Tonight will be the final screening for the 2013 Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival. You have one more chance to catch- or more accurately, three more films to catch and get something important from this year’s film festival. Grab the opportunity before it passes you by!
If I tried to name all of the big budget films I’ve seen, even just since June, I’d have a hard time, because so many were so not memorable! My partner and I with friends often catch a movie on the weekends, and more times than not, we walk out of the theater and wish the director had cut 20 minutes of the film, or had done any number of things to be less predictable, more interesting, more creative, or more meaningful. In the past week, I have seen more beautiful, interesting, thought provoking, evocative, memorable films than perhaps the entire last year of big budget mediocrity. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the three remaining films.
Of the evening’s films, the first, about Ian Harvie, looks like it may be the lowest film quality and may have the poorest production qualities, yet, it is one of the films I’m most interested in seeing. Brad and I saw Ian perform a number of years ago, and he was sensational. I’m also thrilled to see films that capture and portray trans persons being so successful . And Ian is so sexy! Today’s middle film is a drama, and if you’re one of those people who wonders why we don’t see more good, real lesbian characters in media- then this film is for you. And the closing film tonight looks funny, campy and even with that has a great message. Will and Grace fan alert: GBF includes Megan Mullally. The cast also includes Sasha Pieterse (cable TV’s “Pretty Little Liars”) and Natasha Lyonne (the 1999 movie “But I’m A Cheerleader”). But I’m a Cheerleader is one of my favorite films.
For more about this film of the entire Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, check out their website.