Three Dollar Bill Cinema announced today the full lineup of films and events for the 23rd TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival. The largest festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest opens on National Coming Out Day, Thursday, October 11 and runs through Sunday, October 21.
TWIST features the latest slate of queer cinema from 25 different countries including Kenya, Taiwan, Switzerland, Columbia, Australia, Tonga, Israel and Argentina. The lineup of 64 programs is comprised of 143 narratives, documentaries and short films. More than 50% of those films are directed by women.
“I am thrilled with this year’s lineup of diverse, powerful and entertaining films and am excited to share the range of stories with the Seattle LGBTQ and film communities,” said Kathleen Mullen, TWIST Festival Director. “Queer cinema continues to be an important and vital way for our community to see ourselves reflected on screen, learn about our history and experience queer life and culture across the globe.”
For the first time in more than 15 years, all four festival gala screenings and parties will take place on Capitol Hill. Opening Night, Closing Night and both Centerpiece screenings will be at SIFF Cinema Egyptian. “There are so many cutting-edge stories that you can only see at queer film festivals and that unique quality is just one of the many things that excites me about being a part of this incredible organization.” said Ben McCarthy, Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s new Executive Director. “I am very excited to be working for an organization that supports and promotes film and media by, for and about the queer community; especially during these turbulent times for LGBTQ people in our country and around the world.”
- Full festival program and online ticket sales launch September 20 at https://threedollarbillcinema.org/twist/
- Tickets and passes also available through the festival box office located at the Three Dollar Bill Cinema office, 1620 12th Ave., Suite 203. Box office opens Tuesday, September 25. Hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., plus the first weekend of the festival, October 13 and 14, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Film venues include SIFF Cinema Egyptian, Northwest Film Forum, Broadway Performance Hall and AMC Pacific Place