Monday, January 2, 2012

JANUARY FILMS @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

Witch’s Brew
WHEN:
Fri Jan 6, Doors 7:30 PM, show 8 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $10, $5 mbrs.

Baltimore horrormeisters Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George brew up a wicked batch of gore and giggles in their latest horror comedy. The film follows two microbrewers who screw over the town witch, who curses their alcohol. Anyone who drinks the hexed brew suffers a gruesome, ironic demise. So, grab a drink from the bar and watch evil ferment! You're going to be dead drunk...

YouTube Show & Tell
WHEN:
Thu Jan 12, Signup starts at 7 PM, show at 8 PM in the Marquee Lounge.
TICKETS:
$5, free mbrs.

What’s your favorite online video lately? Got something you can’t stop watching, something that shocks you or something that cracks you up? Come down to the Marquee Lounge, have a few drinks, and share! Attendees sign up karaoke style; videos 5 minutes max.

film stuff collageCharm City LGBT Film Festival
WHEN:
Fri-Sat Jan 20-21
TICKETS:
$10, $5. 3 screenings $25, $12 mbrs.

To give Baltimore a taste of the best queer filmmaking of the past year, Creative Alliance brings you the 2012 Charm City LGBT Film Festival! Funny, thought-provoking and innovative, these films represent variety of cutting-edge work from Baltimore to Jakarta to Ecuador to the planet of Zots!

Fri Jan 20

  • 7:30 PM: Leave It on the Floor (Sheldon Larry, 2011, US, 101 min.)
    Because he is gay and she is cruel, our hero, Brad, is thrown out of his dysfunctional home by his mother. He ends up with the colorful members of the House of Eminence including Queef Latina, an aging ball-legend. Laughter, tears, sex sirens, and butch queens in pumps ensue in this exciting rollercoaster of a musical drama.
  • 9:30 PM: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Madeleine Olnek, 2011, US, 76 min.)
    The adventures of three lesbian space aliens who are sent to Earth because their “Big Feelings” are depleting the ozone layer on their home planet. One falls in love with a greeting card store employee, who doesn’t realize her new friend is from outer space. Meanwhile, government agents are tracking them and harbor secrets of their own.

Sat Jan 21

  • 11 AM: This Is What Love In Action Looks Like (Morgan Jon Fox, 2011, US, 73 min.)
    FREE for <20 year olds!
    Zach Stark’s posts on Myspace about being forcibly sent to Love In Action (LIA), caused international outcry, spreading virally to classmates, local activists, and ultimately CNN, the New York Times, and Good Morning America. Documentary filmmakers Peterson Toscano, Janelle Treibitz and Morgan Jon Fox in person!
  • 1 PM: Married In Spandex w/ Dance Tranny Dance (Devin Gallagher & Allison Kole, 2011, US, 50 min.)
    Amanda Kole and Rachel Turanski met, fell in love, and made a pilgrimage to Iowa to get married by the grand dame of midwest divas, Leslie Hall. Documenting everything from family and friend reactions to the ceremony conducted by Lesly & the Lys, Amanda, Rachel, et al share their intimate journey in this adorable documentary.
  • 3 PM: Angel (Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva, 2009, France/Ecuador,
    2 min.)
    Living as a transvestite prostitute in Paris for five years, Angel is the matriarch of her family in Amazonian Ecuador, regularly sending money home and fixing what is broken. She is also the “Mujeron” (big woman), a former champion boxer, parading around his old neighborhood and boxing gym with an impressive new set of breasts. Angel offers a fascinating insight into migration economies, as well as values that transcend, and sometimes change, social mores.
  • 5 PM: Bashment (Rikki Beadle-Blair, 2010, UK, 110 min)
    After a brutal gay bash attack at a dancehall competition, a group of thuggish performers serve a shockingly light sentence, and as their release date nears, their original public defender rallies with the victims to examine homophobic song lyrics and ask the question “Did the music make you do it?” Featuring an infectious soundtrack and finely tuned performances.
  • 7 PM: Jamie & Jessie Are Not Together (Wendy Jo Carleton,
    2011, US, 95 min.)
    A lesbian musical romantic comedy with a big fat heart! Jamie and Jessica are two queer girls whose co-dependent, loyal friendship is fraught with erotic tension. As Jamie’s moving day gets closer, Jessica tries to make Jamie jealous by dating other women, and Jamie and Jessie must figure out how to either grow together or grow apart.
  • 9 PM: eCupid (JC Calciano, 2011, US, 95 min.)
    Beautiful guys in a seven-year relationship, Marshall and Gabe seem to have it all, until Marshall begins to carelessly and half-heartedly look elsewhere. On a late night computer surf, he stumbles onto a mysterious relationship app called “eCupid” that immediately and virally takes over his life and ruins his relationship. Only a mysterious waitress (played by Morgan Fairchild) seems to have the power to set things right.
  • 11 PM: Madame X (Lucky Kuswandi, 2010, Indonesia, 100 min.)
    Get ready for the world’s first Indonesian transgender superhero! When Capital City is threatened by a hostile takeover by Mr. Storm, his three wives, and a political party of tyrannical homophobes, it is up to Adam, a cross-dressing hairstylist, to save the world. With the power that lies in his makeup bag and styling kit, plus a fabulous combination of martial art and dance, Adam must fulfill his destiny to become Madame X.