Julia Scotti
The documentary "Julia Scotti: Funny That Way” tells the story of 69-year-old transgender comedian Julia Scotti who transitioned in her late 40s. (Image courtesy 1091 Pictures)

In celebration of Pride month, aGLIFF will host Pride Mini Film-A-Thon, a weekend of films and programming June 3–5.

The mini-fest includes four feature films, one shorts program and a live comedy show with 69-year-old transgender comedian Julia Scotti that follows a screening of Susan Sandler’s award-winning documentary portrait “Julia Scotti: Funny That Way.”

Scotti performed as comedian Rick Scotti for 20 years before coming out as a transgender woman, working as a teacher for a decade before returning to the comedy world in 2011. Filmed over five years, “Funny That Way” tracks Julia’s triumphant comeback and the complex process of reuniting with her children.

Other feature films are:

  • “The Swimmer” (Israel, 2021). When a young athlete falls for one of his competitors, he is faced with some big decisions, in this smart and sexy tale of forbidden love.
  • “Girl Picture” (Finland, 2022). Three Fridays is all it takes to turn the worlds of three women upside down as they follow a quest to find first love, or just experience newfound pleasure.
  • “Framing Agnes” (Canada, 2022). turns the talk show format inside out in response to media’s ongoing fascination with trans people. The film breathes life into six previously unknown stories from the archives of the UCLA Gender Clinic in the 1950s.

Pride Mini Film-A-Thon takes place June 3-5 at Galaxy Theatres, 6700 Middle Fiskville Road. In individual tickets and fest passes are available at agliff.org/pride