The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) returns Nov. 4 – 13 with a lineup of 157 films, including both U.S. and international features, documentaries and shorts, as well as several LGBT films.
Ten world, three U.S., two North American and 18 regional premieres will be screened at Savor Cinema and Paradigm Cinemas Gateway in Fort Lauderdale and Cinema Paradiso – Hollywood. Additional venues include the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center, AutoNation IMAX at the Museum of Discovery and Science, Las Olas Beach Oceanside Park and Bergeron Green Glades Ranch.
“Although the festival is only 10 days this year, FLIFF has more outstanding entertainment, more celebrity and filmmaker guests than ever before, more over-the-top parties, premieres, Q&As and receptions held at some of the most amazing venues and charming theaters throughout Broward County,” said Gregory von Hausch, president and CEO.
On Nov. 4, FLIFF returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a star-studded opening night screening of Paul Dektor’s “American Dream,” a comedy starring Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), Shirley MacLaine and ‘80s teen idol Matt Dillon. Actor Rosanna Arquette and recording artist Vanilla Ice, in town for screenings of “Signs of Love” and the documentary “Ice, Ice Baby,” are expected on the red carpet.
On Nov. 12 FLIFF moves to Las Olas Beach Oceanside Park for FLIFF on the Beach, a memorable fete under the stars featuring live music and the 20th-anniversary screening of surf drama, “Blue Crush,” starring Kate Bosworth, Matthew Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake. Private cabanas will be available for rent.
The festival concludes on Nov. 13 at Bergeron Ranch with barbecue, rodeo girls and country western bands for “Yellowstone Season 5: All Will be Revealed.” Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County.
Among the LGBT-themed films featured at FLIFF are:
Denmark / 2022 / 105 min / English
Nov. 4, 9 p.m., Gateway Cinema and Nov. 4, 9 p.m., Cinema Paradiso – Hollywood
In this horror romance, Maja falls in love with Leah, a young Jewish academic. After Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, Maja fears their whirlwind romance might be cut short – and decides to follow her back to her home in a Hasidic neighborhood of London.
“All Man – The International Male Story”
USA / 2022 / 83 min / English
Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., Savor Cinema
Bryan Darling and Jesse Finley Reed’s documentary offers a nostalgic and colorful peek behind the pages and personalities of International Male, one of the most ubiquitous and sought-after mail-order catalogs of the '80s and '90s.
USA / 2022 / 100 min / English
Nov. 8, 7 p.m. and Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m., Gateway Cinema
A misanthropic gay dwarf and a plucky sex worker go on a road trip to Canada in search of aliens, but what sounds like a wacky premise is actually a heartfelt story about finding your people. This is a true oddball comedy starring Sarah Hay and Matthew Jeffers.
USA-Mexico / 2022 / 92 min / English
Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Gateway Cinema
This clever cringe-worthy comedy from executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass and director Sarah Adina Smith showcases a hilarious ensemble cast that includes Joshua Leonard (“Humpday”) and Jillian Bell (“22 Jump Street) as an obnoxious hippie couple. Southeast Premiere.
For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, go to FLIFF.com.