The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is finally old enough to vote. It has also long outgrown Capitol Hill. In 2013, the 18th annual LGBT film festival will bring the best in gay cinema to four theaters in downtown and on Capitol Hill and hold its big opening night gala in Belltown.
“We’ve been working all year long to bring you an extraordinary 10 days of the best LGBT films of the year, from Cannes award-winners to world premieres and short films you might not otherwise get a chance to see on the big screen,” artistic director Keith Bacon said in a statement released by the festival.
The festival helmed by Capitol Hill-based Three Dollar Bill Cinema has also gone big time — with corporate sponsors ranging from Xfinity to the W Hotel. It’s the first year for the festival under Bacon, who takes over the role from Jason Plourde — now Three Dollar Bill’s executive director.
Themed “Bold is Beautiful,” the 2013 festival will run ten days and feature more than 65 films.
The festival opens Thursday with a screening of award-winning documentary I am Divine at Cinerama followed by a Divine-themed party in Belltown.
The festival also has its share of local works including Boating with Clyde. If you have a particular favorite we should know about, let us know in comments.
You can buy festival passes and individual tickets at threedollarbillcinema.org/2013 or at the festival box office at Gay City Health Project, 517 E Pike. Tickets are also on sale as available at the venue box offices.