This week on The Queer Life radio show Kaiya Kramer interviews Shad Reinstein co-producer of the OUTwatch LGBTQ Film Festival.
This episode airs live Friday October 16th, 2015 at 6–8pm on KBBF 89.1 FM, replayed on Tuesday night on KBBF 89.1 FM, replayed on Wednesday night at 6–8pm on KWTF 88.1 FM, and live on YouTube here.
OUTwatch LGBTQ Film Festival
About Jody and Shad
Jody laine and Shad reinstein have been partners for over 30 years. They are 2 of the 3 co-producers of OUTwatch, Wine Countries LGBTQI Film Festival.
After Jody and shad moved to Sebastopol, they started working with Sebastopol Documentary film festival. they would also go down to San Francisco to Frameline GLBTQ Film Festival every June to watch lots of queer films and look for films for Doc fest.
They realized that there were all sorts of wonderful GLBTQ films that would not fit into the format of Doc Fest. So working with a couple of other women from Doc Fest, 4 years ago we started showing “A day of LGBTQI films” to see if we had enough local support to do a real film festival. Then last year, Jody and I, along with Gary Carnivale transferred A day of LGBTQI films into OutWatch, Wine Countries LGBTQI Film Festival.
About OUTwatch LGBTQ Film Festival
OUTwatch – Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival will happen November 6 – 8, 2015, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Our theme this year: Films For Us. We always select the best, award-winning films from this year’s festival circuit to show at OUTwatch. We have expanded to 3 days.
We are planning an exciting festival that will showcase six fantastic feature films and two thought-provoking documentaries. Our line-up this year includes: How to Win at Checkers (Every Time), a Thai film about two young lovers from very different backgrounds as they prepare to face the draft; All About E, a breath-taking lesbian thriller from Australia — fun! and no one dies!; Reel in the Closet, featuring LGBT home movies from North Bay filmmaker Stu Maddox; The Surface, a though-provoking feature reminiscent of the films of the Queer New Wave; Liz in September, a fresh update of the classic lesbian play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove. It’s a stunner set in Venezuela; Two 4 One is a Canadian comedy about a transman and his lesbian ex…it won the audience award for Best Film at Translations, the Seattle Transgender Film Festival. From This Day Forward is an honest and thought provoking documentary about a trans woman whose wife doesn’t divorce her, made by their now adult daughter. It’s a conversation about love in a very modern family. And finally, Alto, a lesbian mob comedy. Surprising attractions, the mob, and family traditions pave the road to hilarity in this character-rich story.
Festival sponsors and festival pass holders are invited to attend the VIP Opening Night Party, a catered affair replete with live entertainment. The Saturday Spotlight Party will kick off after the day’s final screening. There will be a live deejay (DJ Lori Z), munchies, and wonderful beer and wine. And, we’re throwing in an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social on Sunday just for the fun of it!
Schedule, Tickets and Information at OutWatchFilmFest.org
All Films & Events at Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 707.829.4797 sebarts.org
Or facebook page OutWatchFilmFestival, wine country’s LGBTQI film festival
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