Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Out on Film : Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ Film Feet presents QUEER-ALL-YEAR MINI FEST


You don’t have to wait until the Fall for the  OUT ON FILM  Atlanta’s LGBTQ  Film Festival, to see good queer cinema as they now have a Queer All Year Mini Fest this March.  It will be screening three incredible ….. not to be missed movies kicking off with acclaimed thriller FEMME on  Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

When Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviewed the film he wrote:  Femme is an intensely dark, sexually explicit thriller which plays out in London’s nightlife. Jules (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) is a drag performer called Aphrodite Banks. One night during a cigarette break at a club performance, he catches the eye of Preston (the super-hot George MacKay), a buff tattooed blonde guy lurking across the road. Jules gets back to his performance and thinks nothing more of the encounter. Then later that night, after the club and in a corner shop, he encounters Preston and a group of his friends who are all straight. A brief exchange occurs between Jules and Preston which results in Preston being embarrassed in front of his mates. Preston gets very angry and viciously attacks Jules with his thug friends once Jules has left the shop.

And Ris added : Directors Sam H Freeman and Ng Choon Ping’s award-winning Femme is first-rate. The duo successfully combines plot twists and turns, and tough then tender moments to keep the audience guessing as the fast-paced story plays out. 



That will be followed on March 20th by THE QUEEN OF MY DREAMS  stunning debut film by Fawzia Mirza which Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviewed: whose human insights are entertainingly luminous. 

For a film that is set around the death of a father and husband and the funeral that follows it, The Queen of My Dreams is so fresh, and super saturated in colour that its vim, sparkle, and humor cannot help but shine through.In this first film written and directed by Fawzia Mirza,  the conflict between a mother and a daughter is shown, but rather than trudge predictably towards reconciliation the more interesting story of the parallels between their lives is shown




The third and final film on March 21st is THE JUDGEMENT : the journey of a gay couple in love in homophobic Egypt.    When Queerguru’s Jose Mayorga reviewed it he wrote

It is June 2020.Mo -Mohamed- (Junes Zahdi) and Hisham(Freddy Shahin) are from the airport on their way to Hisham´s parent’s home, in their way, there is a mention of the death of activist Sarah Hegazi, a leader in support of LGTB rights in Egypt.This provides the context for the animadversion and aggressiveness they are immersed in.   Beautifully shot, the camera is another protagonist telling the story, the film portrays, among other things,  the mystery of the city and the tender attractiveness of the two men resting in bed with their socks on. The men belong to a culture different from the Western and the demonstrations of loving care and other interactions are always interesting to observe.



For further info and tickets https://outonfilm.org/upcomingevents/queer-all-year-2024


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