Like-Me Lighthouse Comedy Night
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AN ACT OF LOVE
Thursday, June 16 • 7:00pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport

Be here for the Kansas City premiere of the award-winning film about the trial that rocked the United Methodist Church and the minister who risked it all for his gay son. Audience Q&A with local UMC clergy and community respondents follows. >> Learn More

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AGAINST HATE Free Screening & Community Roundtable
Saturday, June 18 • 11:00am
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport


After a corporate oil giant blacked out the sky, it turned its fire on a queer council woman who courageously fights back against hate speech and homophobic harassment. See the film and join in the discussion about hate speech vs. free speech and the power of community mobilization. >> Learn More

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RETAKE
Thursday, June 23 7:00pm

Director Nick Corporon and
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A man haunted by a past relationship hires a hustler to play a role and accompany him across the Southwest to the Grand Canyon. Eager to leave his own past behind and feeling a strange connection with his lonely client, the young man willingly sheds his own identity and plays the part. But as they near their destination, something unexpected breaks through. >> Learn More

Our 2016 Opening Night Screening

WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED
Friday, June 24 • 1:30pm

A dazzling and revealing profile of the trailblazing but closeted genius behind countless classic movie costumes (and Cary Grant's "roommate") during Hollywood's Golden Age. >> Preview

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MAN LOVE MATINEE
Friday, June 24 • 4:45pm

Begin your weekend early with a quartet of films about love, lust and relationships between men. Short on time? We have just the solution.
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STRIKE A POSE
Friday, June 24 • 7:00pm

On stage and in the iconic film TRUTH OR DARE they showed the world how to express yourself. 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour. >> Preview

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AB FAB EXTRAVAGANZA
Friday, June 24 • 9:00pm

Part preview party for Patsy & Eddy's upcoming return to the big screen and part premiere for four fabulously original and highly entertaining shorts (including one by KC's own John McCrite.) >> Preview

TALES OF THE HEART
Saturday, June 25 • 1:00pm

Beautifully presented stories from near and far that dive into nuances of LGBT experiences through memorable and moving performances. Help select this year's Best Dramatic Short Film. >> Preview

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REEL IN THE CLOSET
Saturday, June 25 • 3:00pm

A UMKC alumnus' fascinating documentary reveals the endangered and invisible home movies made by LGBT people dating back to the 1930's and the struggle to save them. >> Preview

WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED
Sunday, June 26 • 1:00pm

A dazzling and revealing profile of a trailblazing, but closeted genius behind countless, classic movie costumes (and Cary Grant's "roommate") during Hollywood's Golden Age >> Preview

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FRONT COVER
Sunday, June 26 • 3:00pm

This sexy, heartwarming romantic comedy flips cultural stereotypes on their head is a welcome addition to the gay Asian-American film genre.
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SUMMERTIME
Sunday, June 26 • 5:00pm

An intense love affair begins when a young lesbian from the country falls for an older Parisian feminist in Catherine Corsini's sensual love story. >> Preview

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HUNKY DORY
Sunday, June 26 • 7:15pm

A bisexual, down-on-his-luck drag queen holding onto his dreams of rock stardom now finds his 11-year-old son on his doorstep. Together they must build a relationship that defies expectations. >> Preview

LAUGHING OUT LOUD
Monday, June 27 • 5:45pm

Break the Monday doldrums with a happy hour of funny short flicks guaranteed to lift your spirits and brighten your day. Chuckle along and help pick this year's Best Comedic Short >> Preview

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2016 Director's Showcase Honoree
BETTER HALF
Monday, June 27 • 7:45pm

Meet Writer/Director Michelle Clay in person for the Midwest premiere of her heartwarming film that proves saying "yes" changes everything. >> Preview

ME, MYSELF & HER
Tuesday, June 28 • 5:45pm

Italian women in their 50s in love. With each other. In Italian. Come on, you know you're tempted. Coincidentally, temptation is a big theme in this film. >> Preview

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SHARED ROOMS
Tuesday, June 28 • 7:45pm

This witty, sexy, charmer weaves together three interrelated tales of gay men seeking family, love and sex during the holiday season. >> Preview

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2016 Jury Award Feature Film Winner
AWOL

Wednesday, June 29 • 7:45pm

Lola Kirke stars as a lesbian teen who unexpectedly falls in love with an older woman just after a visit to an Army recruiting center. >> Preview

Romantic Comedy Tuesday
Sunday Centerpiece Screenings
Monday Night Laughs + Meet
Saturday Screening Events & Disscusions
Friday Night Features

2016 Jury Award Documentary Winner
MAJOR!

Wednesday, June 29 • 5:45pm

Meet Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, whose incredible story and activism for transgender civil rights will move and motivate you. >> Preview

Fabulous Friday Matinees
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THE SAME DIFFERENCE
Saturday, June 25 • 5:00pm

Nneka Onuorah's striking film debut shines a long overdue spotlight on the unique challenges that play out within the African-American women's community. A local response follows. >> Preview

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2016 OUT HERE NOW
SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Thursday, June 30 • 5:45pm

Our annual showcase (where you vote for the top prize) features eight diversely entertaining short films. Come help pick the winner. >> Learn More

KISS ME, KILL ME
Thursday, June 30 • 7:45pm

Witness the premiere of a gay thriller that changes everything, Casper Andreas’ new film is filled with twists, turns, familiar faces and an ending that will leave you awestruck. >> Preview

LAZY EYE
Saturday, June 25 • 7:00pm

Over the course of a weekend at a vacation house in the desert, two ex-boyfriends open up old wounds, reveal secrets, and determine whether or not they have a future together. >> Preview

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PARIS 05:59 THEO & HUGO
Saturday, June 25 • 9:00pm

Two young men meet at a Paris club. A beautiful, daring gay sex scenes follows. This tale of modern romance has captured the heart of audiences around the globe. >> Preview

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