Justin Kelly / LGBT / United States / 2015 / 98 mins“I Am Michael” is the incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who enrolls in the Christian Bible Academy to become a pastor. The film follows Michael from his days of personal self-discovery to his life in San Francisco, where he pursues political activism, social awareness, and sexual exploration. After a traumatic scare, Michael begins to be plagued by doubt, paranoia, and fear about God, afterlife, and the path to Heaven or Hell. He suddenly renounces his gay lifestyle and rejects his friends. Dogmatic and single-minded, Michael seeks ‘salvation’ through the ways of the Bible. This dramatic change in belief alters the lives of everyone around him and makes them wonder what happened to Michael. This powerful new film captures one man’s haunting journey through modern concepts of love, denial, and redemption. Preceded by short film “Elder” (14 min).
Preceded by: Elder
Sebastian Silva / LGBT / Chile, United States / 2015 / 100 minsNASTY BABY preceded by A SHORT FILM ABOUT EDSON JEAN (4 minutes) and FRIED PICKLES (4 minutes) Nasty Baby Brooklyn artist Freddy (Sebastian Silva) is baby obsessed. His new project centers around newborns, and he and his boyfriend, Mo, have recruited their best friend, Polly (Kristen Wiig), to help them have a baby. On top of dealing with the stress of opening an art installation and the complications of conceiving a child via artificial insemination, the three begin to be harassed by The Bishop, a mentally ill neighborhood man. An escalating series of incidents threaten to derail the comfortable lives these people have built for themselves. Shot with a keen eye for the minutiae of Outer Borough life and featuring strong central performances by Wiig and Silva himself, "Nasty Baby" is a constantly morphing critique of the blithe self-absorption of modern bohemia. It masterfully toys with audience expectations in ways that prove insightful and challenging in equal measure.
Malcolm Ingram / LGBT / United States / 2015 / 99 mins"Out to Win" is a documentary film from award-winning Sundance alumni Malcolm Ingram that serves as an overview and examination of lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and lesbian athletes from all over the world. Chronicling the present, framed within a historical context of those that came before, this film highlights the experiences of athletes who have fought and struggled, both in and out of the closet, to represent the LGBT community and their true selves. This film is told through the voices of pioneers, present day heroes, tomorrow's superstars, and the people who've helped them get to where they are including agents, managers, fans, team mates, coaches, organizations, and members of the media.
Jeffrey Schwarz / LGBT / United States / 2015 / 90 minsIn the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood's most sought-after star and America's boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds, and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. Nothing, it seems, can damage his skyrocketing career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter's secret is out. In "Tab Hunter Confidential" we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood's roller coaster.
Preceded by: Pink Boy