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2009 Film Fest's Gay highlights
by Herb Krohn - SGN Contributing Writer

The Seattle International Film Festival opens on May 21 with the gala screening of the political satire In the Loop at 7:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. One of the Seattle's largest public parties of the year follows immediately after the screening. The following films of LGBT interest are scheduled for screening during the 24-day film extravaganza.

La Mission - USA - Drama
Rating: Very Good
May 30, 9 p.m., Egyptian Theatre
May 31, 1:45 p.m., Egyptian Theatre

This feature film drama tells the story of a Hispanic father named Che and his teenage son Jesse who live in the Mission District of San Francisco. Che works as a transit driver, was in prison earlier, and is a recovering alcoholic who restores classic cars as low-riders in his spare time. He's a proud man who has a well-known reputation in the Mission area community. Jesse is a senior in high school who plans on attending UCLA the following year. The plot centers around Che, his explosive but repressed anger, and his pride and how he deals with learning the truth about his son's sexuality. While we have seen many films dealing with this topic, this motion picture addresses the subject and the complexities of the characters in a realistic and believable way. The anger, embarrassment and disappointment of Che portrayed by Benjamin Bratt comes through, and both the positive and negative attributes and actions of this character are brilliantly exhibited. This is not just another father/son coming-out film. It's a SIFF film worth seeing!

Pop Star on Ice - USA - Documentary
Rating: Very Good
May 24, 6:45 p.m., Egyptian Theatre
June 5, 11:00 a.m., Kirkland Performance Center

This is a documentary profile film about the life and times of ice skating bad boy Johnny Weir. This flick uses contemporary and archival footage of icon Weir, interwoven with interviews of the people of influence in his life. The audience gets an opportunity to actually see this young man evolve from childhood through adolescence and into young adulthood, as well as being a witness to the unfolding drama of his skating career. What may interest audience members even more are the glimpses we are given into his personal life, his close relationship with his best friend and roommate, and how he addresses questions about his sexuality and gender-bending persona. It is a rare opportunity to view from the inside the private life of an Olympic skating star and worth the price of a ticket. Don't miss this one!

UPCOMING SIFF FILMS OF LGBT INTEREST

575 Castro Street - USA - Documentary Short
Scheduled to be screened with feature film City of Borders
May 29, 4:30 p.m., Pacific Place Cinema
May 30, 1:30 p.m., Pacific Place Cinema
And with the Short Films Package "The Cock Collage"
May 30, 7 p.m., SIFF Cinema

American Primitive - USA - Drama
June 12, 7 p.m., Egyptian Theatre
June 13, 4:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre

Atlantico - Brazil (subtitles) - Romance Drama
Scheduled to screen with the Short Film Package "The Cock Collage"
May 30, 7 p.m., SIFF Cinema

The Baby Formula - Canada - Comedy
June 2, 4:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre
June 5, 4 p.m., Kirkland Performance Center
June 6, 9:45 p.m., SIFF Cinema

Baby Love - France (subtitled) - Comedy
May 22, 9:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre May 25, 1:45 p.m., Uptown Cinema

The Back Room - USA - Short Film
Scheduled to screen with the Short Film Package "The Cock Collage"
May 30, 7 p.m., SIFF Cinema

Boy - Philippines (subtitled) - Drama
June 1, 9:30 p.m., Pacific Place Cinema
June 5, 4:30 p.m., SIFF Cinema

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Chef's Special - Spain - Comedy
May 23, 9 p.m., Egyptian Theatre
May 25, 3:30 p.m., Pacific Place Cinema

City of Borders - USA (subtitled) - Documentary
May 29, 4:30 p.m., Pacific Place
May 30, 1:30 p.m., Pacific Place

The Country Teacher - Czech Republic (subtitled) - Drama
June 4, 7 p.m., Harvard Exit
June 6, 1:30 p.m., Harvard Exit

Every Little Step - USA - Documentary
June 13, 7 p.m., Egyptian Theatre

Everything Strange and New - USA - Black Comedy
June 4, 7 p.m., Pacific Place Cinema
June 6, 1 p.m., Pacific Place Cinema

Fig Trees - Canada - Documentary
May 23, 11 a.m., Pacific Place Cinema
May 26, 7:15 p.m., Pacific Place Cinema

Fruit Fly - USA (subtitled) - Musical Comedy
June 7, 9:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre June 9, 4:30 p.m., SIFF Cinema

