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    LAT: Outfest to lead a Bible study

    "The struggles of queer Christians are uniquely dramatic and a large part of the drama stems from the fact that queer Christians are people that often find themselves ostracized from both their religious communities and the gay community at large," Outfest co-director of programming David Courier tell the LA Times, in a profile about the festival's five-film Queers in Christ, sidebar. Films in the section include Todd Holland's "The Believers," Daniel Karslake's festival centerpiece "For The Bible Tells Me So," David Lewis' "Rock Haven," Robert Cary's opening night film "Save Me," and Robert Nunez' "We're All Angels." The festival opened on T...

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    Philadelphia Gay Fest to Fete Barbara Gittings

    The Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will fete LGBT equal rights advocate Barbara Gittings on July 14th, organizers announced. The event marks the announcement of a new award which the Philadelphia Film Society will present annually to a recipient in the entertainment industry...

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    SF360: "Glue" and "Red Without Blue" Among Top Frameline Winners

    Frameline31, the 31st San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, closed Sunday, June 24, with a gala screening of Jamie Babbit's "Itty Bitty Titty Committee," produced by 2007 Frameline Award Winner Andrea Sperling. At Sunday night's Closing Night Party, Frameline31 organizers announced the Audience Award for Best Feature was given to Chris Kraus' "Four Minutes," a German drama that follows the volatile relationship between a convicted killer and the older piano teacher who takes her on as a pupil. Vince DiPersio's "Semper Fi: One Marine's Journey" took home the Audience Award for Best Documentary. Frameline Completion Fund winner "Paria...

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    SFC: Frameline31

    As Frameline31 irrefutably proves, it's a gay world after all, not to mention lesbian, bisexual and transgender. From a documentary about a twin boy who wants to be a girl to a film about a lesbian couple whose relationship is turned upside down by a teenage stowaway, to African American men living ...

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    FESTIVALS | Taking a Survey of Queer Film Screening at Frameline31

    [Editor's Note: Dennis Harvey surveyed some of the films screening at Frameline in San Francisco ahead of the festival's opening on June 14 in indieWIRE's SF-based sister publication SF360. Frameline continues through June 24.]

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    iW NEWS | "A Four Letter Word" to Open 13th Philadelphia Gay Fest; Close with "Kiss the Bride"

    Comedies "A Four Letter Word" by Casper Andreas and C. Jay Cox's "Kiss The Bride" will bookend the upcoming 13th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the Philadelphia Film Society, which organizes the event, has announced. Also joining this year's line up are 200 films from 28 cou...

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    DISPATCH FROM NY | Riley" Wins NewFest Prize; "Save Me" Closes Event While Eyeing U.S. Release

    A tender love story set within an ex-gay ministry in the Southwestern United States closed the 19th annual New Fest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival on Sunday night in Midtown Manhattan. Robert Cary's "Save Me," starring Chad Allen, Judith Light and Robert Gant, drew...

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    FESTIVALS | Orange is the New Pink: The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

    The stars shone brightly on the ceiling of The Olympia Theater last week, while a Wurlitzer played to an excited audience for the opening of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which this year celebrated its 9th year of being one of the first stops in the country for LGBT films. Festival director Carol Coombes drew gasps in a ruffled orange skirt and sequined orange halter as she took to the stage to introduce British director Duncan Roy (previous MGLFF jury winner with 2002's "AKA") for his opening night film "The Picture of Dorian Gray" with the warning that just as Oscar Wilde's novel had drawn both praise and scathing criticism, so t...

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    iW NEWS | 19th NewFest Stays Young With "Dorian Gray" Opener; "Save Me" To Close

    NewFest: The 19th Annual New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival will kick off this year's event with Duncan Roy 's latest version of the classic Oscar Wilde novel, the "Picture of Dorian Gray," starring "7th Heaven"'s David Gallagher. Closing the fest will be the New York City premiere of Robert Cary 's drama "Save Me," which stars Chad Allen, Robert Gant and Judith Light. In a prepared statement, NewFest Artistic Director Basil Tsiokos remarked on the pleasures of bringing the festival's films to New York audiences for the first time, adding "as we approach the second decade of the festival, I am thrilled to present one...

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    Fusion LGBT Fest Names Winners

    Ray Yeung's "Cut Sleeve Boys" won the best feature prize at the recent 4th annual Fusion: the Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival, with the prize for best narrative short going to Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett's "The DL Chronicles, Episode: Robert." Best doc short went to "I'm Still Here: Becoming Legendary" by Reach LA. "We are proud to celebrate the winning directors and their films, and have been fortunate to share their talent and diverse visions," commented Kim Yutani, Outfest's Associate director of programming. "Their compelling stories and quality filmmaking have resonated with enthusiastic audiences this year." OUtfes...

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