G.B.F.

The Damn These Heels! (DTH!) LGBT Film Festival in Utah which celebrates its 10th Anniversary, will be held this year during the weekend of July 12-14, 2013. In celebration of the 10th year, DTH! will feature expanded programming with 21 feature films from 9 countries – more than double the films at last year’s festival. The festival opens with G.B.F. and closes with I AM DIVINE.

Below is the complete list of the 10th Annual Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival titles along with trailers:

ANIMALS
Directed by Marçal Forés
Not rated | 94 min | 2012 | Spain
Catalan w/English subtitles
This thriller is a very unconventional coming-of-age tale and an intoxicating blend of fantasy and cold reality as it follows a shy teenager’s perilous period when exciting but troubling sexuality enters into his formerly innocent world.
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012; BFI London Lesbian + Gay Film Festival

 

BALLROOM RULES
Directed by Nickolas Bird + Eleanor Sharpe
Not rated | 77 min | 2012 | Australia/Germany
A passionate group of Australian same-sex ballroom dancers battle homophobia, injury and personal drama as they pursue their dream of competing at the Gay Games in Germany.

 

BRUNO AND EARLENE GO TO VEGAS
Directed by Simon Savory
Not rated | 97 min | 2013 | UK/USA/France
Earlene arrives at Venice Beach after running from a desperate situation, only to become fast friends with an Australian skater who is also lost. Together, they set out into the desert to find themselves.

 

CHASTITY BITES
Directed by John V. Knowles
Not rated | 95 min | 2013 | USA
In the early 1600’s, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground.

 

CONTINENTAL
Directed by Malcolm Ingram
Not Rated | 95 min | 2013 | USA
The story of Continental Baths, a well-known New York City establishment for gays during the late ’60 to 1974.
South by Southwest Film Festival 2013; Frameline Film Festival 2013; BAMcinemaFest 2013

FIVE DANCES
Directed by Alan Brown
Not rated | 83 min | 2013 | USA
FIVE DANCES is a creatively adventurous narrative feature film set in the New York ‘downtown’ modern dance world.
Opening Night, Dance On Camera – Film Society of Lincoln Center 2013

 

FRAUENSEE (Women’s Lake)
Directed by Zoltan Paul
Not rated | 86 min | 2012 | Germany
German w/English subtitles
A middle-aged couple in the German countryside has unexpected visitors that cause trouble in their already tenuous relationship.
Toronto InsideOut Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival 2012; Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2012

 

FREE FALL (Frier Fall)
Directed by Stephen Lacant
Not rated | 100 min | 2013 | Germany
German w/English subtitles
A promising career with the police, a baby on the way – Marc’s life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman, Kay.
Opening Night, New Film! MOMA 2013; Berlin International Film Festival 2013

 

G.B.F. – Opening Night
Directed by Darren Stein
Not rated | 92 min | 2013 | USA
What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title “gay best friend” for three high school queen bees?
Tribeca Film Festival 2013; Frameline Film Festival 2013; Closing Night – Outfest 2013

 

GOEGRAPHY CLUB
Directed by Gary Entin
PG-13 | 85 min | 2013 | USA
At Goodkind High School, a group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club as a discrete way to share their feelings and experiences. 
Toronto InsideOut Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival 2013

 

GORE VIDAL: United States of Amnesia
Directed by­ Nicholas D. Wrathall
Not rated | 83 min | 2013 | USA/Italy
This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal’s America, the political coup has already happened. 
Tribeca Film Festival 2013 – Framline Film Festival 2013

 

HOT GUYS WITH GUNS
Directed by Doug Spearman
Not Rated | 103 min | USA | 2013
 Imagine Lethal Weapon if Mel Gibson and Danny Glover were ex-boyfriends.
 Frameline Film Festival 2013

 

I AM A WOMAN NOW
Directed by Michiel van Erp
Not rated | 80 min | 2011 | Netherlands
Dutch, German, French w/English subtitles
The first generation of transsexuals who had their sex change in Casablanca back in the mid-1950s to 1960s take stock of their lives. 

http://youtu.be/pXYs3PFUD9s
 

I AM DIVINE – Closing Night
Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz
Not rated | 90 min | 2013 | USA
How Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, became John Waters’ cinematic muse and an international drag icon.
South by Southwest Film Festival 2013; Frameline Film Festival 2013

 

IN BLOOM
Directed by Chris Michael Birkmeier
Not rated | 87 min | 2013 | USA
The relationship of a young couple disintegrates in the dog days of Chicago summer as the neighborhood is being terrorized by a serial killer.
Toronto InsideOut Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival

 

LAURENCE ANYWAYS – Centerpiece Screening
Directed by Xavier Dolan
Not rated | 168 min | 2012 | Canada/France
French w/English subtitles
An astonishingly crafted exploration of the 10-year relationship of a male-to-female transsexual with her lover.
Opening Night, Un Certain Regard; Winner, Best Actress; Winner, Queer Palm – Festival De Cannes 2013

 

MARGARITA
Directed by Dominique Cardona + Laurie Colbert
Not rated | 90 min | 2012 | USA
When cash-strapped yuppies fire their teen-aged daughter’s lesbian Mexican nanny, Margarita, they set off a chain of events that lead to her deportation.

 

PEACHES DOES HERSELF
Directed by Peaches
Not rated | 80 min | 2012 | Germany
Peaches herself likes to describe it as “The Jukebox Musical that got a Sex Change!”
Toronto International Film Festival 2013, Sundance London 2013, BAMcinemaFest 2013

 

THE RUGBY PLAYER
Directed by Scott Gracheff
Not rated | 90 min | 2013 | USA
The film explores the life of Mark Bingham, one of the passengers of United Flight 93 on 9/11.
Winner, HBO Audience Award Best Documentary – Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2013
Toronto InsideOut LGBT Film Festival 2013

 

SUBMERGE
Directed by Sophie O’Connor
Not rated | 97 min | 2013 | USA
A Gen Y love story presented as a fetish sex drama, submerge explores the need of Gen Y for constant stimulation and instant gratification underpinned by a sense of entitlement.
Frameline Film Festival 2013

 

WHO’S AFRAID OF VAGINA WOLF
Directed by Anna Margarita Albelo
Not rated | 83 min | 2013 | USA
The day after her fortieth birthday, Anna comes to the conclusion that it’s time for the madness to stop. She lives in her friend’s back yard tool shed, her career as a filmmaker isn’t paying her bills and worst of all it’s been ten years since she’s had a girlfriend.
Frameline Film Festival 2013

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