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2012, USA, 93 mins.)
Skype Q&A with director Quentin Lee to follow film
Starring Booboo Stewart (Twilight films), BD Wong (Law & Order: SVU), Tyler
Posey (Teen Wolf), Kelly Hu (Arrow), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee)
High-school freshman, Nick is a neglected teen with mild Asperger's syndrome
whose life is challenged and ultimately changed forever when tragedy hits his
family. With the loss of his brother, Nick forges bonds with his brother's friends
forcing a hidden truth to light. White Frog is a universal story of the power
of family, friendship, and love positioned to appeal to a broad audience.
With House for Sale (Eisha Marjara, 2011, Canada, 18
mins.) A stranger posing as a home buyer shows up at a suburban house that is
up for sale. He asks himself "what
am I doing here?" He is after more than just the house.
Tickets for White Frog securely here:
Cabotines-Wine, Women and
(Fiona Cunningham-Reid, 2011, France,
mins) Director Fiona Cunningham
Reid will be attending.
wine tasting to follow the film.
Carole Leblanc and Jo Béfort, started their wine adventure six years ago
in Collias, France. Their dream was to produce excellent wine. They had no experience,
no professional support, just their passion - and friends. This captivating film
follows their wine-making and gently explores their relationships with the village
and each other.
With The Devotion Project: Listen from the Heart (Tony
Osso, 2012, USA, 10 mins) A documentary tracing the relationship of two women
in Oakland, California, from their initial meeting and love affair, through the
birth of their child, a boy with a heart condition, who enriches their lives
in ways they could never have
Tickets for Les Cabotines securely here:
Hosted by the Thatched Cottage (www.thatchedcottage.com). Once
again the Thatched Cottage pulls out all the stops in providing a lavish array
of hors d'ouvres,
Hosted by Delfina Best with DJ Ron Soper Ticket
for either "Les
Cabotines" or "I
Am Divine" required for entry.
Sponsored by Signature
Premier Properties (www.signaturepremier.com) and commuunity co-Sponsor Empire
State Pride Agenda (www.prideagenda.org).
|DJ Ron Soper
Schwarz, 2012, USA, 90
Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. DIVINE was the ultimate outsider turned underground
hero. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity,
sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine succeeded in becoming an
internationally recognized icon, recording artist, and character actor of stage
and screen. Interviews with John Waters, Ricki Lake, Mink Stole and Tab Hunter
bring an in depth look at the life that was Divine.
With Hazel (Tamer Ruggli, 2012, Switzerland, 8 mins.)
An obsessive mother, on the verge of a nervous breakdown. A father, carefully
blotted out from all the family photos and a dreadful child-psychiatrist with
unconventional methods - This is the summary of young Hazel's life, secretly
attracted to boys.
Tickets I Am Divine securely here:
Party @ Jellyfish
441 E Main St, Centerport, NY 11721.
Hosted by the Long Island Community Fellowship (licf.net)
with a display of works by local artists.
(Scott Gracheff, 2013, USA, 79 mins.)
Q&A with director Scott Gracheff to follow
An uplifting and stereotype-shattering documentary that tells the story of
a mother, a son, and what it takes to be a hero. The film explores the lives
of Mark Bingham, one of the passengers on United Flight 93 on 9/11, and his
mother, Alice Hoagland, a former United Airlines flight attendant. The Rugby
Player is a touching, funny and stirring portrait of how a son’s heroism
can inspire a nation, and how a mother’s love can turn profound loss
into unshakable resolve. Utilizing footage shot by Bingham himself, this timely
film provides keen insights for the national debates on LGBT rights, marriage
equality and gay athletes in sports.
Tickets for The Rugby Player securely here:
Arnold, 2011, USA, 104)
Producer Mark Schoen PhD to be in attendance with a Q&A
to follow the film. Dr. Schoen is a former Huntington resident
and teacher in the Half Hollow Hills
An extraordinary documentary feature about men and women, and all the variations
in between. It is about the Transgender Community, perhaps the most misunderstood
and mistreated minority in America and around the world. Inspired by the incredible
story of Dr. Christine McGinn and her work as a transgender surgeon, TRANS
provides an up-close and very personal vision into the lives, loves, and challenges
a remarkable cast of characters of all ages and from all walks of life. Stories
of confusion and courage, excitement and emotion that have never been told,
With Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure (Sam
Berliner, 2013, USA, 13). The successes, failures, and incredible confusion
trying to date as a genderqueer/trans person.
