Reel Affirmations 13: Vol. 1

Washington's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival reviews

Welcome to Washington’s most comprehensive guide to the 13th annual Reel Affirmations Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, with links, pics, and reviews by:

  • Sean Bugg
  • Kristina Campbell
  • Will Doig
  • Nancy Legato
  • Alex MacLennan
  • John Murph
  • Will O’Bryan
  • Dan Odenwald
  • Randy Shulman

Photograph by Todd Franson. Taken on the set of Shakespeare in Hollywood at Arena Stage. Set and projector design by Thomas Lynch. Lighting design by Nancy Schertler.


Click on a film title to read more:

Thursday, 10/16/2003
7:30 pm Die Mommie Die!
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $15 (buy online)
Friday, 10/17/2003
7:00 pm Shake It All About
En Kort En Lang (subtitled)
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
9:00 pm Ricky: Diary of a Male Porn Star
Poco Piu Di Un Anno Fa (subtitled)
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
Midnight Bloody Mallory (subtitled)
Visions Cinema $9 (buy online)
Saturday, 10/18/2003
11:00 am Little Sister’s vs Big Brother
Goethe-Institut $9 (buy online)
1:00 pm The Gift
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
1:00 pm JIM IN BOLD
Goethe-Institut $9 (buy online)
2:30 pm He’s Having a Baby
Goethe-Institut $9 (buy online)
3:00 pm Kiki and Tiger
Kiki und Tiger (subtitled)
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
3:30 pm Short But Sweet: Mixed Documentary Films
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
5:00 pm Eden’s Curve
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
5:00 pm Gallant Girls (subtitled)
Goethe-Institut $9 (buy online)
7:00 pm Goldfish Memory
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
7:00 pm THIS Obedience
Goethe-Institut $9 (buy online)
9:00 pm Merci Docteur Rey (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
Sunday, 10/19/2003
12:00 pm The Child I Never Was
Ein Leben lang kurze Hosen tragen (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! DCJCC $9 (buy online)
1:00 pm Laughing Matters
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
2:00 pm The Road to Love
Tarik El Hob (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! DCJCC $9 (buy online)
3:00 pm Close to Leo
Tout contre Léo (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
4:00 pm Women’s Words and Music
Critic’s Pick! DCJCC $9 (buy online)
5:00 pm Road Movie
Lo Du Moo Bi (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
6:00 pm Fight Back, Fight AIDS: 15 Years of ACT UP
DCJCC $9 (buy online)
7:00 pm Yes Nurse! No Nurse!
Ja Zuster! Nee Zuster! (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
8:00 pm Thelma (subtitled)
DCJCC $9 (buy online)
9:00 pm Best of the Fest
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
Monday, 10/20/2003
6:00 pm Transgender Youth Shorts
DCJCC Free
7:00 pm The Look
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
7:00 pm Sisters in Cinema
Critic’s Pick! DCJCC $9 (buy online)
9:00 pm Sex and The Single Male
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
9:00 pm Date This! Lesbians and Dating
Critic’s Pick! DCJCC $9 (buy online)
Tuesday, 10/21/2003
6:00 pm Fun in Girls Shorts
DCJCC Free
7:00 pm Totally Sexy Loser
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
7:00 pm Robin’s Hood
DCJCC $9 (buy online)
9:00 pm Funny Ha Ha or Funny Gay?
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
9:00 pm Flying with One Wing
Tani Tatuwen Piyabanna (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! DCJCC $9 (buy online)
7:00 pm The Experiment: Gay and Straight
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
7:00 pm The Bridge Game
DCJCC $9 (buy online)
9:00 pm For Men Only
Lincoln Theatre $9 (buy online)
9:00 pm It’s a Family Affair
DCJCC $9 (buy online)

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