RI International Film Fest Screens 40+ LGBTQ Films

menThe Providence LGBTQ Film Festival runs August 4-9. It features a diverse sampling of over 40 international and domestic films made by and for members of the LGBTQ community and includes romantic comedies, journeys of discovery, concerns of aging, and issues affecting the trans community. Screening locations include Bell Street Chapel in Providence, the RISD Museum, the Paff Theatre at URI-CCE, The Vets Ballroom, and the Greenwich Odeum. Programming will include an expanded focus on social and political issues, plus a special weekend symposium.

Discussion panels with filmmakers and LGBTQ community members will follow select screenings to develop community discourse. Screenings cost $10. The LGBTQ Film Festival is a cinematic sidebar of the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival. FLICKERS is a non-profit arts organization that supports and promotes the film arts in Rhode Island and throughout New England.

More details and a downloadable schedule of the films can be found at www.RIFilmFest.org.