SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

2022 Schedule.

15th Anniversary Edition

Opening Night
Thursday, 9/15 7:30pm
BROS
01:55:00
From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, 2019's The Lion King, Difficult People, Impeachment: American Crime Story) and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller (the Neighbors films, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Judd Apatow (The King of Staten Island, Trainwreck, The Big Sick), comes Bros, a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with. Starring Billy Eichner, the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio film—and featuring an entirely LGBTQ+ principal cast, including Luke Macfarlane (Killjoys), Ts Madison (The Ts Madison Experience), Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire), Guillermo Díaz (Scandal), Guy Branum (The Other Two) and Amanda Bearse (Married …with Children)—Bros is directed by Nicholas Stoller from his screenplay with Eichner. The film is produced by Judd Apatow, Stoller and Joshua Church (co-producer Trainwreck, Step Brothers) and is executive produced by Eichner.
After Party: Palm Springs Cultural Center

Friday, 9/16 Noon
Theatre One
Manscaping
01:01:40
An Afrofuturist, a naked fetishist, and a community activist walk into a barbershop…. Black American visual artist Devan Shimoyama, Australian fetish barber/porn producer Richard Savvy, and transgender Canadian barber Jessie Anderson are three queer men reimagining the traditional barbershop and restyling masculinity along the way.

Friday, 9/16 12:15pm
Theatre Two
Shorts Set: You Gotta Laugh
(Includes Cock N' Bull 3 24:00, Dated, episode 4: 'Fag Test 6:25, Every Other Week 10:39, I'm Not Chris Hemsworth 11:18, This Old Tearoom 27:42)

Friday, 9/16 12:30pm
Theatre Three
Shorts Set: Finding Love
(Includes Eclosion 14:35, KEVIN 10:50, Kiss Me (Bésamé) 10:00, ONYX 28:49, Rendezvous 15:02, All The Awards I Never Gave You 16:52)

Friday, 9/16 2:30pm
Theatre One
Pat Rocco Dared

01:30:00
In the 1970's Playboy magazine dubbed Pat Rocco the King of the Nudies, but he is much more than an erotic filmmaker. Rocco is an activist, artist, filmmaker, and entertainer. He's the whole Hollywood package, with one more story to tell: his own. Audiences will be amazed and inspired by the things that Rocco dared to do.

Friday, 9/16 2:45pm
Theatre Two
Jimmy and Carolyn

01:22:00
Jimmy (Film and TV veteran Gregory Harrison) and Carolyn (stage and TV star Mary Beth Peil) decide to drive up from Florida to Westerly, RI to celebrate Jimmy's 75th birthday and make a surprise visit to their son, James, and his partner, William, a landscaper from Costa Rica. But Jimmy and Carolyn are also in for a surprise - James and William are in the midst of a conflict that is threatening their twenty-year relationship.

Friday, 9/16 3:00pm
Theatre Three
The 90s Club

01:27:00
A charming documentary film that showcases the vibrant wisdom and life lessons from a dozen diverse individuals between 90- and 99-years-old. The group of people aged 90 and-older has tripled since 1980 and this group remains one of the fastest growing segments of the population. Over the course of this documentary, we meet and speak with a dozen individuals, who talk unflinchingly about death and loss, but also about love and connection, about accomplishment and meaning.

Friday, 9/16 5:00pm
Theatre One
The Sixth Reel

01:39:14
A down-on-his-luck movie collector (Charles Busch) discovers a legendary lost film and becomes entangled in an outrageous adventure to deliver it to the right hands before it is lost forever.

Friday, 9/16 5:15pm
Theatre Two
Albatross

01:37:00
Albatross is a dark, character-driven drama, that examines the concept of self (identity, ethnicity and sexual-orientation) in the context of society, while illustrating the compromises individuals are willing to make in order to belong. Two seemingly separate narratives, spanning some 30 years converge at a dinner party between two newly introduced couples in 1959 New England, revealing that the attendees know much more about one another than they first thought.

Friday, 9/16 5:30pm
Theatre Three
WebOUT: Deja View

ReelKev brings new episodes to some Festival Favorite web series. We will be treated to new episodes of "Bad Boy," "Indoor Boys," "My Sister's So Gay," "Status Updates," "Smothered," "Coffee House Chronicles," "The Homo Sapien Experience," "The First," "Hidden Canyons," "Single Man Problems" and "Youtopia."

Friday, 9/16 7:30pm
Theatre One
All Man: The International Male Story (Tribeca 2022 World Premiere)

01:23:00
More than outrageous fashions, hunky models, and scandalous undies, ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY is a journey across three decades of the International Male catalog's lasting impact on fashion, masculinity, and gay rights. With revenues at its peak of $120 million and circulation of over 3 million, the catalog successfully appealed to both gay and straight audiences and helped transform conservative notions of American masculinity into a more carefree, cosmopolitan, and confident expression. Written by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jones and narrated by Matt Bomer, ALL MAN is a character-driven portrait of a band of outsiders who changed the way men looked and how the world looked at them. Directed by Bryan Darling and Jesse Finley Reed.

Friday, 9/16 7:45pm
Theatre Two
BIZARRE AGAIN - US PREMIERE

01:50:00
BIZARRE AGAIN is the sequel to BIZARRE (the 2015 film by French director Etienne Faure that caused a stir at the Berlin Film Festival). Lucas and Maurice, who have not seen or heard from each other since the tragic events of the original film reconnect in the midst of a tragic set of circumstances and find themselves on the run with the sixteen year old son of Lucas’ husband. The film sequel is freely inspired by a news item that occurred in New York in 2017 - the murder in a high school of Matthew McCree (15), who was killed by another student, Abel Cedeno (16).

Friday, 9/16 8:00pm
Theatre Three
Comala

01:15:32
Filmmaker Gian Cassini investigates several generations of men in his family caught up in violence, including his father, who was a hitman in Tijuana. In 2010, Mexican newspapers reported the murder of El Jimmy, a small-time hitman in Tijuana.

Saturday, 9/17 10am
Theatre One
Sponsored by The Desert Film Society
Dream Girl: The Making of Marilyn Monroe

01: 25:00
How did Marilyn Monroe become one of the greatest sex symbols of all tme? What drove a prudish little Californian girl, who was not especially pretty nor exceptionally talented, to become this incredibly striking platinum blonde superstar? How did she become the icon capable of balancing innocence with raw sensuality, whilst continuing to captivate the masses to this day? How did she achieve this? And what price did she pay? This new documentary exposes the intimate psychological journey of Norma Jeane Baker, calling on never-before-interviewed relatives and experts in the field of psychology. The result of 10 years of extensive research, it unravels the myth of Marilyn and corrects the wild inaccuracies found within so many documentaries and biographies. The film combines exclusive interviews, rare archive materials and enlightening film extracts, alongside graphic illustrations and animations that will allow us to recreate several key moments of her private life. The film is directed by the same team that created the documentary “Tony Curtis, Driven to Stardom”, which attracted millions of viewers worldwide.

Saturday, 9/17 12:15pm
Theatre Two
Shorts Set: Relationships (X)
(Includes A Chance 16:00, Become the Wounded 35:00, Break/Up 10:35, "IRL - In Real Life" 6:49, Lie Next To Me 11:24, Parting Out 19:45, Wilted 16:06, Margins 15:50)

Saturday, 9/17 12:30pm
Theatre Three
Shorts Set: OUTtales (Y)

(Includes Carter 00:13:36, Half 00:10:57, Normally Morman 00:29:31, Service 00:15:00, The Comfort Zone, 00:17:00, Up in the Wind 00:06:23, Interested In 00:23:43)

Saturday, 9/17 2:30pm
Theatre One
Desert Migration 01:20:00
Sponsored by the LGBTQ History Archive of the Desert & DAP Health

Saved by the introduction of protease inhibitors in the mid-1990s, many HIV-positive men needed to rebuild the lives they thought they'd never be able to live. In an effort to make peace with the virus inside them, some migrated to California's Palm Springs in the hope of finding a healing desert oasis. But is this environment enough to heal their shattered bodies & dispel their lingering grief?
Saturday, 9/17 2:45pm
Theatre Two
Good Enough: A Modern Musical

01:53:07
A modern pop/R&B musical dealing with some of the most relevant issues of the day. College seniors Jamal and Trevor each think they have it all planned out until they have an unexpected encounter, but is their developing love enough to overcome their different backgrounds, paths, friends, and families?

Saturday, 9/17 3:00pm
Theatre Three
Boylesque

01:11:19 (Subtitled)
He is already flirting with death, but still looking for the love of life - the queer performer Lulla La Polaca has turned 80, but still wants to dance, play and find the love of his life. Trouble is, his youthful soul is resisted by a weakening, aging body. Lulla does not fit any roles or generational ideals. He goes to funeral homes and parades of equality; to dances in gay clubs and dances at retirement homes. The oldest Polish drag queen moves as gracefully as he can in a world that adores youth.

