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Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival

Wednesday, June 10-Sunday, June 14

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You got your Pride on over the weekend. Now, thanks to the SLC Film Center and Salt Lake Film Society, it’s time to settle in for five days of queer-themed cinema to see how film artists the world over are fighting the good fight.

The 2009 lineup includes 13 features—dramas, comedies, romances, documentaries and even a little zombie horror—spanning the spectrum of the LGBT experience. Opening film Valentino: The Last Emperor follows the life of the legendary fashion designer, while the already-controversial closing film Outrage exposes closeted conservative politicians who pursue an anti-gay public-policy agenda; filmmakers are scheduled to attend both screenings. In between, you can learn about transgender individuals in Iran (Be Like Others), or discover the stories of gay soldiers (Ask Not). And yes, you can cherish the tale of a gay zombie in Bruce LaBruce’s Otto; or, Up With Dead People. Like we said, spanning the spectrum …

Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival @ Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, 801- 321-0310, June 10–14. Full schedule at SLCFilmCenter.org

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