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Reel Affirmations 2005

Washington DC's Most Comprehensive Guide to the 15th Annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Here’s an advanced look at 150 films and videos during this year’s 57 presentations, from Thursday, October 13 – Saturday, 22, 2005.

Reviews by Sean Bugg, Kristina Campbell, Will Doig, Nancy Legato, Will O’Bryan, Dan Odenwald and Randy Shulman

UPDATE: To view these reviews, please follow this link to Reel Affirmations 2005.

 

Key to Reviews

– Absolutely Fabulous
– Very Good Stuff
– Resolutely Average
– Mediocre to Bad (but culturally relevant)
– Truly Awful



 
Thursday, 10/13/2005
7:30 pm Adam and Steve
  Lincoln Theatre $15 Buy Tickets Online
 
Friday, 10/14/2005
7:00 pm Unveiled
Fremde Haut (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm Three Dancing Slaves
Le Clan (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
11:00 pm A Year Without Love
Un Año Sin Amor (subtitled)
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
 
Saturday, 10/15/2005
11:00 am International Women (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! Goethe-Institut $9 Buy Tickets Online
1:00 pm Hate Crime
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
1:00 pm 100% Jock
Critic’s Pick! Goethe-Institut $9 Buy Tickets Online
3:00 pm Strange Bedfellows
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
3:00 pm The Pursuit of Happiness
Critic’s Pick! Goethe-Institut $9 Buy Tickets Online
5:00 pm When I’m 64
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
5:00 pm The Truth or Consequences of Delmas Howe
  Goethe-Institut $9 Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm Race You To the Bottom
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm Just Between Us
  Goethe-Institut $9 Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm Guys and Balls
Manner wie Wir (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
11:00 pm Dead Serious
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
 
Sunday, 10/16/2005
12:00 pm That Man: Peter Berlin
  DCJCC $9 Buy Tickets Online
1:00 pm Fingersmith
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
2:00 pm Almost Normal
  DCJCC $9 Buy Tickets Online
5:00 pm Aishite Imasu 1941 (subtitled)
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
6:00 pm Like A Brother
Comme un Frere (subtitled)
  DCJCC $9 Buy Tickets Online
6:00 pm The Favor
El Favor (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! DCJCC $9 Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm Say Uncle
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
8:00 pm Mom
Critic’s Pick! DCJCC $9 Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm Best of the Fest
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
 
Monday, 10/17/2005
6:00 pm Home Grown Shorts
  DCJCC Free
7:00 pm All in the “Family” (subtitled)
  Lincoln Theatre $6 Buy Tickets Online
7:15 pm The Journey
Sancharram (subtitled)
  DCJCC $6 Buy Tickets Online
9:15 pm The Reception
  Lincoln Theatre $6 Buy Tickets Online
9:15 pm Date Night
  DCJCC $6 Buy Tickets Online
 
Tuesday, 10/18/2005
6:00 pm Young and Wild
  DCJCC Free
7:00 pm A Love to Hide
Un Amour A’ Taire (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $6 Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing (subtitled)
  DCJCC $6 Buy Tickets Online
7:15 pm WTC View
  E Street Cinema $6 Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm Enter the Phoenix (subtitled)
  Lincoln Theatre $6 Buy Tickets Online
9:15 pm Hard Pill  
  E Street Cinema $6 Buy Tickets Online
9:30 pm Both (subtitled)
  DCJCC $6 Buy Tickets Online
 
Wednesday, 10/19/2005
6:00 pm The Last Ride
  DCJCC Free
7:00 pm Strange Fruit
  Lincoln Theatre $6 Buy Tickets Online
7:30 pm Beautiful Women
Shone Frauen (subtitled)
  DCJCC $6 Buy Tickets Online
9:15 pm Odete (subtitled)
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $6 Buy Tickets Online
9:15 pm Me, Myself & I
  DCJCC $6 Buy Tickets Online
 
Thursday, 10/20/2005
6:00 pm From Boys to Men
  DCJCC Free
7:00 pm Open Cam
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm little man
Critic’s Pick! DCJCC $9 Buy Tickets Online
9:15 pm Bad Girls Behind Bars
  DCJCC $9 Buy Tickets Online
9:30 pm You Never Forget Your First
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
 
Friday, 10/21/2005
6:00 pm Floored by Love
  DCJCC Free
7:00 pm The Mostly Unfabulous Life of Ethan Green
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm Sévigné (subtitled)
  DCJCC $9 Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm Butterfly
Hu Die (subtitled)
  DCJCC $9 Buy Tickets Online
9:15 pm Freshman Orientation
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
11:15 pm Scab
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
 
Saturday, 10/22/2005
12 pm The Lady in Question is Charles Busch
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
2:00 pm 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
4:00 pm 15 Minutes for 15 Years
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
6:00 pm The D Word
  Lincoln Theatre $9 Buy Tickets Online
8:00 pm Loggerheads
Critic’s Pick! Lincoln Theatre $15 Buy Tickets Online

Tickets:
You may buy your tickets or passes in advance: Online at BoxOfficeTickets.com or by phone at (800) 494-TIXS (494-8497). Or you may visit the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U Street, NW, WDC); the DCJCC (1529 16th Street, NW, WDC); Lambda Rising (1625 Connecticut Avenue, NW, WDC); or Universal Gear (1601 17th Street, NW, WDC).



For more info visit the official Reel Affirmations website.

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