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WELCOME

The Dayton LGBT Film Festival, one of the midwest's premiere LGBT events, is now in its ninth year. After screening over 100 films, this year's committee has assembled a strong, concise line-up of the best in contemporary LGBT cinema. Ranging from narratives to documentaries - from entertaining works to challenging and thought-provoking pieces, this festival has something for everyone. Whereas each film focuses on themes and subjects of interest to members of the LGBT community, we encourage and welcome the community-at-large to join us in exploring this year's wonderful selections.

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
Opening Night Party
OPENING NIGHT PARTY

If you attend our Opening Night Film - THE WAY HE LOOKS - you're invited to our Opening Night Party at Salar Restaurant & Lounge at 400 E. 5th St. A festival passes or ticket stub from THE WAY HE LOOKS is required.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
Queens and Cowboys
QUEENS AND COWBOYS
1PM

QUEENS AND COWBOYS: A STRAIGHT YEAR ON THE GAY RODEO chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). Roping and riding across North America, the IGRA's courageous cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals at the end of the season. Along the way, they'll bust every stereotype in the book.
Directed by Matt Livadary

Top Drawer Shorts
TOP DRAWER SHORTS
3PM

BARRIO BOY  A young Latino barber's taboo romantic fantasies about his cute customer must remain a private voiceover shared only with us.
Directed by Dennis Shinners

BOMBSHELL  A 10 year-old tomboy must grapple with her loyalty to trusted older brother.
Directed by Erin Sanger

DREAM DATE  Two women check into a hotel for a night of fun, but is all as it seems on this Dream Date?
Directed by Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr-De Benedetti

GOOD MORNING  A touching and funny breakfast-table comedy between a man who is hung over from his 30th birthday party and the adorable 17 year-old stranger in his apartment.
Directed by Stephen Dunn & Peter Knegt

A LONG WALK  When a child is publicly ridiculed by his father, a neighborhood onlooker laments over what he could have done to prevent the incident.
Directed by Chinonye Chukwu

MUM  A deaf swimmer tries to attract a guy he's got his eyes on, but wonders if his disability will get in the way.
Directed by Alex Bohs

SCAFFOLDING  Two neighbors barely exchange words for six months until construction work forces them to share a balcony.
Directed by Juanma Carrillo

TRUNK  Neil is an Australian college lad visiting home for his grandfather's funeral, and there's an elephant in the living room.
Directed by Jack Taylor Cox

Appropriate Behavior
APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
7:30PM

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual, and hip young Brooklynite. But she's not quite Persian enough, not quite gay enough, not quite anything enough. She fails miserably in her attempt at all identities, and being without a cliche to hold onto can be a lonely experience. This sharply written, award-winning comedy finds a home somewhere between SEX AND THE CITY and GIRLS.
Directed by Desiree Akhavan

The Foxy Merkins
THE FOXY MERKINS
9:30PM

Two lesbian hookers make their way through a world of bargain-hunting housewives and double-dealing conservative women in this subversive buddy comedy, an homage to and riff on iconic male hustler films.
Directed by Madeleine Olnek

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
Out in the Night
OUT IN THE NIGHT
1PM

OUT IN THE NIGHT is a documentary that tells the story of a group of young, African American lesbians who were walking in a gay-friendly part of NYC on a hot August night in 2006. As they walked under the hot neon lights of tattoo parlors in the West Village, an older man sexually and violently confronted them. A fight ensued that was caught by nearby security cameras. Though everyone involved got up and walked away, 911 was called. The women were charged with gang assault and attempted murder, and the media was quick to call them a "Gang of Killer Lesbians."
Directed by Blair Doroshwalther

52 Tuesdays
52 TUESDAYS
3PM

Already dealing with her own sexual identity, 16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition. Their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons, and this beautiful film was made over the course of a year, once a week, every week - only on Tuesdays. This unique approach brings a rare authenticity to an emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and transformation.
Directed by Sophie Hyde

Preceded by BLACK IS BLUE
This provocative short is a look at a stealth security guard who has struggled to make his insides match his outsides.
Directed by Cheryl Dunye

Lilting
LILTING
5:30PM

Set in contemporary London, LILTING tells the story of a Cambodian-Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son. Her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger. Though they don't share a common language, a translator helps to piece together the memories of a man they both loved. LILTING is a touching film about unlikely connections and the tragedies that bring us together even though we may be worlds apart.
Directed by Hong Khaou

Preceded by A LAST FAREWELL
An aging author faces the impossible task of moving on and finding peace in the wake of a devastating loss.
Directed by Casper Andreas

SPONSORS

A big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors! Without sponsors, the Dayton LGBT Film Festival couldn't happen. Beyond the rental of the films, there are also theater costs, equipment rental costs, marketing costs, shipping costs, travel costs for visiting artists and more. In an effort to keep the ticket price to a minimum, sponsorship dollars make ends meet and help the festival continue gaining momentum each year. We encourage you to thank our sponsors, both verbally and by reaching out to their businesses when possible.

THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS INCLUDE:

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THE GREATER DAYTON LGBT CENTER
PFLAG DAYTON
THE HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY
LEXISNEXIS PRIDE
MARION'S PIAZZA
MIAMI VALLEY FAIR HOUSING
MJ'S CAFE & JOHNNY
OUTLOOK MAGAZINE
SQUARE ONE SALON & SPA

KEN BYERS
KURT FLEAGLE & WARREN RIFFLE
LISA HANAUER & SUE SPIEGEL
CHASE WHITESIDE

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