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Gay-themed films get screen time at Charm City LGBT Film Festival
Gay-themed films get screen time at Charm City LGBT Film Festival

Film festivals do a heft amount of grandstanding about representing diverse perspectives and expanding the definition of cinema. But when it comes to LGBT characters and so-called queer cinema, the festival circuit has a mixed track record. Sure, the winning flick at this year's Cannes Film Festival -- the creme de la creme of the festival circuit -- was about a lesbian romance. But films depicting same-sex relationships often get swept into their own awards categories or themed sidebars, making them unlikely to get the exposure necessary to jump into American theaters. That's why events like the Charm City LGBT Film Festival are so important. Starting Friday, Baltimore audiences...

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