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2012 Sundance re-cap and queer movies to watch out for

Rhys Ernst's short film 'The Thing'

So we all know that Salt Lake City was awarded the “gayest” city by The Advocate, but friends, as a current resident in SLC who just moved back from Portland, I can tell you that just isn’t true! However, Salt Lake City does occassionally step up its “cool” factor, such as every January when Salt Lake City and Park City host the […]

Say Yes to a weekend of Shorty Shorts film, a Playboy Club, Peep Show’s Turkey Day and some Sordid Confessions

Carla Rossi hosts the Thanksgiving edition of Peep Show this Friday

Thursday

Lucinda Williams – Singer songwriter loved by the lesbos takes the stage at the Crystal Ballroom.

Friday

Del Shores‘ Sordid Confessions – Del tries to make up for standing us up last time he was in town. The creator of the cult favorite TV series Sordid Lives (starring Olivia Newton-John, Rue McClanahan, Leslie Jordan and Caroline Rhea) […]

Siren Nation women’s music, art and film festival takes on Portland for the 5th year

Patty Schemel's 'Hit so Hard' screens Thursday

This 5th edition of Siren Nation, a celebration of women in music, art, and film and takes over many venues throughout this weekend. They’ve had some great music acts over the years, including a Team Dresch reunion that was not to be missed. This year the fun begins with an epic looking art show at the Albina Press opening Thursday. It features […]

PLGFF Saturday the 8th closing night previews: Night Watch, Jitters

Jitters – 5:30pm

Sixteen year old Icelandic boy Gabriel returns from a trip to Manchester having had a sexual encounter with another boy. His friends and family all think he’s changed and he struggles to find his identity and ease back into his life as a young man.

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PLGFF Friday the 7th previews: Bite Marks, Codependent Space Lesbian Seeks Same

Codependent Space Lesbian Seeks Same – 7pm

This campy take on the cheesy 50s B sci-fi movies warns earthlings that the lesbians are coming in their UFO. It’s also a Sundance official selection.

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PLGFF Thursday the 6th previews: August, Gun Hill Road

Gun Hill Road – 7pm

Coming home from a stint in prison Enrique comes home to a very different life with his wife and son. The son is gay and Enrique grapples with accepting him for who he is or risk losing him. Sundance jury nominee.

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PLGFF Wednesday the 5th previews: Mangus, Tomboy

Tomboy – 7pm

In our second FTM-related tale, 10-year-old Laura moves to a new town and tells everyone her name is Michael. This works fine all summer long in the French countryside but things change and secrets begin to emerge as the school year approaches.

Tomboy Trailer by peccadillopictures

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PLGFF Tuesday the 4th previews: Harvest, Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together

 

Jamie and Jessie are Not Together

Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together – 7pm

Two co-dependent best friends struggle through an imminent parting as one prepares to follow her dream of being a Broadway actress. The other, not-so-secretly in love with her BFF works through it by sleeping with a string of other ladies. Romantic and dramatic.

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PLGFF Monday the 3rd previews: Going Down in LA-LA Land, Trigger

Trigger – 7pm

Hot ladies of rock…yes! Trigger follows the life of 2 besties who start a band together and become rock stars in the vein of the Go-Gos, Patti Smith or Souxsie and the Banshees. After the usual rock’n’roll melt down and band split they reunite 10 years later in a benefit for women in rock. Then stories are revealed and the true nature of their relationship emerges.

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PLGFF Sunday the 2nd previews: Weekend, Romeos

Romeos – 5pm

Twenty year old Lukas is a transitioning FTM spending his summer in Cologne. He falls for the masculine Fabio whom it both wants and wants to be. A coming of age story for a second puberty.

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