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SWGLFF PRESENTS: THE DOG & DOG DAY AFTERNOON DOUBLE FEATURE!

Come by the Guild Cinema for a very special double feature sponsored by the fest! 

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The Dog - double featured with DOG DAY AFTERNOON!

Nov 17 to Nov 18
MondayTuesday & Thursday 4:008:45

Dir. Allison Berg & Frank Keraudren - 2013 - 100m - No matinees - double featured with DOG DAY AFTERNOON!

CO-SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHWEST GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL!

THE REAL STORY BEHIND DOG DAY AFTERNOON!

DOUBLE FEATURED (that's 2 movies for one price, folks!) WITH DOG DAY AFTERNOON!

ALSO PLAYING THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20!

Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz took pride in being a pervert. His libido was excessive even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men.

In August, 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The attempted heist resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later, Pacino portrayed his character instigating the unforgettable crime on the big screen. The award-winning film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz, when he emerged from prison six years later, he became known as "The Dog."

Filmed over the course of a 10-year period by co-directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, and interweaving extraordinary archival footage on the robbery, 70's era interviews and the early gay liberation movement in which "The Dog" played an active role, the documentary captures the many sides of John Wojtowicz’s larger-than-life persona: he is, by turns lover, husband, soldier, lover, activist, New Yorker, mama's boy and bank robber.

Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Berlinale 2014 and SXSW 2014!

CRITIC'S PICK – New York Times

Four Out Of Four Stars – RogerEbert.com

"As raw as a Charles Bukowski sonnet...an absorbing, rollicking documentary." - Manohla Dargis, NY Times

 

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The Dog - double featured with DOG DAY AFTERNOON!

Nov 17 to Nov 18
MondayTuesday & Thursday 4:008:45

Dir. Allison Berg & Frank Keraudren - 2013 - 100m - No matinees - double featured with DOG DAY AFTERNOON!

CO-SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHWEST GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL!

THE REAL STORY BEHIND DOG DAY AFTERNOON!

DOUBLE FEATURED (that's 2 movies for one price, folks!) WITH DOG DAY AFTERNOON!

ALSO PLAYING THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20!

Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz took pride in being a pervert. His libido was excessive even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men.

In August, 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The attempted heist resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later, Pacino portrayed his character instigating the unforgettable crime on the big screen. The award-winning film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz, when he emerged from prison six years later, he became known as "The Dog."

Filmed over the course of a 10-year period by co-directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, and interweaving extraordinary archival footage on the robbery, 70's era interviews and the early gay liberation movement in which "The Dog" played an active role, the documentary captures the many sides of John Wojtowicz’s larger-than-life persona: he is, by turns lover, husband, soldier, lover, activist, New Yorker, mama's boy and bank robber.

Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Berlinale 2014 and SXSW 2014!

CRITIC'S PICK – New York Times

Four Out Of Four Stars – RogerEbert.com

"As raw as a Charles Bukowski sonnet...an absorbing, rollicking documentary." - Manohla Dargis, NY Times

 

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It's the final day of the 12th annual Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival! Our last day is chock full of cinematic goodies, just waiting to be viewed, so come spend closing night with us at the Guild Cinema! We here at the festival would just like to thank all of you, our audience, supporters, sponsors, the Guild Cinema, volunteers, and everyone else who has helped to make this amazing year possible. We're so grateful for all that you do, and we're proud to be able to bring exciting queer film to the Southwest. 

 

ENCORE SCREENING ADDED 
TO BE TAKEI

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TO BE TAKEI - ENCORE SCREENING
DATE: Oct 19, 2014
SHOWTIME: 1:00PM
RUN TIME: 90 minutes

Some of you missed it, so we're bringing it back! An encore screening of TO BE TAKEI will replace XENIA on the final day of the 12th annual Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival! We'd hate for you to miss this fantastic documentary, so come on down to the Guild Cinema and take advantage of this surprise encore!

Star Trek legend and Facebook sensation George Takei, is thoroughly examined in this hilarious and entertaining documentary, examining the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist.

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HAPPY END?!
DATE: Oct 19, 2014
SHOWTIME: 3:30 PM
RUN TIME: 86 Minutes

HAPPY END?! revolves around the powerful themes of love, friendship, discovering who we are as opposed to who others would like us to be, and retaining dignity at the end of our lives. Writer-director Petra Clever's debut feature length film tells the story of Lucca (SINHA GIERKE), an aspiring law student who, after a night of bad choices, is sentenced to community service at a hospice facility. While there, Lucca meets Valerie (VERENA WUSTKAMP), a singer whose lust for life and flirtatious nature simultaneously attracts and scares Lucca.

When Valerie's friend Herma dies at the hospice, the two young women find themselves on the road with a stolen urn, determined to fulfill Herma's last wishes and deliver her to her final resting place. As Lucca and Valerie make their way across the country, Lucca finds herself increasingly drawn to Valerie, and drifting away from the future that had been so carefully planned for her.

Sponsored by: wolfe

such-good-people SUCH GOOD PEOPLE
DATE: Oct 19, 2014
SHOWTIME: 5:30PM
RUN TIME: 98 minutes

A contemporary screwball comedy, SUCH GOOD PEOPLE is about a young gay couple, Richard (Michael Urie) and Alex (Randy Harrison), who discover a secret room filled with cash while house-sitting for wealthy friends who die while out of the country doing missionary work with the children of Bhutan.

Our characters want what everyone else wants: success, family, and a fabulous house in LA. But first they've got a ton of issues to work through: greed, jealousy, real estate, sibling rivalry, greyhounds, labradoodles, porpoises, a million dollars, and the aforementioned orphans of Bhutan.

SUCH GOOD PEOPLE is sure to entertain, with a star-studded cast that includes Lance Bass, Scott Wolf, Ana Ortiz, James Urbaniak, Carrie Wiita, Tom Lenk, and Rick Overton, and hilarious situations that will have audiences rolling their eyes and chuckling along.

Sponsored by: filmcollaborative

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CUPCAKES - CLOSING NIGHT FILM
DATE: Oct 19, 2014
SHOWTIME: 7:45PM
RUN TIME: 92 minutes

Have you ever watched a talent competition and thought to yourself, "I can do better,"? In this colorful comic confection, six neighbors living in a Tel Aviv apartment complex gather to watch a multi-national TV tournament, 'UniverSong.' Unimpressed with Israel's official entry, the motley group records their own song with a smartphone and uploads the impromptu music video — unexpectedly earning themselves the chance to represent Israel in next year's contest. The unlikely pop stars don't exactly crave the spotlight. Anat's friends created the musical trifle as a means to cheer her up after her husband left her; she worries people will think of her as a desperate (ex)-housewife. Lesbian singer-songwriter, Efrat, disdains the pop aura of the whole enterprise — even though her career could use a boost. Yael, a former beauty queen turned corporate lawyer, thinks the venture will undermine her respectability. Only Ofer, a kindergarten teacher who loves performing sequin-studded routines for his students, looks forward to the event. His boyfriend, a powerful humus magnate, prefers to keep Ofer's antics — and their relationship — a secret.

Of course, all of them overcome their anxieties and band together, applying lots of spit, polish, and lip gloss to their routine. The over-the-top finale finds them battling Russia with chutzpah. Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jagger) directed this delightfully kitschy pop musical. It's gleefully over-the-top, filled with eye-catching production design, clever costumes and catchy tunes. Cupcakes is the sweetest ending to our SWGLFF feast.

Sponsored by: unmtrumanhealthservices

 

Again, thank you all so very much for being a part of the 12th annual Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival! See you next year!

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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CATHY IS COMING! FOR CRAZY BITCHES

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE: CATHY DEBUONO


Cathy DeBuono has appeared in several films, including the award-winning Out at the Wedding (2007), and the romantic comedy And Then Came Lola (2008). DeBuono also appeared as a background regular in several episodes of the television seriesChicago Hope as a paramedic. DeBuono was involved in the comedy series Jenny,The PretenderPacific BlueMartial LawBecker and Exes and Oh's. She now hosts her own radio program to give out advice on LA Talk radio. There will be a Q&A after the screening of Crazy Bitches.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 17
SHOWCASE FILM: CRAZY BITCHES │9:15PM THE GUILD CINEMA

For seven sorority sisters (and one queen), a weekend ranch retreat turns into a nightmare when, one by one, their vanity kills them.  This campy fright-fest features LGBT faves Cathy DeBuono and Guinevere Turner. 

*Unless sold out before, advance on line sales for this screening will end on Thursday (10/16) at 10:00PM and remaining tickets will be available at the venue starting at 8:15PM day-of-show.

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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 07:44

Countdown to the Fest: Pride Joins Our Lineup!

THE FILM PRIDE JOINS OUR LINEUP!

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As one film door closes, a fabulous new door opens and we couldn't be happier! Pride joins our lineup and replaces the previously programmed film Drown on Thursday, October 16th at 8:30PM.

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsFY0wHpR5o

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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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Hey there Cinephiles!

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We know you're just as excited as we are about the 11th annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival! So here's our EVES trailer, on the eve of our first fantastic day at The Guild Cinema! Or are ADAMS more your style? See that trailer HERE!

Come celebrate amazing queer film at the Southwest's premier gay and lesbian event!

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The SOUTHWEST GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL is honored to welcome several filmmakers to Albuquerque, and to our screenings of their movies!

 

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STEPHEN EYER & DANEEN AKERS
DIRECTORS - SEVENTH GAY ADVENTISTS

Daneen and Stephen have been working together on projects since they met in college 15 years ago. Their first feature-length documentary, Living With Fibromyalgia: A Journey of Hope and Understanding, examines the challenges of living with debilitating chronic pain in a culture that values achievement and physical perfection. That film has been screened on every continent except Antarctica and received the 2008 Communicator Award of Excellence, the Platinum Remi Award at the Houston Worldfest International Film Festival, and the National Health Information Gold Award.

Even though raising a toddler and "birthing" a film are all-encompassing tasks, Daneen tries to find time to play, dance, and just be a mom.

Stephen has worked on numerous film productions in a variety of roles (producer, sound designer, editor, production office coordinator, camera operator), and he finds all aspects of filmmaking both artistically and technically rewarding. Stephen recently taught film at Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley for several years, but is currently focusing on producing independent films along with Daneen that foster an awareness of our shared humanity and reinforce our connections to each other. In addition to documentary filmmaking, Stephen enjoys working on short films and recently won the Best of Fest award in the San Francisco-based Scary Cow Film Co-op for Echo’s Wonder, a short film he co-produced. Along with Daneen, he co-directed and produced the 2006 feature-length documentary, Living With Fibromyalgia.

Daneen and Stephen helped organize the 2008 Adventists Against Prop 8 activism campaign in response to the fear tactics being used within churches to deny same-sex couples the right to marry. This film is the outgrowth of that project and the stories they encountered.

 

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USA, 2012
RUNNING TIME: 105 MINUTES
SCREENING: 2:30 PM, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH AT THE GUILD CINEMA

Faith, identity, and sexuality collide as three diverse gay and lesbian Seventh- Day Adventists struggle to follow both their church and their hearts.

His five-year-long "ex-gay" experience behind him, David seeks to fit his new boyfriend into his family and community. Marcos, a deposed Brazilian pastor, fights to reconnect with his calling and win back his job. Sherri wants to give her own kids the same upbringing she had despite her church’s response to her love for another woman. Each is working to find a sense of place and belonging in the fastest growing Christian denomination in the United States.

SEVENTH-GAY ADVENTISTS follows their raw and moving spiritual journeys as they wrestle with deep questions of identity and belonging.

 

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REBECCA LOUISELL
WRITER/DIRECTOR - GENDERFREAK

Rebecca Louisell is a filmmaker with a mission to make media that matters. She writes, directs and occasionally produces fiction and non-fiction film, tv and new media projects dealing with social issues of our times. A Studio Art major in undergrad, she later worked with youth as an outdoor education and political advocacy program director before returning to graduate school to earn her M.F.A. in film production with a focus on directing at the University of Southern California. While at USC, Rebecca was the recipient of the Troutner Award, the USC Lambda Alumni Association's Don Thompson Scholarship for Cinematic Arts, and the Mary Pickford Scholarship. In 2012, with fellow student producer Ian Ward, she was awarded a College Television Award in the Focus on Diversity and Gender Equality Category presented by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender In Media. Rebecca also loves collaborating with composers to write songs and produce music. 

  

 

 

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USA, 2012
RUNNING TIME: 19 MINUTES
THIS FILM WILL BE SHOWN DURING THE QUEER YOUTH UNITED SHORTS BLOCK AT 12:30 PM ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH AT THE GUILD CINEMA

Rachel, a straight teenager, befriends Sammy, the new kid who is genderqueer. They both soon learn about acceptance and friendship.

 

   

 

 

THE SOUTHWEST GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF OUR GUESTS FOR BEING A PART OF OUR TENTH YEAR!

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