ImageOut 2017

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ImageOut 2017

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening

Duration: 

Varies

Rating: 

Not Rated

About the Film:

This year, ImageOut celebrates 25 years of helping bring our LGBTQ+ community together. The festival includes 67 films from 20 different countries, including 29 movies at The Little. 

Here's The Little schedule. For tickets and more, visit ImageOut's official website. 

Friday, Oct. 6:

Program 01: Princess Cyd
STEPHEN CONE / NARRATIVE FEATURE, SPECIAL GUESTS, FRIDAY, OCT. 6 / USA / 2017 / 96 MINS

6:30 p.m. in theater 1

When 16-year-old Cyd (Jessie Pinnick, in what should be a star-making turn) comes to stay with her aunt Miranda (Rebecca Spence) at her Chicago home for the summer, she’s looking for an escape. With a depressed father back at home in South Carolina, Cyd is ready for some time on her own.

Program 02: God’s Own Country
FRANCIS LEE / ASL INTERPRETED, NARRATIVE FEATURE, FRIDAY, OCT. 6 / UK / 2017 / 105 MINS
9:30 p.m. in theater 1

As the sole able-bodied man of the house, Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) handles much of the responsibility on the isolated Yorkshire farm where he lives with his grandmother (Gemma Jones) and ailing father, Martin (Ian Hart). It’s not a household prone to outward shows of emotion, and Johnny numbs himself to his stifling existence through drinking and casual sex, when he manages to find time.

Saturday, Oct. 7:

Program 04: Tamara
ELIA K. SCHNEIDER / SUBTITLED, NARRATIVE FEATURE, SATURDAY, OCT. 7 / PERU, URUGUAY, VENEZUELA / 2016 / 114 MINS
1:45 p.m. in theater 1

On December 6, 2015, Tamara Adrian made history by becoming the first transgender person ever to be elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly. Elia K. Schneider directs this intensely sensitive and tightly woven drama depicting the story of Tamara’s journey. Offering an honest and balanced insight, this excellent biopic examines some of the doubts, fears, sacrifices, and decisions that face many trans individuals

Program 07: Quick Licks
SHORTS PROGRAM, SATURDAY, OCT. 7 / 97 MINS
4:30 p.m. in theater 1

This amazing collection of stories of queer women will inspire you and make you believe in life and love.
In This Program: Amigas With Benefits, Dusk, Balcony, Pool, Counting, Etage X

Program 08: Signature Move
JENNIFER REEDER / SUBTITLED, NARRATIVE FEATURE, SATURDAY, OCT. 7 / USA / 2017 / 80 MINS
7 p.m. in theater 1

Giving a fresh spin on the usual romantic love story, Signature Move follows Zaynab (co-writer Fawzia Mirza), a Pakistani lesbian lawyer (say that three times fast!) living in Chicago with her aging mother, Parveen (Shabana Azmi). Their relationship is very superficial. They talk and cohabitate, but Zaynab doesn’t talk about who she really is with her mother, mostly because her mother is a traditional Pakistani woman who still expects her to marry a man, going so far as to scan the street for potential suitors ... with binoculars while sitting in her living room.
Preceded by: Happenstance

Program 10: Extra Terrestrials
CARLA CAVINA / SUBTITLED, NARRATIVE FEATURE, SATURDAY, OCT. 7 / PUERTO RICO, VENEZUELA / 2017 / 110 MINS
9:15 p.m. in theater 1

The Diaz family is well known in Puerto Rico. A leader in the business of poultry farming, it’s run with an iron fist by Arcadio, the conservative and authoritative patriarch. But between new government regulations and some underhanded moves by the competition, Arcadio’s business is facing trouble.

Sunday, Oct. 8:

Program 12: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
DAVID FRANCE / NEXT GENERATION SERIES, DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, SUNDAY, OCT. 8 / USA / 2017 / 105 MINS
12:30 p.m. in theater 2

On July 6, 1992, Marsha P. Johnson’s body was discovered in the Hudson River near Christopher Street. Police quickly closed the case, ruling her death a suicide, but those closest to her said she would never have taken her own life. So what really happened? That’s what Victoria Cruz hopes to find out.

