34th Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival!
A GOOD MANSunday, Jun 13 2:30 PM
(127) 2020 France, Belgium Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, directorTickets
Aude and Benjamin desperately want to have a child together. When Aude is unable to conceive, the already transitioned Benjamin agrees to postpone his gender confirmation surgery and become pregnant. Opens with short film: NICKI.
SWAN SONGSunday, Jun 13 7:30 PM
(121) 2021 USA Todd Stephens, directorTickets
Mr. Pat (Udo Keir) is an aging hairdresser stuck in a nursing home waiting for the Grim Reaper. Desperately needing a last hurrah, he breaks out for a day to style a dead woman’s hair for her funeral. Opens with short film: FLEX.
KISS ME KOSHERSaturday, Jun 12 7:30 PM
(111) 2020 Germany, Israel Shirel Peleg, directorTickets
In this screwball romantic misadventure, sparks fly when two families from wildly different cultural backgrounds try to plan a lesbian wedding that the brides themselves maybe aren’t quite ready for. Opens with short film: FEELING FLUSH.
SUMMER OF 85Friday, Jun 11 7:30 PM
(112) 2020 France François Ozon, directorTickets
When David heroically saves Alexis from a boating disaster, Alexis thinks he has met the friend of his dreams. But jealousy, obsession and deception complicate their steamy dreamy affair. Opens with short film: THE FORGOTTEN PLACE.
SUBLETThursday, Jun 10 7:30 PM
(104) 2020 USA, Israel Eytan Fox, directorTickets
An emotionally exhausted, middle-aged New York Times travel writer researching an article about Tel Aviv finds a new lease on life after spending time with the handsome young gay Israeli man he sublets an apartment from. Opens with short film: THE NIGHT TRAIN.
NO ORDINARY MANWednesday, Jun 9 7:30 PM
(107) 2020 Canada Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt, directorTickets
The legacy of American jazz musician and trans icon Billy Tipton is brought to life by a diverse group of contemporary transgender artists in this groundbreaking film that honors an unlikely hero. Opens with short film: SOLE MIO.
KISS THE GIRL: Lesbian ShortsTicketsTuesday, Jun 8 7:30 PM
From the laundry room to the waiting room, these stories of lesbian life and love in the 21st century are filled with humor and surprises. The Test, Friends Like That, Leo & Alex in the Middle of the 21st Century, Girl Night Stand: Chapter Two, What if?, I Know Her, The Song We Sang, Girls Shouldn't Walk Alone at Night, The Quieting, and The Wash (In Love).
WE KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE: Gay ShortsTicketsMonday, Jun 7 7:30 PM
With hot guys, lonely guys, strangers and old friends, on a beautiful beach or in a verdant field, these stories of love, longing and connection are all about the guys. S.A.M., Last Summer with Uncle Ira, Escaping the Fragile Planet, The Distance Between Us and the Sky, Closets Keep Suburban Boys Home, It’s Just in my Head, Magnetic Harvest, and Of Hearts and Castles.
BORN THIS WAY: Transgender & Non-Binary ShortsTicketsSunday, Jun 6 7:30 PM
Powerful and affirming stories about the experiences of transgender people, told with honesty, integrity and heart. My Brother Is A Mermaid, Eyes Down, God's Daughter Dances, Saba, Before The Eruption, Venture Out, and Sheer Qorma.
SUMMERTIMESaturday, Jun 5 2:30 PM
(216) 2021 USA Carlos López Estrada, directorTickets
Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young people, including a skating guitarist, a tagger, and two wannabe rappers, intersect in clever and surprising ways. Opens with short film: APRIL'S LAST MEMORIES, (Los últimos recuerdos de Abril) directed by Nancy Cruz Orozco.
TOVESaturday, Jun 5 7:30 PM
(100) 2020 Finland, Sweden Zaida Bergroth, directorTickets
The story of bisexual Swedo-Finnish painter Tove Jansson, who found worldwide success from an unexpected side project, in the midst of artistic struggles and an unconventional personal life. Unknown to most Americans, Jansson was one of the world's most productive queer artists who created the cult children's book series, The Moomins. Opens with short film: SQUARE ONE.
POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICAFriday, Jun 4 7:30 PM
(108) 2021 USA Wes Hurley, directorTickets
Dreaming of a better life, Lena becomes a mail-order bride so she and her gay son “Potato” can move to the U.S. But when they arrive in Seattle, they discover that America isn’t what it looks like in the movies. Opens with short film: REPUGNANT.