The Dayton LGBT Film Festival, now in its 12th year, is one of the Midwest’s premiere LGBT events. The festival committee looks at over a hundred pieces of new work from around the world and curates a weekend-long event that features the best films, visiting artists and an awesome party – all right here in Dayton, Ohio. Many of this year’s selections will be making their Ohio premieres, and we couldn’t feel luckier. Whether you’re from Dayton or from out of town, we hope you’ll spend the weekend with us.
Fri 7:30pm FREAK SHOW
Could Billy Bloom be like everyone else if he wanted to? When others call him theatrical, he takes it as a compliment; when his classmates feel provoked by his drive to be different, it only motivates him further. “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down,” his father warns him. That does not deter Billy from deciding to run for homecoming queen. Somewhere in-between David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Freddy Mercury and Oscar Wilde in the transgressive space of pop culture and dressed up as a high school comedy – we get a film with wit, heart and a dazzling cast. Starring Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler, AnnaSophia Robb and Laverne Cox.
Attendees of Opening Night Film are invited to the OPENING NIGHT PARTY at Mudlick Tap House. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail and delicious appetizers to kick off this year’s fest!