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Dayton LGBT Film Festival

October 11

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2021

The Dayton LGBT Film Festival is in its 16th Year, and we wanted to bring it back to you at THE NEON. Every film will screen two times over the course of an entire week, and scholarship opportunities are available. Though we won’t have special guests in person this year, we hope to add virtual Q&As whenever possible. We can’t wait to share these great films with you in person!

Masks will continue to be required for all guests age 6 and higher until further notice. Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, all patrons aged 12 and over will be required to present proof of vaccination with a photo ID or a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours.

 

FRIDAY, OCT 8

NO STRAIGHT LINES: THE RISE OF QUEER COMICS

Five scrappy queer comic book artists journey from DIY work and isolation to the cover of Time Magazine and the international stage, offering a fascinating window into everything from the AIDS crisis and workplace discrimination to the search for love and a good haircut.

Preceded by MY AUNTIES ; dir Richard O’Connor; 3 min
In the early eighties, Stefan was cared for and loved by a group of adults, largely gay men, who he called his “aunties.”

Preceded by EVERYMAN; dir Jack Goessens; 11 min
A personal, visual essay about gender transition – using and reframing gender focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art.

SATURDAY, OCT 9

TOP DRAWER SHORTS

BEAUTY PRESIDENT / DIR. WHITNEY SKAUGE / 10 MIN “If a bad actor can be president, why not a good drag queen?” In 1992, Joan Jett Blakk made history.

MARLON BRANDO / DIR. VINCENT TILANUS / 20 MIN Best friends Cas and Naomi spend every second of their days together. But when their future plans are seemingly different, their relationship wobbles.

GIRLSBOYSMIX / DIR. LARA AERTS & ELS VAN DRIEL / 7 MIN The story of an intersex child who wonders: where do I belong?

HEAVEN REACHES DOWN TO EARTH / DIR. TEBOGO MALEBOGO / 10 MIN Nothing will ever be the same after Tau comes to a realization about their sexuality.

HUGO: 6:30 / DIR. SIMON HELLOCO & JAMES MACIVER / 13 MIN Hugo, a young actor, is asked to improvise a story at an audition.

PURE / DIR. NATALIE JASMINE HARRIS / 12 MIN On the eve of her cotillion ball, a young Black girl grapples with her queer identity and questions her purity.

LITTLE SKY / DIR. JESS X. SNOW / 14 MIN Haunted by childhood memories, Sky risks their non-binary identity to end the cycle of violence in their family.

THE TEST / DIR. JESSICA SMITH / 8 MIN Two women await the results of a test that could change everything.

NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100 / DIR. MEGAN ROSSMAN / 6 MIN This short doc explores the life of renowned poet Naomi Replanksy as she celebrates her 100th year.

INVISIBLE

This award-winning documentary explores the lives of a group of LGBTQ singer/songwriters who have successfully navigated the male dominated landscape of Southern music. Some of these musicians have written hits for Barbara Mandrell, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and many more. Featuring Bonnie Baker, Cidny Bullens, Dianne Davidson, Kye Fleming, Ruthie Foster, Mary Gauthier, Mary Anne Kennedy, Jess Leary, Pam Rose, Virginia Team, Cheryl Wheeler and Chely Wright. With appearances by Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and more.

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA

Struggling to survive in the USSR during the turbulent years of Perestroika, Lena and her gay son, Potato, escape into the fantasy world of pirated American movies, but soon the movies are not enough and Elena decides to become a mail-order bride. Closely based on the directors childhood, Potato Dreams of America is one of those stories that prove that real life is often much stranger than fiction.

Preceded by FLEX; dir Matt Porter; 16 min
After an unexpected breakup, Charles begins to explore the gray areas of his sexuality.

SUNDAY, OCT 10

NO STRAIGHT LINES: THE RISE OF QUEER COMICS

Five scrappy queer comic book artists journey from DIY work and isolation to the cover of Time Magazine and the international stage, offering a fascinating window into everything from the AIDS crisis and workplace discrimination to the search for love and a good haircut.