Saturday, 9/17 5:00pm
Theatre One
100 Years of Men in Love

00:51:00
"100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection" is a documentary focusing on a unique, moving, and joy-filled collection of vintage photographs of men in love from the 1850s to the 1950s. Taken when male partnerships were often illegal, the photos were found at flea markets, in shoe boxes, family archives, estate sales, and old suitcases. A film by Emmy Award-winner David Millbern.

Saturday, 9/17 5:15pm
Theatre Two
The Unabridged Mrs. Vera's Daybook

01:20:48
The Unabridged Mrs. Vera's Daybook tells a story of historic activism and community art through the works of two San Francisco artists and long-term AIDS survivors. During one of the darkest periods in US history, two men decide to bring joy and color to a broken community for which an entire movement has emerged. Supporters, fellow activists and members of the queer art community join the film to help paint this vivid portrait of perseverance, compassion and outrageous dime-store fashion.

Saturday, 9/17 5:30pm
Theatre Three
WebOUT: Guys, Gaze and Queens

ReelKev has some new content here - or new to us. This diverse program includes web series that deal with "Guys Like Us," "Queen's English," "The Gaze" and "Imperfect People" as well as stories of people who are "Gay-ish" or are crying out "Poor Us." Also, as a special treat "Cher" will debut a short film in this program.

Saturday, 9/17 7:30pm
Theatre One
Waking Up Dead

01:18:00
Beautiful and self-destructive, hot-shot Dominican-American actor Danny Maldonado was once about to conquer Hollywood. Now, just a few years later, his career has flatlined, his boyfriend has dumped him and his long-estranged drug addict mother is dying. But when he's called in to audition for the lead role in the most talked-about new series in Hollywood, Danny vows to clean up his act, win his ex back and give the greatest audition of his life. What could go wrong?

Saturday, 9/17 7:45pm
Theatre Two
In Her Words: 20th Century Lesbian Fiction

01:39:44
In Her Words: 20th Century Lesbian Fiction documents the history and impact of lesbian fiction from the 1920s through the 1990s. Narrator Lillian Faderman recounts the impact key world events had on LGBTQ history throughout the decades. With interviews from numerous trailblazing lesbian authors, including Ann Bannon, Rita Mae Brown, Jewel Gomez and Sarah Waters, we learn how these world events helped shape their stories and their place in the world.

Saturday, 9/17 8:00pm
Theatre Three
Horseplay

01:41:37 (Subtitled)
It's the Christmas holidays, and Andy leaves the city in order to spend some time at a luxury villa with his best friends. As they goof around, their initial consensual horseplay reveals that they each have different personal boundaries. Marco Berger’s new film takes a subversive look at masculinity in its dangerously toxic form.

Sunday, 9/18 Noon
Theatre One
Elephant

01:29:07 (Subtitled)
Bartek (22) runs a small farm in the mountains in Southern Poland. He had to become head of the family when his father left, and his mom fell apart. The only thing that helps him escape from day-to-day duties is riding horses, but his mom wants to sell them. One day their neighbor dies, and his son Dawid comes to the village for funeral. Bartek becomes more and more fascinated by Dawid and his carelessness. Their encounter turns into romance and forces Bartek to decide if he’s ready to choose his freedom above family obligations.

Sunday, 9/18 12:15pm
Theatre Two
Shorts Set: LaughTrax

01:29:00
(Includes Don't Tell Mother 9:36, Queer BnB 28:00, How to Be Gay - Episode 1- Camp Lagabutaqwa+ 12:06, The Perfect First Date 12:57, The Séance 13:29, Brutal 13:00)

Sunday, 9/18 12:30pm
Theatre Three
Shorts Set: Let Every Voice Be Heard

02:00:00
(Includes Jillian’s Peak 12:22, Black Rainbow Love 40:00, Taking the Long Road Home 35:35, The Manifest of Mallery 33:00)

Sunday, 9/18 2:30pm
Theatre One
Once a Year on Blackpool Sands

01:45:15
A gritty LGBTQ comedy drama. Blackpool UK. 1953. Two young gay Yorkshire miners, Eddy and Tommy, on their annual holiday in Blackpool, meet transvestite James Elbridge who is summoning up the courage to do the fabled walk from pier to pier.

Sunday, 9/18 2:45pm
Theatre Two
Girl Like You

01:10:00
Over six years, a young woman watches her partner transition from male to female; adjusting to new breasts and hips, incredible mood swings, as well as coming to terms with her own changing sexuality. A raw, intimate and confronting ride into a relationship where little remains constant, Girl Like You challenges audiences to explore the fluidity of their own gender and sexual identity.

