aGLIFF Announces PRIDE Mini Film-A-Thon, June 4-6

Tuesday May 4, 2021

Niv Nissim in 'Sublet'
Niv Nissim in 'Sublet'  (Source:aGLIFF)

The following is a press release from All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival :

Austin's oldest film festival, aGLIFF announces badges for the 34th annual film festival PRISM 34 will go on sale June 4.

To celebrate Pride month, aGLIFF will host Pride Mini Film-A-Thon with a weekend of films and programming screening virtually June 4-6, 2021. Four feature films will be available for a limited number of views, with two shorts programs being offered for the entire weekend using aGLIFF's virtual festival platform.

Additional information on the shorts programs and online events for Pride Mini Film-A-Thon will be announced later this month.

More information about the PRISM 34 festival lineup will be announced next month.


Pride Mini-Film-A-Thon June 4-6, 2021

"Sublet"
Israel | 2020 | 89 minutes | Texas Premiere
Director: Eytan Fox | Writers: Eytan Fox and Italy Segal | Cast: John Benjamin Hickey, Niv Nissim, Lihi Kornowski

Friday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Michael, a travel columnist for The New York Times, goes to Tel Aviv to write an article after suffering a tragedy. He is still grieving, and the loss has caused problems between him and his husband. He just wants to do his research and go home. But when he sublets an apartment from Tomer, a young film student, he finds himself drawn into the life of the city. The unlikely and intense bond he forms with him transforms both their lives in unexpected ways.


"No Ordinary Man"
Canada | 2020 | 84 minutes | Texas Premiere
Director: Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt | Writer: Aisling Chin-Yee andAmos Mac | Cast: Billy Tipton Jr., Holden Bernstein, Kate Bornstein, Zachary Drucker

Saturday, June 5 at 3:00 p.m.

"No Ordinary Man" is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful, and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero. For decades, the life of American Jazz musician Billy Tipton was framed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. In No Ordinary Man, Tipton's story is re-imagined and performed by trans artists as they collectively paint a portrait of an unlikely hero. Together, the filmmakers join Tipton's son Billy Jr. to reckon with a complicated and contested legacy: how do you tell the story of someone who was hiding in plain sight yet desperate to be seen?


"Cocoon"
Germany | 2020 | 95 minutes | Texas Premiere
Director and Writer: Leonie Krippendorff | Cast: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova

Saturday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Nora, a shy 14-year-old Berlin girl, will never forget this way too hot summer. Surrounded by people with disrupted biographies, from different cultures and backgrounds, she makes her way into adulthood. Nora gets her first period, falls in love with another girl, learns to stand up for herself and gets her heart broken for the first time. When summer ends, things will never be the same again for Nora.


"Nora Highland"
USA | 2020 | 65 minutes | Texas Premiere
Director and Writer: Ryan Spahn | Cast: Marin Ireland, Michael Hsu Rosen, Carlease Burke

Sunday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m.

Nora Highland follows the casting process of a notable gay character in an upcoming Broadway revival and explores the phenomenon of straight performers being lauded for their work in queer roles. Adapted from a play of the same name, Nora Highland was turned into a screenplay and shot entirely on computers during the Covid-19 Pandemic.


Shorts Programs:

  • Comedy Shorts
  • Late Night and Genre Shorts


    Ticketing
    aGLIFF encourages fans to consider membership to get the best access and support aGLIFF's year-round programming. Members and badge holders have priority access to reserving tickets for individual films and events upon purchase.

    Pride Mini Film-A-Thon: All events are FREE for aGLIFF Members who register in advance. Badges are $25 for non-members. Event registration for members and single tickets are available now at agliff.org/pride.

    PRISM 34: Early bird festival badges are available through the end of July for $95; regular price badges available at $125 beginning August 1. Memberships get the best access, support aGLIFF's year-round programming, and include festival badges and an array of other perks depending on the level. Memberships are available now; Festival badges are available for purchase on June 4 at agliff.org/badges. Single tickets will be $12, plus applicable service fees and will be available one week before the festival.

    aGLIFF Membership: Memberships start for as low as $25 a month and are available for purchase now. Memberships can be paid up front or in monthly installments. Memberships include festival badges and an array of other perks depending on the level and range in price from $300 to $2500. Memberships are available now agliff.org/members.

    At this time, access to the Pride Mini Film-A-Thon festival and special events will be available in Texas only.

    Access to the PRISM 34 Festival and special events will be available online throughout the United States.

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