THURSDAY SEPT. 8, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
SHORT LGBTQ FILM Block 1 + Q&A
Logline: Love in a concentration camp. A young Jewish gay man, Otto, is protected by a KAPO, "a fellow prisoner,” and an a SS Guard who unexpectedly ends up saving his life.
Review: “Documents an emotional story of gay Jewish men's experiences during Holocaust imprisonment and the lifelong toll on the soul.”
7:00pm - 9:00pm
LGBTQ FEATURE FILM + Q&A
The Way Out
Logline: Alex Romero delivers pizzas and hopes to one day be a successful singer/songwriter. Trouble is, he’s broken from childhood trauma and is an addict who has difficulty staying sober. After the death of his abusive dad, Alex takes in a charming and manipulative roommate who leads Alex down a dark and dangerous path that could jeopardize not only his sobriety, but his life and the lives of those he loves.
Review: “Poignant and suspenseful. This film touches on abuse & addiction. Excellent acting by Jonny Beauchamp.”
9:00pm - 10:30pm
SHORT LGBTQ FILMS Block 2 + Q&A
We All Die Alone
Logline: The hubris of an inept conflict negotiator leads two warring gangs into an 8-way standoff. The consequences are both comical and tragic in this whip-smart short.
Review: “Very funny and well-done story line. Guy meets guy in opposing gang standoff in a comical set up with an over-his-head conflict resolution coach. The only way out for these criminal lovers is to shoot the other six so they can get together.”
Logline: In a future world where memories are handled like computer files, two lovers decide to undergo a procedure and have their entire relationship wiped from their brains.
Review: “Fun futuristic story about a woman scorned who forces her now ex to delete their shared memories. Excellent cinematography and effects!”
Logline: A couple seeks help from an offbeat social worker with the adoption process.
Review: “Excellent, quality, network style comedy.”
Logline: A chance encounter with a stranger at a record store leads Kevin (Tony Moore) on an over-thinker’s journey to discover what this new relationship is.
Review: “This film is a refreshing change of pace. Sparks fly over time between two strangers who meet in a record store & bond over music. But, in the end, things might not be as they seem. I enjoyed the silent film vibe, music and cinematography.”
Logline: The three founders of an exclusive lesbian sex app may be shattering the start-up world’s glass ceilings, but the pressures of success have begun to threaten the integrity of their friendship – and worse, their brand.
Review: “Funny fast lines. LOVED the message you can be anything just don't be a liar.”