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Daily Highlights: Day Two of the Fest! Featured

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The second day of the 12th annual Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is going to be jam-packed with two shorts programs, and several amazing movies that we are so excited to share! So come on down to the Guild Cinema, and help us keep this party going!

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GENDER FABULOUS
DATE: Oct 11, 2014
TIME: 1:00PM
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 91 minutes

This shorts program includes: 
- BLACK IS BLUE
- BRACE
- BUTTERFLY
- GENDER GAMES
- WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
- YOU'RE DEAD TO ME

Community Partner: Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

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FOLSOM FOREVER
RUN TIME: 72 minutes
DATE: Oct 11, 2014
SHOWTIME: 3:00PM

Before leather and fetish went mainstream, San Francisco's beloved Folsom Street Fair was already an international tourist draw. As the bacchanal turns 30, leatherman documentarian Mike Skiff (KINK CRUSADERS) reveals Folsom's story, capturing both rare historical moments and glorious festival footage from today.

Smartly positioning leather lifestyles as a "safe way to play," Folsom Street Fair began in 1984 as a small neighborhood event, and it grew as a response to the assault on gay spaces at the height of the AIDS crisis. By its second year, it was already one of the city's wildest events, with leathermen of all stripes flooding from SOMA bars into the streets. The festival's success is apparent today in Folsom's increasingly open (and less clothed) iteration—a much larger but still locally grown event that annually donates more than $300,000 dollars to nonprofits, draws more than 400,000 people, celebrates self-expression and sexual freedom, and reigns supreme as "the grand daddy of all leather events."

Co-presented by: basementfilms

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QUEER YOUTH UNITED
DATE: Oct 11, 2014
TIME: 5:00PM
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 89 minutes

This shorts program includes:
- ALONE WITH PEOPLE
- A WORLD FOR RAUL
- BOMBSHELL
- SCAREMONGER
- WHITEWASH

Community Partner: New Mexico GSA Network and Common Bond

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EAT WITH ME
RUN TIME: 92 minutes
DATE: Oct 11, 2014
SHOWTIME: 7:00PM

Words may fail at times, but food will always be a common language in this auspicious directorial debut from David Au.

She's had enough of her quiet, subdued life in the suburbs! Feeling invisible in her bland marriage, Emma moves in with her son, Elliot, who lives in a downtown L.A. loft. Elliot, a young chef, is facing foreclosure on his lackluster Chinese restaurant--and he's gay. Emma's disapproval has made strangers of mother and son, but the two need each other now more than ever, as Emma explores her newfound freedom--with the encouragement of a saucy new friend named Maureen--and Elliot confronts his fears of intimacy. Through cooking and eating--especially the classic Chinese dumpling--the two relatives find a new way to say what needs to be said, while fueling their own appetites for life.

EAT WITH ME, is a deliciously emotional and redemptive story that offers a fresh take on life, love and food in the heart of Los Angeles.

Sponsored by: filmabq

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FUTURO BEACH
RUN TIME: 106 minutes
DATE: Oct 11, 2014
SHOWTIME: 9:15PM

The first-ever film co-production between Brazil and Germany breaks onto screen with as much energy and power as the motorcycles and ocean tides whose forces fuel the film. Konrad, a German motorcyclist, is touring Brazil with his friend; reaching the Fortaleza coast, the pair decide to swim at Futuro Beach. Their casual dip turns into a deadly ordeal, when they both get trapped in a vicious undertow. Brazilian lifeguard, Donato, attempts to rescue the swimmers but can only save Konrad. The harrowing event ignites a powerfully physical relationship between them that ends up changing the course of their lives. Donato relocates with Konrad to Germany, leaving behind his ailing mother and young brother. The film's director — himself a Brazilian expatriate living in Berlin — suggests Donato's dislocation with a muted, fog-shrouded depiction of the city's streets and a dreamy soundscape crafted by modern composer, Hauschka. It is an intriguing inversion, mirroring the loss of one life with Donato's loss of identity. Both the sea and the city may swallow men.

Visceral, physical and artfully poetic, Futuro Beach evokes works from Antonioni (L'Avventura) and Claire Denis (Beau Travail). It is a gorgeous mix of masculinity and mood, featuring graphic sex sequences and a terrific glam-punk soundtrack.

Sponsored by: strandreleasing

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THE DARK PLACE
RUN TIME: 91 minutes
DATE: Oct 11, 2014
SHOWTIME: 11:30PM

THE DARK PLACE follows a flawed hero with an incredible gift, a witty and sexy sidekick, and a deadly mystery. This new feature film from the creators of the award-winning JUDAS KISS is sure to sneak up on, grab hold of and propel viewers along an action-packed ride of mayhem, madness, mommy issues, and murder.

Keegan Dark, is a modern-day Sherlock Holmes — just add gay. Keegan returns home to make peace with his long-estranged family in the heart of California's winery valleys, but what he finds instead is a harrowing mystery, with himself at the center — and his very life at stake.

A thrill ride with handsome men and mysterious circumstances that unfold step by perilous step, THE DARK PLACE digs deep into what love and family means to us all. If there's a bit of blood and carnage along the way, so be it!

Sponsored by: breakingglasspictures

 

See the full film schedule at www.swglff.com. All screenings will be at the Guild Cinema located at 3405 Central Ave SW. Tickets, punch cards and full festival passes can be purchased online from our website, our advance ticket outlet at Self-Serve located at 3904B Central SE, and our venue box office, The Guild Cinema on the day-of show.

The 12th Annual Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is sponsored in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Bernalillo County, UNM Truman Health Services, ABQ Film Office and Comcast Xfinity.

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