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.
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.
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Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
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.