The GayCharlotte Film Festival will return to the Queen City this month, with 10 films scheduled for screening April 24-27. This year, the festival will partner with the Charlotte Film Society and Charlotte Jewish Film Festival to present three of the films.
All screenings will be held at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 online for each film. Charlotte Film Society members, students and seniors pay just $5.
Among the most anticipated screenings is “Out in the Dark,” presented in collaboration with the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival. The festival describes the film as a “modern day gay ‘Casablanca.’” The film tells the story of Palestinian psychology student Nimer and Israeli lawyer Roy. The two begin a relationship, crossing the dangerous political, cultural and geographic divides which separate their two communities.
Charlotte Film Society will collaborate to present “Stranger by the Lake,” a French film. It was a favorite on the 2013-2014 gay film festival circuit. According to the festival: “[C]ritics call it ‘the sexiest and most elegant thriller in years.’ Considered to be ‘flirting with Hitchcock,’ this dreamy movie has ‘a mixture of allure and menace that’s quite intoxicating.’ The sex scenes are explicit but powerful, and the exquisitely developed characters never leave the sunny gay cruising aura at ‘the Lake, a beach, a nearby boudoir of bushes…’”
Several other films are also slated for screenings. On April 25, the festival will showcase: “Pit Stop,” “Hot Guys with Guns.” Films continue on April 26: “Valentine Road,” Birthday Cake,” “I Am Divine,” “Stud Life.” On April 27, the festival will wrap up with screenings of “G.B.F.” and “Test.”
For more information on the festival and for tickets, visit charlottelgbtfilm.com. : :