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Connecticut LGBTQ Film Fest 36th Year

By Charlotte Robinson, September 11, 2023

Out Film CT Connecticut’s longest-running & most diverse film festival is celebrating its 36th year October 6th to 15th. The majority of the festival will be screened at the festival's longtime home the historic & elegant Cinestudio on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford. The closing night film will be held at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in downtown Hartford. In addition there will be some virtual-only exclusives for film fans to enjoy at home. Marina Yurieva Out Film CT Co-Director stated, "I think our film festival is going to be particularly important at this time in our history. LGBTQ visibility is at an all-time high, but there is so much negative discourse nationally & internationally about LGBTQ rights. We are at an inflection point where it is more important than ever to hear queer stories by queer storytellers about things that affect us all. We're very proud to bring these profound, funny, romantic, sexy & political stories from all over the globe." Out Film CT Co-Director Shane Engstrom concluded, "The Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival is not only a safe space where the LGBTQ community can gather to enjoy film & each other's company; it's also an opportunity for straight allies & cinephiles to learn about the breadth of our experiences & the talent of queer filmmakers. The movies are always smart, moving & most of all, entertaining. Many of the films are premieres, so you won't be able to see them anywhere else!" Attendees can look forward to such highly-anticipated events as the Opening Night after-party, a Centerpiece film pre-reception & the Closing Night celebration. The festival will also include appearances by some of the filmmakers & artists, virtual exclusives & other surprises to be announced. 

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