Tickets for Trans securely here:
Hosted by Transgender Day of Remembrance (www.litdor.net) for the film Trans
Feature & Dinner
- Special Price Package.
Includes Personal Best, Dinner
Reception and Submerge
Tickets for Sat. Double Feature & Dinner
Package securely here:
Towne, 1982, USA, 124 mins.)
Starring Mariel Hemingway & Scott Glenn.
Join us with a blast from the past! The classic film of intertwined lives
and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team;
between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and
role model Tory.
Tickets for Personal Best securely here:
For Personal Best and Submerge
Hosted by Don Lorenzo's of Glen Cove (www.donlorenzos.net) with entertainment
provided by Cathy Kreger (www.cathykreger.com). Sponsored by Prospect
Mortgage(www.myprospectmortgage.com) and community co-sponsor Long
Island Pride Sports Association (www.lipridesports.org)
(Sophie O'Connor, 2013, Australia, 91 mins.)
Skype Q&A with writer Kat Holmes to follow the film
Starring Lily Hall (Neighbours), Christina Hallett and Kevin Dee
Jordan is a competitive swimmer and a college student striving for perfection
in all aspects of life. With a demanding schedule, she juggles swim practices,
schoolwork, regular stints at the local lesbian hangout and partying with her
bisexual roommate, Lucas. When Jordan is invited to take part in a research
project, she falls for Angie, the teaching assistant who happens to be the
girlfriend of her college professor. A flirtatious and sexy interlude follows
until Angie starts to think twice. Hit with a sudden
rejection, Jordan meets nightclub owner Delilah and explores a world of the
seedy subculture. A Gen Y love story that explores the need for constant stimulation
and instant gratification underpinned by a sense of entitlement. It pushes
young adults to believe they can have it all, despite a plethora of competing
demands from social media, family, and peers.
With U- Haul Rap Video the Dynamic Duo of Kathryn
Lounsbery & Amy Turner, who brought us last year's Lesbian Cliché Song
follow up with another music video about the intricacies of Lesbian dating.
Tickets for Submerge securely here:
For Free Fall. Hosted by Quetzalcoatl Restaurant (www.quetzalcoatlmexrest.com)
Entertainment provided by Lydia Sabosto (email@example.com) and sponsored
by Lori Zapata Photography (http://www.lorizapata.com). Co-sponsored
by NCPD(www.police.co.nassau.ny.us) & SCPD(www.suffolkcountyny.gov/departments/police.aspx)
2013, Germany 101 mins)
Starring Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt and Attila Borlan
A promising career with the police, a baby on the way -- Marc's life seems to
be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular
jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness --
and what it means to fall in love with another man. Torn between his family and
his new feelings for Kay, Marc sees his world careening more and more out of
control. Suddenly, his life is in free fall and Marc realizes that try as he
may, he can't make everyone happy. Least of all, himself.
With Chaser (Sal Bardo, 2013, USA, 15 mins) Alienated
from his conservative Jewish family and culture, a promising, young, gay schoolteacher
seeks solace in underground sex parties.
Tickets for Free Fall securely here:
at Mac's Steakhouse (www.macssteakhouse.com),
12 Gerard St.,
Breakfast hosted by Auntie M's Helping Hands
Includes Bagels, Cocktails, and Entertainment provided by
The Long Island Gay Men's Chorus
and a ticket to a short film program of your choice.
in advance at brownpapertickets.com, $15.00 at the door.
Tickets for LIGLFF Fundraiser Brunch securely here:
The Best in Short Films for Men (85 mins)
Kimchi Fried Dumplings (Jason Karman, 2013, USA, 14
mins) - Carl's the eldest of three brothers and is expected to be a role model
for the family. He wants to show his family that he made the right choice to
move away. However, youngest brother Adam's unexpected hostility reveals the
problems with Carl's choices
The Carrier (Scott Schaeffer,
2011, USA, 18 mins) - Starring Rita Wilson, Anna Paquin
and Chad Michael Murphy. The story of a grieving mother
dealing with the loss of her philandering son. She discovers
a secret that will profoundly influence her life, the
lives around her, and ultimately a new understanding
of her son.