Give Me Your Hand - France (subtitled) - Erotic Road Movie
June 11, 9:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre
June 14, 4:45 p.m., Egyptian Theatre

James - Ireland - Short Film
Screening along with "Disclosures" short film package. May 29, 9:30 p.m., SIFF Cinema

Little Joe - USA - Erotic Documentary
June 6, 7:15 p.m., SIFF Cinema
June 7, 4:00 p.m., SIFF Cinema

Miao Miao - Hong Kong (subtitled) - Romantic Comedy
May 29, 4:30 p.m., SIFF Cinema
June 2, 7 p.m., Egyptian Theatre

One Night - USA - Short Thriller
Screening with "The World of Possibilities" Shorts Film Package
May 30, 1:30 p.m., SIFF Cinema

Patrik Age 1.5 - Sweden (subtitled) - Comedy Drama
May 28, 7:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre
June 3, 4:30 p.m., Harvard Exit

Prodigal Sons - USA - Documentary
June 3, 9:30 p.m., Pacific Place Cinema
June 6, 11 a.m., Pacific Place Cinema

Raging Sun, Raging Sky - Mexico (subtitled) - Experimental Romance Drama
May 24, 9:15 p.m., Pacific Place Cinema
June 1, 3 p.m., Egyptian Theatre

Second-Guessing Grandma - USA - Short Film
Scheduled to screen with the Short Film Package "The Cock Collage"
May 30, 7 p.m., SIFF Cinema

Tears of April - Finland (subtitled) - Romantic Action
June 4, 4:30 p.m., Uptown Cinema
June 14, 11 p.m., Uptown Cinema
June 7, 6:30 p.m., Admiral Theater

Telstar - UK - Black Comedy
May 30, 9:30 p.m., Uptown Cinema
June 14, 7:00 p.m., Egyptian Theatre

Thirteen or so Minutes - USA - Short Comedy
Scheduled to screen with the Short Film Package "The Cock Collage"
May 30, 7 p.m., SIFF Cinema

Twoyoungmen, UT. - USA - Short Drama
Scheduled to screen with the Short Film Package "The Cock Collage"
May 30, 7 p.m., SIFF Cinema

A Woman's Way 2 - Greece - Drama
May 29, 9:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre
May 31, 3:45 p.m., Uptown Cinema

Yuri - Netherlands - Short Erotic Documentary
Scheduled to screen with the Short Film Package "The Cock Collage"
May 30, 7 p.m., SIFF Cinema

ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction - USA - Horror Comedy
June 2, 9:15 p.m., SIFF Cinema
June 4, 10 p.m., Kirkland Performance Center

Advance tickets can be obtained online at www.siff.net or by phone at (206) 324-9996. Tickets and passes can be purchased in person at the SIFF Box Office in Pacific Place at Sixth and Pine Street in downtown Seattle on the second level, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday and Memorial Day. Tickets also available at the SIFF Main Office: 400 Ninth Avenue N in South Lake Union.

Day-of-show tickets to any screening or theater may be purchased online, by phone, or at any festival box office up to 30 minutes before show time, subject to availability at the specific venue for that film or event. Venue box offices open 30 minutes before the first screening of the day and close 15 minutes after the last screening of the day begins. Seating is only guaranteed until 10 minutes prior to screening. No late seating.

When advance tickets are no longer available, a limited number of rush tickets may become available at the door 5 to 10 minutes prior to the screening. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on how many seats are available. Cash only, full price.
2009 Film Fest's Gay highlights
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NFFTY nurtures young filmmakers
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Disconnected Picasso misses timing
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Pulitzer-winning Rabbit Hole in Seattle
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Freak Show: See what's behind the curtain
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Maria/Stuart a gutsy production
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Ben Folds a madman on the piano
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What was the Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court decision?
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Art that will inspire you
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SIFF's Gay films, an enormous range
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Pop Star on Ice is an interesting vanity piece
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Little Ashes' fictional twists dull its impact
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
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Taking Back Sunday's Matt Rubano rocks out
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Northwest News
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Activist confrontations
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Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
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Book Marks
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The news we use
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Sensuous, sassy, provocative dancing
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Icelandic artist performs in EMP restroom
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A Dyke About Town: Progress for "significant otters"
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The Sisters have money to give away!!!
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