Reel Affirmations 18

Your total review guide to the 2008 film festival for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Washington, DC

Reviews by Tom Avila, Sean Bugg, Kristina Campbell, Todd Franson, Yusef Najafi, Will O'Bryan, Tim Plant and Randy Shulman
Published on October 16, 2008, 12:00am | Comments

Welcome to Metro Weekly's guide to the Reel Affirmations film festival for 2008. There's more than 60 presentations of film and video shorts this year and we've reviewed them all. The organizers at One in Ten have impressed our tough collection of seasoned reviewers this year. Most of the festival's offerings have receiving 4 or 5 triangle reviews! Check out the full schedule below.

Reel Affirmations 18 runs from Thursday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 25, at the following venues:

  • AFI Silver (8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring; 301-495-6720)
  • Goethe Institut (814 Seventh St. NW; 202-289-1200)
  • Shakespeare Theatre's Harman Center for the Arts (610 F St. NW; 202-547-1122)
  • Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St. NW; 202-328-6000)
  • Sixth & I Synagogue (600 I St. NW; 202-408-3100)

For more information, pick up a copy of the Reel Affirmations 18 program guide or visit www.reelaffirmations.org.

 
 Thursday, 10/16/2008
7:00 pm Breakfast with Scot starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Lincoln Theatre $20  Buy Tickets Online
 
 Friday, 10/17/2008
5:00 pm The Sensei starstarstar
 
Lincoln Theatre Free
7:00 pm   Choose Connor starstarstar
 
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:30 pm Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild star
 
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
11:15 pm Watch Out starstar
 
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
 
 Saturday, 10/18/2008
11:00 am Family Day starstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
11:00 am The Birthday (subtitled) starstarstar
 
Goethe-Institut $10  Buy Tickets Online
12:00 pm Ask Not starstarstarstar
 
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
12:30 pm Anyone and Everyone starstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
1:00 pm Girl Inside starstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Goethe-Institut Free
2:30 pm What to Expect When You Expect You Might Be Expecting: A Guide to Gay Parenting (subtitled) starstarstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
2:30 pm Sex Positive starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
3:00 pm   She's a Boy I Knew starstarstarstar
 
Goethe-Institut $10  Buy Tickets Online
4:30 pm Finding Me starstar
 
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
5:00 pm Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project starstar
 
Goethe-Institut Free
7:00 pm Steam starstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm Voodoo Woman starstar
 
Goethe-Institut $10  Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm Three Day Weekend starstar
 
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon starstarstarstar
 
Goethe-Institut $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm   Boystown
Chuecatown
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Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
11:30 pm Zombie Double Feature! starstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
 
 Sunday, 10/19/2008
11:00 am   In Sickness and In Health starstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
11:00 am Lust for Life (subtitled) starstarstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
11:00 am Quest for the Missing Piece (subtitled) starstar
 
6th & I Synagogue $10  Buy Tickets Online
1:00 pm The World Unseen starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
1:00 pm   Fairytale of Kathmandu (subtitled) starstarstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
1:00 pm Pursuit of Equality starstarstar
 
6th & I Synagogue $10  Buy Tickets Online
2:45 pm Making a Difference with Documentary: Out in the Silence  
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
3:00 pm   Mulligans starstarstarstar
 
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
3:00 pm The Kinsey Sicks: Almost Infamous starstarstarstar
 
6th & I Synagogue $10  Buy Tickets Online
5:00 pm When Kiran met Karen starstarstar
 
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
5:00 pm Saturn in Opposition
Saturno contro (subtitled)
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AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
5:00 pm The Lost Coast starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
6th & I Synagogue $10  Buy Tickets Online
6:30 pm The Secrets
Ha-Sodot (subtitled)
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Critic's
Pick!
6th & I Synagogue $10  Buy Tickets Online
7:30 pm   Times Have Been Better
Ciel sur la tête, Le
starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
7:30 pm   Pageant starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm Antartica (subtitled) starstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
6th & I Synagogue $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:15 pm Best of the Fest starstarstar
 
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
 
 Monday, 10/20/2008
7:00 pm   Lokas (subtitled) starstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
9 pm   Eleven Minutes starstarstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
 
 Tuesday, 10/21/2008
7:00 pm Sugar Rush starstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm Between Love and Goodbye starstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
 
 Wednesday, 10/22/2008
5:00 pm Sugar Rush starstarstar
 
6th & I Synagogue Free
7:00 pm Funny Girl starstarstarstar
 
6th & I Synagogue $10  Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm   Half-Life starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm U People starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
6th & I Synagogue $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:30 pm Fabulosity: Men's Shorts starstarstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
 
 Thursday, 10/23/2008
5:00 pm Ready? OK! starstarstar
 
6th & I Synagogue Free
7:00 pm   Dolls
Pusinsky (subtitled)
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6th & I Synagogue $10  Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band starstarstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm Drifting Flowers
Piao Lang Qing Chun (subtitled)
starstarstarstar
 
6th & I Synagogue $10  Buy Tickets Online
 
 Friday, 10/24/2008
5:00 pm Lez Be Friends starstarstar
 
Lincoln Theatre Free
7:00 pm Save Me starstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
7:00 pm   On the Other Hand, Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery starstarstarstar
 
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:00 pm The New World starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Lincoln Theatre $10  Buy Tickets Online
9:15 pm Parting Glances starstarstarstarstar
 
AFI Silver $10  Buy Tickets Online
 
 Saturday, 10/25/2008
11:00 am It All Ads Up starstarstarstar
 
Shakepeare's Harman $10  Buy Tickets Online
12:00 pm Love Bites: Men's Shorts starstarstar
 
Shakepeare's Harman $10  Buy Tickets Online
1:00 pm   Through Thick & Thin starstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Shakepeare's Harman $10  Buy Tickets Online
2:00 pm The Universe of Keith Haring starstarstarstar
 
Shakepeare's Harman $10  Buy Tickets Online
3:00 pm Encounters of the Girl Kind: Women's Shorts starstarstarstar
 
Shakepeare's Harman $10  Buy Tickets Online
4:00 pm   Derek starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Shakepeare's Harman $10  Buy Tickets Online
6:00 pm Affinity starstarstarstar
 
Shakepeare's Harman $10  Buy Tickets Online
8:30 pm   Were the World Mine starstarstarstarstar
Critic's
Pick!
Shakepeare's Harman $20  Buy Tickets Online

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