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Annapolis Film Festival presents LGBT-themed offerings

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If you're headed to the Annapolis Film Festival from March 27-30, you'll find more than 70 films at locations around the city, including Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Compass Rose Theater, O'Callaghan's Hotel and St. Anne's Parish House. Among those screenings are a handful of LGBT-themed features, documentaries and a short.

Here are the offerings:

  • "God Loves Uganda" -- A documentary that explores Uganda's proposed death penalty for homosexuality and the influence of the American Evangelical movement. Screens March 28, 9 p.m., Maryland Hall and March 30, 5 p.m., Compass Rose Theater. Read a review.
  • "I Am Divine" -- A hit on this year's festival circuit, this documentary tells the story of Baltimore's favorite larger-than-life persona and John Waters' muse Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead) and includes incredible footage, entertaining stories and some eye-opening film clips. Screens March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 12:30 p.m., both at Compass Rose Theater. Read a review.
  • "In the Name of..." -- In this narrative feature from Poland, a Catholic priest runs a home for teenage boys in a Polish village. After he takes one boy under his wing and tragedy strikes, rumors of misconduct swirl and threaten to destroy the home and the priest. Screens March 28, 6 p.m., Compass Rose Theater.
  • "The New Black" -- This documentary looks at how the black community responded to Maryland's marriage equality battle. Using the fight over Question 6, the state's same-sex marriage ballot measure, it traces the complex overlap between the civil rights movement, LGBT rights advocacy and religion. Screens March 29, 5:15 p.m., Compass Rose Theater.
  • "Out of Annapolis" -- In this documentary, out LGBT United States Naval Academy alumni discuss their experiences serving in pre- and post-"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military environments. Screens March 29, 3 p.m., Compass Rose Theater.
  • "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" -- In this feature dramedy from Taiwan, a married man about to have another baby starts to question his identity when he runs into someone from his past. Screens March 30, 2:30 p.m., Compass Rose Theater. Read a review.
  • "The Language of Love" -- In this 10-minute short from Australia, a student tries to come to terms with his sexuality while facing a life-changing decision. Screens as part of Reel Love shorts program: March 28, 9:30 p.m., at St. Anne's Parish House and March 29, 4:45 p.m., at Maryland Hall.

Get more information on the Annapolis Film Festival and the complete schedule.

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