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Date: October 5, 2019

Queering The Script at 11 AM
(Metro Inclusive Health, Saint Petersburg)

Queer nerd alert! This fascinating documentary is a fun and informative look at the subculture of queer fandom. Hear from fans at conventions like ClexaCon, as well as Pose actress Angelica Ross, The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, and Xena: Warrior Princess herself, Lucy Lawless.
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Trick {Retro Screening} at 11:30 AM
(Tampa Theater)

Let’s revisit aspiring Broadway songwriter Gabriel and hot go-go dancer Mark on their quest through the streets of New York, looking for places to seal the deal. Trick made Miss Coco Peru a household name with her infamous bathroom warning… “It burns!”
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Zen in the Ice Rift at 1 PM
(Metro Inclusive Health, Saint Petersburg)

Maia (who prefers to go by Zen) is a walking cube of ice, freezing out the world. Zen plays hockey on the high school boys’ team to hone the skills needed to land a place on the national women’s team. She is constantly bullied by her teammates.
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Unsettled-Seeking Refuge in America at 1:45 PM
(Tampa Theater)

In this powerful documentary, renowned filmmaker, Tom Shepherd follows the intense struggles of four LGBT+ refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Cheyenne and Mari (Angolan), Subhi (Syrian), and Junior (Congolese) have fled homophobic violence and are starting over in San Francisco.
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This Is Not Berlin at 3 PM
(METRO Inclusive Community Center, St Petersburg)

In high school Carlos is an outsider who likes unpopular music and building robotic sculptures. But one night when he gains entrance to the unique El Azteca nightclub in Mexico City, he suddenly finds himself to be at home among a crowd of outsiders.
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Something to Cry About: Drama In Your Shorts at 4 PM
(Tampa Theater)

Join us for a collection of eight dramatic short films that celebrate queer people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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Same But Different - A True New Zealand Love Story at 6 PM
(Tampa Theater)

Single mom Rachel is fresh, funny and ready to “get back out there” after several years of chaste devotion to her job and her family. She gets the surprise of her life when she attends a Maori film festival and lays eyes on filmmaker Nikki Si’ulepa.
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The Shiny Shrimps at 8 PM
(Tampa Theater)

Not since Priscilla, Queen of the Desert have queer men had so much fun on a bus. And that’s just part of this hilarious film about a flamboyant amateur water polo team on its way to the Gay Games. Add in a straight Olympic swimmer ordered to coach them as penance for a televised homophobic remark.
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Last Ferry at 10 PM

(Tampa Theater)

A young lawyer is looking for love on Fire Island. As he explores what little there is to do during the “off-season,” he is drugged, mugged, and witnesses a murder. When a handsome stranger comes to his aid, Joseph believes his luck is changing.
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Tickets: $15 Individual, $50 Four Pack, Crown Cirlce and Simply Fabulous Passes, Sponsorships.
Purchase Tickets/Passes here:

METRO Inclusive Community Center, 3251 3rd Ave N St Petersburg,FL 33713 (Directions & Map)
Tampa Theater, 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602 (Directions & Map)

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