Program 13: Like Foam
ROBERTO PÉREZ TOLEDO / SUBTITLED, NARRATIVE FEATURE, SUNDAY, OCT. 8 / SPAIN / 2016 / 93 MINS
12:45 p.m. in theater 1

Desperate times require desperate measures. When Gus attempts to cheer up his friend Milo on his birthday, it goes disastrously wrong. Milo has been confined to a wheelchair following an accident, and Gus’s attempt to reintroduce him to the gay club scene backfires horribly, making Milo even more bitter than ever.

Program 14: Speak Your Truth
KRIS ERICKSON / DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, SPECIAL GUESTS, SUNDAY, OCT. 8 / USA / 2017 / 84 MINS
3 p.m. in theater 2

The average lesbian coming-out stories tend to look very similar: we were in our teens or maybe our early twenties. We fell for our best friend or had a crush on a teacher. We had to tell our parents. Our best friends. Our siblings. We’d felt that way for a long time, time, but finally decided to act on it and be who we are.
Preceded by: A Circle of Diamonds

Program 15: Hello and Goodbye
SHORTS PROGRAM, SPECIAL GUESTS, SUNDAY, OCT. 8 / 96 MINS
3:15 p.m. in theater 1

These dramatic shorts show the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with connecting with another person.
In This Program: Please Hold, TommyTeen18, Marz, Sunset, Visitor, Scar Tissue, Sisak

Program 16: The Ring Thing
WILLIAM SULLIVAN / NARRATIVE FEATURE, SUNDAY, OCT. 8 / USA / 2017 / 120 MINS
5:45 p.m. in theater 2

Sarah (Sarah Wharton), a documentary filmmaker, is going through her divorced parents’ things when she finds her mother’s old wedding ring. On the beach in Provincetown, she pulls it out of her pocket to show her girlfriend, Kristen (Nicole Pursell), who mistakenly thinks Sarah is proposing. Whoops. So begins The Ring Thing, an interesting amalgamation of documentary interviews and the narrative story of Sarah and Kristen (you may remember both actresses from That’s Not Us, ImageOut 2015).

Program 17: Alaska is a Drag
SHAZ BENNETT / NARRATIVE FEATURE, SUNDAY, OCT. 8 / USA / 2017 / 83 MINS
6 p.m. in theater 1

Alaska is a Drag takes us to an outlying fishing village in Alaska where Leo (Martin L. Washington), a hot, young aspiring drag queen with some super smooth moves and a captivating smile, dreams of stardom. The only problem is that he’s stuck working in a cannery and is conspicuously gay in a world where being different is hardly a virtue.

Program 18: Screwed
NILS-ERIK EKBLOM / SUBTITLED, NARRATIVE FEATURE, SUNDAY, OCT. 8 / FINLAND / 2017 / 97 MINS
8:30 p.m. in theater 1

Seventeen-year-old Miku is about to embark on a dreadfully dull summer. With his parents away at the family cottage, Miku’s older brother Sebu has blitzed into town just long enough to destroy the house with an epic party. But when Sebu disappears and leaves Miku to take the fall for the rager, their parents force Miku to return to the cottage with them for the rest of the summer. Mom is so angry that not only does she take Miku’s phone away, she throws it into traffic. Now Miku is sequestered at the cottage with a very angry mother, a narcoleptic father, and no phone. Miku is screwed... but everything changes when attractive neighbor boy Elias boats into his life.

Program 19: Bad Girl
FIN EDQUIST / IMAGEOUT THERE! SERIES, NARRATIVE FEATURE, SUNDAY, OCT. 8 / AUSTRALIA / 2016 / 87 MINS
8:45 p.m. in theater 2

This taut thriller will have you on the edge of your seat, heart racing and holding your breath as you take in its unexpected twists and reversals of fortune. Sara West (Ash vs. Evil Dead) stars as the self-professed bad girl Amy Anderson, a teen whose drug use and rebellious acting out have previously landed her in a youth corrections facility. Amy’s adoptive parents (Felicity Price and Benjamin Winspear) have moved from the city to a model home in rural Australia in hopes of keeping Amy clean. All this is much to Amy’s displeasure, but unbeknownst to them, she’s already made plans to run away. When those plans fall apart, local girl Chloe (Samara Weaving) literally pulls her off a bridge railing, and the two become nearly inseparable.