Preceded by MY AUNTIES ; dir Richard O’Connor; 3 min
In the early eighties, Stefan was cared for and loved by a group of adults, largely gay men, who he called his “aunties.”

Preceded by EVERYMAN; dir Jack Goessens; 11 min
A personal, visual essay about gender transition – using and reframing gender focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art.

LOLA

When Lola, an 18-year-old transgender girl, learns that she will finally be able to have an operation, her mother dies. In order to respect her last wishes, Lola and her father are forced to go to the Belgian coast.

Preceded by ALL THOSE SENSATIONS IN MY BELLY ; dir Marko Djeska; 13 min
While transitioning from male to female gender, Matia struggles with finding a genuine intimate relationship.

MONDAY, OCT 11

TOP DRAWER SHORTS

BEAUTY PRESIDENT / DIR. WHITNEY SKAUGE / 10 MIN “If a bad actor can be president, why not a good drag queen?” In 1992, Joan Jett Blakk made history.

MARLON BRANDO / DIR. VINCENT TILANUS / 20 MIN Best friends Cas and Naomi spend every second of their days together. But when their future plans are seemingly different, their relationship wobbles.

GIRLSBOYSMIX / DIR. LARA AERTS & ELS VAN DRIEL / 7 MIN The story of an intersex child who wonders: where do I belong?

HEAVEN REACHES DOWN TO EARTH / DIR. TEBOGO MALEBOGO / 10 MIN Nothing will ever be the same after Tau comes to a realization about their sexuality.

HUGO: 6:30 / DIR. SIMON HELLOCO & JAMES MACIVER / 13 MIN Hugo, a young actor, is asked to improvise a story at an audition.

PURE / DIR. NATALIE JASMINE HARRIS / 12 MIN On the eve of her cotillion ball, a young Black girl grapples with her queer identity and questions her purity.

LITTLE SKY / DIR. JESS X. SNOW / 14 MIN Haunted by childhood memories, Sky risks their non-binary identity to end the cycle of violence in their family.

THE TEST / DIR. JESSICA SMITH / 8 MIN Two women await the results of a test that could change everything.

NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100 / DIR. MEGAN ROSSMAN / 6 MIN This short doc explores the life of renowned poet Naomi Replanksy as she celebrates her 100th year.

TUESDAY, OCT 12

INVISIBLE

This award-winning documentary explores the lives of a group of LGBTQ singer/songwriters who have successfully navigated the male dominated landscape of Southern music. Some of these musicians have written hits for Barbara Mandrell, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and many more. Featuring Bonnie Baker, Cidny Bullens, Dianne Davidson, Kye Fleming, Ruthie Foster, Mary Gauthier, Mary Anne Kennedy, Jess Leary, Pam Rose, Virginia Team, Cheryl Wheeler and Chely Wright. With appearances by Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and more.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 13

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA

Struggling to survive in the USSR during the turbulent years of Perestroika, Lena and her gay son, Potato, escape into the fantasy world of pirated American movies, but soon the movies are not enough and Elena decides to become a mail-order bride. Closely based on the directors childhood, Potato Dreams of America is one of those stories that prove that real life is often much stranger than fiction.

Preceded by FLEX; dir Matt Porter; 16 min
WAfter an unexpected breakup, Charles begins to explore the gray areas of his sexuality.

THURSDAY, OCT 14

LOLA

When Lola, an 18-year-old transgender girl, learns that she will finally be able to have an operation, her mother dies. In order to respect her last wishes, Lola and her father are forced to go to the Belgian coast.

Preceded by ALL THOSE SENSATIONS IN MY BELLY ; dir Marko Dješka; 13 min
While transitioning from male to female gender, Matia struggles with finding a genuine intimate relationship.

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Date:
October 11
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Venue

The Neon
United States