OutEAST Film Festival

12:30 pm
Documentary Shorts: Real Talk
BOOTWMN by Paige Gratland and Sam McWilliams?. Deana McGuffin? is a third generation New Mexico, bootmaker, hand-crafting wearable pieces of art. When she is approached to create a gay themed cowboy boot, a unique and rather unexpected story unfolds.
HANDSOME & MAJESTIC by Jeff Petry and Nathan Drillot. Milan Halikowski is a transgender teenager who has overcome hardships and discrimination to become a trans rights advocate and role model.
CECIL & CARL by Elvis Leon and Gaston Yvorra. Cecil and Carl have been partners for 43 years, 8 months, 1 week and 4 days. With Carl now living in a nursing home in an advanced state of dementia, Carl shares the heartbreaking and beautiful details of the life they share.
GAYSIANS by Vicky Du. Five queer and trans Asian-Americans from New York City explore their relationships with their family and culture in this illuminating patchwork documentary
11 LIFE LESSONS FROM AN AWESOME OLD DYKE by Allison Khoury. Dorothy, a tough-as-nails butch who kicked ass and took names, tells her story through the lens of 11 life lessons. In this trip through one queer woman’s history we learn the importance of feminine hygiene and other perspectives only possible with a PhD from the School of Life.
THESE C*CKSUCKING TEARS by Dan Taberski. In 1973, the son of a tenant dairy farmer released the first and only gay-themed country music album, Lavender Country. Forty years later, These C*cksucking Tears revisits the voice behind the album, Pat Haggerty, as he deals with the resurgence of a musical dream long since given up for dead.
Narrative Shorts: DRAMA!!!
PARTNERS by Joey Ally. When a slump in work/life partners Kate and Leigh’s sex life forces them to reconsider their relationship, they must confront how intertwined their lives have become.
CLOSING by Chase Casanova. While closing the bar, Riley gets an unexpected visit from his ex-girlfriend Drew. After drinking through the night, they are reminded how losing a friend can be the most devastating break-up of all.
1985 by Yen Tan. Preparing to move in with his estranged mother, a dying man makes an appointment with a beauty consultant to hide his symptoms
SAY U WILL by Chris Cruse. It’s way past midnight on New Year’s Eve and Marcus, who is broke and new in town, catches a break when Ray picks him up at an underground club. But when the cops bust the party, each is pushed to try something new.
THE ESCAPE HATCH by David Willing. When your best friend is busy swiping you left, it might take a superhero to make it right.
KILLER FRIENDS by Zach Noe Towers. Friends, check. Tent, check. Bug spray, check. Campfire, check. Plan to kill Scott, check.
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
Director Deborah S. Esquenazi’s joins the murder documentary fray with her riveting documentary recounting the real-life miscarriage of justice that saw four young Latina lesbians – Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh and Anna Vasquez – from San Antonio, Texas, convicted in the gang rape of Elizabeth’s two young nieces in the mid-1990s. The women were accused of satanic ritual abuse despite questionable testimony from the nieces and faulty medical science. Yet, through it all, these courageous women fight to clear their names, and Esquenazi’s camera is there to capture their journey, including a remarkable turn of events that set the wheels of justice in motion.
First Girl I Loved
While taking photographs for her high school yearbook, Anne begins to develop feelings for star softball player, Sasha. Using the excuse of a yearbook interview, Anne reaches out to her and the two girls quickly form an intimate friendship. Although Anne seems ready to embrace her identity, Sasha is not,
Paris 05:59 Théo & Hugo
Already generating plenty of press coverage for its explicit 18-minute opening scene set in a Paris sex club, Paris 05:59: Theo & Hugo is much more than a voyeuristic turn-on. It is one of the sweetest, most honest portrayals of first love.
10:00pm - 2:00am
OutEAST's 5th Birthday Party
We’re celebrating five years of films and fabulousness with a beer-fueled birthday bash hosted by our friends at Good Robot Brewing Co. at their amazing North End bar and beer garden.
We’ll be transforming the Taproom into the birthday party-room of your childhood dreams – while the Good Robots serve up your favourite adult beverages. Eat, drink, dance, and party like it’s our birthday. We’ll provide the tunes and the treats. Your presence is the only present on our wish list this year.
At the Good Robot Tap Room. Tickets $10

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