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OUTwatch Film Festival 2023 Sponsored by

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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

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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.” -

Winner, New Voices/New Visions, Palm Springs International Film Festival


Saturday, June 10 - 7pm


Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

USA, 2023, 115 minutes


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.”

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.”

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