Fourteen films are on tap for the 6th annual Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival to be held at the Historic Fargo Theater on Friday Sept. 12, and Saturday Sept. 13.
The film festival is an outgrowth of a weekly Queer Film event at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2008.
“Since 2009 the Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival has provided a much needed source of insight and entertainment, through the eyes of queer film-makers,” the festival said in a statement. “This year’s festival, our 6th Annual, continues the tradition with a set of truly independent, highly original films from the US and around the world.”
The festival has a jury that reviews submissions for the festival, and this year 14 films have been selected. Here’s the schedule:
Friday, September 12th, 8pm:
Out Smart (10 min) A teenage boy faces his parents’ shock, disappointment, anger, and humiliation when he ‘comes out.’ He’s not gay, though. Join us and see what else is hard to tell one’s parents.
One More Night (9 min) We all have that one person that we can’t get over, can’t get out of our minds. If you could have one last night with them, would you?
Foreign Relations (25 min) On a Mediterranean group tour, shy Tom is randomly assigned an intriguing Greek roommate who provokes the age old question: Gay or European?
Kumu Hina (1:14) Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawai’i. (Friday 8pm headlining documentary on Hawaiian sexuality and transgender issues)
Saturday, Sept 13th, 3pm:
Sibling Rivalry (8 min) Canada. Zach and Hannah are attending their mother’s wake, painting the perfect picture of a family in mourning. But once they get behind closed doors in one of the funeral home’s supply closets, the family secrets come pouring out.
Angie & Jackie Final Cut (12 min) UK. How hard can it be to make a short film?
It’s Consuming Me (3 min) Germany. Can’t move on, I wish I could. But I’m caught in the thought of what could have been, losing my grip on reality.
In My Skin (18 min) Nine transgender women in New York City come together in a theater ensemble, where they write and perform in a play about the issues of employment, family, and intimate partner violence.
Heterosexual Jill (1:20). A self-proclaimed ‘ex-lesbian,’ Jill hunts down her ex-girlfriend Jamie to prove to herself that she is no longer attracted to her. A satire about sexuality where nothing is as it seems, Heterosexual Jill is a pseudo-romantic comedy about being in love with who you think you are. (Saturday, 3pm headlining narrative feature Lesbian comedy)
Saturday, Sept 13th, 8pm:
The Album (14 min) The Album is an homage to a photo album I was given after my Great Uncle Warren Sturgis’ death. A pre-Stonewall Gay man, Warrie documented his life in New York City and Cherry Grove. The film comments on the specific set of photos in the album, on the times they were taken in, as well as on photography in general.
Teagan (3 min) Australia. Three animators tell a story of transition – from male to female, and from despondency to happiness.
Brace (24 min) UK. After coming out and leaving his girlfriend, Adam dreams of finding acceptance within London’s gay scene. His burgeoning freedom is soon challenged when he meets Rocky, a handsome stranger who is harboring a secret that he desperately wants to share with Adam. As their bond strengthens and Rocky prepares to reveal his secret to Adam, their fledgling romance is ruptured by a cataclysmic event that forces the truth to come out in the most explosive manner.
City of the Damned (15min) City of the Damned focuses on LGBT rights in the face of the brutal anti-homosexuality bill before the Ugandan Parliament. Although the death penalty has been withdrawn from the bill due heavily to international pressure, punishments are harsh and public opinion remains the biggest threat to the Ugandan LGBT community.
The Foxy Merkins (1:30) Canada Two lesbian hookers wind their way through a world of bargain-hunting housewives and double-dealing conservative women in this buddy comedy, an homage to and riff on iconic male hustler films. (Saturday, 8pm headlining narrative feature Lesbian comedy)
[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Friday, Sept. 12 at 8pm, Saturday, Sept. 13 at 3pm and 8pm
Location: The Historic Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N, Fargo, ND
Admission: $5/show or $13/festival pass for all three shows
For more information, visit Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival [/sws_blue_box]
Friday, September 12th, 8pm: