"But that doesn't mean you don't program film. It means that you have to challenge your audience," says Coombes. "This is one of the programming things that I'm really committed to. There's some difficult work in the program, and Anonymous and Raspberry Reich are difficult for a mainstream audience. But I don't think I should shy away from programming because they're difficult."
The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs each day from April 23-May 2. Screenings are at the following locations: Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St; Regal Cinemas South Beach, 1100 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; Shores Performing Arts Theater, 9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores; Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale; and Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. Tickets range from $10 to $26. Call 305-573-1044 or visit www.mglff.com.