Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Baltimore's Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival Returns for Second Year


When: Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9 (see schedule below)
Where: Creative Alliance, The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $12 per evening (Creative Alliance members $7), with all-Festival passes available for $60 (Creative Alliance members $35)
Contact: Gina Caruso,
gina@creativealliance.org, 410.276.1651 ext. 205


The 2nd Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival returns to Baltimore. All screenings and related events with take place at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, located in the Highlandtown Arts District of East Baltimore.

Spanning four evenings, the Festival will screen seven recent and critically recognized feature, documentary, and short films that candidly reveal queer culture, explore civil rights issues, and celebrate gay pride. This year's film lineup includes Cloudburst, a bittersweet love story of an aging lesbian couple, portrayed by Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) and Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot).  In addition, I Am Divine documents the life of Baltimore's own Harris Glenn Milstead, aka Divine, whose acting work in several John Waters' films led to underground stardom. (Above left: Love or Whatever)

"Our second annual festival brings together seven exceptional films that are at turns hilarious, riveting, heart-breaking and sexy," says the festival's film curator KJ Mohr. "Together, they will delight and enlighten, no matter where you fall on the Kinsey scale!"

The 2nd Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival is made possible by presenting sponsor Robbye Apperson, and by Festival sponsors Towson University and its College of Fine Arts and Communication, Equality Maryland, AIDS Action Baltimore, Inc., Lord Baltimore Hotel, and Redhead Companies.

Schedule of Events

  • Celluloid Closet LGBT Film Fest Gayla!
    LGBT Film Fest Kick-Off Party, featuring Sabrina Chap, Charm City Kitty Club Players & more!
    Thursday, June 6, 8 PM
    ADMISSION: $15, $10 members.
  • Cloudburst
    (Thom Fitzgerald, 2011, Canada)
    WHEN: Friday, June 7, 7 PM 
  • I Am Divine!
    (Jeffrey Schwarz, 2013, USA)
    WHEN: Friday, June 7, 9 PM
  • Difficult Love
    (Zahele Muholi & Peter Goldsmid, 2010, South Africa) with short film
    WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 5 PM
  • Stud Life
    (Campbell X, 2012, UK)
    WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 7 PM
  • Love or Whatever
    (Rosser Goodman, 2012, USA) with short films Shabbat Dinner and
    Echo Bear
    WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 9 PM
    (Chris Arnold, 2012, USA)
    WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 5 PM
  • Elliot Loves
    (Terracino, 2011, USA)
    WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 7:30 PM

Festival Opening Night Special Event

Opening Night of the 2nd Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival features special performances by singer/songwriter Sabrina Chap, whose performance veers from classical piano to Phyllis Diller onstage antics. Charm City Kitty Club Players open. Other special guests are to be announced.

About Creative Alliance
Creative Alliance is Baltimore's premier multi-arts center, presenting over 200 events a year in film, music, workshops, and visual art in its theater, art galleries, bar/restaurant, classrooms, and live/work spaces for artists.