Seattle International Film Festival – SIFF – opens next Thursday, May 17, which means we’re well on our way to summertime in Seattle, Pride season, and all sorts of community happenings. Time to update your calendar and grab your tickets! This year, GSBA is the proud sponsor of several LGBTQ films at the festival, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating all that queer cinema has to offer.
See you at the movies!
Mon, May 21, AMC Pac Place 7:00 PM
Tue, May 22, AMC Pac Place 4:30 PM
What should be one of the simplest of questions in setting up a dating profile isn't so easy for gay Taiwanese filmmaker Chou Tung-Yen to answer, leading him on a globetrotting journey interviewing a variety of men who share their stories of love and lust to reveal how dating in the gay community has changed since the rise of dating apps.
A Kid Like Jake
Sat, May 26, AMC Pac Place, 7:00 PM
Sun, May 27, AMC Pac Place, 1:30 PM
Claire Danes and Jim Parsons star in an emotional and nuanced look at modern parenting as a married couple whose precocious, creative four-year-old begins to exhibit gender-expansive behavior. Directed by Silas Howard ("Transparent") and with an impressive supporting cast that includes Octavia Spencer and Ann Dowd.
I Miss You When I See You
Fri, May 18, SIFF Cinema Uptown, 6:00 PM
Sat, May 19, SIFF Cinema Uptown, 2:30 PM
After reuniting in Australia after nearly a decade, chronically depressed Kevin follows his old secondary school friend Jamie back to their native Hong Kong, forcing them both make a choice between following their heart or subscribing to the suffocating normality of heterosexual society.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding
Mon, June 4, SIFF Cinema Egyptian 7:00 PM
Tue, June 5, SIFF Cinema Uptown 4:15 PM
In this merry movie of matrimony, happily engaged Antonio brings his fiancé Paulo to the exquisite old Italian village of his birth to meet his headstrong parents and reveal his sexuality, setting out on a quest to make a city founded on religious tradition understand that love is love.
Sun, May 27, SIFF Cinema Uptown 8:00 PM
Mon, May 28, AMC Pac Place 1:30 PM
A young gay man starving for connection in rural Argentina is set to escape the confines the countryside for an education, until his father suddenly passes and the immense responsibility of the family ranch falls to him, in this gripping feature based on remarkable true events.
Wed, May 30, AMC Pac Place, 7:00 PM
Thu, May 31, AMC Pac Place 4:30 PM
During the first wave of the AIDS crisis, a closeted gay New Yorker returns to his Texas hometown for the holidays and struggles to disclose his terminal illness to his conservative Christian parents (Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis) in this delicate indie drama from Yen Tan (PIT STOP).