Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Creative Alliance's 4th Annual Charm City LGBTQA Film Festival

Friday, May 15 - Saturday, May 16, 2015
In memory of Kathleen Happ

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.

All Tickets: ADV $10, $8 mbrs. DOOR $12
2 Day Pass: $60, $35 mbrs.

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 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.

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015




Amelie Rothschild Gallery & Marquee Lounge 5-7 PM

Join us and Film Festival partners GLCCB & GayLife Friday night for the GLCCB Archives exhibition opening & happy hour!

Picture It: A Collection of Photographs from the GLCCB Archives

Reception: FRI MAY 15 | 5-7 PM | FREE!
Gallery Talk: SAT MAY 16 | 2 PM | FREE!On View: May 15-30

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore’s (GLCCB) Archives will display a selection of posters, apparel, Gay Pride memorabilia, historical documents representing the history of Baltimore’s LGBT community. You are invited to help identify people, places, and events to ensure proper preservation and documentation of historical images!


Of Girls & Horses

FRI MAY 15 | 6:45 PM

Director: Monika Treut, Germany, 2014
Alex is 16, a misfit, a drop-out, a failure. She uses drugs, cuts herself, and has been sent by her despairing adoptive mother to a farm in northern Germany. At first, Alex hates this remote place and the demanding job of looking after the horses. But under the tutelage of Nina, a 30-something taking a break from city life and her partner, Christine, Alex gradually comes to form a bond with the animals in her charge. Then Kathy arrives on her summer holiday and brings her own beautiful horse with her. Alex takes an instant dislike to this privileged newcomer. Slowly, the barriers between the two are broken down and Kathy finds herself smitten by the streetwise and energetic Alex. The pair starts horsing around and hanging out on the mudflats, until one weekend, when they’re alone at the farm, things spiral out of control. This coming-of-age story with girls and horses is as simple as its title, gorgeously photographed under the expansive deep skies of northernmost Germany.

In German with English subtitles


Tab Hunter Confidential

FRI MAY 15 | 8:45 PM

Jeffrey Schwarz, USA, 2015
In the 1950s, Tab Hunter was number one at the box office and music charts. He was Hollywood’s most sought-after star and America’s boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds, and Sophia Loren were just a few of the actresses he was romantically linked to. Nothing, it seemed, could damage Tab Hunter’s career. Nothing,that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now Tab Hunter’s secret is out. Direct from its World Premiere at SXSW, we meet the real Tab Hunter in this superb documentary, as he shares the whole story of his life as a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood’s roller coaster. Interviews with the likes of John Waters, Clint Eastwood, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, and Portia de Rossi, this film entertains as slickly as it informs our notions of queer social history.

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015

Gallery Talk with GLCCB Archives

SAT MAY 16 | 2 PM
Amalie Rothschild Gallery

Join the GLCCB Archives staff for a talk about Baltimore LGBT History. Help us ensure proper preservation and documentation of historical images.

The CircleThe Circle

SAT MAY 16 | 3 PM

Stefan Haupt, Switzerland, 2014
In 2007, Ernst Ostertag and Röbi Rapp became Switzerland's first same-sex civil partners after being together for nearly 50 years. Oscar nominated The Circle (Der Kreis) tells their story through a masterful weaving of documentary style interviews and narrative period drama. As Ostertag and Rapp begin to recount their courtship, we are taken back to 1958 where a small group worked underground to publish their magazine and distribute it to over 2000 subscribers, including some in the US. The pair meet at one of the magazine’s famed Autumn Balls where Rapp was performing. What follows is a gorgeous love story, murder mystery, and historical drama, craft-fully detailed by those who lived it.
In Swiss German and German with English subtitles



Out In The Night

SAT MAY 16 | 5 PM

Blair Doroshwather, USA, 2013
A group of young lesbians are accused of being killers after a man threatens to rape them.


Queer Shorts!

SAT MAY 16 | 7:30 PM

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!

First Clue (Susan Sullivan, 2014, USA, 6 min)
When did you first know?

Metube: August Sings Carmen 'Habanera' (Daniel Moshel, 2013, Austria, 4 min)
A trippy feast for the eyes and ears.

Trunk (Jack Taylor Cox, 2013, Australia, 12 min)
Facing the elephant in the room.

Desnudos (Jose Antonio Cortes Amunárriz, 2014, Spain, 12 min)
Bearing it all for filial dignity.

Cruising Electric (1980) (Brumby Boylston, 2013, USA, 2 min)
Boys do love their toys!

Secrets and Toys (Dalila Ali Rajah, 2014, USA, 12 min)
Coming out to your family can yield some, well, surprises…

The Beginning Parts (Lisa Ganser & Nomy Lamm, 2014, USA, 3 min)
An animated tale artfully narrated.

Black Is Blue (Cheryl Dunye, 2014, USA, 16 min)
On the night of a "stud party," Black is forced to confront his pre-transition past, struggling to make his outside match his inside.

Das Phallometer (Tor Iben, 2013, Germany, 7 min)
A very special lie detector.

What's Your Sign? (Rebby Kern, Reese Mortis, Alex Siow, 2013, USA, 6 min)
Two friends like to use their hands to get the girl.

Safe Word (Todd Lillethun, 2014, USA, 15 min)
Role play gone awry... shiver me timbers!



SAT MAY 16 | 9:15 PM

The ever-provocative Bruce LaBruce is back with a new romantic comedy (of sorts). In this beautifully photographed update of Harold and Maude, 18-year-old Lake has a sweet activist girlfriend, but he really has a fetish for older men - way older, like Mr. Melvyn Peabody. When fate conspires to land him a job at a nursing home where he develops a tender relationship with Mr. Peabody, he discovers that the patients are being over-medicated to make them easier to manage. Lake decides to wean Mr. Peabody off his medication and help him escape, resulting in a humorous and heartfelt road trip that strengthens their bond – and is sexier than you could ever imagine.



Make a date with mom for this rowdy romp down Studmuffin Lane! Trixie Little has assembled an internationally acclaimed cast of male burlesque superstars for a night of rippling talent! More Info & Tix