Creative Alliance's 4th Annual Charm City LGBTQA Film Festival
In memory of Kathleen Happ
WHEN: Friday, May 15, & Saturday, May 16, 2015
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: ADV $10, $8 mbrs. DOOR $12; 2 Day Pass: $60, $35 mbrs.
Creative Alliance's 4th Annual Charm City LGBTQA Film Festival curator KJ Mohr has meticulously selected 6 award winning films that have premiered at the most renowned national and international LGBTQA film festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca film festivals, among others.
These exceptional documentaries and features hail from Spain, Austria, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and the USA.
This year’s festival boasts several celebrated veteran directors, including Cheryl Dunye (director of the lesbian classic Watermelon Woman); Bruce LaBruce (Super 8 ½, Hustler White, Raspberry Reich). LaBruce’s gay cinema classics explore issues that push sexual boundaries and have punk roots. Tab Hunter Confidential is his most mainstream film to date; director Monica Treut’s prolific career includes Seduction: The Cruel Woman, My Father is Coming, and Genernauts. Jeffrey Schwarz is beloved in Baltimore for I Am Divine and Vito. These directors have made their best work to date and span genres and styles beyond the LGBT niche. This year’s festival is also outstanding for its focus on art, beauty, and aesthetics. Each film is an example of high quality filmmaking, combining gorgeous cinematography, extraordinary acting, and scriptwriting.
We open on Friday, May 15 with Of Girls & Horses, a coming of age story gorgeously filmed in Northern Germany and follow with Tab Hunter Confidential about Hunter who shares his story about how he was secretly gay when he was '50s Hollywood's most sought after star. On Saturday, we screen an Oscar nominated film about Switzerland's first same-sex civil partners who have been together for 50 years. Later in the evening, Out In the Night explores the story of a group of young lesbians accused of being killers after a man threatens to rape them. Saturday evening, we present Queer Shorts, so hold onto your g-strings, posing pouches and butch boxers, because some hilarious, thought provoking and delectably hot shorts are coming out in this program. Closing the festival is Gerontophilia, an update of Harold and Maude that results in a humorous and heartfelt road trip.
We are proud to announce that the festival is presented for its fourth year in partnership with GLCCB, Gay Life and Equality Maryland.
Special thanks to Dan McEvily, Patrick C. Alexander and KJ Mohr.