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LGBTQ SIFF 2019: Sexy Spanish Lesbians, Earthquakes, Adorable Scouts & Female Sexuality

From a numbers perspective, it’s a lighter week for LGBTQ films at the 45th Seattle International Film Festival this week but what we have to see offers a terrific variety of queer film including a trio of Spanish language films: sexy Spanish lesbian romance (Carmen y Lola); a moody gay coming out tale from Guatemala (Temblores);  and your last chance to see the sexy, based on a true story Argentinian crime thriller, (El Ángel).

There’s also a couple of documentaries to check out, the femme specific #Female Pleasure which looks at women from five cultures, (Hasidic Jew, Muslim, Shinto Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu) as they battle systematic repression to express female sexual autonomy. And, on the cuter (but no less empowering) side, there’s We Are the Radical Monarchs, a documentary about the founding of an Oakland California based alternative to the Girl Scouts for young women of color.

More below including ticket links but also be aware there’s a whole other week to go for SIFF 2019 after this week and another half dozen films to debut including TROOP ZERO starring Viola Davis and Allison Janney, and HALSTON the eagerly awaited documentary about the legendary fashion designer of the 70s and 80s.

 

carmen y lola

Carmen & Lola

Director Arantxa Echevarría Scheduled to Attend*

Stunning bride-to-be Carmen and ambitious street artist Lola find themselves in the throes of a secret first love, risking safety, status, and their own future within their highly conservative Roma community.

THU May 30 · 8:45 PM · Lincoln Square
SUN June 2 · 5:00 PM · SIFF Cinema Uptown*
TUE June 4 · 3:30 PM · SIFF Cinema Uptown*

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Temblores

d. Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala/France/
Luxembourg

Earthquakes are the central metaphor in this drama as a just-out gay man faces brutal pressure to conform from his family and from the church in intensely Catholic Guatemala.

SHOWTIMES

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019

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#Female Pleasure

d. Barbara Miller, Switzerland

Hasidic Jew, Muslim, Shinto Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu: The five repression-battling women profiled in this doc come from different religious backgrounds but find that patriarchal fear of female sexual autonomy is universal.

SHOWTIMES

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019

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Radical Monarchs

We Are the Radical Monarchs

d. Linda Goldstein Knowlton/USA

Follow the founding and growth of the Radical Monarchs, an Oakland-based alternative to the Girl Scouts for young women of color (ages 8-13) at the front lines of social justice and allyship.

SHOWTIMES

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019

SIFF Cinema Egyptian 

11:00 AM Monarch Neveah Kelly scheduled to attend

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019

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El Ángel

d. Luis Ortega, Argentina/Spain

Alluring, angelic and completely amoral, baby-faced robber Carlos Robledo Puch, aka “Blondie,” quickly moves from breaking and entering to murder, alongside handsome career criminal Ramón, soon becoming Argentina’s most wanted, feared, and infamous outlaw.

SHOWTIMES

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

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