Opening night Film: 8pm Screening at Burns Court Cinema
Presented by: The Laser Lounge Spa of Sarasota
The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service. TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace and First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.
9/29 1:30pm @ Burns Court Cinema
Presented by: Jonathan H. Moore and Thane Richmond-Moore
Tucked tells the story of an aging drag queen who, following a diagnosis of terminal cancer, befriends a younger queen and sets about living life to the fullest with what little time he has left. It’s a heartwarming story about the importance of embracing one’s unique identity even in the face of discrimination and hatred – a surprisingly warm and fluffy story, considering the heavy themes at its heart
Presented by: Sarasota Film Society EVERY ACT OF LIFE profiles world-renowned playwright Terrence McNally’s pioneering 5-decade career in the theater, focusing on the struggle for LGBT rights and his pursuit of love and inspiration at every age. Featuring Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham, Larry Kramer, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Edie Falco, Christine Baranski, Patrick Wilson, Billy Porter, and many more.
9/29 6:15pm @Burns Court Cinema
Presented by: Watermark
Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan star as Paul and Erasmus, a bickering gay couple whose life is turned inside out when a ten-year-old boy shows up at their door claiming o be Erasmus’ grandson. Neither Paul, nor Erasmus, are ready to give up their extravagant lifestyles to be parents, but maybe this little kid has a thing or two to teach them about the value of family.
8pm special award/ screening for LGBTQ Youth Scholarship Funds Provided by: CZAIA Law
8:30pm 9/29 @Payne/Cafe in the Park – Presented by: Sarasota Film Festival & Cafe in The Park
Freelancers Anonymous is a quick-paced comedy feature about a group of women who come together to launch a tech start-up company. The story follows Billie who, on impulse, quits her soul-sucking office job and is left to figure out “now what?” She meets a ragtag group of women who are also looking for employment, and is struck with the idea of cultivating their skills to create an app for freelancers.
8/30 Noon @ Sarasota Skybar (aka Bumpers originally) 1927 Ringling Blvd
BRUNCH/ FILM / PANEL DISCUSSION / CLOSING PARTY
DANCE Documentary : Explores the development of bucking, an energetic form of the dance, from the point of view of Anthony Davis, an Atlanta native who helped popularize it.
Ticket includes brunch during viewing, We will have a menu from The Overton (recently opened over in Rosemary District) for you to choose from + their delicious coffee will be available.
Cash bar available for drinks. Once you purchase your ticket for brunch, I will confirm your dish of choice.
Followed by a panel discussion “Nuance of Expressions Thru Movement “.
We will discuss the impact of dance and the culture it brings forward