The 14th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival ended on Tuesday.  Well, technically for me it ended Wednesday at 01:00 since K. and I closed the closing night party in the wee hours.  Here are some of the films worth checking out if you missed them:

  1. Affinity — British bodice-ripping Lesbian medium period piece is an early fest guilty pleasure. Fun for all!
  2. Clandestinos — Thanks, Spain, for a fun, quirky, slightly creepy guilty pleasure. Transcends a few really awkward moments.
  3. Ciao — Deliberate, well-told character study & rare case of well-directed slow pacing. Nuanced, old-fashioned indie.
  4. Fashion Victims — So-German fashion farce where Father knows worst. Consistently funny, quirky, and sweet–but in a good way.
  5. Mulligans — Nicely shot kinder-gentler gay indie love child of AmericanBeauty, OrdinaryPeople, and LittleMissSunshine.
  6. The Houseboy — Works it with a dark story, good lead, and racy scenes–high marks from me indeed for a film set at xmas time.
  7. The Lost Coast — A moody, deliberate nocturnal journey that snared me (but few others) with story, visuals, and atmosphere.

For more reviews and comments on the festival, visit my PIGLFF 14 page.  I’ve also added pages for previous years, PIGLFF 12 and PIGLFF 13, and hope to add more for both festivals.

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