Film Screenings,
Events & Tickets

Click here for a printable schedule at-a-glance

Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to each screening or online!

Opening Reception

Celebrating LGBTQ film
and independent cinema.
With special guest,
actor and director
Nava Mau.
SUN 4/28 | 5-7 PM

Sorry Angel

MON 4/29
DOORS: 5:45 PM
SHOW: 6 PM
TALKBACK FOLLOWING

Freelancers Anonymous

TUE 4/30
WOMEN’S RECEPTION: 6-7 PM
SHOW: 7 PM

Short Films Showcase

WED 5/1
DOORS: 6:30 PM
SHOW: 7 PM

Brief Story from the Green Planet

WED 5/1
DOORS: 8:50 pm
SHOW: 9:00 PM

Families Like Yours

THU 5/2
DOORS: 5:45 PM
SHOW: 6 PM
PANEL FOLLOWING

They

THU 5/2
DOORS: 7:20 PM
SHOW: 7:30 PM

Rafiki

FRI 5/3
PRIDE RECEPTION: 5:30-7 PM
SHOW: 7 PM

When the Beat Drops

FRI 5/3
DOORS: 8:45 PM
SHOW: 9PM

From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?

SAT 5/4
DOORS: 4:45 PM
SHOW: 5 PM
PANEL FOLLOWING

TransMilitary

SAT 5/4
DOORS: 6:45 PM
SHOW: 7 PM
TALKBACK FOLLOWING

Wild

SAT 5/4
DOORS: 8:50 PM
SHOW: 9 PM

'Tucked' & Tipsy Drag Brunch

SUN 5/5 | DRAG BRUNCH & A MOVIE
DOORS: 1:45 PM
DRAG BRUNCH: 1:45-3 PM
FILM: 3PM
Special drag brunch performances and
catered brunch hors d’oeuvres + mimosas
followed by a screening

of the film Tucked

Gay Chorus Deep South

SUN 5/5
DOORS: 4:45 PM
SHOW: 5 PM
PLUS: GMCC PERFORMS

GET YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS

All-Access Passholders receive a pack of ten tickets to see each and every film, or share with friends and bring a whole group to your favorite screenings! Plus: Free popcorn with each ticket, comfortable lounge-style seating provided by West Elm, a complimentary drink at the Opening Reception and entry to the “Tucked” & Typsy Drag Brunch!

FILM TRAILERS
& TICKETS

Sunday, April 28

Opening Reception

Sunday, April 28 | 5-7pm
FREE ADMISSION

Join us for an evening of community, conversation and a preview of what this year’s film festival line-up looks like! Featuring a special guest appearance from trans actor and director Nava Mau and a screening of her short film “Waking Hour.” Free and open to the public. Click here to claim your free ticket and RSVP! All-Access Passholders receive a complimentary drink ticket.

Click here to learn more about all our special events…
Click here to purchase your All-Access Pass…

Monday, April 29

Sorry Angel

PLAIR, AIMER ET COURIR VITE

NORTH CAROLINA PREMIERE
MONDAY, APRIL 29
DOORS: 5:45 PM | SHOW: 6 PM

Directed by Christophe Honoré
France, 2018
Comedy
132 minutes
French with English subtitles

Join us for a talkback immediately following the film, exploring how the HIV/AIDS epidemic is represented in TV, film, and other media. Presented in partnership with Carolinas Care Partnership, NC AIDS Action Network and RAIN.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Jacques is an older writer from Paris. Arthur is a young student in Rennes. They instantly fall in love. But they’ll have to face rejection and sickness to keep it that way.

Sorry Angel

NORTH CAROLINA PREMIERE
MONDAY, APRIL 28
DOORS: 5:45 PM | SHOW: 6 PM

Directed by Christophe Honoré
France, 2018
Comedy
132 minutes
French with English subtitles

Join us for a talkback immediately following the film, exploring how the HIV/AIDS epidemic is represented in TV, film, and other media. Presented in partnership with Carolinas Care Partnership, NC AIDS Action Network and RAIN.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Jacques is an older writer from Paris. Arthur is a young student in Rennes. They instantly fall in love. But they’ll have to face rejection and sickness to keep it that way.

Tuesday, April 30

Women's Reception

Tuesday, April 30  |  6-7 PM
FREE ADMISSION

Join us for a special and FREE reception celebrating all women-identified people in our LGBTQ community. Mix and mingle with new and old friends and learn more about our community partners. Cash bar available. Presented in partnership with the Charlotte Women’s March and Planned Parenthood South Atlantic.

Click here to learn more about all our special events…

Freelancers Anonymous

CHARLOTTE PREMIERE
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
RECEPTION: 6 PM | SHOW: 7 PM

Directed by Sonia Sebastián
United States, 2018
Comedy
81 minutes

Join us for a special and FREE reception celebrating all women-identified people in our LGBTQ community. Cash bar available. Presented in partnership with the Charlotte Women’s March and Planned Parenthood South Atlantic.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Billie #hatesherjob and quits mere months before getting married. She meets a ragtag group of women also looking for employment, and finds herself juggling her upcoming wedding with launching a new tech start-up.

Freelancers Anonymous

CHARLOTTE PREMIERE
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
RECEPTION: 6 PM | SHOW: 7 PM

Directed by Sonia Sebastián
United States, 2018
Comedy
81 minutes

Join us for a special and FREE reception celebrating all women-identified people in our LGBTQ community. Cash bar available. Presented in partnership with the Charlotte Women’s March and Planned Parenthood South Atlantic.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Billie #hatesherjob and quits mere months before getting married. She meets a ragtag group of women also looking for employment, and finds herself juggling her upcoming wedding with launching a new tech start-up.

Wednesday, May 1

Annual Short Films Showcase

Wednesday, May 1  |  FREE ADMISSION!
DOORS: 6:30 PM | SHOW: 7 PM

Join us for our annual short films showcase, screening some of the best recent LGBTQ short films. Throughout the night, keep track of which film you liked the most and, at the end of the evening, cast your ballot for our annual award for Best Short-Audience Pick. Admission is free! Click here to get your free ticket! All-Access Passholders receive one free popcorn.

Click here to learn more about all our featured short films…
Click here to register for this event and purchase your All-Access Pass…

Brief Story from the Green Planet

Breve historia del planeta verde

SOUTHEASTERN U.S. PREMIERE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
DOORS: 8:50 PM | SHOW: 9:00 PM

Directed by Santiago Loza
Argentina, 2019
Drama, Sci-Fi
75 minutes
Spanish, with English subtitles

Presented in partnership with Charlotte Latinx Pride and Equality NC

ABOUT THE FILM:
Tania, a trans woman, learns that her grandmother spent the last years of her life in the loving company of an alien. Together with two friends, Tania travels through rural Argentina to bring the creature back to its place of origin.

Brief Story from the Green Planet

Breve historia del planeta verde

SOUTHEASTERN U.S. PREMIERE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
DOORS: 8:50 PM | SHOW: 9:00 PM

Directed by Santiago Loza
Argentina, 2019
Drama, Sci-Fi
75 minutes
Spanish, with English subtitles

Presented in partnership with Charlotte Latinx Pride and Equality NC

ABOUT THE FILM:
Tania, a trans woman, learns that her grandmother spent the last years of her life in the loving company of an alien. Together with two friends, Tania travels through rural Argentina to bring the creature back to its place of origin.

Thursday, May 2

Families Like Yours

THURSDAY, MAY 2 | FREE ADMISSION
DOORS: 5:45 PM | SHOW: 6 PM

Directed by Rodolfo Moro
United States, 2017
Documentary
52 minutes

Presented by EY in partnership with PFLAG Charlotte. Following the film screening, join EY and PFLAG Charlotte for a panel discussion on the representation of LGBTQ families. Admission is free, so be sure to claim your free ticket!

ABOUT THE FILM:
Follows six families as they attempt to balance work and school, rush kids to sports practice, and deal with diaper duty. From all across the nation and in all different stages of family life, from conception to grandchildren, these families represent a cross-section of the modern American family — the only difference is that they are LGBT families.

Families Like Yours

THURSDAY, MAY 2 | FREE ADMISSION
DOORS: 5:45 PM | SHOW: 6 PM

Directed by Rodolfo Moro
United States, 2017
Documentary
52 minutes

Presented by EY in partnership with PFLAG Charlotte. Following the film screening, join EY and PFLAG Charlotte for a panel discussion on the representation of LGBTQ families.Admission is free, so be sure to claim your free ticket!

ABOUT THE FILM:
Follows six families as they attempt to balance work and school, rush kids to sports practice, and deal with diaper duty. From all across the nation and in all different stages of family life, from conception to grandchildren, these families represent a cross-section of the modern American family — the only difference is that they are LGBT families.

They

CHARLOTTE PREMIERE
THURSDAY, MAY 2
DOORS: 7:20 PM | SHOW: 7:30 PM

Directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
United States, 2017
Drama
80 minutes

Presented by PFLAG Charlotte.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun ‘They’ and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition.

They

CHARLOTTE PREMIERE
THURSDAY, MAY 2
DOORS: 7:20 PM | SHOW: 7:30 PM

Directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
United States, 2017
Drama
80 minutes

Presented by PFLAG Charlotte.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun ‘They’ and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition.

Friday, May 3

Pride Reception

Friday, May 3  |  5:30-7 PM
FREE ADMISSION

Charlotte Black Pride and Charlotte Pride team up for a joint Pride Reception featuring great music, good times, awesome friends, and activities to help you say hello to the weekend! The reception is free! Stay afterward for our Friday evening film screenings!

Click here to learn more about all our special events…

Rafiki

CHARLOTTE PREMIERE
FRIDAY, MAY 3
RECEPTION: 5:30 PM | SHOW: 7 PM

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Kenya, 2018
Drama, Romance
83 minutes

Presented in partnership with Charlotte Black Pride

ABOUT THE FILM:
“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Rafiki

CHARLOTTE PREMIERE
FRIDAY, MAY 3
RECEPTION: 5:30 PM | SHOW: 7 PM

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Kenya, 2018
Drama, Romance
83 minutes

Presented in partnership with Charlotte Black Pride

ABOUT THE FILM:
“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

When the Beat Drops

NORTH CAROLINA PREMIERE
FRIDAY, MAY 3
DOORS: 8:45 PM | SHOW: 9 PM

Directed by Jamal Sims
United States, 2018
Documentary
87 minutes

Presented in partnership with Charlotte Black Pride

ABOUT THE FILM:
An LGBTQ haven in Atlanta launches the buck sensation. Anthony grew up in Atlanta as a heavy-set, gay black kid with a love of dance. Together with his crew of other gay African-American men, Anthony grows bucking into a national movement.

When the Beat Drops

NORTH CAROLINA PREMIERE
FRIDAY, MAY 3
DOORS: 8:45 PM | SHOW: 9 PM

Directed by Jamal Sims
United States, 2018
Documentary
87 minutes

Presented in partnership with Charlotte Black Pride

ABOUT THE FILM:
An LGBTQ haven in Atlanta launches the buck sensation. Anthony grew up in Atlanta as a heavy-set, gay black kid with a love of dance. Together with his crew of other gay African-American men, Anthony grows bucking into a national movement.

Saturday, May 19

From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?

SATURDAY, MAY 4  |  FREE ADMISSION
DOORS: 4:45 PM | SHOW: 5 PM

Directed by Marilyn Bennett
United States, 2017
Documentary
43 minutes

Join us for a panel discussion immediately following the film. Presented in partnership with the Freedom Center for Social Justice. Admission is free, so be sure to claim your free ticket!

ABOUT THE FILM:
A black, straight preacher and a white, lesbian activist form an unusual bond as they seek to find the intersection between the Black Civil Rights and the LGBTQ Equality movements.

From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?

SATURDAY, MAY 4  |  FREE ADMISSION
DOORS: 4:45 PM | SHOW: 5 PM

Directed by Marilyn Bennett
United States, 2017
Documentary
43 minutes

Join us for a panel discussion immediately following the film. Partners and panelists to be announced soon.Presented in partnership with the Freedom Center for Social Justice. Admission is free, so be sure to claim your free ticket!

ABOUT THE FILM:
A black, straight preacher and a white, lesbian activist form an unusual bond as they seek to find the intersection between the Black Civil Rights and the LGBTQ Equality movements.

TransMilitary

CHARLOTTE PREMIERE
SATURDAY, MAY 4
DOORS: 6:45 PM | SHOW: 7 PM

Directed by Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson
United States, 2018
Documentary
93 minutes

Join us immediately following the film for a talkback with trans veterans from the Charlotte area. Presented in partnership with the Freedom Center for Social Justice and Transcend Charlotte.

ABOUT THE FILM:
TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own, coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but now their futures hang in the balance again.

TransMilitary

CHARLOTTE PREMIERE
SATURDAY, MAY 4
DOORS: 6:45 PM | SHOW: 7 PM

Directed by Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson
United States, 2018
Documentary
93 minutes

Join us immediately following the film for a talkback with trans veterans from the Charlotte area. Presented in partnership with the Freedom Center for Social Justice and Transcend Charlotte.

ABOUT THE FILM:
TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own, coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but now their futures hang in the balance again.

Wild

Sauvage

NORTH CAROLINA PREMIERE
SATURDAY, MAY 4
DOORS: 8:50 PM | SHOW: 9 PM

Directed by Camille Vidal-Naquet
France, 2018
Drama
99 minutes
French, with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM:
Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here – longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding. Starring Félix Maritaud, of 2017’s award-winning film BPM (Beats Per Minute), a 2018 Reel Out Charlotte selection.

CONTENT NOTE: This film contains scenes depicting nudity, sex, substance abuse, and sexual and other violence. Attendees under the age of 18 are not permitted at this screening unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Wild

Sauvage

NORTH CAROLINA PREMIERE
SATURDAY, MAY 4
DOORS: 8:50 PM | SHOW: 9 PM

Directed by Camille Vidal-Naquet
France, 2018
Drama
99 minutes
French, with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM:
Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here – longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding. Starring Félix Maritaud, of 2017’s award-winning film BPM (Beats Per Minute), a 2018 Reel Out Charlotte selection.

CONTENT NOTE: This film contains scenes depicting nudity, sex, substance abuse, and sexual and other violence. Attendees under the age of 18 are not permitted at this screening unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Sunday, May 5

'Tucked' & Tipsy Drag Brunch

Sunday, May 5  |  1:45 PM
SPECIAL EVENT: $20
(includes drag brunch and film screening)

Join us for a unique drag brunch and a movie, featuring special performances from some of your favorite local drag artists! Doors open at 1:45pm, and your ticket includes access to our catered brunch hors d’ouevres, two mimosa drink tickets, and film screening at 3pm. Cash bar is also available. Special guest performers to be announced soon!

Tucked

CHARLOTTE PREMIERE
SUNDAY, MAY 5
DRAG BRUNCH: 1:45 PM
SHOW: 3 PM

Directed by Jamie Patterson
United Kingdom, 2018
Drama
80 minutes

ABOUT THE FILM:
An aging 80 year old drag queen forms an unlikely friendship with a younger queen, both struggling with their own issues of gender identity and mortality. As they discover more about each other, they realize how to truly be themselves.

Tucked

CHARLOTTE PREMIERE
SUNDAY, MAY 5
DRAG BRUNCH: 1:45 PM
SHOW: 3 PM

Directed by Jamie Patterson
United Kingdom, 2018
Drama
80 minutes

ABOUT THE FILM:
An aging 80 year old drag queen forms an unlikely friendship with a younger queen, both struggling with their own issues of gender identity and mortality. As they discover more about each other, they realize how to truly be themselves.

Gay Chorus Deep South

SOUTHEASTERN U.S. PREMIERE
SUNDAY, MAY 5
DOORS: 4:45 PM | SHOW: 5 PM

Directed by David Charles Rodrigues
United States, 2019
Documentary
100 minutes

Featuring a special performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte prior to the film.

ABOUT THE FILM:
To confront a resurgence of anti-LGBTQ laws, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on an unprecedented bus tour in the Deep South — including a stop in Charlotte — celebrating music, challenging intolerance, and confronting their own dark coming out stories.

Gay Chorus Deep South

SOUTHEASTERN U.S. PREMIERE
SUNDAY, MAY 5
DOORS: 4:45 PM | SHOW: 5 PM

Directed by David Charles Rodrigues
United States, 2019
Documentary
100 minutes

Featuring a special performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte prior to the film.

ABOUT THE FILM:
To confront a resurgence of anti-LGBTQ laws, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on an unprecedented bus tour in the Deep South — including a stop in Charlotte — celebrating music, challenging intolerance, and confronting their own dark coming out stories.

Stay Tuned!

MORE EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME! Stay tuned for more announcements and details on special events, panel discussions and special guests for the entire week of the film festival!