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Rhode Island International Film Festival

Rhode Island International Film Festival

Flickers

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 until Sunday, 13 August 2017

A heavyweight in the world of film festivals...and, quite possibly, the hardest working!!!

Here's what they do throughout the year...

Flickers' Sidebar Festivals & Screenings of Note:

• Rhode Island International Film Festival - August 8-13, 2017 (21st Year)

 Children's Hospitals International Film Festival - April 2017 (1st Year)

 Ciné Québec - March and November yearly (23rd Year)

 New England University French Discovery Program (4th Year)

 LGBT Expo Film Showcase - September yearly (18th Year)

 Francophonie Film Festival - March yearly (6th Year)

• Roving Eye International Film Festival - April 17-23, 2017 and November 7, 8 & 12, 2017 (13th Year)

• Providence LGBTQ Film Festival - June 9-10, 2017 and August 8-13, 2017 (19th Year)

 KidsEye International Film Festival - August 8-13, 2017 and October 16-22, 2017 (19th Year)

 Second Stage Theatre "Third Thursday Best of Fest Screenings" - November - May (1st Year)

• Jewish Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (6th Year)

 Islamic Experience Film Series - Spring and Fall yearly (1st Year)

 RIIFF Encore Film Series - Monthly (17th Year)

 Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival - October 16-22, 2017 (18th Year)

 Flickers Irish Film Feis - November yearly (2nd Year)

 Le jour le plus court: The Shortest Day of the Year - December yearly (5th Year)


Oscar-Qualifier:

Grand Prize, Short Film


 

2017 LGBT films...

1:54

Feature Film/LGBTQ/Youth

1:54 is a psychological thriller about a high school student who is pushed to the edge because of the pressure he endures.

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Alpha

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

Francisco forces his boyfriend David to sneak out with him to their vacation rental pool to have sex.

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Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

Documentary Feature/LGBTQ

A documentary portrait of Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes.

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The Avant-Gardener

Animation/LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

After her tragic and untimely death, a young woman is reborn and provided with a second chance to discover her creativity and purpose.

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Bettas

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

On vacation for a friend's destination wedding, boyfriends Francisco and David get into a petty squabble that quickly escalates.

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Cocoon

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film /SHORTS PROGRAM/Youth

China, 1997. A little girl finds out her mom’s affair with another woman. She has to make a decision of whether keeping this secret or not.

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Dating My Mother

Comedy/Feature Film/LGBTQ/Women

Dating My Mother explores the intimate and sometimes tumultuous relationship between a single mother and her gay son.

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Fault

LGBTQ/SHORTS PROGRAM

A professional tennis player hurls racist abuse at an estranged brother and sister, provoking unexpected confrontations.

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Fishy

Animation/LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film/Youth/Teen

The story of Fishy explores the relationship between a father and son through an uncanny life threatening situation where the father learns to accept his son for who he is after walking in his shoes... or heels, rather.

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Gabey and Mike: A Jewish Summer Camp Love Story

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

'Gabey and Mike' uses the tropes of the summer camp movie alongside references from iconic queer films in order to grasp the significance of the band Mermaid Café within the peculiar space of the Jewish summer camp.

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GEMA

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film /SHORTS PROGRAM

When Gema gets roped into meeting her fiancé's parents for the first time, she grapples with facing the truth he's been keeping from them.

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Hello Again

Feature Film/LGBTQ/Musical /Romance

A movie musical adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s celebrated 1994 Off-Broadway/Lincoln Center produced musical, Hello Again, (inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde) explores 10 fleeting love affairs across 10 periods in New York City history through 10 ten lust-fueled episodes.

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HIGH LOW FORTY

Drama/Feature Film/LGBTQ

Long estranged brothers reconnect along a road-trip home to say goodbye to their hardened father on his deathbed.

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I AM LITTLE RED

Animation/Children/Family/LGBTQ/Youth/Teen

I AM LITTLE RED is a contemporary re-imagining of the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood that addresses the four tactics a 'wolf' (or trafficker/pimp) will typically use to lure Little Red off her path.

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Iris

Canadian/LGBTQ

As the storm rages outside, a special lust for Laura grows inside Emanuelle.

