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FilmOut: What's showing on Day 2 of LGBT Film Festival | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO – Today is Day 2 of FilmOut San Diego’s 15th annual LGBT Film Festival, with the first screening starting at 5 pm at the 750-seat Birch North Park Theatre.

The festival kicked off Wednesday night with a nearly sold-out showing of the teen comedy "G.B.F.," followed by a packed Opening Night party across the street at Claire de Lune's Sunset Temple. Beforehand the Opening Night movie was shown, San Diego City Council president Todd Gloria presented a city proclamation declaring May 29, 2013 as FilmOut San Diego Day in San Diego.

Thirty-five feature films and shorts are being shown at the LGBT Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, June 2 at the Birch.

FilmOut San Diego's LGBT Film Festival is one of the most popular LGBT film festivals in the United States and typically draws moviemakers and stars to America's Finest City to attend the screenings of their movies and to speak during the Q&A sessions with FilmOut audiences.

The 2013 festival highlights include one world premiere, two U.S. premieres, 12 West Coast premieres and two California premieres.

Festival tickets are now on sale at the FilmOut San Diego website HERE.


Thursday, May 30 – 5 pm
Sponsored by Stella Artois
Co-presented by The Old Globe, Wells Fargo Bank and La Jolla Playhouse

“Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait Of James Dean” (2012), directed by Matthew Mishory, 93 minutes, USA. The director and cast members will be in attendance and will participate in the audience Q&A after the movie.

An intimate portrait of James Dean on the cusp of achieving notoriety as both a great actor and an American icon. This film presents a side of James Dean seldom seen. Aware of his own potential to be legendary, he is at once childlike and world-weary; a brute and a romantic; an intellectual and an Indiana shit-kicker; a playboy and a man of great sensitivity. An unflinching and honest exploration of Dean’s complicated sexuality and formative relationships.

Thursday, May 30 – 7 pm
Sponsored by Stella Artois
Co-presented by Roberts Electric Service

“I Do” (2012), directed by Glenn Gaylord, 91 minutes, U.S. The director will be in attendance and participate in the audience Q&A after the movie.

A romantic drama about a complicated love triangle. To stay in the U.S., gay Brit Jack (David W. Ross, who also wrote the screenplay) convinces his lesbian best friend Ali (Jamie Lynn-Sigler from "Sopranos") to marry him. Things get messy when he falls for a sexy Spanish architect (Maurice Compte) while his commitment to his brother's widow (Alicia Witt) complicates his decision either to stay or to follow his lover.

* Shown with “Sabbatical” (2012), directed by Glenn Kiser, 12 minutes, U.S.

Phillip and Sam grapple with the concept of taking time apart from each other and dealing with the consequences of coming back together after a mutually agreed-upon separation.

Thursday, May 30 – 9:30 pm
Sponsored by Stella Artois
Co-presented by SDLFF and American Institute of Bisexuality

“Angels Of Sex” (2012), directed by Xavier Villaverde, 105 minutes, Spain/Brazil

Struggling martial artist and dancer Bruno (Llorenz Gonzalez) loves his girlfriend Carla (Astrid Berges-Frisbey), but when he meets fellow dancer Rai (Alvaro Cervantes), serious sparks begin to fly, opening the couple up to new possibilities. A new generation navigates sexual fluidity, torn affections, and open relationships in this steamy love triangle. But once Bruno's clandestine encounters with Rai are revealed, a confused and hurt Carla kicks him out. But she simply doesn't want to give up on her love. Eventually, she agrees that Bruno can date them both as long as he keeps his life with Rai relatively separate.

* Shown with “Undress Me” (2012), directed by Victor Lindgren, 15 minutes, Sweden
U.S. premiere

Mikaela changed sex from male to female. One night out she meets a guy who follows her home. The film examines our perceptions of gender and how our identity can be formed by the perceptions of others.

Ken Williams is Editor in Chief of SDGLN. He can be reached at ken@sdgln.com, @KenSanDiego on Twitter, or by calling toll-free to 888-442-9639, ext. 713.


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