Film: aGLIFF Opening Night

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years since Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old college student, was tortured and murdered in one of the infamous hate crimes in recent times. It’s a legacy to his parents and their tireless advocacy that his name and memory continues. Tonight they will be present at the Austin premiere of of a new documentary “Matt Shepard was a Friend of Mine,” a film made by his childhood friend Michele Josue. The film is one of 102 films from 15 countries screening this year at the 27th edition of Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (aGLIFF). Look for narrative features, documentaries, and short films of all genres, and many films making their Southwest and Texas premieres. The festival is a great way to support filmmakers and to get a glimpse of the diversity within the LGBT community. If you’ve never been to aGLIFF (or a film festival), pick a film and see where it takes you.

Burning question

What better way to escape the heat than a weekend of air-conditioned gay films?

Ingredients

Film, documentaries, shorts, festival, stories, LGBTQA

Essentials

aGLIFF
Wed-Sun Sept 10-15
Most films at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
www.agliff.org

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