Sunday, 9/18 3:00pm
Theatre Three
A Dice with Five Sides

01:22:00
Two strangers meet in an apartment for a sex date, but a special feeling immediately arises between them. Too afraid to follow their hearts, Marcello and Herman decide to play a game, using an ancient dice made of stone. As years go by, while they keep on playing, the conflict between the desire to be together and the fear of yet another failed relationship becomes increasingly problematic. Will they be able to find the strength to make choices and break the vicious cycle they have entered, or will the game continue until fate decides for them?

Sunday, 9/18 5:00pm
Theatre One
Two Eyes

01:47:02
Two Eyes explores queerness, gender & love...art and passion...chasing after your muse...and finding your true people along the way with three stories about three characters that span three centuries. The three characters' lives are interwoven into a cinematic triptych and become a single powerful story...which takes its meaning from the way many Indigenous tribes understood, respected...and honored...those in their tribe that saw the world with two eyes...one that looks out as a man...and one that looks out as a woman.

Sunday, 9/18 5:15pm
Theatre Two
Shorts Set: Late Bloomers

01:23:15
(Includes Blindside 00:05:00, Pillow Talk 00:15:00, Pull Out 00:12:19, Wilted 00:16:06, QUEER Parivaar 00:27:00, My Abortion Saved My Life 00:08:50)

Sunday, 9/18 5:30pm
Theatre Three
WebOUT: Disappointments and Tributes

ReelKev has a longer web series program in this segment. The award-winning "The Disappointments" will be included with a 2-part pilot episode and film festival favorite Billy Clift will debut his new "Silver Lake" episode which stars Daniel Franzese, Charlie Harding and singer Tom Goss. Further, we will pay tribute to another LA neighnorhood: this time it's Bel Air feature soap star Kevin Spirtas.

Sunday, 9/18 7:30pm
Theatre One
Jimmy in Saigon

01:41:37
Jimmy in Saigon is a feature documentary by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Peter McDowell and executive producer Dan Savage. Originally from Illinois, Peter chronicles the story of Jim, his eldest brother, and a Vietnam War veteran.

Sunday, 9/18 7:45pm
Theatre Two
PROGNOSIS: notes on living

01:21:00
In perhaps her bravest act, Oscar-winning documentarian, and LGBTQ+ activist Debra Chasnoff responds to a deadly disease by turning the camera on herself, her wife and their chosen family. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, PROGNOSIS is an emotionally raw, funny, and profoundly intimate present-tense diary of a life fiercely lived, and a love worth fighting for. “’Prognosis: Notes on Living,’ is about life, even as death is ever-present. It doesn't mourn so much as live in the moment." - SF Chronicle"

Sunday, 9/18 8:00pm
Theatre Three
8 years

01:37:23 (Subtitled)
Jose and David broke up months ago after a seven-year relationship. They have not seen each other since the breakup. Now, to either find closure, or rekindle what they had, they decide to meet again for a vacation together on La Palma Island, where they met for the first time. The vacation turns into a wild ride, but will it signal an ending or a new beginning?

Thursday, 9/22 Noon
Boylesque

01:11:19 (Subtitled)
He is already flirting with death, but still looking for the love of life - the queer performer Lulla La Polaca has turned 80, but still wants to dance, play and find the love of his life. Trouble is, his youthful soul is resisted by a weakening, aging body. Lulla does not fit any roles or generational ideals. He goes to funeral homes and parades of equality; to dances in gay clubs and dances at retirement homes. The oldest Polish drag queen moves as gracefully as he can in a world that adores youth.

Thursday, 9/22 12:15pm
Theatre Two
Shorts Set: Hate Still Happens

01:31:32
(Includes Georgia 22:55, Groomsday 16:02, LGBTQ+101 7:45, Median 14:14, Separate 5:55, Different 2:00, Cosmopolitan 7:29, PAROLES, PAROLES (Words, words) 14:59, Blindside 5:00)

Thursday, 9/22 12:30pm
Theatre Three
Shorts Set: OUTTales (X)

01:49:33
(Includes Copper and Wool 12:24, Finding She 5:15, Out of Body 5:48, Puzzle in the palm 26:24, Spin 16:31, Last Race 18:39, Ataraxia 15:00, Don’t Let Go 9:32)

Thursday, 9/22 2:30pm
Theatre One
Blessed Boys (La Santa Piccola)

01:38:00 (Subtitled)
Mario (Antonucci) and Lino (Pellegrino) are two eighteen-year-olds friends, born and raised in the Saint’s quarter in Naples. Neither has ever stepped out of their small town. The boys lead a monotonous life, until Lino's little sister convinces the locals that she has performed a miracle and starts being worshipped as a living Saint. This sets in motion a series of events that changes the fate of her family and the entire neighborhood. It also changes the boys, and their friendship, when Mario comes to the realization that he is in love with Lino.

Thursday, 9/22 2:45pm
Theatre Two
The Phantom of the Sauna

01:32:00 (Subtitled)
Javi, a young rent boy living in Madrid, comes to a sauna club looking for job. But he'll find out soon that the place is full of secrets, the biggest of them being a strange man that will fall in love with him: the Phantom of the Sauna.

Thursday, 9/22 3:00pm
Theatre Three
NOT A TAME LION

Sponsored by the Palm Springs United Methodist Church
01:58:52
If the inspiration for the Da Vinci Code's Robert Langdon were drawn from a single real person, John Boswell would have been the one. Boswell read and translated fourteen ancient and modern languages, became a Yale Professor by age thirty and was granted full access to the highly classified and restricted Vatican archives from which he researched four award winning books, making him a world-renowned expert in Medieval History and Linguistics. John Boswell was also openly Gay without apology in an era that was neither tolerant nor accepting.

Thursday, 9/22 5:00pm
Theatre One
All Kinds of Love

01:15:00
Amid the backdrop of the Supreme Court upholding marriage equality in 2015, a long-time gay couple decide to divorce just as everyone else is getting married. After his commitment-phobic husband divorces him, a stuck-in-his-ways gay man tries to start over. When he becomes accidental roommates with a younger hip nerd who is as romantically challenged as he is, sparks fly. “All Kinds of Love” is a feel-good romantic comedy that celebrates the endless possibilities of queer love, whether it involves an intergenerational romance, a middle-aged interracial throuple or an artistic trans man looking for love in all the wrong places.

Thursday, 9/22 5:15pm
Theatre Two
Unidentified Objects

01:40:00
A misanthropic gay dwarf and a plucky sex worker go on a road trip to Canada in search of aliens, but what sounds like a wacky premise is actually a heartfelt story about finding your people.

Thursday, 9/22 5:30pm
Theatre Three
In Her Words: 20th Century Lesbian Fiction

01:39:44
In Her Words: 20th Century Lesbian Fiction documents the history and impact of lesbian fiction from the 1920s through the 1990s. Narrator Lillian Faderman recounts the impact key world events had on LGBTQ history throughout the decades. With interviews from numerous trailblazing lesbian authors, including Ann Bannon, Rita Mae Brown, Jewel Gomez and Sarah Waters, we learn how these world events helped shape their stories and their place in the world.

Thursday, 9/22 7:30pm
Theatre One
Lonesome

01:35:00 (Subtitled)
Casey, a country lad running from a small-town scandal, finds himself down and out in big city Sydney. When he meets city lad Tib, both men find something they have been missing but neither of them knows quite how to negotiate it.

Thursday, 9/22 7:45pm
Theatre Two
Love, Spells and All That

01:36:00 (Subtitled)
After not having seen each other for 20 years, two women are reunited on the small Turkish island where, as teenagers, they first fell in love. What is the mysterious force that binds them together after all this time? And what can they do about it?

Thursday, 9/22 8:00pm
Theatre Three
BIZARRE AGAIN – US PREMIERE

01:50:00
BIZARRE AGAIN is the sequel to BIZARRE (the 2015 film by French director Etienne Faure that caused a stir at the Berlin Film Festival). Lucas and Maurice, who have not seen or heard from each other since the tragic events of the original film reconnect in the midst of a tragic set of circumstances and find themselves on the run with the sixteen year old son of Lucas’ husband. The film sequel is freely inspired by a news item that occurred in New York in 2017 - the murder in a high school of Matthew McCree (15), who was killed by another student, Abel Cedeno (16).

Friday, 9/23 Noon
Theatre One
Comala

01:15:32
Filmmaker Gian Cassini investigates several generations of men in his family caught up in violence, including his father, who was a hitman in Tijuana. In 2010, Mexican newspapers reported the murder of El Jimmy, a small-time hitman in Tijuana.

Friday, 9/23 12:15pm
Theatre Two
Shorts Set: I Just Want to be Me

01:29:15
(Includes Just Benjamin 23:47, Lindsay Lindsey Lyndsey 13:00, Madame, The Life of a Drag Queen 8:00, Maid of Honor 6:00, Sapphire 13:55, The Invite 15:10, Trade 9:23)

Friday, 9/23 12:30pm
Theatre Three
Shorts Set: Relationships (Y)

01:46:00
(Includes A Beautiful Cruel Thing 50:00, Dotting The “i” 11:14, Hotter Up Close 14:08,Pullout! 11:19, Remnants 7:10, The Interview 8:56, Come Away Death 3:52)

Friday, 9/23 2:30pm
Theatre One
The Unabridged Mrs. Vera's Daybook

01:20:48
The Unabridged Mrs. Vera's Daybook tells a story of historic activism and community art through the works of two San Francisco artists and long-term AIDS survivors. During one of the darkest periods in US history, two men decide to bring joy and color to a broken community for which an entire movement has emerged. Supporters, fellow activists and members of the queer art community join the film to help paint this vivid portrait of perseverance, compassion and outrageous dime-store fashion.

Friday, 9/23 2:45pm
Theatre Two
Nothing But Flowers

01:15:32
Ash (Hayden Vaughn) and Max (August Medina) must question the future of their relationship when Max gets accepted into an East Coast graduate school program. On their final night together, they relive moments of their past before they're interrupted by a surprise going away party.

Friday, 9/23 3:00pm
Theatre Three
PROGNOSIS: notes on living

01:21:00
In perhaps her bravest act, Oscar-winning documentarian, and LGBTQ+ activist Debra Chasnoff responds to a deadly disease by turning the camera on herself, her wife and their chosen family. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, PROGNOSIS is an emotionally raw, funny, and profoundly intimate present-tense diary of a life fiercely lived, and a love worth fighting for. “’Prognosis: Notes on Living,’ is about life, even as death is ever-present. It doesn't mourn so much as live in the moment." - SF Chronicle"

Friday, 9/23 5:00pm
Theatre One
Horseplay

01:41:37 (Subtitled)
It's the Christmas holidays, and Andy leaves the city in order to spend some time at a luxury villa with his best friends. As they goof around, their initial consensual horseplay reveals that they each have different personal boundaries. Marco Berger’s new film takes a subversive look at masculinity in its dangerously toxic form.

Friday, 9/23 5:15pm
Theatre Two
Vulveeta

01:32:26
Internally washed lead singer Grrrilda Beausoleil is turning 50. All she wants for her birthday is a reunion with her 1990s riot grrrl band - the one she abandoned 20 years ago. Can they get it together to play a big reconciliation show? To document the experience, Grrrilda has a videographer come along for the ride to capture their successes, failures, and mood swings.

Friday, 9/23 5:30pm
Theatre Three
A Journey to Pride

00:57:08
After a decade of not having a pride in Jackson, Mississippi, a local pride committee is formed to plan the largest and safest pride Mississippi has ever had as the COVID pandemic threatens to cancel the event for the third time.

Friday, 9/23 7:30pm
Theatre One
Wildhood

01:48:00
In a rural East Coast trailer park, Link lives with his toxic father and younger half brother, Travis. When Link discovers his Mi'kmaw mother could still be alive, it lights a flame, and the siblings embark on a quest for a better life. On the road, they meet Pasmay, a pow wow dancer drawn to Link. As the boys journey across Mi'kma'ki, Link finds community, identity and love in the land where he belongs.

Friday, 9/23 7:45pm
Theatre Two
ILSE FUSKOVA

01:29:26
From the Producers of Carlos Jauregui: The Unforgettable Fag (Asterisco, Mifo, MIC Genre, Mix Mexico, Outfest Peru and Les Gai Cine Mad festivals) now comes Ilse Fuskova. After a life that blends art, journalism and international travel, Ilse Fuskova ends her 30-year marriage and comes out as a lesbian. The visibility of her in the mass media in the 90s installs in society the problems of a group of women who live their sexuality outside the system.

Friday, 9/23 8:00pm
Theatre Three
Good Enough: A Modern Musical

01:53:07
A modern pop/R&B musical dealing with some of the most relevant issues of the day. College seniors Jamal and Trevor each think they have it all planned out until they have an unexpected encounter, but is their developing love enough to overcome their different backgrounds, paths, friends, and families?

Saturday, 9/24 Noon
Theatre Two
Shorts Set: For Arts Sake/Doc. Love

01:53:00
(Includes Breathe 5:20, Fort 8:00, Inside the Beauty Bubble 31:15, Rex Ray: A Portrait 2:44,The Heart of Ybor 10:06, To Be There With You 16:34, Vases - The True Story 3:30, Hearing You Breathe 7:27, Lipstick of the Brave 6:06, Willow Pill 3:41, At Water’s Edge 3:31, A Feast That Never Comes 16:22)

Saturday, 9/24 12:15pm
Theatre Three
Shorts Set: LatinX

01:24:00
(Includes Becoming Chavela 17:00, Blind Angels: Durham, North Carolina 09:16, UNIDAD: Gay & Lesbian Latinos Unidos 38:00, Warrior 20:03)

Saturday, 9/24 2:30pm
Theatre One
Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of Jose Sarria

01:26:25
In, 1961, Jose Sarria was the first openly gay man to run for public office in the United States, and he ran in heels. Sarria lost the election but garnered nearly 6,000 votes and proved for the first time that there is a gay voting bloc. Nelly Queen is not just an LGBTQ history lesson, it's a triumphant story of the human spirit, a hero's journey of man infighting unjust laws and uniting a fractured community.

Saturday, 9/24 2:45pm
Theatre Two
The Last Day of Retrograde

01:39:00
The Last Day of Retrograde follows Fetsy (Sarah Silva-James) as she, her boyfriend Skylar (Winston Wang), her love interest Brie (Samatha Alexa), and their troupe of friends as they attempt to secure a residence performing artist position at a gallery by putting on a last second show for the ages - all while dealing with failed relationships, new flames, and accidental drug use. It is a queer-centric comedy about one insane day.

Saturday, 9/24 3:00pm
Theatre Three
Girl Like You

01:10:00
Over six years, a young woman watches her partner transition from male to female; adjusting to new breasts and hips, incredible mood swings, as well as coming to terms with her own changing sexuality. A raw, intimate and confronting ride into a relationship where little remains constant, Girl Like You challenges audiences to explore the fluidity of their own gender and sexual identity.

Saturday, 9/24 5:00pm
Theatre One
Manscaping

01:01:40
An Afrofuturist, a naked fetishist, and a community activist walk into a barbershop. Black American visual artist Devan Shimoyama, Australian fetish barber/porn producer Richard Savvy, and transgender Canadian barber Jessie Anderson are three queer men reimagining the traditional barbershop and restyling masculinity along the way.

Saturday, 9/24 5:15pm
Theatre Two
Jimmy in Saigon

01:41:37
Jimmy in Saigon is a feature documentary by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Peter McDowell and executive producer Dan Savage. Originally from Illinois, Peter chronicles the story of Jim, his eldest brother, and a Vietnam War veteran.

Saturday, 9/24 5:30pm
Theatre Three
Brotherly Lies

01:35:00
Estranged brothers Lex and David find themselves forced to spend time together, which in turn, leads to a situation where they can no longer escape the lies formed by their tragic past. It’s a confrontation that turns explosive and impacts not only the brothers but also their lovers and closest friends.

Saturday, 9/24 7:30pm
Theatre One
Loren & Rose

01:22:00
A single meal frames this three-act story of the indelible bond between Loren, a promising filmmaker, and Rose, a storied actress looking to reinvigorate her career. From a lunch meeting to discuss a possible collaboration grows a years-long friendship between two people whose love of art, understanding of grief, and faith in life's potential guide them through personal and creative hardships. Kelly Blatz and Jacqueline Bisset star with a chemistry that is at once authentic and intoxicating.

Saturday, 9/24 7:45pm
Theatre Two
Maybe Someday

01:30:46
Jay, a non-binary 40-something photographer, attempts to move across the country to start her life over again in the midst of separating from her wife. Along the way, she takes a detour to stay with her high school best friend who she used to be secretly in love with and befriends a charismatic gay man who has long given up on love. Struggling to move forward with the next chapter of her life, memories of the past resurface as Jay grapples with the inevitable cycles of love, loss, and letting go.

Saturday, 9/24 8:00pm
Theatre Three
100 Years of Men in Love

00:51:00
"100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection" is a documentary focusing on a unique, moving, and joy-filled collection of vintage photographs of men in love from the 1850s to the 1950s. Taken when male partnerships were often illegal, the photos were found at flea markets, in shoe boxes, family archives, estate sales, and old suitcases. A film by Emmy Award-winner David Millbern.

