The Tribeca LGBT Lineup

April 17, 2009
As we reported earlier this week, GLAAD is partnering with the Tribeca Film Festival like never before. For fans of queer cinema who will be in the New York area April 22 - May 3, we've got some great films for you to check out!

The Boys in the Band

The Boys in the Band Join GLAAD and Tribeca for a FREE screening of the 1970 film directed by William Friedkin and written by Mart Crowley, based on his groundbreaking play that debuted off-Broadway one year before Stonewall. This unique opportunity is not to be missed! April 26, 9 PM --  AMC Village VII An Englishman in New York John Hurt astounds as he revisits the role that made him a star (in 1975's The Naked Civil Servant): real-life writer, actor, and gay icon Quentin Crisp. This smart, sensitive drama—marked by Hurt's bravura handling of Crisp's razor-tongued wit—focuses on the flamboyant 72-year-old star's move to New York in 1981, and the fallout from a reckless comment about the burgeoning AIDS epidemic. April 27, 9:30 PM -- Tribeca PAC April 29, 1:30 PM -- AMC Village VII May 2, 6:45 PM -- AMC Village VII The Fish Child Likened to a bold Argentine Thelma and Louise, Lucía Puenzo's follow-up to her Cannes winner XXY wraps a passionate love story in the arms of a pulsating thriller. When an upper-class Argentine falls for her family's sultry Paraguayan maid, the two make plans to run away together, but their hope for escape is derailed when shocking secrets become unveiled. April 27, 6:15 PM -- AMC Village VII April 28, 2 PM -- AMC Village VII April 29, 9:15 PM -- AMC Village VII May 2, 2 PM -- AMC Village VII Making the Boys GLAAD is proud to co-present this new documentary, directed by Crayton Robey. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the off-Broadway play The Boys in the Band and subsequent film release two years later. The Boys in the Band had a profound effect on the gay community in very different ways, both before and after Stonewall, but 40 years later, its legacy remains. Panel discussion to follow. April 27, 4:30 PM -- SVA Theater

Off and Running

Off and Running With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers—one mixed-race and one Korean—Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. Even so, she can't quell her curiosity about her biological African-American roots and decides to contact her birth mother. This choice propels Avery into her own complicated exploration of race, identity, and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she's always known. April 26, 5 PM -- SVA Theater April 30, 1 PM -- AMC Village VII May 2, 3 PM -- AMC Village VII Outrage Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) delivers a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Outrage boldly reveals the hidden lives of some of our nation's most powerful policymakers, details the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets. April 24, 9 PM -- SVA Theater April 26, 3:30 PM -- AMC Village VII April 28, 5 PM -- AMC Viallage VII May 1, 8 PM -- Directors Guild Theater Single tickets are now on sale for American Express® Cardmembers. On Sunday, April 19, tickets go on sale for residents of downtown. On Monday, April 20, tickets will be available to the general public. See you at the festival!