Summer Vacation (Tal Granit & Sharon
Maymon, 2012, Israel, 22 mins) - Sea, sun, island, a
family on vacation. And all Yuval wants is to get the
heck out of there.
The Apple Tree (Matthew Ladensack,
2012, USA, 30 mins) - When Gabe and Jonathan fall in
love in the 1940s, they decide to spend their life together
in secret. When Jonathan unexpectedly passes away years
later, Gabe is forced into a retirement home and must
return into the closet.
Tickets for Men in Film securely here:
The Best in Short Films for Women (87 mins)
Producer Jason Klorfein and Director/ Actor Ingrid Jungermann of the F to 7th
series, Director Tiona McClodden and cast of Bumming Cigarettes will be attending & doing
a Q&A following the film.
F to 7th: Interchangeable & F to 7th:
Family(Ingrid Jungermann, 2013, USA, 6 & 5
mins) - An internally homophobic gay struggles to find
herself in a world where sexuality and gender have left
her old-fashioned lesbianism behind.
Reprise (Shripriya Mahesh,
2012, USA, 14 mins) - Struggling in an abusive same-sex
marriage, Meena is forced to confront the reality of
her life, relationship and the difficult choice between
leaving and staying.
Bumming Cigarettes (Tiona McClodden, 2012, USA,
2 3 mins.) - An intimate meeting between a young, lesbian woman who is in
the process of taking an HIV test and a middle-aged, gay HIV positive man.
Natives (Jeremy Hersh, 2013, USA, 20 Mins.) - Rachel
and Anita are visiting Anita's parents on the Indian reservation she grew
up on, for the first time as a couple. As Rachel's attempts to connect with
the parents become more and more desperate, Anita begins to question whether
her background is what attracted Rachel to her in the first place.
Beside Her (Carrie Carnevale, 2012, USA, 17 mins.) Dr. Rachel Moretti and
Sofia Rios, in one brief moment in time, their love for each other is measured
beyond the norms of their everyday lives.
Tickets for Women in Film securely here:
Bloodworth-Thomason, 2012, USA, 81 mins.)
Skype Q&A with Shane Bitney Crone to follow the
The emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in
a loving and committed relationship - a relationship that
was cut tragically short by a misstep off
the side of a roof. On May 7, 2012, the anniversary of Tom's death, after a
year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make
a video tribute to his partner
entitled "It Could Happen To You". This film, posted on YouTube,
received over 3.2 million hits and inspired over fifty thousand e-mails and
YouTube and Facebook. The impact of Shane's original film and the raw nerve
it touched, tells us this is an important story that needs to be brought to
With Cappuccino (Tamer Ruggli,
2010, Switzerland, 16 mins.) Despite his marginal and
extrovert looks, Jérémie is
a shy teenager who keeps a heavy secret: his homosexuality. While trying to
way between his classmate and sexual fantasy Damien and his very generous but
protective mother Gina, his life is about to change
Tickets for Bridegroom securely here:
- 4:20PM Cocktail
For Bridegroom & Route of Acceptance
by the Campari Restaurant (www.campariristorante.com
Tobin, 2012, Canada, 114 mins)
Skype Q&A with Director Heather Tobin following the
Starring Emily Alatalo (Beauty & the Beast), Ry
Barrett & Yvonne Gauthier
Aspiring female film writer Ryan Stark, is having a hard time deciding what University
to go to and is fearful to leave the comforts and predictability of high school
and her life thus far. The film explores three realities of this young lesbian's
life and shows how a decision like your school selection can change your entire
future. Each life path evokes intense emotions as Ryan is torn between her love
for career, family and marriage.
Tickets for Route of Acceptance securely here:
Feature & Dinner - Special Price Package.
Includes G.B.F., Dinner Reception and Geography
Tickets for Sun. Double Feature & Dinner Package securely
Stein, 2013, USA, 92 mins.)
Starring Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the new Black), Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little
Liars) & Michael J. Willett (United States of Tara)
What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay
best friend" for three high school queen bees? Mean Girls with a gay twist.
Tickets for G.B.F. securely here:
For G.B.F. & The Geography Club.
Hosted by Thai USA (www.yelp.com/biz/thai-usa-huntington).
Pride for Youth (longislandcrisiscenter.org)
Entin, 2013, USA, 80 mins.)
