The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) recently announced their official program selections for Austin’s oldest film festival, aGLIFF 33: Prism, August 6 – 16, 2020. Founded by Scott Dinger, the 33rd annual festival will feature almost seventy films including features, documentaries, and shorts over two weekends while additionally hosting exclusive online festival events.
“With the ride that has been 2020, putting this year’s lineup together has been one of the most challenging experiences ever, but rewarding at the same time. From features and documentaries to shorts, this year’s festival is truly an all-inclusive representation for LGBTQIA+ stories,” says aGLIFF Artistic Director, Jim Brunzell.”
Opening Night for aGLIFF 33: Prism, will kick-off with the Texas Premiere of “The Capote Tapes” by Ebs Burnough. Exploring one of the most singular figures in the 20th century, “The Capote Tapes” delivers a fresh portrait that reinvigorates our understanding of this vital writer, including the revelation of newly discovered tapes of interviews by The Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton, conducted with Capote’s friends after his death.
Closing Feature, “Ahead of The Curve,” will wrap-up the two weekend festivities. Making its Southwest Premiere, Jen Rainin’s film tells the story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history, who most people have never heard of, Frances “Franco” Stevens, creator of Curve Magazine.
aGLIFF 33: Prism will also feature a special screening of “Women in Blue,” from documentarian Deirdre Fishel, which follows the Minneapolis Police Department’s first female chief, Janee Harteau embarking on a mission to remake the department by ridding it of corruption, demanding accountability and re-training the officers.
“Just a few months ago, nobody could have predicted the current situation or extent of the COVID-19 takeover, or the heightened racial and political tension in the country,” says Casandra Alston, aGLIFF Board President. “That is why aGLIFF felt this year it is even more important for our queer community to have a place to come together and see stories that reflect the diverse perspectives of LGBTQIA+ people.”
Outside of screening films, festival goers will have the chance to take part in exclusive, live conversations with artists throughout aGLIFF 33: Prism during virtual question and answer sessions.
For more information on aGLIFF 33, visit agliff.org.