Two Must-See Upcoming Queerscreen Films
LOTL is proud to be presenting two lesbian films at Queerscreen's 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival.
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Queerscreen is celebrating their 25th Annual Mardi Gras Film Festival this year and LOTL is proud to be presenting two phenominal films that you won't want to miss. Check out the trailers below!
Brace yourself for mother-daughter relationships and lucha libre women's wrestling in this multi-cultural lesbian love story.
Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza), a Pakistani-American immigration lawyer, gets swept up in a tequila-fuelled one-night stand with Alma (Sari Sanchez), a passionate Mexican-American bookstoreowner. Zayneb escapes an awkward morning-after but finds herself reluctantly chasing after Alma in hopes of retrieving something she left behind. Zaynab is forced to face the predicament of revealing her secrets and challenging her well-intentioned mother's conservative expectations in order to pursue a relationship with the out and proud Alma.
Embark on a delightful journey of self-acceptance and exploration in this light-hearted, female dominated romantic comedy from writer and star, Fawzia Mirza, and also starring Shabana Azmi, star of 1996's Fire, Bollywood's first Lesbian feature.
Runtime: 82 mins
Director: Jennifer Reeder
Producer: Brian Hieggelke, Fawzia Mirza. Eugene Sun Park
Language: English, Spanish, Urdu with English Subtitles
Cast: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Molly Brennan, Mark Hood
Company Credits: World Sales: The Film Collaborative
Genre: Comedy, Drama
It's 1959 and Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver), a prim and proper English professor, has arrived in the desert town of Reno, where one can get a divorce in about 6 weeks should one require it. Vivian holes up in a room on a rundown ranch with a few good books to help pass the time. Yet whenever she catches a glimpse of the owner's reckless step-daughter, Cay Rivvers (Patricia Charbonneau), she's drawn a little further… out.
As the attraction between the two women grows the tension and humidity build until something's bound to break it, whether the storm that's brewing or the jealousy of Cay's stepmother, Frances (Audra Lindley).
Desert Hearts was the first unapologetic lesbian love story to screen in mainstream cinema. The digitally remastered version is as riveting, romantic and refreshing as a kiss in the rain. See it for the first or the hundredth time. Just see it.
Runtime: 96 mins
Director: Donna Deitch
Producer: Donna Deitch
Cast: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley
Company Credits: World Sales: Janus Films
Visit Queerscreen's website for the full list of entries for 2018, and to purchase tickets.