BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - Boston's annual Wicked Queer Film Festival is back, with a full lineup of in-person and online films.
Last year, the festival was online and virtually screened around 150 films in 45 programs throughout the month of April. This year, the festival kicked off Thursday night at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square.
Running through April 17th, Wicked Queer will screen films all over Boston, with an online option for those who prefer. Their website calls the annual event a celebration and uplifting of queer voices and stories, strengthening the community and preserving "the vibrancy of our histories".
Other film screens will happen at the Brattle, the ICA, and the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Theater.
The festival was founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour and is the fourth longest-running LGBTQ+ film festival in North America.
After Blue (Dirty Paradise) (France) – dir. Bertrand Mandico
Cop Secret (Iceland) – dir. Hannes Þór Halldórsson
Cut! (Spain) – dir. Marc Ferrer
Death and Bowling (USA) – dir. Lyle Kash
Deserto Particular (Brazil/Portugal) – dir. Aly Muritiba
The Divide – (France) dir. Catherine Corsini
Firebird (Estonia) – dir. Peeter Rebane
Mascarpone (Italy) – dir. Alessandro Guida Matteo Pilati
Money Boys (China) – dir. C.B.Yi
My Emptiness and I (Spain) – dir. Adrián Silvestre
My Fiona (USA) – dir. Kelly Walker
Centerpiece: Orfeas2021 (Greece) – dir. Fil Ieropoulos
The Schoolmaster Games (Sweden) – dir. Ylva Forner
The Sympathy Card (USA) – dir. Brendan Boogie
Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter (Brazil) – dir. Gustavo VinagreWake Up, Leonard (USA) – dir. Kat Mills Martin
Wildhood (Mi’kmaw/Canada) – dir. Bretten Hannam
Baloney (USA) – dir. Joshua Guerci
Being Bebe (USA) – dir. Emily Branh
Being Thunder (Narragansett/USA) – dir. Stéphanie Lamorré
Building a Bridge (USA) – dir. Evan Mascagni and Shannon Post
Dressed in Blue (Vestida de Azul) (Spain) – dir. Antonio Giménez Rico
Framing Agnes (USA) – dir. Chase Joynt
Gemmel and Tim (USA) – dir. Michiel Thomas
Prognosis: Notes on Living (USA) – dir. Debra Chasnoff and Kate Stilley Steiner
Sirens (USA/Lebanon) – dir. Rita BaghdadiThrowback FilmsIncredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love (USA, 1992) – dir. Maria Maggenti
I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (Canada, 1987) – dir. Patricia Rozema
Kamikaze Hearts (USA, 1986) – dir. Juliet BashoreShorts ProgramsComedy
Mens Shorts: Get Out of My DMs and Into These Sheets
Queer Asian Stories
Queer Documentary Shorts
Stories from Africa and the Diaspora
Trans Shorts: The Pursuit of Happiness
Up & Coming Filmmakers
Womens Shorts: Women Rule the World
WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports