Celebrate LGBTQ+ Stories At The Wicked Queer Film Festival

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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.

Feature Films

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

Documentary Films

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


Experimental Shorts

GTFO Shorts

Haram Shorts

International Shorts

Latinx Shorts

Mens Shorts: Get Out of My DMs and Into These Sheets

Queer Asian Stories

Queer Documentary Shorts

Sci-Fi 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

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