Two-day film festival in Maritzburg

2009-11-16 00:00

THE Out in Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival has joined forces with the Gay & Lesbian Network to host a two-day film festival on November 20 and 21 at the Tembaletu Centre at 206 Burger Street in Pietermaritzburg.

Films to be screened include:

• South African short film Beautiful Contradictions, directed by Fanney Tsimong, about a man whose cultural and familial expectations are in conflict with his emotional and physical needs.

• Baby Formula (Canada): Lilith and Athena are married and want each others’ biological child — without relying on sperm. A witty script and tight performances make this comedy easy to watch.

• Dirty Laundry (U.S.): A New York journalist finds out he has a child and returns to small-town Georgia to face the music.

• Family (U.S.): A group of 30-something African-American lesbians make a pact to finally come out to family and colleagues with surprising and hilarious results.

• Shank (U.S.): A working class man runs with a mob of heavydrinking, drug-dependent hoodies, hiding the fact that he’s gay.

Admission to the screenings is free. For more information, telephone 033 342 6165.

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