All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities
Formerly known as the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, the newly rechristened All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival opens Sept. 6 with Austin-based director PJ Raval’s documentary Call Her Ganda and closes Sept. 9 with the biography Mapplethorpe that stars Matt Smith as the controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Other narrative features to screen during this year’s aGLIFF include Alaska is a Drag, Anchor & Hope, Close Knit, Diane Has the Right Shape, Hard Paint, The Heiressess, Just Friends, Lez Bomb, Mario, Mater, Retablo, Riot, The Wild Boys, and Wild Nights with Emily. Documentaries includes 50 Years of Fabulous, Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco, Every Act of Life, The Ice King, Love, Scott, Man Made, Mr. Soul!, Silvana, Studio 54, Tomorrow Never Knows, Transmilitary, Yours in Sisterhood, and PJ Raval’s Before You Know It from 2013. All screenings will be held at the Alamo South Lamar. aGLIFF also will honor Austin-based director Yen Tan with screenings of his 2008 drama Ciao and his new film 1985 about the early years of the AIDS crisis. aGLIFF also will bestow British transgender actor/writer/director Jake Graf with a Breakthrough Award Screening of four shorts, Brace, Chance, Dawn, and Dusk.
Aired: Aug. 30, 2018