long-operating Austin film competition exhibits 2018 lineup — and new identify

After three a long time of celebrating curious films and filmmakers, the Austin gay and Lesbian international movie festival is heading into its 31st 12 months with a blockbuster lineup — and a new identify. Now established because the All Genders, lifestyles, and Identities movie competition, the 2018 fest returns to Austin September 6-9.

apart from a brand new name, organizers also used the July eleven announcement to show the competition’s initial lineup, as smartly because the recipient of the inaugural aGLIFF Tribute Award.

Kicking off the lengthy weekend may be PJ Raval’s documentary name Her Ganda, aGLIFF’s reliable Opening night option screening on September 6 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. The film via director PJ Raval chronicles the killing of a Judi bola transgender Filipina lady via a u.s. Marine and the three girls who investigated the case.

among the programming highlights is a celebratory fifth anniversary screening of before You understand it, and showings of Transmilitary, Anchor & Hope and Austin-based mostly filmmaker Yen Tan’s Ciao and 1985. Tan will additionally receive the first-ever Tribute Award on September 9 earlier than the screening of 1985.

different festival firsts include the North American foremost of Mater and the first Texas showing of Studio fifty four, a documentary concerning the legendary manhattan city nightclub.

“As aGLIFF enters our fourth decade and embraces a more inclusive identify trade, it’s exciting to be able to inaugurate this 12 months’s movie competition with such an impactful and past well timed documentary, and have fun the careers of two dazzling abilities, and fixtures within the Austin film scene, as well as longtime pals to aGLIFF,” pointed out application director Jim Brunzell in a liberate. “both PJ and Yen’s latest movies are one of the vital most fulfilling movies I’ve considered in 2018.”

Badges for aGLIFF are on sale now and priced at $125 which comprises access to all screenings, a T-shirt, VIP lounge access, and the badgeholder’s identify in the program. scholar badges are also attainable for $50. The complete festival lineup may be released the week of July 23.

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