OUTwatch – Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival Brings the Best of International Queer Cinema to the North Bay This Weekend

OUTwatch – Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival will happen November 4 – 6, 2016, at Third Street Cinema in Santa Rosa. This year’s theme is More Than Meets The Eye.  For its third year as one of Wine Country’s fastest-growing film festivals, OUTwatch will showcase five fantastic feature films and three thought-provoking documentaries. Festival sponsors and festival pass holders are invited to attend the VIP Opening Night Party, Friday at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa, an event catered by El Coqui replete with wine by Deerfield Ranch Winer and sweet treats from Moustache Bakery.  On Saturday afternoon, all ticket holders are invited to Brew in Santa Rosa for “Real Boy” Brunch with a live performance by Joe Stevens of Coyote Grace 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

OUTwatch is determined to bring the best of International LGBTQI Cinema to the North Bay.  The festival has expanded to three days of screenings.  This year, the schedule is: Friday, November 4 – 7:30 p.m. Political Animals is an informative and engaging documentary about the four out lesbians who fought for LGBT equality in California’s Assembly.  Saturday, November 5 – 2 p.m. Real Boy is a unique documentary about Bennet Wallace, a young man finding his voice as a transgender singer/songwriter. 4:15 p.m. Hunky Dory is a gritty and heart-warming feature about a bisexual bohemian drag queen who finds himself caring for his precocious pre-teen son. 7 p.m. Summertime is a sexy French romance about the relationship that forms between two feminist activists during the swinging 70s.  9:15 p.m. Retake is psychodrama about two men on a road trip.  Sunday, November 61 p.m. Women Who Kill is a dark comedy about lesbian exes who produce a podcast about female serial killers. 3:15 p.m. Check It is an un-flinching documentary about homeless youth struggling to create a brighter future for themselves. 5:30 p.m. Lazy Eye is a character-driven feature about a gay man facing middle age and sudden appearance of ‘the-man-that-got-away’ during a sizzling desert weekend.

For more information go to www.outwatchfilmfest.com.  Tickets are $10.