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Premieres Top Boston LGBT Film Fest

Friday Mar 21, 2014
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World premieres, top documentaries and LGBT films from around the world highlight the 30th Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival, which takes place over 10 days next month, running from April 3rd to the 12th. Films will be screened at various venues around the area, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Brattle Theatre, The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, and the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Theatre.

Kicking off the festival is the spectacular documentary "TO BE TAKEI," directed by Bill Weber ("WE WERE HERE") and Jennifer Kroot ("IT CAME FROM KUCHAR"). The film will be making its LGBT Festival debut direct from the Sundance Film Festival. Guests from the film will be in attendance. The 2014 Centerpiece screening will be the New England premiere of the amazing documentary "THE DOG" in its first US screening since Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival. The closing night film will be the World Premiere of the Dutch teen love story "BOYS," directed by Mischa Kamp.


"To Be Takei"  

In addition to "BOYS," the festival also has several other World Premiere Screenings. We’ll be premiering two romantic comedies: "BOY MEETS GIRL," a story about three friends and their troubles deciding just who they are in love with. And "THE 10 YEAR PLAN," directed by festival favourite J.C. Calciano ("eCUPID, IS IT JUST ME?"), in which two friends make a deal to be together if they are both single in ten yeasr but then realize they don’t want to be when the time hits!

This year marks the debut of a Latino Film Program. Funded by a grant from the Boston Foundation, the festival is brings the latest in contemporary cinema from the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world. This program premieres at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Friday, April 4 with the beautiful "EVERYBODY HAS SOMEBODY...BUT ME" from Mexico. Directed by Raul Fuentes, this stunningly shot film tells the story of a passionate affair between a woman and her secret lover. Please see below for a complete list of films in this program.


"The 10 Year Plan"  

The Festival is also debuting the Contemporary American Cinema series with several films detailing the lives and tribulations of LGBT people and their straight allies. We’ll be screening the New England Premiere of director Ron Judkins’ "FINDING NEIGHBORS" starring Michael O’Keefe as a graphic novelist struggling with writers block; the East Coast Premiere of "DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST" (straight from Sundance); and the World Premiere of J.C. Calciano’s "THE 10 YEAR PLAN" (the third film in the trilogy of searching for love in Los Angeles) will be opening the Cambridge part of the film festival.

International film is once again central to the program. We are screening the East Coast Premiere of "DUAL" from Slovenia, the US Premiere of "LAND OF STORMS" from Hungary, US Premiere of "OFF ROAD" from Italy, and "TRU LOVE" from Canada.

You can join the Boston LGBT Film Festival staff and volunteers this Sunday for the annual Preview Party at Post 390. Be among the first to receive a Festival program fresh off the press, purchase your film and event tickets while enjoying fantastic food and cocktails at our favorite hotspot, Post 390 in Boston’s Back Bay. The fun runs from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Post 390, 406 Stuart Street; Boston MA. For more information, visit the Boston LGBT Film Festival website.


"Tom at the Farm"  

Below is a list of some of the features that will be in the festival:

WORLD/NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERES

"TEN YEAR PLAN"
Friday April 4 @ 7:00 p.m. Director: J.C. Calciano. Runtime: 90 minutes. USA 2014
Brattle Theatre

"BOY MEETS GIRL"
Friday, April 4 @ 7:00 p.m. Director: Eric Schaeffer. Runtime: 95 minutes. USA 2014
Paramount Theatre, Bright Family Screening Room, Emerson College

"TRU LOVE"
Thursday, April 10 @ 7:30 p.m. Director: Kate Johnston, Shauna MacDonald. Runtime: 87 minutes. Canada 2013
Museum Of Fine Arts - Remis Auditorium

"BOYS" (Closing Night Film)
Saturday April 12 @ 8:00 p.m. Director: Mischa Kamp. Runtime: 78 minutes. Netherlands 2014
Dutch with English Subtitles
Brattle Theatre

"LAND OF STORMS"
Tuesday April 8 @ 8:00 p.m. Director: Adám Császi. Runtime: 105 minutes. Hungary, Germany 2014
Hungarian, German with English subtitles
Brattle Theatre

"OFF ROAD"
Friday April 11 @ 7:00 p.m. Director: Elisa Amoruso. Runtime: 70 minutes. Italy 2013
Italian with English subtitles
Paramount Theatre, Bright Family Screening Room, Emerson College

"THE CIRCLE"
Saturday April 5 @ 3 p.m. Director: Stefan Haupt. Runtime: 102 minutes. Switzerland 2014
Swiss German with English subtitles
Brattle Theatre


"Boys"  

FROM SUNDANCE/SLAMDANCE/TORONTO/BERLINALE

"SKANKS"
Sunday April 6 @ 6. Director: David McMahon. Runtime: 85 minutes. USA 2014
Brattle Theatre

"TOM AT THE FARM"
Friday, April 11 at the MFA.

"THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE"
Saturday April 12 @ 1:30 p.m. Director: Thomas Allen Harris. Runtime: 92 minutes. USA 2013
Museum Of Fine Arts - Alfond Auditorium

"TO BE TAKEI" (OPENING NIGHT FILM)
Thursday April 3 @ 8:00 p.m. Director Jennifer Kroot and Bill Weber. Runtime: 90 minutes. USA 2014
Institute of Contemporary Art

"LILTING"
Sunday April 6 @ 8. Director: Hong Khaou. Runtime: 91 minutes. United Kingdom 2014
Paramount Theatre, Bright Family Screening Room, Emerson College

"THE DOG"
Wednesday April 9 @ 8:30 p.m. Directors: Allison Berg, François Keraudren. Runtime: 100 minutes. USA 2013
Brattle Theatre

"KIDNAPPED FOR CHRIST"
Saturday April 5 @ 5 p.m. Director: Kate Logan. Runtime: 85 minutes. USA 2014
Brattle Theatre


"The Dog"  

LATINO/SPANISH/PORTUGUESE PROGRAM PRESENTED BY THE BOSTON FOUNDATION


"EVERYBODY HAS SOMEBODY...BUT ME"
Friday, April 4 @ 7:00 p.m. Director: Raul Fuentes. Runtime: 100 minutes. Mexico 2012
Spanish with English Subtitles
Museum of Fine Arts, Alfond Auditorium

"UP TO THE WORLD"
Sunday, April 6 @ 2 p.m. Director: Alessandro Lunardelli. Runtime: 95 minutes. Italy 2013
Italian and Spanish with English subtitles
Brattle Theatre

"MY STRAIGHT SON"
Saturday, April 5 @ 6 p.m. Director: Miguel Ferrari. Runtime: 110 minutes. Venezuela 2013
Spanish with English subtitles
Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium

"WHO’S AFRAID OF VAGINA WOLF?"
Friday, April 11 @ 7:30 p.m. Director: Anna Margarita Albelo. Runtime: 83 minutes. USA 2013
Brattle Theatre


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