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2021 FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ Film Festival
September 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - September 12, 2021 @ 10:00 pm
The 2021 FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ Film Festival is September 9-12, 2021. FilmOut: Enlightening, educating & entertaining through the exhibition of LGBTQ & cult films.
About the Films:
Friday, September 10th (See full Friday lineup)
– 7:00pm – FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT
Sponsored By: San Diego Pride
Co-Presented By: David Reicks/Merrill Lynch
BOULEVARD! A Hollywood Story, 82 minutes, Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz, USA.
We welcome back filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz (I Am Divine, Vito, Tab Hunter Confidential, and The Fabulous Allan Carr) with
his latest documentary. In 1950s Los Angeles, Dickson Hughes and Richard Stapley — two young songwriters and same-sex
romantic partners — find themselves caught in movie star Gloria Swanson’s web when she hires them to write a musical
version of Sunset Boulevard.
With: Last Summer with Uncle Ira, 12 minutes, Dir: Gary Jaffe & Katie Ennis, USA.
Summer, 1991. Closeted teenager Daniel is nudged by his mother to share a moment and glass of lemonade with his Uncle
Ira, who is dying of complications from HIV/AIDS.
– 9:15pm – INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Sponsored By: San Diego Pride
Co-Presented By: San Diego Latino Film Festival
MUSIC FOR BLEEDING HEARTS, 102 minutes, Dir: Rafael Gomes, Brazil.
Set in present-day San Paulo, Brazil, a trio of young hearts are about to break. Ricardo (Victor Mendes) has both a steady
boyfriend and a wandering eye for a new coworker. Isabella (Mayara Constantino) is taking a break from her boyfriend
and best friend Ricardo. And hopeless romantic Felipe (Caio Horowicz) has suddenly found himself caught between the
two of them. The three have big dreams, yearning passion and opinionated acquaintances, but they’re unprepared for
what’s to come from Cupid’s arrows.
Saturday, September 11th (See full Saturday lineup)
Sponsored By: SDLGBTN News
Co-Presented By: San Diego Asian Film Festival
DANGEROUS DRUGS OF SEX, 90 minutes, Dir: Hideo Jojo, Japan.
Adapted from a Japanese BDSM manga, Makoto Katsuragi (Sho Watanabe) has a successful office job when he
unexpectedly falls from grace and tries to commit suicide in a drunken despair. He awakens to find a mysterious man, Ryuji
Yoden (Takashi Kitadai), appearing to help. However, it’s only the beginning of a long and arduous sexually-violating
physical and mental-training imprisonment that has consequences for both men.
WARNING: THIS FILM CONTAINS GRAPHIC SEXUAL VIOLENCE INCLUDING ABDUCTION AND SUICIDAL THEMES. NO ONE
UNDER 18 WILL BE ADMITTED FOR THIS SCREENING.
Sunday, September 12th (See full Saturday lineup)
– 7:30pm – CLOSING NIGHT FILM
Sponsored By: RAGE Magazine
Co-Presented By: CICA
JUMP, DARLING, 90 minutes, Dir: Phil Connell, Canada.
Half-prepped before a dressing room mirror in the back of a bustling city gay bar, Russell (Thomas Duplessie), an actor
turned drag queen, struggling to find his voice, is given a wrenching ultimatum. Overcome by indecision, he escapes to his
grandmother’s house in the country. There he finds sardonic Margaret (Cloris Leachman, in her final starring role) in steep
decline. In a perfect, if precarious, solution for both of them, he moves in to protect her from her greatest fear—the local
nursing home. In no time, Russell is lighting up the local college bar with his alter ego Fishy Falters. Antagonized by his
overprotective mother (Linda Kash), a sexy-though-mysterious college boy, a cockney city gay bar owner, and the specter
of his failed-artist grandfather, Russell struggles to realize a bold new identity. All while, Margaret fights to retake control
despite her faltering mind.
With: We All Die Alone, 14 minutes, Dir: Jonathan Hammond, USA.
A standoff between two rival gangsters and their respective posse’s leads to surprising and hilarious consequences. Part
noir, part comedy and part romance – the only thing faster than a bullet is the dialogue in this stylish, snappy short
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