The Many Sides of Pride Film Festival Program 2021

  • Hurley

    Hurley

    Thursday, June 3, 7 p.m.

    Documentary, 83 mins

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    Hurley (2019) tells the story of American racing legend Hurley Haywood as he speaks for the first time about being gay in the macho world of 1970's motor sports. Haywood, along with Director Derek Dodge and Producer Patrick Dempsey, gives greater insight into the tightrope walk between his career and personal life.

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  • Hurley

    Director's View: A Q&A with Derek Dodge and Hurley Haywood

    Thursday, June 3, 8:40 p.m.

    Live stream, 60 mins

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    Join us following the film Hurley for a live Q&A with special guests Hurley Haywood and Derek Dodge.

  • Major!

    MAJOR!

    Friday, June 4, 1 p.m.

    Documentary, 95 mins

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    MAJOR! (2015) explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. She's a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion, survivor of Attica State Prison, and community leader.

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  • Cinema

    UNSCRIPTED: We’re Here - A History of Queer Cinema

    friday, June 4, 3 p.m.

    Live stream, 60 mins

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    Professor of English at the University of North Florida, Nicholas de Villiers, Ph.D, presents a history of LGBTQ characters and stories in cinema. Professor de Villiers areas of expertise include Documentary Studies, East Asian Cinema, Film & Media, Gender Studies, and Sexuality Studies.

  • The Grey Area

    REEL TALK: The Grey Area

    Friday, June 4, 5 p.m.

    Live stream, 60 mins

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    Join the creators of The Grey Area for a conversation around their documentary exploring how western culture's response to masculine women can have damaging ramifications.

  • Mucho Mucho Amor, the Legend of Walter Mercado

    Mucho Mucho Amor

    Friday, June 4, 7 p.m.

    Documentary, 96 mins

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    Mucho, Mucho, Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) is a profile of extravagant Puerto Rican astrologer, psychic, and gender nonconforming legend Walter Mercado. It captures the final years of a beloved figure that was equal parts Oprah, Liberace, and Mr. Rogers, who shared love and hope to his devoted viewers.

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  • Mucho Mucho Amor, The Legend of Walter Mercado

    Director's View: Kareem Tabsch on Mucho Mucho Amor

    Friday, June 4, 8:40 p.m.

    Live stream, 60 mins

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    Join us following the film Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado for a conversation with director Kareem Tabsch and audience Q&A.

  • Saturday Church

    Saturday Church

    Saturday, June 5, noon

    Drama, Fantasy, Musical, 82 mins

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    Saturday Church (2017) tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. He struggles with questions about his gender identity and finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music.

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  • JASMYN

    REEL TALK: JASMYN

    saturday, June 5, 1:30 p.m.

    Live stream, 60 mins

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    Hear from representatives of JASMYN (Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network) as they discuss how they support and empower LGBTQ youth by creating safe space, provide health and wholeness services and bring people and resources togther to promote equality and human rights.

  • Scorpio Rising

    Scorpio Rising

    Experimental, 28 mins

    Kenneth Anger's Scorpio Rising (1963) features a swift and dense Eisensteinian montage of leather-clad bikers and hustlers, road accidents, Hollywood stars, comic strips, Christian icons, Nazi imagery, and a simulated orgy.

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  • Happy Birthday Marsha

    Happy Birthday Marsha

    Drama, 14 mins

    Happy Birthday, Marsha (2017) imagines the story of extraordinary transgender rights activists, pioneers, and friends, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, in the hours before the Stonewall riots.

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  • Buck

    Buck

    Drama, 14 mins

    In Buck (2020), caught in the throes of a depressive fugue, young Lynn resorts to debauchery to find joy-only to discover that happiness is a much more complicated proposition.

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  • Buck

    Director's View: A Conversation with the Filmmakers of Buck

    saturday, June 5, 5 p.m.

    Live stream, 60 mins

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    Join us following the Short Film Showcase for a conversation with the creators of Buck (2020), Chester Algernal Gordan, Elegance Bratton, and Jovan James.

  • Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

    Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

    Saturday june 5, 7 p.m.

    Documentary, 105 mins

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    Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (2020) looks at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood's most beloved moments.

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  • Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

    Director's View: Sam Feder on Disclosure

    saturday, June 5, 9 p.m.

    Live stream, 60 mins

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    Join us following the film Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen for a conversation with director Sam Feder and audience Q&A.

  • Mala Mala

    Mala Mala

    Sunday, June 6, 1 p.m.

    Documentary, 87 mins

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    The critically acclaimed Mala Mala (2014) explores the intimate moments, performances, friendships and activism of trans identifying people, drag queens and others who defy typical gender identities in Puerto Rico. The film affirms that the quest to find oneself can be both difficult and beautiful.  

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  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Sunday, June 6, 3 p.m.

    Comedy, 104 mins

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    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) follows three transgender performers crossing the Australian Outback in their ramshackle bus, "Priscilla," on their way to a gig. They perform for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals, but the truth about why one took the job threatens their act and friendship.

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  • Drag Queen

    UNSCRIPTED: Let’s Revue - Drag Queens in Conversation

    sunday, June 6, 5 p.m.

    Live stream, 60 mins

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    Local performers discuss the history and placement of Drag within Jacksonville and queer culture.

  • Glitter Bomb

    The Glitterbomb Show Presents: Priscilla!

    sunday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.

    Live stream, 60 mins

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    Celebrate the closing of the Many Sides of Pride Film Festival with a grand finale! Join us for for a live drag show hosted by Bebe Deluxe featuring original performances and costumes inspired by the film "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."