Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (PLGFF) | October 2-8

The picture below is from last year's festival and as you can see, it was rainy then too. What's the best thing to do when the weather turns rainy and cold? Go out to the movies. Lucky for you, the Portland Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (PLGFF) begins this Friday.

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From Press Release:

The 13th Annual Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (PLGFF) takes place October PLGFF - Portland Lesbian Gay Film Festival2 – 8, 2009 at Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave.

PLGFF is a non-profit arts groups that annually showcases queer feature, documentary and short films from all over the world.

This year's festival begins with a special screening of the Swedish drama PATRIK, AGE 1.5 on Friday, October 2 at 7:30 pm at Cinema 21.

Goran and Sven are the perfect gay couple; they have a beautiful house in the suburbs, a solid relationship, a home full of love and warmth. Newly approved for adoption, they believe that baby “Patrik, age 1.5,” is on his way. One tiny decimal mistake later, they find themselves saddled with a 15-year-old juvenile delinquent! Directed by Ella Lemhagen, PATRIK has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Our 13th Anniversary Gala follows the screening of Patrik, Age 1.5 at Crush, 1400 SE Morrison.

Other highlights (after the break):

  • Sing-Along HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. John Cameron Mitchell's gender-bending, rock musical is back complete with a host , props and complete lyrics so you can sing along!
  • OFF AND RUNNING – Life gets complicated when the adopted daughter of two Jewish lesbians decides to find her birth mother and get in touch with her African-American roots in this stirring documentary.
  • AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK – John Hurt stars in a biopic about the great British wit, Quentin Crisp's, life in New York City.
  • HANNAH FREE – Sharon Gless stars in a drama about an ailing lesbian's reflections on her life.
  • OUT LATE – Documentary featuring gays and lesbians who came out of the closet late in life.
  • GREEK PETE – Part narrative, part documentary the graphic, insightful film follows a London escort's desire to be nominated for a “World Escort Award” in LA.
  • OUT OF THE BLUE – French melodrama about a middle-aged woman's attraction to a younger woman.
  • ANTARCTICA – Israeli drama with a cast of characters looking for love.
  • PORNOGRAPHY – David Lynchian-esque thriller about a vanished adult film actor and how two different men both search to uncover the nightmarish truth. Director David Kittredge and editor (and Portlander) Mike Justice will be in attendance.
  • SHANK – World's collide as a British gang member tries to escape his thuggery.
  • BIG GAY MUSICAL – Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for their new Off-Broadway musical “Adam and Steve: Just the Way God Made 'Em.” Their lives strangely mirror the characters they are playing. Star and former Portlander, Daniel Robinson, will be in attendance.
  • HOLLYWOOD JE T'AIME – A Parisian, seeking to escape ennui, heads to LA for a holiday vacation.
  • CLAPHAM JUNCTION – The lives of several British gay men intersect in 36 hours in London. Stars James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Richard Lintern and Paul Nicholls.
  • AND THEN CAME LOLA - In this time-bending, sexy, lesbian romp (loosely inspired by the art house classic Run, Lola, Run) a talented, but distracted photographer, Lola (Ashleigh Sumner) on the verge of success in both love and work, could lose it all if she doesn't make it to a crucial meeting on time.
  • DROOL – Black comedy about an abused wife's plan to escape her husband that goes awry when she accidentally kills him, causing her to split on a cross-country drive with her best friend and his corpse in tow.
The full festival schedule is posted now on-line at www.plgff.org.

General Admission – $9 per ticket.

Full Festival Pass – $90. Gains holder admission to all film programs and events.

Platinum Festival Pass – $140. Gains holder admission to all film programs and events. Platinum pass holders enter the theater at any time! No waiting in line. A seat is reserved for you until 10 minutes before each showtime.

Advance sales – Tickets for all programs and passes are available in advance at PDX Ticket Network at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. at the Hollywood Theatre beginning September 8. Or on-line at www.plgff.org

Voucher packets – $60. Packet of 8 vouchers good for any film program except for the Opening Night feature. Not valid for parties or special events.

Cinema 21 Box Office – Tickets for all programs at Cinema 21 will be available at the Cinema 21 box office at 616 NW 21st. Ave. on the day of each show. The box office will open one hour before each day's first program and remain open until fifteen minutes after the last program of the day has begun.

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One Response to Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (PLGFF) | October 2-8

  1. Beth Prana October 1, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    I have the time to go to the film fest this weekend, but not the money and I wanna take my gay boyfriend. :-P Help!

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