Angelenos! If you're looking for plans post-brunch and pre-the night's festivities, we've got just the ticket for you.
USC is hosting The 6th Annual Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The festival showcases the short films of USC students and alumni that are about, of interest to, or made by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex people.
Who knows, you could be seeing the next Ira Sachs or Patrik-Ian Polk before they get all famous!
Details after the jump.
Did we mention the festival's hosted by Drew Droege, who consistently gives us everything wiht his Chloe Sevigny impersonations??
The event, presented by the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, celebrates the work of USC’s up-and-coming LGBT and Ally filmmakers. The afternoon will include film screenings and awards followed by a cocktail reception with light appetizers. (We had you cocktails, didn't we??)
Proceeds from the festival benefit the Don Thompson Scholarship in Cinematic Arts. The scholarship is awarded to a student sharing Thompson’s love of the LGBT community and the cinematic arts.
Here are the short films slated to be screened:
Heterophobia | Michael Roma Class of 2015
Imagine a world in which there exists a queer majority and heterosexual minority. Follow Alex and Nathaniel, a straight couple who deal with societal pressures to hide their true identities.
Teens Like Phil | Dominic Haxton ’07
Phil and Adam are closeted gay teens at a conservative private school. They used to be best friends but after an unexpected encounter in the park their friendship unravels.
Niagara | Leopold Dewolf MFA Student
Two guys drive with one million dollars in a bag. One of them wonders how he's going to steal it all from his lover. A road trip begins...
Genderfreak | Rebecca Louisell MFA ’12
When Rachel, the “token straight girl” in her group, bumps into new kid Sammy, who doesn’t identify as he or she, the two come together to take Wexler High by punk rock musical storm!
Bingo Night | Conor Fetting-Smith MFA Student
The characters of Bingo Night put their own spins on an old game, while following their dreams of becoming successful performers. Bingo Night pulls back the curtain and shows us their hopes, their struggles and their closets. It's more than just a game – it’s bingo!
Dream Girl | Tulica Singh MFA Student
Laura is about to marry Daniela, the girl of her dreams, but quickly realizes that the scene in front of her is just too good to be true.
HEW | Laurie Tsou MFA ’11
A contemporary homage to Camille Claude when she was together with Auguste Rodin (the father of modern sculpture and "Thinker"). HEW is an interpretation of an imagined, modern Camille Claudel and her tipping point into madness.
The event is located at:
The Ray Stark Family Theatre
USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Get you tickets, here!!
Will we see you there, L.A. Instincters?