THE ALFF 2017

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About The ALFF


The Atlanta LGBT Film and Music Festival (The ALFF) is a multicultural film festival serving LGBTQ film makers, music lovers, creatives and those who support the culture.

10.19 thru 10.21

#QUEERISLIFE

Schedule


Thursday October 19th, 2017
3:30pm
Boys for Sale
Venue: 444 Theatre

Young men are selling sex in Japan. Who is buying? In 2-chome, the gay district of Shinjuku, are bars selling "urisen" - straight boys who have sex with men. Formerly the red-light district of Tokyo, 2-chome has had an historical connection to prostitution since the Edo-period which continues to this day. Nine "urisen" speak about their experiences selling sex to men as well as how they began the work.

4:35pm
Devil Wears a Suit
Venue: 444 Theatre

A high-concept drama/scifi about a Jewish boy who must decide whether to ‘cure’ his homosexuality with an injection or be ostracised from his community forever.

5:00pm
Figure
Venue: 444 Theatre

A three way relationship expands and contracts. An exploration of dance, physical expression, friendship and polyamory on the outskirts of Paris.

5:05pm
A GIRL COVERED
Venue: 444 Theatre

This is a story about homosexual reverse treatment. It mainly tells a lesbian, GaoJie who tries to reverse her sexual orientation in a therapeutic base under the pressure of family and society.

5:35pm
The Kifffness - You Say You Love Me ft Tawanna Shaunte
Venue: 444 Theatre

Music video for The Kiffness ft Tawanna Shaunte, starring Manilla Von Teez and shot in De Waterkant, Cape Town. The music video is all about supporting the LGBTQIA community and being proud of who you are.

5:40pm
FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY
Venue: 444 Theatre

The 12-episode series will debut in December on CW Seed, the digital channel of The CW Network. Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a “genetic light bomb.” The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers. With these abilities, Ray realized he could go beyond reporting on injustice – he could take action to help stop it. Calling himself The Ray, he was recruited by Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists. Based on characters from DC, the series will introduce the first gay Super Hero to lead a show. Freedom Fighters: The Ray is from Berlanti Productions in association with Blue Ribbon Content, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow) and Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow).

6:00pm
MONOGAMISH.
Venue: 444 Theatre

Cooper is eager to take his relationship to the next level, but when his boyfriend floats the idea of an open relationship, he has to rethink his previous expectations of what "love" really looks like.

6:15pm
Crook-
Venue: 444 Theatre

Lavender is a tale of lovers, united by attraction but distressed with the physical and moral limitations imposed on them by their own gender identities; it is their questions that inform their dance, both wild abandon and innate conflict reflect back and forth off of them in the vast empty space while the menstrual divine attempts to guide them back to themselves and to love.

6:30pm
Counting
Venue: 444 Theatre

In 1951 Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes due, and Violet must face a heartbreaking reality.

6:45pm
InQueeries
Venue: 444 Theatre

Social, religious, and racial issues erupt, when a closeted lesbian returns home to come out to her family, with her partner by her side.

7:00pm
More Love. Less Prepackaged Bullshit.
Venue: 444 Theatre

Set to the soul beat of Assata Shakur, a trio of black transwoman, brown genderqueer person and a white queer cis man resist dystopia with a sweet bowl full of joy, intimacy and love.

7:15pm
Handsome Girl
Venue: 444 Theatre

Sex. Love. Jealousy. Travel. Music. A story in the age of Snapchats and Tinder swipes. Two friends travel from Los Angeles to Berlin to launch their new musical project, Handsome Girl. In Berlin, anything can happen and usually does, but will their friendship survive?

7:30pm
Poems from Ramayana
Venue: 444 Theatre

A horse rider returns home after years of exile. His intuition proved right. It's the beginning of a new era.

7:35pm
Tryo - Sacrés Pandas
Venue: 444 Theatre

The last 1600 surviving pandas are fighting, in their very own special way, for the perpetuation of their species.

7:40pm
In a Heartbeat
Venue: 444 Theatre

A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

7:45pm
195 Lewis
Venue: 444 Theatre

195 LEWIS is a dramedy series about a group of women navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and poly in New York City. Based in Brooklyn, the series follows Yuri and Camille as they test the boundaries of their open relationship. Yuri’s growing infatuation with a new lover leaves Camille distressed, which is only amplified by the unexpected arrival of Yuri’s old college friend Kris, who shows up with nowhere else to stay.

8:30pm
Torrey Pines
Venue: 444 Theatre

Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen's life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, Petersen is kidnapped at the age of 12 and taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.

Friday October 20th, 2017
6:30pm-9:30pm
#QueerisLIFE Open Mic Night
Venue: The Highland Inn and Ballroom Lounge

Atlanta has some of the best undiscovered queer talent and we think its time to give it some LIFE! Hosted by Atlanta Comedian Julie Osborne Featuring: Early Registration is highly suggested! Doors open at 6:30pm and we will also feature Music Videos from The ALFF 2017 Official selection.

7:00pm
The Kifffness - You Say You Love Me ft Tawanna Shaunte
Venue: The Highland Inn and Ballroom Lounge

Music video for The Kiffness ft Tawanna Shaunte, starring Manilla Von Teez and shot in De Waterkant, Cape Town. The music video is all about supporting the LGBTQIA community and being proud of who you are.

Saturday October 21st, 2017
Directing Actors 3-hour Workshop
Hosted by Rowan Bousaid
Venue: Hampton Inn Buckhead Atlanta

The Directing Actors Workshop for both Directors and Actors *Includes -light breakfast -plenty of free parking -3 Hours of an Intensive Interactive Session with Atlanta actor and acting coach, Rowan Bousaid. ---He will cover current working actor knowledge including on camera acting tips, what casting directors are looking for in audition tapes, effective scene play while on set, understanding how to communicate with actors/directors on set, and more! ---Rowan's career started in the theater in Orlando, FL. While there he attended an art magnet school with an award winning theater program. After that he attended Florida State University, followed by University of Central Florida. Rowan has since been on television and in films directed by award winning directors like Niels Arden Oplev, Greg Yaitanes, Steven C. Miller & Ken Kwapis, among others... Now he spends most of his time in Atlanta, GA where he also runs a well reputed taping service. He has taped over 2,500 audition tapes for actors in the Atlanta and surrounding areas through his company Frat Pack Productions. Outside of teaching acting classes for film and television, Rowan is known for his work on Manhunt: Unabomber, A Walk in the Woods  and The Tailor's Apprentice. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Creative Monsters, Inc, a start up non profit working to create more career opportunities for LGBTQ artists.

Passes


    • $25

    • Film Day Pass

    • 10.19.17- Entry Pass into ALL the film showings of your choice.
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    • $15

    • Comedy + Open Mic Night

    • 10.20.19- Entry Pass into Comedy + Open Mic Event.
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    • $40

    • Directing Actors Workshop

    • 10.21.17- Register to take a 3-hour Intensive Workshop for Directors/Actors
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