Friday, June 9 - 7pm
Director: Michelle Ehlen
USA, 2022, 91 minutes
Director Attending for Post Screening Q&A
Sponsored by Abacus
Jay, a photographer in her 40s, is battling a mixture of denial and depression as she moves across the country while in the process of separating from her wife. Along the way, she takes a detour to stay with her high school best friend, who Jay used to be secretly in love with before she came out, and befriends a charismatic but complicated gay man, who keeps her laughing.
Simultaneously funny and sweet, heartbreaking and achingly vulnerable, “Maybe Someday is a film you won’t want to miss.”
-Richard Propes, The Independent Critic
Jury and Audience Best Narrative Award, Long Beach QFilm Festival
Saturday, June 10 - 4pm
Director: Bretten Hannam
USA, 2021, 100 minutes
Sponsored by Fastsigns
In a rural East Coast trailer park, Link lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother, Travis. When Link discovers his Mi’kmaw mother could still be alive, they take off in search of her and for a better life. On the road, they meet Pasmay, a Two Spirited pow wow dancer drawn to Link. As the young men journey across Mi’kma’ki, Link finds community, identity, and love in the land where he belongs.
“A heartfelt story about the intersection of queer and indigenous identity … Hannam, a Two-Spirit, nonbinary Mi’kmaw, utilizes a familiar framework to tell their story–but provides space toexplore several themes (sexuality, self-discovery, belonging) in unique ways, and often throughsmall acts interspersed throughout the film.” - Reviewgeek.com
Winner, New Voices/New Visions, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Saturday, June 10 - 7pm
COMMITMENT TO LIFE
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
USA, 2023, 115 minutes
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE
Hosted & Sponsored by
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
This is the true story of the fight against HIV/AIDS in early 1980s Los Angeles. An intrepid group of people living with HIV/AIDS, doctors, movie stars, studio moguls and activists changed the course of the epidemic and saved lives. Using first-person interviews, rare archival and activist footage, and scenes from star-studded Hollywood fundraisers, this documentary resurrects one of the epidemic’s most compelling histories—in order that we never repeat it.
“Commitment to Life” is a reminder that even in the bleakest of times, empathy and love can prevail.” -Andrew Stover, Film Threat
Sunday, June 11 - 4pm
Director: Tom Shepard
USA, 2019, 84 minutes
Producer Attending for Post Screening Q&A
Hosted & Sponsored by Queer Asylum Accompaniment
This documentary reveals the untold stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the United States. As the ring wing in America continues to demonize immigrants and drastically restrict the flow of refugees and asylum seekers into the U.S., this film humanizes a group few people know who are desperately trying to create new and safer homes.
“Unsettled has a very powerful and heartfelt message that so needs to be shared with the largest audience it deserves.” -QueerGuru.com
Winner, Grand Jury Award: Outstanding Documentary, LA Outfest
Sunday, June 11 - 7pm
Director: Corey Sherman
USA, 2023, 90 minutes
Hosted & Sponsored by Sonoma County Pride
In this utterly charming coming-of-age comedy, a teenage boy experiences a sexual awakening when he falls for his cousin’s straight, bearish boyfriend while on a camping trip and the two find themselves literally lost in the woods. Jamie’s initial jealousy of the competent and confident Dan quickly turns into something deeper, as they bond over cooking, games and both being “big boys.”
“This debut from writer-director Corey Sherman is a real four-leaf clover: delicate, unique and subtly magical.” -Theguardian.com
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