Friday Sept 22 3:15pm Camelot Theatre Two
Vows is the story of a man on one of the biggest days of his life - he is incredibly excited, but is suddenly reminded of a deep sadness that plagues this very happy day with the person he loves most.
Feature: Alabama Bound 83 min.
Alabama Bound explores the roller-coaster ride of two Alabama lesbian families as they fight for their right to marry,
their right to adopt and/or retain custody of their children. Why Alabama? Because in the face of the Supreme Court decision affirming that same sex couples have the right to marry, politically-ambitious Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore led a charge to reject the federal government’s mandate to allow gay marriage. Moore, who built his career on bringing religion into government, was determined to stop gay marriage, and end any sort of state protections for the LGBTQ community. Why lesbian families? Because the majority of same-sex households with children are lesbian families, and most of them live in the Deep South. And despite Federal protections, in Alabama and 26 other states across the country, there are no state legal protections for LGBTQ citizens.
Friday 7:45pm Camelot Theatre Two
The Feels 90 min.
Andi (Constance Wu) and Lu (Angela Trimbur) are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, the brides and their friends get wasted, and Lu admits to everyone that she’s never had an orgasm. This admission comes as a complete surprise to Andi and derails the weekend in unexpected and poignant ways. It causes everyone to reflect on trust, love, and their journeys to experiencing their first orgasm.
Sat 11:15am Camelot Theatre Three
Sapphic Stories 103 min.
We’ve pulled together a talented group of filmmakers who have created a brilliant collection of shorts about women who love women. There’s something for every woman with
A Bone To Pick
A day in the life of a lesbian dog walker in Los Angeles.
A Circle of Diamonds
An original song inspired by and featuring marriage activist Edie Windsor. Edie witnesses a musical scene where two young women reenact Thea’s proposal to her in the 1960’s - when marriage between 2 women was not an option. A celebration of the enduring power of love!
In 1951 Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes due, and Violet must face a heartbreaking reality.
On their way to a new life in New York City, Dani and her current girlfriend Jess encounter one of Dani's ex-boyfriends making for an incredibly uncomfortable bus ride. All in one take.
Jane struggles to embrace her femininity as a butch lesbian. She shaves her head, which propels her on a humorous and twisted journey of self discovery. In the process, she has a debate with herself in the bathroom mirror as her demonic feminine side tries to suppress her innate masculinity. Eventually she finds peace and freedom in androgyny and discovers humanity is independent of sexual identity.
A regular night drinking with her party-oriented friends turns into an eye-opening evening when young Claudia encounters the captivating foreigner Isabel, who challenges her perceptions of latinos - and her understanding of herself.
Kristin Farrell just can't seem to ever catch a break. But that all changes when she receives a call from her mom that launches her into a whole new world.
Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. A more than tough childhood left behind, Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris. Endlessly imagining what might have been, Chris is finally struck by the realisation that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it's those that truly define us.
Is using a vibrator really cheating on your lover? A clever romantic comedy about two charming and dysfunctional girls broadcasting details of their argument in the middle of a gym class. "Penis Envy" features relationship paranoia, an eccentric instructor and a toy named Kimmie.
Sat 5:30pm Camelot Theatre Two
Chavela 93 min.
Chavela is the captivating portrait of barrier breaking Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas, whose international fame peaked after a triumphant return to the stage at the age of 71. Born in Costa Rica in 1919, Chavela Vargas ran away to Mexico City as a teenager to sing in the streets. By the 1950s, she had become a household name, delivering her performances with a raw passion and unique voice. Just as influential were her cultural contributions; Chavela was a bold, rebellious, sexual pioneer who defied gender and sexuality stereotypes at a time when being “out” was often dangerous.
Chavela centers around a 1991 interview--the singer's first public appearance after 12 hard years lost to alcoholism and heartbreak. In the final years of her life, Chavela rises into her momentous third act, achieving international fame, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and becomes a muse to many, including filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar.
2nd Place Audience Award Panoroma – 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, Official Selection – 2017 HotDocs, Official Selection – 2017 Frameline 41, San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, Official Selection – 2017 Seattle International Film Festival.
Sat 7:45pm Camelot Theatre Two
A Million Happy Nows 80 min.
A veteran soap opera star finds herself having memory problems. She decides to retire from the business, much to the chagrin of her adoring fans. All starts out well. She and her publicist and partner, take a beach house and begin a relaxing life. But the memory problems continue, and finally she sees a doctor. The diagnosis, Early Onset Alzheimers, puts a strain on her, on the couple's relationship, and on everyone around them. Can they find the strength to redefine themselves and what they mean to one another in the face of this dreaded illness?
Sun 3:15pm Camelot Theatre Two
A Date for Mad Mary 82 min.
A Date for Mad Mary tells the story of ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle, who is returning to Drogheda after a short spell in prison for something she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a ‘plus one’ on the grounds that she probably couldn’t find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. But her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone… until she meets Jess and everything changes. A Date for Mad Mary is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days, starring Seána Kerslake (Can’t Cope/Won’t Cope, The Lobster), Tara Lee (Raw, The Fall) and Charleigh Bailey.