The 2014 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is a must-go for women, transgendered, and minorities, showcasing over 30 narrative, comedic, dramatic, and documentary films made by and featuring people of color.
Among them are Alex Mapa’s “Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy,” the biographical documentary centering around his one-man show and featuring his husband and their adopted son. Argentinian writer-director Rodrigo Guerrero’s “The Third One (El Tercero),” about partners Franco and Hernán who invite Fede over for dinner and some fun, after meeting in a webcam chat room. And Carl Byrd’s comedy “Dinner at 40;” Chuck turns 40 and wants to propose at dinner. The only things standing in his way are a flirtatious ex (Wilson Cruz), a drag queen (Lady Bunny), and a little insecurity.
The festivals Dynamic Lives: Queer Women of Color packages six short films featuring inspiring stories of being a lesbian woman of color in America. Such as “Nancy From East Side Clover,” about being a butch Chicana Lesbian in East L.A. The Chinese-American abstract artist Bernice Bing in “The Worlds of Bernice Bing” and more. In another package Transcendent: Trans Shorts is the Cheryl Dunye short film “Black is Blue,” “You’re Dead to Me,” by Wu Tsang and Remy Huberdeau’s “Transforming Family,” all center around Trans people of color.
For more information visit the 2014 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival official website, and watch the funny trailer for “Dinner at 40” below.
(October 9 – 19). Seattle, Washington. threedollarbillcinema.org