Monday, Oct. 9:

Program 20: Rebels On Pointe
BOBBI JO HART / DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, MONDAY, OCT. 9 / CANADA / 2017 / 90 MINS
6 p.m. in theater 1

If you’re unfamiliar with The Trocks, the opening montage of this charming documentary quickly brings you up to speed. Classical music, pretty pink ballet shoes, athletic men in tutus and makeup... is this a drag show? No wait, they can really dance!

Program 21: A Very Sordid Wedding
DEL SHORES / NARRATIVE FEATURE, SPECIAL GUESTS, MONDAY, OCT. 9 / USA / 2017 / 109 MINS
8:15 p.m. in theater 1

Writer-director Del Shores first gave us the wild and zany characters from his film, Sordid Lives, in 2000. Following that, Sordid Lives: the Series aired on LOGO. Now, Shores is back with another installment in the sordid saga, A Very Sordid Wedding.

Tuesday, Oct. 10:

Program 22: A Million Happy Nows
ALBERT ALARR / NARRATIVE FEATURE, SPECIAL GUESTS, TUESDAY, OCT. 10 / USA / 2017 / 80 MINS
6 p.m. in theater 1

This deeply moving story of a couple confronting the realities of early-onset Alzheimer’s features a fantastic cast led by Crystal Chappell (Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live, and Guiding Light). Chappell stars as Lainey Allen, a soap opera star who’s retiring after 25 years in the spotlight. She and her beautiful partner, Eva (played by Jessica Leccia, One Life to Live, Guiding Light) move into an idyllic seaside home with plans to share the fruits of their labors together, removed from the stress and pressures of daily filming and celebrity life.

Program 23: The Strange Ones
LAUREN WOLKSTEIN & CHRISTOPHER RADCLIFF / IMAGEOUT THERE! SERIES, NARRATIVE FEATURE, TUESDAY, OCT. 10 / USA / 2017 / 82 MINS
8:30 p.m. in theater 1

Part of the ImageOutThere! series. There’s something strange about brothers Nick and Jeremiah as they wind their way down rural highways on what they claim is a perfectly normal camping trip. The age difference between the two is significant, yet they’re affectionate and comfortable in each others’ company. Twenty-something Nick strikes a paternal tone with his preteen brother, protective of him and not shy to help Jeremiah work through the issues weighing on his young mind. But uneasy interactions with strangers and nervous shifting when they cross paths with police betray to the audience that there is something very unusual about these brothers and their “camping trip.”

Wednesday, Oct. 11:

Program 25: Chavela
CATHERINE GUND AND DARESHA KYI / SUBTITLED, DOCUMENTARY CENTERPIECE, DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11 / USA / 2017 / 93 MINS
6 p.m. in theater 1

An icon of Mexican ranchera music, Chavela Vargas was described as “the rough voice of tenderness.” Singing with a fiery passion, of heartbreak and desire, she was a legend of bohemian Mexican culture, and rumored to have seduced any woman she desired including Ava Gardner, Frida Kahlo, and the wives of many politicians and dignitaries. With a reputation for drinking many a man under the table, she defiantly dressed in men’s clothes, smoked cigars, and at times carried a pistol.

Program 26: After Louie
VINCENT GAGLIOSTRO / ASL INTERPRETED, NARRATIVE FEATURE, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11 / USA / 2017 / 100 MINS
8:30 p.m. in theater 1

We’ve entered an era that many LGBTQ folks may not have expected to arrive as quickly as it did. We’re much closer to having true equality than ever before. This is the exact goal that the activists who came before us strove for, bled for, died for.
Preceded by: Nocturnal

Thursday, Oct. 12:

Program 27: 120 Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute)
ROBIN CAMPILLO / SUBTITLED, NARRATIVE CENTERPIECE, THURSDAY, OCT. 12 / FRANCE / 2017 / 144 MINS
6 p.m. in theater 1

With a deeply felt humanity, the vital 120 Beats Per Minute melds piercing docudrama with a passionate love story to deliver a ground-level view of AIDS advocacy group, ACT UP-Paris during the early ‘90s. From drenching public officials with balloons of fake blood, to invading high school classrooms to hand out condoms, the organization uses radical, sometimes deliberately shocking, methods (much like their American counterparts) to educate the public, effect change, and make the establishment stand up and take notice.

