AUSTIN GAY & LESBIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (WWW.AGLIFF.ORG)
I Can’t Think Straight
DIR. SHAMIM SARIF UK | 2007 | 82MIN | ROMANCE
Tala, a Jordanian woman, and Leyla, an Indian woman, find themselves falling in love but don’t know how to reconcile their love with the expectations placed on them by each of their cultures.
In this rich and beautifully told story, each woman must find her own path to acceptance in order to be able to give herself fully to the other. Both touching and funny, with characters you’ll love and love to hate, this gem of a film reminds us that love comes first and foremost from the heart.
DIR. MIN KYU-DONG S. KOREA | 2008 | 109MIN | ROMANTIC COMEDY
Playboy Jin-hyeok is opening a bakery in a renovated antique shop and hires Seun-woo, an old classmate and Korea’s most desired pastry chef, to ensure his shop’s success.
But can anything but drama ensue after the womanizing Jin-hyeuk publicly spurned and humiliated the irresistible Seun-woo, who pro- fessed his love for Jin-hyeuk in high school? Sexual tension runs thick and the musical numbers campy, as Seun-woo’s ex-boyfriend returns and
Jin-hyeok’s true intentions for opening the shop become clear.
The Big Gay Musical
DIR. FRED M. CARUSO USA | 2009 | 100MIN | MUSICAL COMEDY
Life imitates art in this musical comedy of love and acceptance.
Paul and Eddie are stage actors performing in Adam and Steve, Just the Way God made ‘em. During rehearsals, their personal lives come to mimic the story of their on-stage characters as Paul searches for that one true love and Eddie seeks acceptance from his conservative parents. Featuring half-naked dancing angels, a singing deity, and songs such as “God loves Gays” and “I Wanna Be a Slut,” this movie is sure to please.
HANNAH FREE | DIR. WENDY JO CARLTON USA | 2009 | 86MIN | ROMANCE Sharon Gless In Attendance
A timeless story of two women in love, but unable to openly be a couple, Hannah free explores their lives together in flashback and present time. As Rachel (Maureen Gallagher) lays dying, Hannah (Sharon Gless) battles to make the short journey between her room at the nursing home and Rachel’s (Maureen Gallagher), but there are many obstacles to overcome along the way. Hannah has always been a wandering free spirit, but she stays tethered to Rachel. Their love endures through childhood, war, marriage, children, and old age, so will anything stop them now?