Film Screenings,
Events & Tickets

10th Annual
Celebration &
Reception

With special guest,
‘Queen Sugar’ actor
Brian Michael.
WED 5/16 | 6-8 PM

Family Commitments

WED 5/16 | 8 PM

Short Films Showcase

THU 5/17 | 6:30 PM

The Feels

THU 5/17 | 9 PM

Saturday Church

FRI 5/18 | 9 PM

Trans Youth

SAT 5/19 | 11 AM

Hello Again

SAT 5/19 | 2 PM

God's Own Country

SAT 5/19 | 5 PM

Tom of Finland

SAT 5/19 | 9 PM

Beats Per Minute

SUN 5/20 | 1 PM

Signature Move

SUN 5/20 | 4 PM

Southwest of Salem

SUN 5/20 | 6 PM

Sat 5/19 | Special Events

TAKEOVER CHARLOTTE | 7-9 PM
Following God’s Own Country

TOM OF FINLAND AFTER-PARTY | 11 PM
Hosted by The Woodshed, Charlotte Tradesmen and Uproarr

Weekend Passes

Save up to 40% on the cost of single admission screenings, free popcorn AND get exclusive admission to a VIP reception prior to this year’s tenth annual opening reception with special guests.

FILM TRAILERS
& TICKETS

Wednesday, May 16

10th Annual Celebration & Reception

Wednesday, May 16
Community Reception  |  6-8pm
FREE ADMISSION
(VIP Pre-Reception  |  5:30-6pm)

Featuring a special guest appearance from trans “Queen Sugar” actor Brian Michael and our 10th annual celebration. Join us for an evening reception to celebrate 10 years of LGBTQ film in the Queen City. Free and open to the public. Weekend Passholders receive a special invitation to our private VIP pre-reception from 5:30-6pm.

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Family Commitments

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16  |  8 PM

Directed by Hanno Olderdissen
Germany, 2015
Comedy

Presented in partnership with the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival

ABOUT THE FILM:
To get married is easy, but will things still go smoothly when it involves a homophobic Arab father, a pseudo-orthodox Jewish mother and an unexpected pregnancy? David and Khaled need to set a lot of things straight before they can say the vows and live happily ever after.

Family Commitments

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16  |  8 PM

Directed by Hanno Olderdissen
Germany, 2015
Comedy

Presented in partnership with the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival

ABOUT THE FILM:
To get married is easy, but will things still go smoothly when it involves a homophobic Arab father, a pseudo-orthodox Jewish mother and an unexpected pregnancy? David and Khaled need to set a lot of things straight before they can say the vows and live happily ever after.

Thursday, May 17

Annual Short Films Showcase

Thursday, May 17  |  6:30 PM
FREE ADMISSION

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, but registration is encouraged. Weekend Passholders receive one free popcorn.

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The Feels

THURSDAY, MAY 17  |  9 PM

Directed by Jenée LaMarque
United States, 2017
Comedy, Romance

Presented in partnership with the Charlotte Film Society

ABOUT THE FILM:
Andi and Lu are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, things get off to a rocky start when one of the brides admits that she’s never had an orgasm.

The Feels

THURSDAY, MAY 17  |  9 PM

Directed by Jenée LaMarque
United States, 2017
Comedy, Romance

Presented in partnership with the Charlotte Film Society

ABOUT THE FILM:
Andi and Lu are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, things get off to a rocky start when one of the brides admits that she’s never had an orgasm.

Friday, May 18

Camp North End Friday Night Series

Friday, May 18  |  6-9 PM
FREE ADMISSION

We’ll join Camp North End for their weekly Friday Night Series, featuring food trucks, a live band and loads of fun. Stop by our outdoor lounge for drinks and peek into the Screening Room at selected times throughout the night as we show a variety of LGBTQ shorts, with some encores from Thursday’s Short Films Showcase. Screenings are free, with a suggested donation of $5.

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Saturday Church

FRIDAY, MAY 18  |  9 PM

Directed by Damon Cardasis
United States, 2018
Drama

Presented in partnership with Charlotte Black Gay Pride

ABOUT THE FILM:
SATURDAY CHURCH tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses’ journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to “Saturday Church,” a program for LGBTQ youth.

Saturday Church

FRIDAY, MAY 18  |  9 PM

Directed by Damon Cardasis
United States, 2018
Drama

Presented in partnership with Charlotte Black Gay Pride

ABOUT THE FILM:
SATURDAY CHURCH tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses’ journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to “Saturday Church,” a program for LGBTQ youth.

Saturday, May 19

Trans Youth

SATURDAY, MAY 19  |  11 AM

Directed by Rebecca Adler
United States, 2017
Documentary

Presented in partnership with PFLAG Charlotte

ABOUT THE FILM:
This intimate documentary is an interwoven coming of age story of seven trans young adults in the southern city of Austin, Texas. Filmed over three years, the documentary invites us travel with our subjects as they grow up. We watch them face up to family judgment, find voice in DIY punk bands, navigate the unknowns of hormone therapy, move through the transitions of top surgery, and do this all with courage.

A panel discussion with documentary cast member Sebastian Sterling and local community members will immediately follow the screening. Click here to learn more about all our special events…

Trans Youth

SATURDAY, MAY 19  |  11 AM

Directed by Rebecca Adler
United States, 2017
Documentary

Presented in partnership with PFLAG Charlotte

ABOUT THE FILM:
This intimate documentary is an interwoven coming of age story of seven trans young adults in the southern city of Austin, Texas. Filmed over three years, the documentary invites us travel with our subjects as they grow up. We watch them face up to family judgment, find voice in DIY punk bands, navigate the unknowns of hormone therapy, move through the transitions of top surgery, and do this all with courage.

A panel discussion with documentary cast member Sebastian Sterling and local community members will immediately follow the screening. Click here to learn more about all our special events…

Hello Again

SATURDAY, MAY 19  |  2 PM

Directed by Tom Gustafson
United States, 2017
Drama, Musical

ABOUT THE FILM:
Based on the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical, HELLO AGAIN chases ten lost souls across ten New York City eras. The lives of a restless soldier, a defiant nurse, a helpless college boy, a driven actress, and more intersect in this daisy-chained exploration of bittersweet love.

Hello Again

SATURDAY, MAY 19  |  2 PM

Directed by Tom Gustafson
United States, 2017
Drama, Musical

ABOUT THE FILM:
Based on the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical, HELLO AGAIN chases ten lost souls across ten New York City eras. The lives of a restless soldier, a defiant nurse, a helpless college boy, a driven actress, and more intersect in this daisy-chained exploration of bittersweet love.

God's Own Country

SATURDAY, MAY 19  |  5 PM

Directed by Francis Lee
United Kingdom, 2017
Drama, Romance

Presented in partnership with Takeover Charlotte

ABOUT THE FILM:
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

God's Own Country

SATURDAY, MAY 19  |  5 PM

Directed by Francis Lee
United Kingdom, 2017
Drama, Romance

Presented in partnership with Takeover Charlotte

ABOUT THE FILM:
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Takeover Charlotte Reception

Saturday, May 19  |  7-9 PM
FREE ADMISSION

Join Takeover Charlotte and Charlotte Pride for post-God’s Own Country-screening drinks and music. DJ SPK will be spinning the tunes while you mix and mingle before the 9pm screening of Tom of Finland. Reception is free and open to the community. Film screening tickets for God’s Own Country and Tom of Finland can be bought in advance online or at the door.

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Tom of Finland

SATURDAY, MAY 19  |  9 PM

Directed by Dome Karukoski
Finland, 2017
Drama, Biography

Presented in partnership with The Charlotte Tradesmen, Uproarr and The Woodshed Bar

ABOUT THE FILM:
This biopic tells the story of the world famous “Tom of Finland,” originally known as Touko Laaksonen, one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture. The film follows Laaksonen as he returns home to Finland after serving in World War II. In post-war Helsinki, he makes a name for himself with his homoerotic drawings of muscular men. Before finding fame, Laaksonen finds challenges from his sister and Finnish society due to his art.

Tom of Finland

SATURDAY, MAY 19  |  9 PM

Directed by Dome Karukoski
Finland, 2017
Drama, Biography

Presented in partnership with The Charlotte Tradesmen, Uproarr and The Woodshed Bar

ABOUT THE FILM:
This biopic tells the story of the world famous “Tom of Finland,” originally known as Touko Laaksonen, one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture. The film follows Laaksonen as he returns home to Finland after serving in World War II. In post-war Helsinki, he makes a name for himself with his homoerotic drawings of muscular men. Before finding fame, Laaksonen finds challenges from his sister and Finnish society due to his art.

Tom of Finland After Party

Saturday, May 19  |  11 PM

The Charlotte Tradesmen & Uproarr invite you to The Woodshed, their home bar at 4000 Queen City Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208, for an after party to celebrate Tom of Finland and his iconic artwork. Come decked out in your best Tom of Finland-inspired leatherwear, a nod to the celebrated artist who helped shape a slice of modern gay culture. Members of The Tradesmen will be there to chat more about their work in the community, including their annual philanthropic efforts for House of Mercy and other local organizations.

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Sunday, May 20

Beats Per Minute

SUNDAY, MAY 20  |  1 PM

Directed by Robin Campillo
France, 2017
Drama

ABOUT THE FILM:
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

Beats Per Minute

SUNDAY, MAY 20  |  1 PM

Directed by Robin Campillo
France, 2017
Drama

ABOUT THE FILM:
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

Signature Move

SUNDAY, MAY 20  |  4 PM

Directed by Jennifer Reeder
United States, 2017
Romantic Comedy

ABOUT THE FILM:
Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.

Beats Per Minute

SUNDAY, MAY 20  |  4 PM

Directed by Jennifer Reeder
United States, 2017
Romantic Comedy

ABOUT THE FILM:
Zaynab, a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian in Chicago takes care of her sweet and TV-obsessed mother. As Zaynab falls for Alma, a bold and very bright Mexican woman, she searches for her identity in life, love and wrestling.

Southwest of Salem

SUNDAY, MAY 20  |  6 PM

Directed by Deborah Esquenazi
United States, 2016
Documentary

ABOUT THE FILM:
After being wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the ’80s and ’90s, four Latina lesbians fight against mythology, homophobia and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration.

A Q&A with documentary cast member Anna Vasquez and director Deborah Esquinazi will immediately follow the screening. Click here to learn more about all our special events…

Southwest of Salem

SUNDAY, MAY 20  |  6 PM

Directed by Deborah Esquenazi
United States, 2016
Documentary

ABOUT THE FILM:
After being wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the ’80s and ’90s, four Latina lesbians fight against mythology, homophobia and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration.

A Q&A with documentary cast member Anna Vasquez and director Deborah Esquinazi will immediately follow the screening. Click here to learn more about all our special events…

Stay Tuned!

MORE EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME! Stay tuned for more announcements on film screenings, special events, panel discussions and special guests for the entire weekend! 

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