OCTOBER 7 - 9 AT THE NEON

About Us

The Dayton LGBT Film Festival, now in its 11th year, is one of the Midwest's premiere LGBT events. After choosing the best work from over 100 international selections, the festival not only screens great films, we also fly in several guest artists each year and throw an awesome party - all right here in Dayton, Ohio! Many of these films are making their Ohio premieres, and we couldn't feel luckier. Whether you're from Dayton or from out of town (our hotel partner will take good care of you), we hope you'll spend the weekend with us!

Schedule

FRIDAY, OCT 7

RETAKE

Jonathan, a lonely middle-aged man, travels to San Francisco to find a young male companion. He quickly connects to a prostitute who he hires to accompany him on a road trip to the Grand Canyon. On the road, the prostitute comes to realize that he's playing a vital role in the recreation of Jonathan's lovelorn past.

Preceded by SIGN; dir Andrew Keenan-Bolger; 15 min
The story of a relationship between a deaf man and a hearing man unfolds through vignettes with sign language and music.

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Attendees of Opening Night Film are invited to the OPENING NIGHT PARTY at Dublin Pub. Enjoy a Complimentary Cocktail and delicious appetizers in the new addition at this Oregon District staple.

SATURDAY, OCT 8

TOP DRAWER SHORTS

THESE C*CKSUCKING TEARS / DIR. DAN TABERSKI / 15 MIN
The man behind the world's first gay-themed country music album experiences a resurgence 40 years later.

FILIP / DIR. NATHALIE ALVAREZ MESEN / 11 MIN
Seven-year-old Filip admires his sixteen-year-old brother, but one evening he sees something unexpected.

TEAR JERKER / DIR. AMY ADLER / 15 MIN
Elliot can't cry and he needs to.

SPOILERS / DIR. BRENDON MCDONALL / 22 MIN
Leon meets someone on a plane, but what if he already knows the ending?

ALZHEIMERS: A LOVE STORY / DIR. MONICA PETRUZELLI & GABE SCHIMMEL / 15 MIN
A beautiful relationship, 40+ years in the making, struggles with a terrible disease.

BITTERSWEET / DIR. ALLEN MARTSCH / 5 MIN
A schoolboy scrambles to retrieve a candy-gram he accidentally sent to his secret crush.

OH-BE-JOYFUL / DIR. SUSAN JACOBSON / 13 MIN
A feisty grandma schools her shy granddaughter in the ways of shoplifting and picking up ladies.

REAL BOY

A teenage singer-songwriter from Pasadena weathers his family's reaction to his transition. The supportive network of a chosen family counterpoints the honest confessions of a mother struggling to understand the changes her son is experiencing.

Preceded by VERACTIY; dir Seith Mann; 20 min
Written by a senior from Chicago’s South Side, Veracity explores the tensions and stigma of being gay in the Black youth community, as well as the ultimate power of friendship.

FIRST GIRL I LOVED

On assignment for her high-school yearbook, social-misfit Anne (Dylan Gelula, Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt) charmingly hits it off with the beautiful star of the softball team, Sasha (Brianna Hildebrand, Deadpool). But her best friend reveals a hidden jealousy that threatens more than just the girls’ budding romance. Winner of the "Best of NEXT Audience Award" at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Preceded by GIRL NIGHT STAND; dir Jenna Laurenzo; 10 min
A young woman questions her sexuality after having a one night stand with another woman.

KING COBRA

Starring James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone, and Disney Channel alum Garrett Clayton (as Brent Corrigan), this ripped-from-the-headlines drama covers the early rise of gay porn headliner Sean Paul Lockhart a.k.a. Brent Corrigan, before his falling out with the producer who made him famous. When Sean decides he'd be better off a free agent, a cash-strapped pair of rival producers aim to cash in by any means possible.

Preceded by JOHNNY; dir Micah Stuart; 20 min
A prostitute's rough encounter with a client conjures a troubling memory he had long forgotten.

SUNDAY, OCT 9

BEING 17

When his mother takes in a bully whose own mother is ill, the son of a soldier must learn to live with the boy who terrorized him. From acclaimed director Andre Techine (Wild Reeds) comes the "International Grand Jury Prize" winner of this year's Outfest.

I LOVE YOU BOTH

Krystal and her twin brother/roommate confront twenty-eight years of their codependency when they start dating the same guy in this hysterically dry comedy. Brother and sister Doug Archibald and Kristin Archibald co-wrote the screenplay and both star in the film.

Preceded by THE ORCHID; dir Ferran Navarro-Beltran; 3 mins
A man has something important to tell his son, but he can only get through to his voicemail.

RETAKE - Encore Screening

In the history of the Dayton LGBT Film Festival, we've never sold out a screening so far in advance. That's why we've scheduled a second screening of this popular film. (Note that a ticket to this screening does not admit you to the Opening Night Party.)

TICKETS

FESTIVAL PASS – $40

The best way to attend the fest!
A festival pass gets you access to every screening plus the Opening Night Party!

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SINGLE TICKET

Tickets may be purchased online up to 24 hours before the screning.

ON SALE SEP 9!

FEST INFO

VENUE

The fest takes place at THE NEON movie theater in downtown Dayton. There are several restaurants located within walking distance of the theater.

Map
PARKING

Free parking is available directly across the street from THE NEON. We will also validate parking vouchers for the Convention Center garage.

LODGING

The Crowne Plaza, just one block from THE NEON, is offering a limited number of discounted rooms to festival guests. Call (937) 224-0800 or book online and ask for a reservation under group code FLM.

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online or at THE NEON. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets for each screening are removed from online sale 24 hours before start time.

Note that SOLD OUT doesn't always mean you can’t get a ticket! Call THE NEON at (937) 222-8452 to see if any tickets are available for purchase. Also, attendees without tickets may join a queue to purchase any unclaimed tickets up to one our before the screening.

Please arrive before the screening begins. At the start time of each show, the festival reserves the right to resell any unclaimed tickets.

SPONSORS

Thanks to all of our sponsors! Without their assistance, the festival couldn't happen. Costs to produce a festival go well beyond the rental of each film, and their support helps to keep ticket costs low. We encourage you to thank each of our sponsors - both verbally and by supporting their businesses when possible.

Equitas Health
Greater Dayton LGBT Center
Human Race Theatre Company
Dayton Gay Men's Chorus
Westminster Financial
Square One Salon & Spa
PFLAG Dayton
Marion's Piazza
Miami Valley Fair Housing
MJ's on Jefferson

Additional sponsors include:
David Lauri, Ken Byers, Chase Whiteside, Kurt Fleagle & Warren Riffle.