8:00 PM, Central Cinema, $10
ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
(D.A. Pennebaker; 1973; UK; 90 min)
Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker focuses his lens on a 1973 concert by David Bowie, who performs under the moniker Ziggy Stardust with his glam-rock backing band, the Spiders From Mars. While some backstage footage of the theatrical singer-songwriter is featured, the majority of the film is devoted to the music played onstage, which includes hits, album cuts and covers of Rolling Stones and Velvet Underground songs. Bowie also shocks fans by announcing his intention to drop the Stardust persona.
Bowie Costume Contest - Win Backstage VIP Tickets to PrideFest!
8:00 PM, Northwest Film Forum, $11
TO THE LIMIT
(Raymond Martino; 1995; USA; 98 min)
Deadly ninjas, hot Vegas nights, CIA skullduggery, a coveted CD-ROM, and superstars Anna Nicole Smith and Joey Travolta fuse into a white-hot action spectacular that will take your senses TO THE LIMIT! Anna Nicole Smith's first starring film role after being named Playboy’s Playmate of the Year!
Come dressed in your favorite Anna Nicole Smith ensemble!
Hosted/Narrated by John Criscitello.
7:30 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
CROCODILE TEARS (20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING)
(Ann Coppel; 1996; USA; 84 min)
Crocodile Tears was shot in 1996 with an abundance of community support, 120 thousand dollars in donations (before Kickstarter existed), and money from Ted Sod’s credit cards. It was the first locally made film to be screened at SIFF, originally as a rough cut, then a completed film. It was on the Festival circuit from '97-'99 and was self-distributed in three cities: Seattle, San Francisco and L.A. A VHS and DVD version was distributed by Culture Q Connection. A black comedy and post-modern Faust story, Crocodile Tears tells the story of Simon DeSoto, a Seattleite, who sells his soul to the devil in order to be free of HIV.
SEE AN EXCERPT FROM CROCODILE TEARS
Panel featuring the filmmakers of Crocodile Tears and 20 years of Seattle filmmaking to follow film (BRIDES TO BE TICKET-HOLDERS can enter early at 9pm to see panel, which will include the directors of Brides to Be).
10:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
BRIDES TO BE (WORLD PREMIERE)
(Kris & Lindy Boustedt); 2016; USA; 82 min)
Robin and Jenna are getting married. Robin is excited beyond words; Jenna is plagued by panic attacks and struggles to write her vows. But when they arrive at their secluded fairy-tale venue, sinister forces besiege them, threatening to tear them apart. BRIDES TO BE is both a love story and a psychological thriller, a timeless romance and a haunted house. Skillfully mixing genres, it explores how doubt and fear can be imposed upon us and infect us from within, but only if we let it.
WATCH THE TRAILER
Directors and cast in attendance.
12:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
(various directors & countries; 90 min)
Don't miss this collection of best short films from Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 2015 festivals. There's something for everyone in this incredible collection of entertaining films.
2:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
NAZ & MAALIK
(Jay Dockendorf; 2014; USA; 85 min)
JURY AWARD WINNER – 2015 Seattle LGFF
Naz and Maalik are gay Muslims in Brooklyn—but nobody knows they’re together, especially their devout families. The teenagers are happy traipsing around the city selling lottery cards to earn extra money until they find themselves being followed by the FBI for a simple misunderstanding. Their lives now disrupted, Naz and Maalik have to face who they are and what they want with each other and out of life.
4:30 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL MONOGAMIST
(Christina Zeidler & John Mitchell; 2015; Canada; 84 min)
CENTERPIECE FILM – 2015 Seattle LGFF
When Elsie (brilliantly played by comedian Diane Flacks) coolly breaks up with her performance-artist girlfriend, her friends challenge her to stay single and stay out of the clubs for a while...but prospects seem to be everywhere. Featuring a catchy pop-punk soundtrack and an unforgettable cat funeral, PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL MONOGAMIST is a clever and fresh comedy offering thoughtful insight into romance, friendships, and growing up.
8:00 PM, Egyptian, $10
MAPPLETHORPE: Look at the Pictures
(Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato; 2016; USA; 108 min)
COURTESY OF HBO
The only thing more outrageous than Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs was his life. He was obsessed with magic and in particular, with what he saw as the magic of photography and the magic of sex. He pursued both with insatiable dedication. Jesse Helms denounced the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, with the words “Look at the pictures.” Twenty-five years later, this film does just that, with unprecedented access to Mapplethorpe archives and work.
ART ACTIVISM PANEL FEAT. JOHN CRISCITELLO FOLLOWING FILM
MIDNIGHT, Egyptian Theater, $12
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
(Jim Sharman; 1975; UK; 100 min)
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Hilarity and musical numbers ensue.
HOSTED BY SIFF (EGYPTIAN THEATER)
Tickets available from venue - Festival Passes can be used for entry!
1:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
(Annalise Ophelian; 2015; USA; 91 min)
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER -- TRANSLATIONS 2016!
Black transgender elder and activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy has been fiercely advocating for her girls—trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s prisons—for over 40 years. A veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion, a survivor of Attica State Prison, and a former sex worker, Miss Major is a living library of the queer rights movement. MAJOR! uses innovative storytelling to personalize this vibrant and charismatic woman with love and humor.
Contains adult language and mention of rape.
4:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
LAST MEN STANDING
(Tim Hussin and Erin Brethauer; 2016; USA; 65 min)
A new documentary, produced by the San Francisco Chronicle, follows eight long-term AIDS survivors who never expected to survive the epidemic. Its spring premiere in San Francisco was greeted to a standing ovation and it was selected for inclusion in this year's Frameline LGBT film festival (which plays the same day as our screening).
PANEL OF LONG-TERM SURVIVORS TO FOLLOW FILM
7:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
(ROBBIE) TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
(Various; USA; 80 min)
Drag performer Robbie Turner, from RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 8) is known for glamour, elegance, and style. Robbie is inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, and in this special closing night of TWIST of Pride, you'll see some of her favorite scenes from classic movies, from comedy, musicals, and (of course) dramas. And yes, Mr. DeMille, she is ready for her close-up.