By Nick Schager
By Inkoo Kang
By Stephanie Zacharek
By Amanda Lewis
By Ily Goyanes
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Ciara LaVelle
By Chuck Wilson
The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is screening some truly standout films this year. Fortunately for you, most of them are playing this weekend.
260 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Category: Movie Theaters
Region: Coral Gables/South Miami
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Category: Community Venues
Region: Out of Town
Mosquita y Mari: Two 15-year-old Chicanas are on different paths. One is a serious student preparing for college; the other is mired in the everyday hustle of helping support her undocumented family. The girls develop a physical relationship despite their differences. 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Coral Gables Art Cinema. Tickets cost $11.
Elliot Loves: Dominican-American Elliot Ayende is revealed as both a 9-year-old boy with a “barely keeping-it-together single mom” and a 21-year-old looking for love in the Big Apple. 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $15.
North Sea, Texas: This closing-night film follows Pim, a teenage boy who lives with his ex-beauty queen mom and is experiencing something almost all LGBT people face at some point — crushing on a heterosexual. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $20.
This Is What Love in Action Looks Like: This documentary tells the story of a 16-year-old who used social media to inform the world that his parents had placed him in a program to “cure” his homosexuality. Thanks to MySpace, teens rallied together and protested the injustice of the situation. 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Coral Gables Art Cinema. Tickets cost $9.
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