Atlanta’s LGBT film fest Out on Film closes today with encore performances of “You Should Meet My Son” at noon and Jury Award winner for Best Film “Children of God” at 1:45 p.m. Both of these films screen at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Dr NE # C212, Atlanta, GA 30308.
The official OOF closing party is at Amsterdam, 502 Amsterdam Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306.
Today’s other offerings, all showing at Landmark, are:
OUT IN THE SILENCE (4 p.m.)
Filmmaker Joe Wilson was born in Oil City, Pa., and after 25 years away he announced his wedding to Dean Hamer in the local paper. The American Family Association raised hell but Wilson got a letter from a woman whose 16-year-old son was bullied at school for being gay. That inspired him to go back to Oil City with a camera and see what he could do. He found support, he found opposition, and ultimately he found little people making little changes in a little town, because that’s often how progress is made.
BOARD SHORTS (5:15 p.m.)
BEYOND GAY: THE POLITICS OF PRIDE (6:30 p.m.)
This look at Pride festivals around the world gives new context to our own annual celebration. As Atlanta has fussed in the past several years with location and date, Prides in other countries are plagued with violent protests and stringent legal restrictions. Co-presented by Atlanta Pride. — Bo Shell
ROLE/PLAY (8:25 p.m.)
At a Palm Springs resort a closeted soap star (Steve Callahan) who’s been outed by a sex tape meets a gay marriage activist (Matthew Montgomery) who’s getting divorced. With a lot of talking points to make about the impact of their situations on the community, writer-director Rob Williams has the actors recite them in various stages of undress, often in bed. Followed by Q&A with director Rob Williams and actors and real-life couple Matt Montgomery and Steve Callahan.