Film Festival Preview
Six Hot Tickets for the SWGLFF
Academy Award winners Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) and Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot) play Stella and Dot, a longtime lesbian couple. When Dot has a minor accident, she’s hustled off to a retirement home by her granddaughter—now it’s up to Stella to bust her out. (Sunday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. Guild Cinema)
Iranian female director Negar Azarbayjani introduces audiences to two very different fictional women: one is a naive traditionalist forced into driving a cab for her jailed husband, the other is a wealthy and rebellious pre-op transsexual. (Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8:45 p.m., Guild Cinema)
Director Ira Sachs (The Delta, Married Life) contributes this semi-
From Belgium comes this 1960s-era coming-of-age drama set in a quiet town along the North Sea. In it, a young boy deals with the affections of a neighbor girl and the attraction he feels for her brother. (Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Guild Cinema)
After a night of blackout drinking in Berlin that left him with a near-fatal head injury, Broderick Fox decided to go on a spiritual quest to find his true self. His journey was chronicled in this documentary—and in a deeply symbolic full-back tattoo that marked his body in a “permanent and beautiful way.” (Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., Southwest Film Center)
New Orleans drag queen Varla Jean attempts to revive her failing career by producing a puppet-based children’s show in this campy, music-filled comedy. The results are very wrong and extremely funny. (Saturday, Sept. 29, midnight, Guild Cinema)
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