|6 LGBTQI Films in the next few months We have found SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE – Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Elder, Undocumented Immigrants, Documentary, Narrative – even one on LGBTQI Comix.Instead of having OUTwatch’s Film Festival in October in the middle of fire season, we decided to work with the Rialto Cinemas and present |
6 GREAT LGBTQI films this summer and early fall.All films are at Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol
|Thursday July 15, 7 PM|
NO STRAIGHT LINES – THE RISE OF QUEER COMICSDid you follow Dykes to Watch Out For? Or Cathartic Comics with African American LGBT characters? Or Wendel by Howard Cruise? Or Rude Girls and Dangerous Women? Or Come Out. Comix by Mary Wings? “No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer comics,” tells the story of five scrappy and pioneering cartoonists who depicted everything from the AIDS crisis, coming out, and same-sex marriage, to themes of race, gender, and disability. Their work is funny, smart, and profound, and provides a unique, uncensored window into LGBTQ lives from the 1970s onward, beginning at a time in which there was no other genuine queer storytelling in popular culture.
|Sunday July 18, 4:15 PMI Carry You With Me. A Benefit for QAA (Queer Asylum Accompaniment)|
|The story of Undocumented Immigrants. Ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate in Mexico and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same. It’s based on the real life love story of Ivan Garcia and Geraldo Zabaleta, where their fresh romance is tested by the fact closeted Ivan wants to make an illegal move to the US while openly gay Geraldo is afraid to make the leap. It follows these two men as they fall in love, cross the border and struggle to carve out a piece of the American Dream for themselves.|
|Thursday August 12, 7 PM|
No Ordinary Man
No Ordinary Man is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero.
|For decades, the life of American Jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. In NO ORDINARY MAN, Tipton’s story is re-imagined and performed by trans artists as they collectively paint a portrait of an unlikely hero. Together, the filmmakers join Tipton’s son Billy Jr. to reckon with a complicated and contested legacy: how do you tell the story of someone who was hiding in plain sight yet desperate to be seen?|
|Thursday August 19, 7 PM|
|Retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger is the Liberace of Sandusky, Ohio!. When he is offered $25,000 to style an estranged friend for her funeral, he does the only sensible thing: he escapes his nursing home and hitchhikes into town with a sign boasting “free beauty tips.” As Pat makes his way through his now-alien hometown shoplifting beauty supplies, he finds himself reconnecting with friends, confronting old rivals, and facing the demons of his past. This is based on Pitsenbarger’s real life.|
|Look for MORE Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay films during September and October.|
Tickets for all the films are at the Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol the week the film is showing.