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Reel Affirmations 12

Reviews of Washington DC's Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Reel Affirmations 12

The city’s most comprehensive viewer’s guide to the 12th Annual Reel Affirmations gay & lesbian film festival.

Reviews by:

  • Sean Bugg
  • Kristina Campbell
  • Will Doig
  • Kara Fox
  • Nancy Legato
  • Jonathan Padget
  • Randy Shulman
Key to Reviews

trangletrangletrangletrangletrangle — Absolutely Fabulous
trangletrangletrangletrangle — Good Stuff
trangletrangletrangle — Resolutely Average
trangletrangle — Mediocre to Bad (but culturally relevant)
trangle— Truly Awful

· The Lincoln Theatre / 1215 U Street Nw / 202-328-6000
· Jewish Community Center Theatre / 16th & Q Streets NW / 202-518-9400
· Goethe Institut / 814 Seventh Street NW / 202-289-1200

Reel Affirmations 12, presented by One in Ten, runs from Thursday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U Street NW; 202-328-6000), the DC Jewish Community Center Goldman Theatre (16th & Q Streets NW; 202-518-9400), and the Goethe Institut (814 Seventh Street NW; 202-289-1200). Ticket prices vary (see individual reviews in this issue). Programs denoted as FREE do not require tickets. Festival passes for the various venues are available. For more information, pick up a copy of the Reel Affirmations 12 program or visit Or call 800-494-TIXS (8497). For more information on One in Ten and its various programs, call 202-986-1119 or visit

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Schedule of Films
Time Venue Film Name Rating
THURSDAY, 2002-10-17
7 pm Lincoln Leaving Metropolis
FRIDAY, 2002-10-18
7 pm Lincoln His Secret Life (Le Fate Ignoranti)
9 pm Lincoln All the Queen’s Men
[Critic’s Pick]

11 pm Lincoln Showgirls with David Schmader
SATURDAY, 2002-10-19
12 pm Goethe Georgie Girl
[Critic’s Pick]

2 pm Goethe Hand on the Pulse
3 pm Goethe Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay
[Critic’s Pick]

3 pm Lincoln Stranger Inside
[Critic’s Pick]

4 pm Goethe The Ghose of Roger Casement
[Critic’s Pick]

5 pm Lincoln The Business of Fancy Dancing
6 pm Goethe Queens Dont Lie (Tunten Lugen Nicht)
7 pm Lincoln Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House
[Critic’s Pick]

9 pm Lincoln End Game
11 pm Lincoln Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
SUNDAY, 2002-10-20
11 am S-B House Women’s Filmmaker Brunch
12 pm JCC Straight
1 pm Lincoln Daddy & Papa
[Critic’s Pick]

2 pm JCC Bad Genres (Mauvais Genres)
3 pm Lincoln African Stories
[Critic’s Pick]

4 pm JCC Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig
5 pm Lincoln Bungee Jumping of Their Own (Beonjijeompeureul Hada)
[Critic’s Pick]

6 pm JCC Dildo Diaries
[Critic’s Pick]

7 pm Lincoln I Love You Baby
8 pm JCC Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
9 pm Lincoln Best of the Fest
MONDAY, 2002-10-21
6 pm JCC OUT in the Cold
7 pm JCC We Need You…To Become A Filmmaker
7 pm Lincoln Cock & Bull Story
[Critic’s Pick]

9 pm JCC Lez-Be-[Canadi]an: Women’s Shorts
9 pm Lincoln Sex and the Single Male
TUESDAY, 2002-10-22
6 pm JCC 21
[Critic’s Pick]

7 pm JCC Blue Gate Crossing (Lanse Da Men)
[Critic’s Pick]

7 pm Lincoln Out of Sight: Boys Shorts
9 pm JCC You 2: Lesbians in Love and Out
9 pm Lincoln Food of Love
WEDNESDAY, 2002-10-23
6 pm JCC Fun In Boys Shorts
7 pm JCC No Secret Anymore
[Critic’s Pick]

7 pm Lincoln P.S. Your Cat Is Dead
9 pm JCC Between Two Women
9 pm Lincoln Days (Giorni)
THURSDAY, 2002-10-24
6 pm JCC The Day I Decide: Transgender Youth Shorts
7 pm JCC For the Love of Funny: Women’s Shorts
7 pm Lincoln The Sea (El Mar)
9 pm JCC By Hook or By Crook
9 pm Lincoln Sex and the Not-So-Single Male
FRIDAY, 2002-10-25
6 pm JCC Fun in Girls Shorts
7 pm JCC Fish & Elephant (Jin Nian Xia Tian)
7 pm Lincoln You’ll Get Over It (Tu verras, Ca te passera)
[Critic’s Pick]

9 pm JCC Guardian of the Frontier (Varuh Meje)
9 pm Lincoln A.K.A.
11 pm JCC Down and Out with the Dolls
SATURDAY, 2002-10-26
1 pm Lincoln In the Name of Allah not rated
3 pm Lincoln That’s My Face
5 pm Lincoln Under One Roof
[Critic’s Pick]

7 pm Lincoln The Journey to Kafiristan (Die Reise Nach Kafiristan)
9 pm Lincoln The Trip
SUNDAY, 2002-10-27
12 pm Lincoln The Laramie Project
2 pm Lincoln For Men Only
[Critic’s Pick]

4 pm Lincoln Zus & Zo
[Critic’s Pick]

6 pm Lincoln A Woman’s a Helluva Thing

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