FRIDAY, MAY 30th (Opening Night)


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7:30pm  OPENING NIGHT FILM & PARTY


Boy Meets Girl (2014) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 95 min | Director: Eric Schaeffer

This poignant, sexy, romantic coming-of-age comedy is about three twenty-somethings living in Kentucky. Robby (Michael Welch, Twilight) and Ricky (Michelle Hendley), a gorgeous trans girl, have been best friends since childhood. Lamenting the lack of eligible bachelors in their small town, Ricky considers dating a woman. In walks Francesca (Alexandra Turshen), a beautiful young debutante waiting for her fiancé to return from duty with the Marines. When Ricky and Francesca’s new friendship becomes intense, it forces Robby to face his true feelings. This is a sex-positive, human-positive modern fable that everyone can identify with, whether straight, gay, trans or bi.

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  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Beyond The Mirror’s Gaze (2013) - Canada
Run Time: 4 min | Director: Iris Moore

In this endearing and playful animated short, two people discover their true selves by exchanging genitalia and sexual roles while broadening their acceptance of intimate exploration.

  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Playing It Straight (2013) - USA
Run Time: 20 min | Director: Michael Kenney

In this comedy, Patrick wakes up to the aftermath of his bachelor party the day before his wedding. Faced with his own inner turmoil, he’s forced to remove all obstacles to achieve his perceived wedded bliss.
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SATURDAY, MAY 31st


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11:00am   


Lilting (2014) - United Kingdom (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Official Selection of the Sundance, Berlin & London Film Festivals

Run Time: 91 min | Director: Hong Khaou

In this touching and intimate film, a Chinese Cambodian mother (Pei-pei Cheng) mourns the death of her closeted son. Her world is further disrupted by a visit from her son’s partner (Ben Whishaw, Skyfall) thought to be just a friend. Through a difficult language barrier, they slowly connect and piece together memories of a man they both loved.

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  Naked (2013) - Spain
Run Time: 13 min | Director: José Antonio Cortés

Intercepted by his conservative father, a message from Javier’s boyfriend causes the entire family to reconsider their own personal relationships in a very provocative way.
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1:00pm   


Girltrash: All Night Long (2013) - USA  (WORLD PREMIERE)

Run Time: 85 min | Director: Alexandra Kondracke

This kick-ass, high-energy, hilarious musical is about five lesbian women experiencing one epic night! Daisy (Lisa Rieffel) and Tyler (Michelle Lombardo) are two hapless punk rockers trying to make it to a Battle of the Bands contest. They are waylaid by Daisy's sister, Colby (Gabrielle Christian), who has her sights set on hooking-up with Misty (Mandy Musgrave)…the girl of her dreams. As the night spirals out of control, the girls find love, lust, girl-fights, rock & roll…and a whole lot of stoned sorority members. — With a cameo by Heather Thomas and original music by Killola.

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  Little Vulvah & Her Clitoral Awareness (2013) - Denmark
Run Time: 5 min | Director: Sara Koppel

In this dreamy & graphic animated short, a girl wakes up aroused by the birds of pleasure as she sets out exploring nature and discovering her own shivering, orgasmic changes as she develops into a young woman.
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3:00pm  FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT


Gerontophilia (2013) - Canada

Run Time: 82 min | Director: Bruce LaBruce

Lake (Pier-Gabriel Lajoie), an eighteen-year-old boy, realizes he has an attraction to elderly men. Working as an orderly in a retirement home, the young man develops a romantic and sexual relationship with Mr. Peabody (Walter Borden), an elderly gentleman who lives at the facility. Mr. Peabody shares romantic stories of youth, life and love while confessing his dream to see the Pacific Ocean one last time. Cult filmmaker, writer and photographer Bruce LaBruce creates a fascinating, heartfelt story about love, age and the taboo of “gerontophilia”.

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  A Last Farewell (2013) - Sweden
Run Time: 13 min | Director: Casper Andreas

Both touching and moving, director Casper Andreas (Going Down in La-La Land) creates a beautiful portrait of an aging author mourning the death of his long-term partner. Haunted by visions of his late husband, his daughter attempts to mend their broken relationship while he sorts through the impossible task of finding peace in the wake of a devastating loss.

