MIX NYC celebrates its 20th year of dedication to demanding experimental queer film with MIX 20: New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival, Nov 14-18 at Sun Factory. The MIX Festival presents cutting-edge moving image work, including film, video, installations and performance. With individual programs devoted to sex, politics, gender expression, queer history and more, MIX 20 will serve the festival’s loyal audience a pleasingly diverse cornucopia of offerings.
Throughout Nov, catch the award-winning film Fat Girls at the Quad Cinema. Fat Girls focuses on the trials and tribulations of Rodney Miller, a gay theater-obsessed high school senior who has his heart set on becoming a Broadway star. With his overweight best friend and fellow social outcast, Sabrina, by his side, the pair tries to find dates for their high school graduation dance, sending them on a journey of self-discovery.
Enjoy the work of Emmy award-winning writer and director Joyce Draganosky (and drink specials) at OP/LYNX and NewFest’s quarterly Filmmaker Brunch Series at Cattyshack Nov 3. Films screening include The Science of Love, Jared,Extreme Mom and Happenstance. Immediately following the screening, Kerry Weldon, Filmmaker and Administrative Director of NewFest, moderates a Q&A with Draganosky. Make a day of socializing, networking and engaging dialogue about issues related to our representation on film by lesbian underground filmmakers, as well as by media-makers in
The Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival hits Huntington’s The Cinema Arts Center Nov 9–15. This festival strengthens Long Island’s LGBT community by providing a venue for the community to exchange ideas, enjoy art and socialize in a low key, low pressure and inexpensive setting. This year’s highlights include Finns Girl, a fast-moving and powerful drama about a gynecologist that must raise her deceased partner’s stubborn eleven year old daughter amongst threats from right wing anti abortionists; and Butch Jaime, a rollicking comedy about a butch actress that is asked to portray a man, and while in character falls for a straight girl.