Program 28: Laughing With You
ASL INTERPRETED, SHORTS PROGRAM, THURSDAY, OCT. 12 / 97 MINS
9:15 p.m. in theater 1

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, right? This collection of comedy shorts is definitely a bundle of joy.
In This Program: Sugar Daddy, When A Man Loves A Woman, Picking Up, Little Potato, Haygood Eats!, Cock N’ Bull 2, The Night Cleaner, Britney-holics Anonymous: A Spear-itual Awakening, Curmudgeons

Friday, Oct. 13:
Program 29: A Date For Mad Mary
DARREN THORNTON / SPOTLIGHT FEATURE, NARRATIVE FEATURE, FRIDAY, OCT. 13 / IRELAND / 2016 / 82 MINS
5:30 p.m. in theater 1

"Mad” Mary McArdle isn’t terribly likable.You probably won’t care for her right off: she’s abrasive, foul-mouthed, and seemingly very selfish. But she’s going to win you over, as will this sweet, moving, and very charming film.

Program 30: The Constitution
RAJKO GRLIC / SUBTITLED, NARRATIVE FEATURE, FRIDAY, OCT. 13 / CROATIA / 2016 / 93 MINS
7:45 p.m. in theater 1

Set in a Zagreb apartment building, The Constitution tells the story of four neighbors who have allowed their differences to divide them. But when circumstance forces them into each other’s lives, they will need to open themselves up and find a common understanding.

Program 31: B&B
JOE AHEARNE / IMAGEOUT THERE! SERIES, NARRATIVE FEATURE, FRIDAY, OCT. 13 / UK / 2017 / 86 MINS
10 p.m. in theater 1

An overnight stay at a picturesque bed and breakfast should be a relaxing experience. But for married gay couple Mark and Fred, the peace and quiet of the English countryside has been replaced by fear and intrigue.

Sunday, Oct. 15: 

Program 36: Safe Space
NEXT GENERATION SERIES, SHORTS PROGRAM, SUNDAY, OCT. 15 / 90 MINS
1 p.m. in theater 1

These LGBTQ youth stories prove that as much as we have gained so much ground as a community these past few years, there is still much to accomplish for equality. But we are counting our blessings.
In This Program: As We Are, Jordy In Transitland, Walk For Me, Pillow Talk, Approaching, Lily, The Real Thing

Program 37: Just Charlie
REBEKAH FORTUNE / NEXT GENERATION SERIES, NARRATIVE FEATURE, SUNDAY, OCT. 15 / UK / 2017 / 99 MINS
3:30 p.m. in theater 1

At just 14 years old, Charlie Lindsay is being recruited by a top football club, putting him on the fast track to the premier league. It’s any kid’s dream come true. Everyone he knows is thrilled for him... so why isn’t he happy? Lurking beneath the surface is a secret so suffocating that it’s affecting every aspect of his life. Typically affable and well-liked, he’s become withdrawn and combative. He’s stopped doing his homework. He can’t manage to find any joy in his sister’s upcoming wedding. Soon Charlie will need to summon the strength to let go of his secret.

Program 38: Sensitivity Training
MELISSA FINELL / NARRATIVE FEATURE, SUNDAY, OCT. 15 / USA / 2016 / 87 MINS
6 p.m. in theater 1

Dr. Serena Wolfe (Anna Lise Phillips, Home and Away, Revolution) is a brilliant and successful microbiologist. She deals in formulas and facts, not so much feelings and etiquette. Painfully abrasive both in her lab and in social situations, she blurts out whatever’s on her mind, oblivious to the effect her words have on others. Unsurprisingly, her sharp tongue has left her with few friends and a pretty solitary life.

Program 39: Saturday Church
DAMON CARDASIS / NEXT GENERATION SERIES, NARRATIVE FEATURE, SUNDAY, OCT. 15 / USA / 2017 / 82 MINS
8:15 p.m. in theater 1

Imagine being 14 years old and mourning the death of your father, all while concealing your sexuality and questioning your gender identity. That’s where we find Ulysses (sensational young actor Luka Kain). At school, with a pair of panty hose hidden under his jeans, Ulysses copes with relentless bullying by imagining his classmates cowing at his feet during an elaborate fantasy dance number. At home, he has to contend with his super strict and super religious Aunt Rose (Golden Globe winner, Regina Taylor), whom his mother has brought in to help manage the household. Ulysses is immediately at odds with his domineering aunt: no matter what he does, he’s in trouble. And just wait until Aunt Rose catches him trying on his mother’s high heels!