The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) announced its full schedule along with the late addition, “Keith Haring: Street Art Boy” a documentary by Ben Anthony.
The 79 films include features, documentaries, and shorts, and they will screen online.
The 33rd annual iteration of the fest, aGLIFF 33: Prism takes place August 6-16.
Badges are available now agliff.org/badges. Single tickets will go on sale July 30.
“The addition of a brand-new documentary on influential American artist Keith Haring was an exciting moment while programming for our virtual festival, and quite a joy. When it looked almost impossible, we were thrilled to confirm it in the 11th hour,” said aGLIFF Artistic Director Jim Brunzell.
“This film lineup is truly an all-inclusive representation for LGBTQIA+ narratives. We hope to create conversation while giving insight into these amazing stories with the many Q&As and Masterclasses we are offering this year.”
Filmmakers Rachel Mason and Farihah Zaman each will lead a masterclass for this year’s festival offerings. There will also be events and conversation to accompany aGLIFF’s Queer Black Voices Fund, created in response to the recent events surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Javier Ambler, among other incidents between police officers and African Americans. aGLIFF will begin awarding grants next year to cover costs associated with submitting and showing qualified films as part of their annual festival and year-round programming. The fund also will be used to cover travel expenses to bring filmmakers to Austin for special events surrounding the festival when possible.
The festival’s closing night film is “Ahead of the Curve” directed by Jen Rainin, a documentary about one of the most influential women in lesbian history most people have never heard of and the impact her work continues to have today. Frances “Franco”
Stevens is the founding publisher of Curve Magazine, and her story unfolds through extraordinary footage from Franco’s personal collection and LGBTQ archives to situate the story in its historical context. Franco’s present-day struggle is told through verité handheld footage.