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September 2017

New Orleans Food & Funk Festival

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134 United States
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New Orleans Food & Funk Festival

A celebration of the rich food and music of NOLA all in Seattle at the WAMU Theater!

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October 2017

The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin / TWIST Film Festival

October 12 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, 98109 United States
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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Jennifer Kroot & Bill Weber; 2017; USA; 91 min. Co-directors Jennifer Kroot and Bill Weber (previous collaborators on TO BE TAKEI) open our festival with this delightful documentary about Armistead Maupin, one of the world’s most beloved storytellers and creator of Tales of the City. Both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, this disarmingly frank look at Maupin’s life and work follows his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions…

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Trans Youth / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Tans Youh / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

Rebecca Adler; 2017; USA; 85 min. From director (and clinical social worker)  Rebecca Adler comes this new feature-length documentary, an interwoven coming-of-age story of seven trans young adults in Austin, Texas. Filmed over three years, this intimate film invites us to travel with our subjects on their journey to adulthood. We watch them face up to family judgment, find voice in DIY punk bands, navigate the unknowns of hormone therapy, and move through the transitions of top surgery—all with courage. …

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Something Like Summer / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

October 13 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 801 E. Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Something Like Love / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

David Berry; 2017; USA; 116 min. The award-winning SOMETHING LIKE SUMMER is a richly textured story about the thrill, awkwardness, and obsessive nature of adolescent love,  which grows over 12 years into one colored by conflict,  loss, and rediscovery. In the wake of painful bullying, boldly out and gifted singer Ben acquiesces to loneliness, until he meets the gorgeous athlete Tim. This beautifully shot film elegantly weaves Ben’s intimate musical revelations into the narrative,  as he is confronted by the…

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Just Charlie / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Rebekah Fortune; 2017; UK; 100 min. Soccer star Charlie can’t hide frequent visits to a secret stash of dresses in the forest anymore, even if it means risking the chance to go pro. Though friends and family are shocked, luckily Mom is there to help Charlie navigate the complications of gender-segregated high school sports.  Director Rebekah Fortune brings us an impressive first feature that originated from her short film SOMETHING BLUE, which we remember fondly from Translations 2012. Beautifully shot…

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“Ragtime” At The 5th Avenue Theatre

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The 5th Avenue Theatre

In October The 5th Avenue Theatre will reinvent the powerful and sweeping classic, Ragtime (October 13 – November 5, 2017), a story about the American Dream. With sublime melodies and a deeply compelling story of love at its core, Ragtime is a musical theater masterpiece that will inspire and touch the soul. It’s the turn of the century; everything is changing and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of New York City, three distinct American stories are…

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Around The World / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

October 13 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Around The World / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

Total running time: 94 min. Transport yourself into places and stories you might never know otherwise. Don’t just lend your neighbor some sugar… share this sweet treat together. MEDULLA OBLONGATA Roberto Nascimento; 2017; New Zealand; 8 min. Abraham Naim (aka drag queen Medulla Oblongata) stylishly recounts his journey from oppression in the Maldives to refuge in New Zealand. ARRIVEDERCI ROSA Flaminia Graziadei; 2015; Italy; 17 min.; in Italian with English subtitles When her outgoing best friend Rosa comes to visit,…

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Queer Ghost Hunters / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

October 13 @ 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm
SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 801 E. Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Queer Ghost Hunters at TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

Stu Maddux; 2017; USA; 60 min. Tickets purchased above do not include admission to post-film Queer Ghost Hunter Excursion. It’s Friday the 13th: do you know where your queer ghosts are? This docuseries by Stu Maddux (GEN SILENT, SGLFF 2010; REEL IN THE CLOSET, SLGFF 2015) is the first of its kind, following a team of queer ghost hunters contacting LGBTQ spooks in paranormal investigations across the country. It’s a mix of satire on traditional reality TV and truly bone-chilling…

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Die Beautiful / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Die Beautiful / TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

Jun Lana; 2016; Philippines; 120 min. in Filipino (Tagalog) with English subtitles Trisha’s only request is that upon death she be dressed as a different celebrity every night of her wake. Just as her long-awaited beauty pageant crowning takes place, she gets her wish, after collapsing on stage. Since her family never came around to having a trans daughter, the wake is kept a secret by her best friend, Barbs. Flashbacks take us deeper into a complex history of unspoken…

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Saturgay Morning Panel: Queers & Women In Comics

October 14 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 801 E. Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Saturgay Panel; Qeers & Women in Comics

Total Run Time 60 min. TWIST is proud to showcase a strong lineup of female and gender-nonconforming films that portray vital characters conspicuously absent from mainstream media. Learn about trailblazers doing amazing work to shift the climate in the superhero and online comic universe, including our own local transgender web comic personality, Jesska Nightmare! Have your media literacy lenses packed and ready to investigate the intersectionality of comics and film, particularly considering recent exciting developments of the Wonder Woman phenomena.…

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