PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS

PANELS
Panels are subject to change or cancellation. Please watch for further announcements on the website or check daily at the Lounge for new info.

MondayJan 19th10:15AM     MINORITY REPORT
Hosted by Outfest, presentors of Fusion: Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival

Moderator: Kirsten Schaffer
Guests: ANGELA ROBINSON (dir. D.E.B.S.) & TBA guests

TuesdayJan 19th2:00PM    TARNATION

Moderator: Dennis Hensley
Guests: Jonathan Caouette (dir), Stephen Winter (prod), John Cameron Mitchell (Co-Exec. Prod)
Twenty years in the making, Jonathan Caouette's spellbinding musical docudrama, Tarnation is a pastiche of his entire life, using photos, home movies, audio diaries, phone messages, 80's pop culture samples and fragments from his own short films. This was all done entirely on Apple's I-Movie program-edit, sound, effects, mix-all for the price of $218.32.

ThursdayJan 19th2:00PM    SHORTBUS

Moderator: Dennis Hensley
Guests: JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL (wr/dir) & HOWARD GERTLER (prod)
John Cameron Mitchell, best known as the writer/director/star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will discuss the improvisational writing process of his controversial, new sex-themed film, Shortbus

ThursdayJan 19th4:00PM    BRING IT ON: MAINSTREAMING OF QUEER CINEMA
Moderator: Dennis Hensley
Guests: STEPHEN FARBER (Movieline Critic); CJ COX (Dir. Latter Days, writer Sweet Home Alabama) (prod)
How is queer cinema taking on the challenge of winning over Middle America? How has the success of queer-friendly television programs affected cinema and its makers? Now that “queer” is hip and studios are making the foray into films with queer-content, are they really ready to market their films as “gay?”

COFFEE CHAT
all are welcome to meet festival filmmakers in an informal gathering while munching on breakfast goodies. No admission fee. Produced by POWER UP, a professional organization for gay women in entertainment, media and the arts. Coffee Chat takes place January 19-23

MondayJan 19th9-10:00AM    Angela Robinson

—writer/director of Sundance Premiere film, D.E.B.S.

TuesdayJan 19th9-10:00AM    Colette Burson

—director of Sundance short film, LITTLE BLACK BOOT

Larry Kennar

—writer/director of Sundance short film, SPOKANE

WednesdayJan 19th9-10:00AM    Guinevere Turner

—writer/director of Sundance short film, HUMMER

Chris Russo

—director of Sundance short film, A WOMAN REPORTED

More filmmakers soon to be scheduled. For more updates and info on filmmakers POWER UP COFFEE CHAT.

SPECIAL EVENING EVENTS (Invitation only)

SaturdayJan 19th     TLA RELEASING


SundayJan 19th     SHOWTIME’S THE L WORD SCREENING PARTY

Presented by The Queer Lounge & Showtime in association with POWER UP, reception with Absolut & Piper-Heidsieck

MondayJan 19th     SILVERLAKE FILM FESTIVAL MIXER


ThursdayJan 19th     QUEER LOUNGE & HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN