Founded by Allen Cole, the Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (SIGLFF) in Sacramento started in 1992, based on the student-run gay and lesbian film festival at Fresno State. Organizers joined forces with the students from the California State University, Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Alliance, and the brothers of the Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity and received grant funds from CSUS Associated Students Inc. to use as seed money and get the Festival started.
SIGLFF presents images of the diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual (GLBT) community by bringing quality, contemporary GLBT film/video programming to the greater Sacramento community through an annual film festival and other related activities. Each year brings growth and opportunities to show more films, give more money to beneficiaries, and support filmmakers.
Festival Features Events:
Thursday, October 13:
–Political Animals: Political Animals tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century–the LGBT rights movement—through the eyes of four elected women, a group often left out of gay histories until now.
–Legends of Courage Project: Camille Wojtasiak on Being Gay in Business
Friday, October 14:
–Major!: MAJOR! is a documentary film exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.
–Legends of Courage Project: Dennis Mangers on LGBT Rights
Saturday, October 15:
–Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans): Thomas and Damien, high school classmates in the remote French Pyrenees find that increased testosterone and unspoken feelings have created a complex rivalry they find difficult to understand, leading to occasional outbursts of violence as their lives become increasingly entwined.
–Alzheimer’s: A Love Story
–Closet Monster: Teenage lust, woozy visions, and a talking hamster voiced by Isabella Rossellini shape this queer coming-of-age tale that’s as strange, scary, and sublime as the real experience. Winner
of multiple awards on the festival circuit and directed by Stephen Dunn, whose sexually irreverent short Pop-Up Porno was a favorite among SIGLFF audiences last year, Closet Monster is an impressive first feature that verifies Dunn’s reputation as a risk-taking visionary.
–Paris 05:59: Theo & Hugo: Incredibly hot sex is just the beginning of this truly remarkable and sumptuously shot French film. In the late night hours at a Paris sex club, Theo spots the handsome Hugo just a couple of naked bodies away. After some intense glances — and even more intense sex — they leave together.
–The Glory Hole
Sunday, October 16:
–He Who Has Two Souls (Celui qui a deux âmes)
–Do Not Think For A Moment
–Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude
–These C*cksucking Tears
To see the full event program, click here.
Matinee and Late Night $10
General Admission $15
VIP Pass $70
*VIP Pass includes all films, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and bubbly, and early entry.
Phone: (844) 474-4533
2016/10/13 - 2016/10/16
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For a full schedule of events, click here.