Starring Cameron Deane Stewart (Perfect Pitch), Justin Deeley (Couples Retreat),
Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise) and Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray).
16-year old Russell is going on dates with girls while nurturing a secret relationship
with star quarterback Kevin, who will do anything to prevent his teammates from
finding out. Min and Terese tell everyone that they're just best friends. And
then there's Ike, who can't figure out who he is or who he wants to be. Finding
the truth too hard to hide, they decide to form a Geography Club, thinking nobody
else would want to join. However, their secrets may soon be discovered and they
could have to face the choice of revealing who they really are.
With Boygame (Anna Nolskog, 2013, Sweden, 15 mins.)
John and Nicholas are 15 years old and best friends. They are both very interested
in girls but feel insecure when it comes to a first sexual encounter with a woman.
That's why they decide that they will get some 'practice' on each other.
Tickets for Geography Club securely here:
||5:00PM The Perfect Wedding
2012, USA, 82 mins.)
Director Scott Gabriel & Actor Sal Rendino of "The
Perfect Wedding" and Director A.J. Mattioli of "Bi-dentity
Crisis" to be in attendance.
Q&A to follow the films.
Starring Eric Aragon, Jason Gaffney, Sal Rendino, James Rebhorn
and Kristine Sutherland
Charismatic, handsome Paul is a recovering alcoholic and
still picking up the pieces of the destruction he'd wrought
while drinking. Christmas is approaching, and Paul's adopted
sister Alana is coming home for the holidays and the weekend
will be spent planning her June wedding. Ana invites Roy,
Paul's ex-boyfriend, their relationship was a casualty to
Paul's drinking. So Roy talks his good friend Gavin into
joining him for the weekend, and pretending to be his new
boyfriend. When Paul and Gavin meet, sparks of attraction
fly -- but Gavin thinks Roy's still hung up on Paul. And
of course, the last thing Paul wants to do is hurt his ex
all over again.
With Bi-dentity Crisis (A.J. Mattioli, 2011, USA, 14 mins.)
Helen longs to be the trendy "Sex in the City" NYC
girl. Although she is looking for love, she is looking in
all the wrong places. Phillip, a good looking sensitive party
boy, is just the right amount of Carrie Bradshaw excitement
she needs after a break-up with her loser ex-boyfriend.After
a month of dating, their relationship comes to a head over
a cup of coffee.fter dating for over a month Helen's affection
for Phillip come to a halt in a comedic explosion at a coffee
house.fter dating for over a month Helen's affection for
Phillip come to a halt in a comedic explosion at a coffee
tickets for The Perfect Wedding securely here:
for the Moon
Barreto, 2013, Brazil, 115 mins.)
Starring Miranda Otto (Lord Of the Rings), Gloria Pires and Tracy Middendorf
Based on a real life story Reaching for the Moon tells the story of the tumultuous
and tragic love affair between American Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner
Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
tickets for Reaching for the Moon securely here:
||7:00PM Out in the Dark
Mayer, 2012, Israel/Palestine, 96 mins.)
Brought to you by the Generosity of Prospect Mortgage
Starring Nicholas Jacob and Michael Aloni
A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the
Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.
With After Jake (Tawana Briggs, 2013, USA, 8 mins.)
After Keith, a well-meaning dad, discovers a condom inside his gay teenage son's
room, the dreaded sex talk
tickets for Out in the Dark securely here:
Hosted by Tula Kitchen (www.tulakitchen.com), The Grill
Room (www.thegrillroomrestaurant.com),Ben's Kosher Deli (http://www.bensdeli.net)
and Skorpios (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skorpios-Restaurant/128341737207117
by MetLife (firstname.lastname@example.org) and community co-sponsor LIAAC(www.liaac.org).
Entertainment will be presented by NealB.TV (www.NealB.TV)
Sings for Pride (www.bwaypride).
Neal B. will host Broadway's finest performers including:
Chondra Profit -"The Lion King", "A
Funny Thing Happened..."
Rachel Lorin - Joe's Pub, Splash Nightclub, "Disney's High
School Musical" 1 & 2
Russell Fischer - "Jersey Boy's”, "Billy
- The Musical"
Matt Leisy - "The History Boys”, "The
Noreen Crayton - Gospel Recording Artist, Rent National tour
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