Sunday, 9/25 Noon
Theatre One
All Man: The International Male Story (Tribeca 2022 World Premiere)

01:23:00
More than outrageous fashions, hunky models, and scandalous undies, ALL MAN: THE INTERNATIONAL MALE STORY is a journey across three decades of the International Male catalog's lasting impact on fashion, masculinity, and gay rights. With revenues at its peak of $120 million and circulation of over 3 million, the catalog successfully appealed to both gay and straight audiences and helped transform conservative notions of American masculinity into a more carefree, cosmopolitan, and confident expression. Written by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jones and narrated by Matt Bomer, ALL MAN is a character-driven portrait of a band of outsiders who changed the way men looked and how the world looked at them. Directed by Bryan Darling and Jesse Finley Reed.

Sunday, 9/25 12:15pm
Theatre Two
Shorts Set: One of a Kind

01:30:00
(Includes 0UTL4W 8:00, Don’t Fan the Flames Bitch 12:00, Measure 3:00, Mistress Candi 7:55, "RE – A Re-imagined Life" 30:00, We All Die Alone 13:37, The Reading 10:00)

Sunday, 9/25 12:30pm
Theatre Three
Jimmy and Carolyn

01:22:00
Jimmy (Film and TV veteran Gregory Harrison) and Carolyn (stage and TV star Mary Beth Peil) decide to drive up from Florida to Westerly, RI to celebrate Jimmy's 75th birthday and make a surprise visit to their son, James, and his partner, William, a landscaper from Costa Rica. But Jimmy and Carolyn are also in for a surprise - James and William are in the midst of a conflict that is threatening their twenty-year relationship.

Sunday, 9/25 2:30pm
Theatre One
All Kinds of Love

01:15:00
Amid the backdrop of the Supreme Court upholding marriage equality in 2015, a long-time gay couple decide to divorce just as everyone else is getting married. After his commitment-phobic husband divorces him, a stuck-in-his-ways gay man tries to start over. When he becomes accidental roommates with a younger hip nerd who is as romantically challenged as he is, sparks fly. “All Kinds of Love” is a feel-good romantic comedy that celebrates the endless possibilities of queer love, whether it involves an intergenerational romance, a middle-aged interracial throuple or an artistic trans man looking for love in all the wrong places.

Sunday, 9/25 2:45pm
Theatre Two
The 90s Club

01:27:00
A charming documentary film that showcases the vibrant wisdom and life lessons from a dozen diverse individuals between 90- and 99-years-old. The group of people aged 90 and-older has tripled since 1980 and this group remains one of the fastest growing segments of the population. Over the course of this documentary, we meet and speak with a dozen individuals, who talk unflinchingly about death and loss, but also about love and connection, about accomplishment and meaning.

Sunday, 9/25 3:00pm
Theatre Three
Unidentified Objects

01:40:00
A misanthropic gay dwarf and a plucky sex worker go on a road trip to Canada in search of aliens, but what sounds like a wacky premise is actually a heartfelt story about finding your people. Sunday, 9/25 5:00pm
Theatre One
NOT A TAME LION Sponsored by the Palm Springs United Methodist Church

01:58:52
If the inspiration for the Da Vinci Code's Robert Langdon were drawn from a single real person, John Boswell would have been the one. Boswell read and translated fourteen ancient and modern languages, became a Yale Professor by age thirty and was granted full access to the highly classified and restricted Vatican archives from which he researched four award winning books, making him a world-renowned expert in Medieval History and Linguistics. John Boswell was also openly Gay without apology in an era that was neither tolerant nor accepting.

Sunday, 9/25 5:15pm
Theatre Two
The Jessica Cabin

01:12:43
A romantic getaway to a secluded cabin turns sour, leaving a lovesick young man on his own. Except he’s not alone: he’s being watched by two doomed individuals who will do whatever it takes to make him stay. A dark yet light-hearted comical twist on a haunted house tale with a fresh queer perspective.

Sunday, 9/25 5:30pm
Theatre Three
ILSE FUSKOVA

01:29:26
From the Producers of Carlos Jauregui: The Unforgettable Fag (Asterisco, Mifo, MIC Genre, Mix Mexico, Outfest Peru and Les Gai Cine Mad festivals) now comes Ilse Fuskova. After a life that blends art, journalism and international travel, Ilse Fuskova ends her 30-year marriage and comes out as a lesbian. The visibility of her in the mass media in the 90s installs in society the problems of a group of women who live their sexuality outside the system.

Sunday, 9/25 7:30pm
Theatre One
Where Butterflies Don't Fly

02:06:00 (Subtitled)
Eighteen-year-old outsider Daniel is loath to join the rest of his high school classmates on a camping trip. But things take an unexpected turn when Daniel gets stuck with his teacher Adam in a huge cave complex. As the pair work together to find a way out, they begin to form an unexpected bond that changes them both as they fight for survival.