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John Hemmer & The Showgirls

Documentary Short/LGBTQ

Singer John Hemmer reunites with his band of showgirls from the famed Lou Walters’ Latin Quarter nightclub in New York City, and in doing so, finds renewed purpose.

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Little Potato

Documentary Short/LGBTQ/SHORTS PROGRAM

An autobiographical short about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union and his mail-order-bride mom and their adventurous escape to America.

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The Mess He Made

Drama/LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

A man spends 15 minutes waiting for the results of a Rapid HIV Test in a small-town strip mall.

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Morning After

LGBTQ/SHORTS PROGRAM

'Morning After' is a funny and provocative drama about finding yourself in the sexually fluid generation. This poignant and moving, coming-of-age tale perfectly captures the challenges and nuances of five friends who decide to explore their sexual identity and realize that they may not fall within societies' clean-cut lines.

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Mrs McCutcheon

Children/Family/LGBTQ/Youth/Teen

Having always felt he was born in the wrong body, 10-year-old Tom chooses the name Mrs McCutcheon rather than the name he was given at birth; he also prefers the flow of a dress rather than the cut of a pant. Now at his third school Tom is having trouble settling in and finding acceptance from his newfound peers – except for Trevor, a tough little charmer who also suffers prejudice due to his Aboriginal heritage. With the school dance only days away Tom is thrust on a journey of self-discovery and sacrifices to find his place in the world. Be prepared for a courageous ending that might just revolutionize the school dances forever!

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My Mom and The Girl

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

Dinner with friends takes a dark turn and leads a retired jazz singer (Valerie Harper) suffering with Alzheimer's and her caregiver (Liz Torres) to a proverbial crossroads on the streets of East Los Angeles where they encounter The Girl (Harmony Santana) and the three very disparate -- desperate -- women pull each other back into the light.

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Orizaba's Peak (Pico de Orizaba)

Comedy/LGBTQ/SHORTS PROGRAM

In a cozy bistro, an increasingly heated discussion between two good buddies reveals their latent sexual prejudices.

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Pricked

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

It's Sunday night, hook-up time. The mood goes wrong when Adam thinks too much.

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Prom King, 2010

Comedy/Feature Film/LGBTQ

A young romantic navigates college dating while striving to reconcile homosexuality with his classic, cinematic ideals.

Renovation

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

Renovating the apartment was meant to be a dream come true, a new home for a new love, yet unforeseen problems heighten his anxieties to breaking point.

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Something Like Summer

Feature Film/LGBTQ/Musical /Romance

SOMETHING LIKE SUMMER follows the course of true love over the span of a dozen years, from awkward adolescence through challenging adulthood.

Something New

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

After a break up, Jonah struggles to open up to a new relationship with awkward/hilarious/disastrous results.

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Split

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

A social worker moves in with an ex-con and his girlfriend.

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Spring

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

Amanda struggles to keep something inside as she spends the day taking pictures of her best friend. Starring Arin Maclaine, granddaughter of Shirley Maclaine.

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Stumped

Biography/Disability Culture/Documentary Feature/LGBTQ

When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser’s limbs are amputated, his life is derailed and he turns to stand-up comedy as therapy.

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Sunset

Jewish/LGBTQ/Romance/Short Narrative Film/War

In spring 1942, a young duty-bound gay man must decide whether to serve overseas or stay in New York City with his streetwise lover.

Swim

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

As summer draws to a close, a young trans girl finds freedom in a secret midnight swim.

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Take a Walk on the Wildside

Documentary Short/LGBTQ

Opening the doors to one of Toronto’s oldest cross-dressing stores, Take a Walk on the Wildside offers a glimpse of the tender relationships between the eccentric storeowner and her customers, revealing that the store remains a beacon of support for many in the community.

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THOSE WHO LOVE

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

Six strangers in an elevator each hold a black box, containing stories of shame and violence. But what will they do when they arrive at their respective floors?

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Time for Tea

Chinese/LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

A retired Chinese general gets an unusual visit from his grandson.

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Valzer

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film/SHORTS PROGRAM

Italy, 2038. Two women from different countries, both pregnant and fully in love with each other, live isolated from the rest of the world. Their lives are inextricably bound to that of a young man.

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What It Means To Fall

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

A young man's discovery that he can levitate causes his friends to suspect something sinister at play.

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