29th Annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
The 2016 Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) includes 19 narrative features and 16 feature length documentaries in addition to three anniversary films and 53 short films. These films feature the stories of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender women and men, queer youth, and many others within the LGBTQ+ spectrum. This year's aGLIFF will spotlight some of the untold stories in the LGBTQ+ community, including stories of political activism, women filmmakers, and contemporary perspectives on HIV and AIDS in addition to comedy, romance, and drama.
The schedule will include:
- Opening night film Real Boy, the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice-as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man.
- Centerpiece screening will be Political Animals, the inspiring story of four visionary lesbian politicians who started and fought for the legal rights of the LGBT community, paving the way for the freedoms we have today.
- Anniversary screenings of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus, with an appearance by writer, director, and star John Cameron Mitchell.
- A secret screening and Texas premiere of a highly-anticipated movie that won't come out until 2017.
For a full schedule of screenings, go to the festival website.