2019 OUTwatch Film Festival
2019 OUTwatch Film Festival
Wine Country's LGBTQI Film Festival!
Fri, Oct 4-Sun, Oct 6
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All eyes are on OUTwatch this year as we unveil an entertaining and thought-provoking program for our 2019 season.
OUTwatch uses cinema to show the fabulous, rich diversity of our LGBTQI experience. Discover, remember and imagine while you enjoy the Best of LGBTQI Cinema. Right here at OUTwatch - Wine Country's LGBTQI Film Festival!
Gay Chorus Deep South
In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Joined by allies The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, they bring a message of music, love and acceptance, to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. The journey brings them into people's homes, churches and concert halls, for a celebration of the power of music to unite us in a time of difference.
Fri, Oct 4 7:30pm
The End of the Century
What place does romance have in the age of online dating and casual hook-up culture? The next one-night stand could be the love of your life, or you could never see them again. When you can order the next pretty thing to your door, is it possible to make a real connection? In Argentinian filmmaker Lucio Castro's stunning feature filmmaking debut, "End of the Century" two men meet-cute from a balcony and soon discover a mysterious familiarity.
84 mins, in Spanish with English Subtitles
Sat, Oct 5 12pm
Fisherman Singaram cares for his orphaned niece and nephew who he loves deeply. As Singaram works hard to provide for his family, he also tries to arrange a groom for his niece. But she rejects the many suitors he brings, and he soon learns that his niece is in love with her fellow female teacher. Ostracized by his community, Singaram tries to come to terms with his niece being a lesbian and through the process he learns to empathize with the plight of the village barber Alankaram, who is transgender.
73 mins, in Tamil with English Subtitles
Sat, Oct 5 2:30pm
In a city of 8 million people, everybody has a love story. Scott is mired as a ghost painter for a famous artist, while his boyfriend is rocketing to stardom as an Instagram fashion icon. Featuring Scott Evans, Augustus Prew, Kate Walsh, and Patricia Clarkson; "Sell By" asks the timeless questions…how do you know who's right for you, and how do you know when to let go?
Sat, Oct 5 4:30pm
More Beautiful for Having Been Broken
From award-winning writer/director Nicole Conn comes this heartfelt semi-autobiographical journey. FBI agent McKenzie escapes to the picturesque ranch town of Mervielle in the aftermath of losing her mother and spiraling down a path of erratic behavior. Upon settling in, McKenzie meets Freddie, a young wheelchair-bound boy with special needs and his mother, Samantha, a former dancer. As McKenzie makes an impression on the residents of Mervielle, she develops an unexpected relationship with Samantha that turns fiercely passionate and intimate.
Sat, Oct 5 7:30pm
Matriarch Rose (Piper Laurie) has made her Table Rock Lake house her home for over 50 years. When her daughter Patty and granddaughter Allison arrive with an old camera they've found and show the pictures from the 50-year-old film that they had developed, Rose is transported back to the early 1960s when Louise and Zee entered her and husband Joe's life. What log held secretes will be revealed and how will they effect the three women?
Sun, Oct 6 1:30pm
Changing the Game
Michael Barnett's dynamic documentary takes us into the lives of three transgender high school athletes — all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and their unique paths as transgender teens. Experiencing both success and fierce resistance in the world of sports; this film is their urgent, articulate plea.
Sun, Oct 6 4pm
This Special Screening is a Benefit for Queer Asylum Accompaniment, a local group who is assisting LGBTQ Asylum Seekers find sanctuary in Sonoma County!
A crew of undocumented youth activists known willingly hand themselves over to the Florida Border Patrol. While locked up inside the crowded for-profit Broward Transitional Center, they would attempt to hatch their plan: free the detainees—and themselves—before being deported. Conspiring with their cohorts on the outside including gay activist Mohammad Abdollahi, Marco (Maynor Alvarado) and Viri (Chelsea Rendon) find themselves in over their heads, fighting against the clock and striving to maintain anonymity within the lockup until their mission is complete. Unfolding with all the pulse-pounding suspense of a heist caper, filmmakers Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer) have crafted a vital account of a damaged and devious system, told by the real-life protesters who risked everything for the cause. Seamlessly and unforgettably blending documentary footage with scripted dramatizations filmed inside the detention center, Ibarra and Rivera’s bold and convention-busting nail-biter—which garnered standing ovations and multiple prizes at Sundance this year—pays tribute to a small band of truly heroic individuals.
95 mins, in English and Spanish with English Subtitles
Sun, Oct 6 7pm