trying to marry her off in a very forced heteronormative way. Also, Bill Pullman. Also, the proceeds will go to Washington United for Marriage.
You can find the schedule, trailers and more from the 2012 festival at threedollarbillcinema.org/2012/