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TWIST: Seattle’s Queer Film Festival Kicks Off Next Week

Laura Linney and Armistead Maupin both appear in TWIST's opening night film, "The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin"

Laura Linney and Armistead Maupin both appear in TWIST’s opening night film, “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin”

The 22nd annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, now renamed TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, kicks off next Thursday, October 12th with the Seattle premiere of “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin” before heading into a 10 day run of queer films, both features and shorts, with films for all members of the LGBTQ family and allies. Passes and individual tickets now on sale for all screenings.

Here’s more info including some lists of genres of interest for film fans:

 
SEATTLE—Three Dollar Bill Cinema announces a diverse roster of films for the 22nd Annual Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival. Details and descriptions for all films are available online at www.twistfilmfest.org. There is a film to satisfy every taste, with unique programs such as Queer Ghost Hunters on Friday the 13th and the animated SaturGay Morning Cartoons with a cereal bar buffet! A partial list by genre is listed below.
Regular screening tickets are $11 in advance and $13 at the door. Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece film prices range from $15-$33 and include a reception. Five documentaries being shown at 5pm are just $5. Discounts are available for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members, people with disabilities, youth under 21, and seniors over 65.
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (Opening Night Gala) Thur. Oct 12, 7:15 pm
Freak Show (Closing Night Gala)  Sun. Oct 22, 7:00 pm
Saturday Church (Centerpiece #1) Sun. Oct 15, 7:00 pm
Apricot Groves (Centerpiece #2) Wed. Oct 18, 7:00 pm
BPM (Centerpiece #3) Fri. Oct 20, 6:45 pm
 
5 @ $5 – Documentaries @ NW Film Forum
Trans Youth Fri Oct 13, 5:00 pm
The Lavender Scare Mon Oct 16, 5:00 pm
Girl Unbound Tue Oct 17, 5:00 pm
Dispatches from Cleveland Wed Oct 18, 5:00 pm
Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall Thu Oct 19, 5:00 pm
 
Asian/ Filipino
Boys for Sale                               NW Film Forum                         Sat Oct 14, 2:45 pm – NW Premiere!
Fathers                                         NW Film Forum                         Wed. Oct 18, 7pm – Seattle Premiere!
Maybe Tomorrow                       Broadway Performance Hall     Thur Oct 19, 6:45 pm  – NW Premiere!
Jesus is Dead                              AMC Pacific Place                    Sat Oct 21, 2:30 pm – NW Premiere!
Small Talk                                    AMC Pacific Place                    Sat Oct 21, 12pm – Seattle Premiere!
Close Knit                                    SIFF Cinema Egyptian              Sat Oct 14, 4:30pm –Seattle Premiere!
Die Beautiful                                NW Film Forum                         Sat Oct 14, 12 pm
2Cool2B4Gotten                         NW Film Forum                         Sun Oct 15, 7pm – U.S. Premiere!
 
Spanish Language
I Dream in Another Language          Broadway Performance Hall     Tue Oct 17, 6:45pm
A Winter to Remember              AMC Pacific Place                    Sat. Oct 21, 2:15pm – Seattle Premiere!
Like Foam                                    AMC Pacific Place                    Sat Oct 21, 9:15 pm – Seattle Premiere!
 
Teen & Family
Just Charlie   NW Film Forum                         Fri Oct 13, 7pm – Seattle Premiere!
How to Be a Trans Ally – FREE  NW Film Forum                         Thurs. Oct 19, 5pm – Workshop
Close Knit     SIFF Cinema Egyptian       Sat Oct 14, 4:30pm –Seattle Premiere!
Reel Queer Youth Shorts Showcase    AMC Pacific Place        Sun Oct 22, 1:00 pm – World Premiere!
 
Sexy
Cas       AMC Pacific Place                    Sat Oct 21, 6:45pm – Seattle Premiere!
Snapshot     NW Film Forum                         Tue Oct 17, 9:45pm– Seattle Premiere!
Like Foam    AMC Pacific Place                    Sat Oct 21, 9:15 pm – Seattle Premiere!
U Up?–Shorts Showcase    NW Film Forum                         Sat Oct 14, 9:30pm
Chance Encounters–Shorts   roadway Performance Hall     Mon Oct 16, 7:00 pm
 
Scary
The Haunting w/ BenDeLaCrème    Broadway Performance Hall     Mon Oct 16, 9:15 pm
Queer Ghost Hunters                 SIFF Cinema Egyptian              Fri Oct 13, 9:45 pm
Rift                                                Pacific Place                              Fri Oct 20, 9:15 pm
In the Dark–Shorts Showcase  SIFF Cinema Egyptian              Wed Oct 18, 9:15 pm
 
More Shorts Showcases
Boys Shorts                                SIFF Cinema Egyptian              Sun Oct 15, 2:15 pm
Girls Shorts                                 SIFF Cinema Egyptian              Sun Oct 15, 12pm
SaturGay Morning Cartoons     AMC Pacific Place                    Sat Oct 21, 12:15 pm
Press Play                                    NW Film Forum                         Sun Oct 15, 4:15 pm
Ultraviolet                                    NW Film Forum                         Thu Oct 19, 9:30 pm
Queer Out                                    NW Film Forum                         Tue Oct 17, 7:15 pm
Around the World                       NW Film Forum                         Fri Oct 13, 9:30 pm
Q Tone                                         NW Film Forum                         Mon Oct 16, 9:30 pm
Trans Shorts                               NW Film Forum                         Thur Oct 19, 7:30pm
 

 
SPECIAL NOTE: The Three Dollar Bill Cinema Showcase is Sunday October 22at 1pm at AMC Pacific Place and includes local films from this year’s Reel Queer Youth summer filmmaking program.
 
About Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Three Dollar Bill Cinema provides access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people and their families, and a forum for LGBTQ+ filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences. We curate themed screenings throughout the year and produce programs in partnership with other arts, cultural, and service delivery organizations. Our biggest programs are TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, Reel Queer Youth, and the free Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema in Cal Anderson Park. For more details, visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org.
 
About TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival
TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival has been held annually in October since 1996. The festival has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for showcasing the latest and greatest in queer film, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent. An important venue in the Seattle film scene—and the social event of the season—the festival provides unique opportunities for visiting and local filmmakers to engage and entertain over 10,000 attendees.

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