The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival begins tomorrow, so we'd thought we give you a rundown of what to do and what to see.
I Killed My Mother: Screens tomorrow at Gusman as the opening-night film. Yes, the drama revolves around a gay teenage son, but if you've ever raised your voice with your own mother, this is a film for you. It draws comedy from the stilted, kitschy, tacky style of the unsympathetic mother. Tickets cost $15. Here's the trailer:
Violet Tendencies: Screens this Saturday. Mindy Cohn (Natalie from The Facts of Life!)
plays a fag hag looking for a relationship with a fag stag in this
comedy. Bonus: Cohn will be at the screening. Tickets cost $12.
Stonewall Uprising: Screens April 27. Get a little history with the Florida premiere of this documentary about the Greenwich Village raid that changed the course of gay rights. Tickets cost $12.
Bear Nation: Screens April 28. A documentary about the gay subculture of hairy, stocky men. It was produced by bearish Kevin Smith. Why you should see it: There's a scene where women mistake the annual bear pride convention for a truckers' union convention. Tickets cost $15.
Screens April 29. Tilda Swinton plays an Italian-speaking Russian in
this Italian film about secrets and passion. In the words of Time Out
London: "It plays like smart opera and looks like a marriage of poetic
documentary with classical European drama. Swinton and (director)
Guadagnino call it 'Visconti on acid' and that's as good a phrase as
any to describe the film's intoxicating allure." Tickets cost $12.
An Evening With Coco Peru: Performance is April 30. If you remember the "It Buuuurrrrnns!" scene in Trick,
you'll want to catch Miss Coco Peru's stand-up in a little theater in
Miami Shores. (What? Yes, in MSV.) Tickets cost $25 to $40. Here's Coco
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: Screens May 1. This documentary follows gay icon Joan Rivers for a year. See it for gems like this from the 75-year-old comedian: "Why should women learn to cook? So their husbands can say my wife makes a great cake to a hooker?" Tickets cost $12.
The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival runs until May 2. Get your tickets here.