Queer premieres (March 18 and 19, 2005)
Friday, March 18. 2005. / 5 pm
cast: Michael McMillian, Lea Coco, Charles Fletcher, Mo Quigley, Austin Basis
Inspired by a real life character, Dorian Blues is the first feature by Tennyson Bardwell which already screened on numerous festivals accross the US where it received rave reviews and many audience awards. We are sure that Zagreb's audience will recognise the story of young Dorian and his family as one after which life is simply better and the smile automatically fixes on one's face. Queer Zagreb is proud to screen this comedy of coming of age under definitions of gay stereotypes.
Friday, March 18. 2005. / 7 pm
cast: Marta Keler, Miodrag Krivokapić, Igor Bjelan, Ina Gogalova
It seems almost impossible that «Virgina» will have its premiere in Zagreb 14 years after it was filmed. This is a movie which was overlooked by distributors but was intensively shown to students of anthropology, gender, peace and queer studies…This Felix award winner speaks of extreme patriarchy in a small village close to Adriatic Sea where a female child is raised as a boy in order to become the head of the family as there were no boys by birth. A touching and authentic story of extremism and extremities.
Friday, March 18. 2005. / 9 pm
«The 24th Day»
cast: James Marsden, Scott Speedman, Sofia Vergara
This movie started out as an award winning theatre show in Los Angeles with Noah Wyle as the star. Author Tony Piccirillo proceeded to make his first feature which we would like to characterise as one of the most significant and intense movies on AIDS ever made. This psychological thriller, if we can borrow the term from classic movie characterisation, has one of the most original approach to AIDS issues ever screened in Croatia.
Friday, March 18. 2005. / 11 pm
«The Graffiti Artist»
cast: Ruben Bansie – Snellman, Pepper Fajans
Director James Bolton, of whom Gus Van Sant said had Ingmar Bergman qualities, managed to create a masterpiece of independent cinema. Queer Zagreb is proud to present a movie which had its European premiere last year at Berlin festival and had since then been programmed in over twenty festivals worldwide. The story of two graffiti artists is told with immaculate skill and poetic innacuracies which relates to youthful spirits.