What To Do In Florida: Visit the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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Get inspired through film (credit: FLGLFF)

Get inspired through film (credit: FLGLFF)

Florida News: Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival starts October 4

Once simply a part of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival has grown large enough to deserve its own event. It will be happening this year over the Columbus Day Weekend.

See The Films

Thursday, October 4 marks the start of the festival with opening night film, “Cloudburst.” This film, starring Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis, is about a woman trying to help her partner of 31 years escape from a nursing home. It will be screened at the Classic Gateway Theater.

There will be a variety of films featured at the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – feature lengths and shorts, both documentaries and fictional films. Some to look forward to include, “The Men Next Door,” “About Cherry,” and “I Stand Corrected.” “I Stand Corrected” is a documentary which tells the story of successful jazz musician, John Litham, who underwent sexual reassignment therapy to become Jennifer.

Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Events

Check out the opening night party at The Green Room. DJ Citizen Jane will provide dance music, and there will be live performances by Chick Habit and Beach Day, as well.

One event you may wish to do during FLGLFF is The Jazz Brunch at Dapur where the director of “I Stand Corrected” will be in attendance, as will the subject of her documentary, Jennifer Leitham, who will put on a live performance.

Plan to visit FLGLFF

  • Where: Gateway Theater, 1820 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
  • When: October 4-7, 2012
  • Cost: Prices range from $10-$30 for non-members
  • More: FLGLFF.com

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