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 pmFreak Show (Closing Night Gala) Sun. Oct 22, 7:00 pmSaturday Church (Centerpiece #1) Sun. Oct 15, 7:00 pmApricot Groves (Centerpiece #2) Wed. Oct 18, 7:00 pmBPM (Centerpiece #3) Fri. Oct 20, 6:45 pm5 @ $5 – Documentaries @ NW Film Forum
Trans Youth Fri Oct 13, 5:00 pmThe Lavender Scare Mon Oct 16, 5:00 pmGirl Unbound Tue Oct 17, 5:00 pmDispatches from Cleveland Wed Oct 18, 5:00 pmBehind the Curtain: Todrick Hall Thu Oct 19, 5:00 pmAsian/ FilipinoBoys 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 pm2Cool2B4Gotten NW Film Forum Sun Oct 15, 7pm – U.S. Premiere!Spanish LanguageI Dream in Another Language Broadway Performance Hall Tue Oct 17, 6:45pmA 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 & FamilyJust Charlie NW Film Forum Fri Oct 13, 7pm – Seattle Premiere!How to Be a Trans Ally – FREE NW Film Forum Thurs. Oct 19, 5pm – WorkshopClose 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!SexyCas 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, 9:30pmChance Encounters–Shorts roadway Performance Hall Mon Oct 16, 7:00 pmScaryThe Haunting w/ BenDeLaCrème Broadway Performance Hall Mon Oct 16, 9:15 pmQueer Ghost Hunters SIFF Cinema Egyptian Fri Oct 13, 9:45 pmRift Pacific Place Fri Oct 20, 9:15 pmIn the Dark–Shorts Showcase SIFF Cinema Egyptian Wed Oct 18, 9:15 pmMore Shorts ShowcasesBoys Shorts SIFF Cinema Egyptian Sun Oct 15, 2:15 pmGirls Shorts SIFF Cinema Egyptian Sun Oct 15, 12pmSaturGay Morning Cartoons AMC Pacific Place Sat Oct 21, 12:15 pmPress Play NW Film Forum Sun Oct 15, 4:15 pmUltraviolet NW Film Forum Thu Oct 19, 9:30 pmQueer Out NW Film Forum Tue Oct 17, 7:15 pmAround the World NW Film Forum Fri Oct 13, 9:30 pmQ Tone NW Film Forum Mon Oct 16, 9:30 pmTrans 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 CinemaThree 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 FestivalTWIST: 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.