The long, long, long 2016 Seattle International Film Festival ended Sunday, June 12th, but SIFF is bringing back several of the films that either won Jury Awards or Fan Awards at this year’s festival including opportunities to see a couple LGBTQ films.
The winner of the Shorts Weekend Documentary Prize and 2nd Runner Up for the Golden Space Needle Best Short Film award, the locally made These Cocksucking Tears by Dan Taberski will get another screening as part of the “Best of SIFF Shorts 2016” screening on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. It’s a 16 minute look at Patrick Haggerty and his status as the first out gay country/western artist with his Seattle based band, Lavender Country.
Grab tickets HERE for this screening (which will sell out, so snag them quickly!) which includes a total of 7 award winning short films, including “Alive & Kicking: The Soccer Grannies of South Africa“.
GRAND JURY PRIZE
These Cocksucking Tears (USA 2016), directed by Dan Taberski
JURY STATEMENT: We’re proud to present the Best Documentary Short Award to These C*cksucking Tears! We thought that Patrick Haggerty had such an amazing story, and was such a great character with such a huge passion for country music and the film really showcased that – as well as detailing his struggles with being shut out of Nashville just because he’s a gay man.
You also have another opportunity to check out, “The Queen of Ireland” the audience favorite at SIFF 2016 about Panti Bliss the outrageous Irish drag star who fought for marriage equality in Ireland. It screens Wednesday, June 22nd at SIFF Cinema Uptown.
Grab tickets HERE for this screening.
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Best of SIFF 2016
Outrageously entertaining drag queen Panti Bliss became an accidental activist after her comments about homophobia in Ireland, dubbed Pantigate, lead to international attention that helped pave the way for Ireland’s historic referendum on gay marriage.
Best of SIFF 2016 runs from June 17th to the 23rd. Click here for complete schedule. Tickets tend to go very quickly for many of these screenings.