There are many big film festivals that happen in South Florida throughout the year. However, there are also many smaller ones that deserve an equal amount of the attention. This Columbus Day weekend, the 4th Annual Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival commences. It was once just a part of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, but has now grown into its own.
The festival kicks off this Thursday night, October 4th with its opening night film, “Cloudburst” starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker. The story is about a lesbian couple who has been together for over 31 years. When one of the two gets sent to a nursing home, the other one helps her escape. You can watch a pretty hilarious scene from the movie by clicking the video in the sidebar. The screening will take place at the Classic Gateway Theater at 1820 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 33304.
The fun will not stop there as the opening night party for the 4th Annual Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will take place at The Green Room, 109 SW 2nd Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, 33312. The party will feature live performances by Beach Day and Chick Habit. DJ Citizen Jane will be spinning out some tunes as well. It’s looking to be a pretty great night and you can click HERE for ticket information.
The 4th Annual Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will be featuring a variety of films, both short and feature lengths, in the fictional and documentary categories. Some films to look out for include “About Cherry”, “The Men Next Door” and the documentary “I Stand Corrected”. You can see the full list of films being shown at FLGLFF by clicking HERE.
It’s not all about films at 4th Annual Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. There are some fine events planned in addition to the opening night party. The Jazz Brunch at Dapur is one event that should not be missed. Not only will the director of “I Stand Corrected”, Andrea Meyerson, be in attendance, but the subject of her film, Jennifer Leitham, will be there too and she will be giving a live performance. The film focuses on successful jazz musician John Litham, who underwent therapy to reassign his sexuality from John to Jennifer. Click HERE for ticket information.
“Born to Inspire, Born to Educate, Born to Entertain,” is the powerful theme of FLGLFF. To get ticket information on all films and events, click HERE. It is looking to be one of the better film festivals in South Florida this year. Hope to see you there.