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OUT SHINE Virtual LGBTQ Film Fest

By Charlotte Robinson, December 02, 2020

Fort Lauderdale’s 12th edition of its LGBTQ Film Festival OUTshine will go virtual December 3rd to 6th throughout the state of Florida. There will be livestreamed special events as well as cocktail happy hours & talent Q & A sessions as a way to virtually tie the community together. In keeping with social distancing guidelines & community safety this year’s festival will also present the OUTshine Drive-OUT event with the film Cowboys (USA) a critically acclaimed drama on Friday December 4th at 7P at Pier 66 Marina. Awarded “Outstanding Performance in a U.S. Feature” at Outfest LGBT Film Festival & “Best Screenplay” at the TriBeCa Film Festival, Cowboys stars Steve Zahn (Treme’, Modern Family, Dallas Buyers Club) as Troy a father who tries to liberate his young transgender son by taking him to Canada but as a frustrated female detective spearheads an investigation she discovers that the child’s family situation is more complicated than she thought. Director Anna Kerrigan has created a powerful story that propels this modern-day western forward with an uncommon emotional veracity. Another featured event is on Saturday December 5th at 7P with the 10th anniversary screening of Bear City (USA). There will be a virtual cast reunion & interactive Q & A will follow the film. Other highlights include the US premiere of the romantic drama Walking with Shadows (Nigeria), the award-winning international comedy-drama Goodbye Mother (Thưa mẹ con đi) (Vietnam), the award-winning international drama No Hard Feelings (Germany) & the feature thriller Through A Glass Darkly (USA). A virtual closing awards ceremony will take place on Sunday December 6th at 8P via Zoom. Film tickets are $7.50 each & value packages are available. Drive-OUT tickets are $40 per vehicle. For More Info & Tix: outshinefilm.com

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