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June 2, 2012 Comments Off on SIFF’s big “Gay-LA!” brings new film “Gayby” to Seattle Views: 954 Arts & Entertainment, Film, Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF’s big “Gay-LA!” brings new film “Gayby” to Seattle

Jenn Harris and Matthew Wilkas (and his awesome chest) star in "Gayby" the "Gay-LA" film at SIFF 2012.

The Seattle International Film Festival always has a big line-up of LGBTQ films on hand for every festival and they always give the queer community a big gala to call their own. Naturally, they call it the “Gay-LA!” and it almost always features a romantic/zexy comedy and a fun party afterwards. This year the film is Jonathan Lisecki’s “Gayby” and it debuts Wednesday, June 6th at 7pm at The Egyptian on Capitol Hill with an after party at Lobby Bar. Some poo about “Gayby”:

In this modern age of dating and romance (or lack thereof), how long does a girl with a dream have to wait? Jenn (Jenn Harris) wants a baby. Tired of trying to find Prince Charming in Manhattan, the 30-something yoga instructor asks her best friend Matt (Matthew Wilkas), a comic book store employee who just broke up with his longtime love, to help her get pregnant. It turns out that even though the old college buddies can actually have sex, they still need a little help, which comes in the form of their bitchy friend Nelson (a scene-stealing Lisecki). A script plentiful with zingers, and featuring deft physical comedy from Harris’ increasingly restless and randy Jenn, give this comedy the spark of life.

Sounds ADORABLE! Mr. Lisecki will be on hand for a post screening Q&A along with local Seattle actress Alycia Delmore who also appears in the film. Tickets are still available for both the official “GayLA!” ($25 includes screening and party) or, if you just want to see the film, $11. (And, members of SIFF get a discount!)

And, if you can’t make the June 6th event, “Gayby” will encore on Friday, June 8th at 4pm at The Egyptian, and on Sunday, June 10th at 2pm at The Uptown.

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