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5:00pm   


Waiting In The Wings: The Musical (2014) - USA
(WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 107 min | Director: Jenn Page

In this star-studded romantic comedy & musical…two entertainers destined for the big time are mistakenly mismatched in a casting office for two VERY different shows. Tony (Adam Huss), a male stripper from New York, is erroneously cast in an Off-Broadway musical and needs to trade in his tear-away briefs for a tux and tap shoes…while Anthony (Jeffrey A. Johns), a naive musical theatre enthusiast from Montana, is cast in an All-Male Strip Show and forced to decide if he can put modesty aside to pay the rent. Both men realize that to make their dreams come true, they’re going to have to learn some new tricks. — With Lee Meriwether, Shirley Jones, Sally Struthers & Christopher Atkins.

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7:30pm  BOYS CENTERPIECE


The 10 Year Plan (2014) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 94 min | Director: J.C. Calciano

Following on the success of his previous hits, Is It Just Me? and eCupid, director J.C. Calciano is back with another sexy romantic comedy you’re sure to enjoy! Myles (Jack Turner) and Brody (Michael Adam Hamilton) are best friends with two very different ways of finding love. Both displeased with their love lives, they make a pact to be together if neither finds love in ten years. Now two months shy of their deadline, both friends set off to do whatever it takes to avoid ending up as each other’s last resort.

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  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Dinner at 40 (2014) - USA
Run Time: 19 min | Director: Carl Byrd

This romantic comedy about the anxiety of a gay man turning 40: the panic, the doubt and the supposed loss of youth overwhelm him as he plans to spend a quiet evening at a restaurant with a small group of his closest friends…until unexpected guests, a hot ex-lover (Wilson Cruz), a drag queen (Lady Bunny) and lots of cocktails add to the hilarious mix.

  The Phallometer (2013) - Germany
Run Time: 7 min | Director: Tor Iben

The phallometric tests were used in the Czech Republic in order to verify the homosexuality of those seeking asylum. This short will astonish and surprise you as one young man’s sexuality is satirically evaluated.
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10:00pm   


Folsom Forever (2014) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 72 min | Director: Mike Skiff

In 1984, a scrappy little neighborhood in San Francisco - home to many low-income tenants and the heart of the gay male leather scene - faced destruction from the bulldozers of redevelopment and the AIDS crisis. The Folsom Street Fair was created to call attention to gentrification and raise money for AIDS charities. FOLSOM FOREVER tells the story of how this small street fair grew into the largest outdoor kink and fetish event in the world.

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  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Grind (2014) - USA
Run Time: 32 min | Director: Zachary Halley

In this darkly dramatic musical, Vincent (Anthony Rapp) is a guy uncomfortable in his own skin but witty on his favorite hook-up app. Thane (Pasha Pellosie) is his young, hot model roommate who can't seem to express himself intelligently. Devising a plan that Vincent will speak as Thane on his “grind” profile…they make the perfect combination for Thane to peruse the men of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. However, Vincent gets addicted to the attention…leading to a grim outcome neither had anticipated.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 1st


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11:00am   


Boys (2014) - Netherlands  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 78 min | Director: Mischa Kamp

In this beautiful and uplifting romance, two teenage track stars, Sieger (Gijs Blom) and Marc (Ko Zandvliet) discover first love as they train for the biggest relay race of their young lives. During their courtship, the two swim, bike and flirt while sharing ice cream and gentle kisses…gradually finding the courage to be vulnerable with one another. The romance between them unfolds with a palpable sense of longing and an aching sense of heartache as Sieger reluctantly fights his desires. With its authentic and perfectly poignant tone, Boys certainly ranks as one of the most wholesomely romantic gay dramas.

