Gay Drama and Celluloid

Do you like German lesbian vampires? Of course you do, and you'll find a few of them in We Are the Night, a year-old Dennis Ganzel flick playing Saturday at the Manor (2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors). It's one of the relatively few standard-bearers of campy awesomeness at the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which is stuffed primarily with hi-fi drama. Remember the handsome geek who used say "Can you hear me now?" in all those Verizon commercials? He's written a serious, smart-looking film called The Green, about a gay teacher in a Connecticut town who's accused of liaisoning inappropriately with a student. There's a French movie called Tomboy, about a 10-year-old girl who relocates to a new suburb at the beginning of summer vacay and makes friends with the neighborhood kids while posing as a boy. Just the preview's enough to make you cry. Watch it! The Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival runs from Thursday to Sunday, with showings at both the Manor and Cinema Paradiso. (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets run $7 to $12, and you can get 'em, along with a screening schedule, at flglff.com.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2011
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Brandon K. Thorp