The OUTshine LGBT Film Festival recently announced the bill for its summer 954 Glow series screenings at the Gateway Cinema, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, and on demand.
The series opens June 26 at the Gateway with “Summer of ’85,” a tender coming-of-age story set in Normandy, France, and from June 27 – July 4, LGBT cinephiles can enjoy “Give or Take” from the comfort of their homes. A disillusioned New Yorker must cope with his father’s death — and his dad’s live-in boyfriend who remains in the family home.
An aging hairdresser escapes his nursing home and embarks on an odyssey across his small town to style a dead woman's hair for her funeral, rediscovering his sparkle along the way, in “Swan Song,” screening at the Gateway on July 24 and online July 25 – Aug. 1.
“My First Summer” will be shown on Aug. 21 and online Aug. 22 – 29. In this drama, two girls, both outcasts yet with very different personalities, become friends and then more as they find strength in each other after a tragedy.
The closing film of the series — to be announced later — will be presented live at the Gateway on Sept. 18, with online viewing available Sept. 19 – 26.
Tickets for in-theater screenings are $5 and virtual screenings are by donation at OUTshineFilm.com.
Latrice Royale Goes Glamping with Jack Daniels
Can’t get enough of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan favorite Latrice Royale? She’s teaming up with fellow alums Bebe Zahara Benet, Trinity the Tuck and Manila Luzon for the “Drag Queen Summer Glamp” presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire.
The fabulous trio star in a three episode streaming series completing various glamping-inspired challenges with help from the distillery's staff. From BBQing outdoors to burning charcoal in the rickyard, Bebe, Trinity and Manila will put the “glam” in glamping as they learn the art of whiskey making and educate locals about drag culture during Pride Month.
Royale will be making surprise appearances this weekend at South Florida gay bars and clubs to support local small businesses and promote the Summer Glamp Sweepstakes, with one lucky winner taking home a $750 gift card and glamping kit.
For more information and to watch “Drag Queen Summer Glamp,” go to JackFirePride.com.
Pride Month Double Bill at FAU Theater Lab
The Theater Lab at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton will be offering readings of two new audio plays on Sunday, June 27 in University Theater: “Blood Sisters” by Andie Arthur, the story of two young lesbians caught in the midst of the AIDS epidemic, at 2 p.m. and “Versace Era” by Juan Sanchez, a look at gay life in 1990s South Beach, at 4:30 p.m. Both plays are part of the Fair Play Initiative supported in part by Our Fund.
Both readings are free, but registration is required at FAU.edu/ArtsAndLetters/Theatre/. Masks are required in campus facilities.