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  Boygame (2013) - Sweden
Run Time: 15 min | Director: Anna Nolskog

John and Nicholas are best friends. They both claim to be interested in girls but feel insecure when it comes to their first sexual encounter. So as not to come across inexperienced…they decide to “practice'” with each other.
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12:45pm  GIRLS CENTERPIECE


Tru Love (2014) - Canada  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 87 min | Director: Kate Johnston & Shauna MacDonald

Tru (Shauna MacDonald) is a woman who can’t commit to a relationship for any length of time. Restless by nature and wounded by the past, she goes through life bed-hopping with no anchor to ground her until she meets Alice (Kate Trotter), a beautiful 60-year-old widow who has come to town to visit her workaholic daughter Suzanne (Christine Horne), who is also Tru’s best friend. Despite Suzanne’s opposition, sparks fly between Alice and Tru until a life-changing event changes the paths of everyone involved.

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  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
The Kiss (2013) - Poland
Run Time: 21 min | Director: Filip Gieldon

After a night of clubbing, Emilia awakes in the apartment of an unknown woman, Matylda, who claims they slept together. This tense drama is a cat-and-mouse game of discovery, persuasion and flirtation.

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3:00pm  INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT   
GRAPHIC CONTENT - 18+ ONLY


Floating Skyscrapers (2013) - Poland  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 89 min | Director: Tomasz Wasilewski

In this sexually-charged film, handsome and self-assured Kuba (Mateusz Banasiuk), a promising professional swimmer who indulges in sexual encounters with men in bathroom stalls at the gym, meets young student Michal (Bartosz Gelner) and falls in love. Despite his anonymous activities and living with his controlling girlfriend, his situation is compounded by his own internal conflicts and insecurities as he attempts to keep one foot in the closet. This artful, and provocative coming-out drama emphasizes the psychic turmoil of an individual wrought by homophobia.

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  (U.S. PREMIERE)
Caged (2013) - Netherlands
Run Time: 13 min | Directors: Dylan Tonk & Lazlo Tonk

After discovering that his best friend is gay, two high school students test the limits of their friendship as one faces homophobia, bullying and self-doubt…while the other deals with his own issues of acceptance.
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5:00pm   


Such Good People (2014) - USA  (WEST COAST PREMIERE)

Run Time: 95 min | Director: Stewart Wade

A cute, contemporary screwball comedy centers on a gay couple, (Michael Urie, Ugly Betty) and (Randy Harrison, Queer as Folk), who find a million dollars while house sitting in their dream home. Wanting what every couple desires: success, family and a fabulous house in LA…they find themselves in a rat race of greed, jealousy, real estate, sibling rivalry, greyhounds, labradoodles, porpoises and the orphans of Bhutan. — With Scott Wolf, Ana Ortiz, Drew Droege, Alec Mapa & Lance Bass.

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7:00pm  CLOSING NIGHT FILM & PARTY


John Apple Jack (2013) - Canada  (U.S. PREMIERE)

Run Time: 89 min | Director: Monika Mitchell

When handsome, philandering John (Chris McNally) discovers his sister’s fiancé is Jack (Kent S. Leung), his secret childhood crush, passions ignite and his life quickly spirals out of control. Losing his job, his playboy reputation and his underwear…John was easy for Jack to ignore for years. But a newer, penniless, more soulful John may soon prove too difficult to kick to the curb. Set in Vancouver’s trendy East-meets-West restaurant industry, both John and Jack struggle to find a way to blend money, sex, love and family into one sumptuous recipe for life.

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  (CALIFORNIA PREMIERE)
A Little Bit Country (2013) - United Kingdom
Run Time: 8 min | Director: Amy Coop

Dylan is a teenager who harbors a dark secret. While he may look like any other sulky teen, he hides a side to his personality that inevitably shocks his family.

  Gaysian (2013) - Canada
Run Time: 10 min | Director: Austin Wong

In this hilarious comedy tackling the thorny subject of racism in dating, an Asian man, Aaron, notices many gay men are taking a “no-Asians” stance. So he decides to change his approach and date men that are only attracted to Asians (Rice Queens). The change provides Aaron unexpected results leading him to reevaluate his own stance on dating.
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Event Information

Date: May 30th - June 1st, 2014



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2014 LGBT San Diego Film Festival

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