Sunday, June 25
In 1980, John Wayne Gacy (William Forsythe of THE DEVIL'S REJECTS) was convicted of the rape and murder of 33 boys and young men - many of whom he buried beneath his suburban Chicago home - and sentenced to death row. Thirteen years later, ambitious criminology student Jason Moss (Jesse Moss of UNINVITED) began a bizarre correspondence with the serial killer by posing as a vulnerable gay teen. What followed was a nightmare journey into a world of violence, madness and sexual depravity that brought home the true horror of Gacy's crimes. Hailed by Maxim as a "true-life Silence of the Lambs," Dear Mr. Gacy is a chilling true story based on the best seller that detailed an 18-year-old's terrifying relationship with the most notorious mass murderer in American history.
Saturday, June 03
Leaving Metropolis: A famous painter creates a triangle in a young couple's marriage.
Leaving Metropolis is a 2002 Canadian drama film written, directed, and based on the play Poor Super Man by Brad Fraser, about a gay man and a married heterosexual man who fall in love. It was filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The film played the international gay and lesbian film festival circuit throughout 2002 and 2003.
Leaving Metropolis sees David - a struggling painter - fall for beautiful diner owner Matt. Everything seems perfect. But toss in one estranged wife, David’s terminally ill best friend, and a journalist out for a scoop, and things become anything but simple.
Wednesday, June 07
An event where tortured youthful writings lead to comedy.
Teen Angst is an OUTtv comedy special featuring everyday people as they read from their embarrassing teenage journals, poems, songs, essays (and more). The wonderful intensity of of tortured poetry meets delightfully soul-baring free verse for the totally sincere musings of the teenage mind. It's comedy on growth hormones! Thebold souls who take the stage to read their own youthful writings remind us that everyone has at one time gone through the trials of Teen Angst.
Presented in association with Sara Bynoe.
Sunday, June 11
On The Other Hand, Death
A mysterious client of private eye Don Strachey pays him cash to tail a woman who turns out to be an undercover officer; an older lesbian couple are victims of threats and vandalism; an old flame of his lover Tim shows up to support the older couple; neighbors are angry at the couple for refusing to sell out to a developer; and, parents are angry at one of the couple, Dorothy, for being a good guidance counselor to gay teens. Her partner, Edith, wants to move away; Dorothy is adamant about staying. When someone dies in a fire in their barn, the stakes get higher. Don, who does not believe in coincidence, gives the police enough information to stay on their good side as he pursues the truth.
Tuesday, June 13
The Cult of JT Leroy
This is a feature documentary about the writer JT LeRoy - Ethically charged, controversial, and confusing, JT's life and death sprang open a Pandora's box of powerful questions about literature and culture, identity and celebrity, and the reality of the society we live in. Fraud? Art? Mental illness? Complicity? The film will be a testament to this bizarre and elaborate story that has captured the attention and fascination of the world's media, and perplexes to this day.
Tuesday, June 20
A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree 1951
An intimate and dreamlike portrait of the icon
A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree 1951, Matthew Mishory’s acclaimed drama, is a fearless, intimate fictional portrait of James Dean on the cusp of becoming both a great actor and an outsider icon. The stunningly handsome James Preston stars as the legendary ‘50s movie star whose sex appeal for both men and women was undeniable. Stylishly evoking the boundary-pushing sexuality of New Queer Cinema as it focuses on Dean’s experiences as a rising star in Los Angeles, the film’s surreal and dreamlike vignettes blend biographical and fictionalized elements to present pivotal moments in his short yet remarkable life.
Wednesday, June 21
Lawrence & Holloman
Lawrence & Holloman: Is a darkly hysterical buddy comedy
Lawrence is an ever-optimistic suit salesman for whom everything goes right. That is, until he takes the critical, suicidal Holloman under his wing and everything starts to go wrong. Very wrong. Will there be any light at the end of the dark tunnel for Lawrence?View Trailer