Start celebrating Pride month in the dark at the Fifth Annual Reel It Out Queer Film Festival which takes place June 7-10 at a variety of venues in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The festival is produced as a fundraiser for the LGBT Life Center and is billed as a community-focused event with the goal of educating and introducing LGBTQ struggles, joys, and hardships through the world of film and media.
Attendees may purchase a VIP Festival Pass for $30 ($15 for seniors/veterans/students) for entry to all screenings that includes preferred seating and drink tickets at opening and closing events. Alternatively, individual tickets to screenings may also be purchased. Click HERE to purchase a VIP Festival Pass or individual tickets.
The slate of films for the 2018 festival are as follows:
June 7, 7:00PM
LGBTQ Shorts, ODU, University Theater, 47 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk
Short films are typically less than 15 minutes long, and all audience members will receive a ballot to vote on their favorites! Join us on Thursday for the opening night of the reception.
June 8, 7 p.m. Todd Rosenlieb Dance Center, 325 Granby St., Norfolk
Women Who Kill
Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean are locally famous true crime podcasters obsessed with female serial killers. There’s a chance they may still have feelings for each other, but co-dependence takes a back seat when Morgan meets the mysterious Simone during her Food Coop shift. Blinded by infatuation, Morgan quickly signs up for the relationship, ignoring warnings from friends that her new love interest is practically a stranger.
June 9, 7p.m., Virginia Aquarium, 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach
New to Sao Paulo, Elias divides his days between working in a cloth factory and fleeting encounters with other men. As the end of the year approaches, work intensifies, and he finds himself increasingly trapped within the factory. With limited free time, he attempts to etch his place in new social circles and to assert the possibility of new relationships.
June 10, 4 p.m., Wells Theater, 108 E. Tazewell St., Norfolk
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
A cultish horror favorite, 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? will make you think twice before hungrily unveiling a covered plate of food. Bette Davis stars as Jane Hudson, a onetime child actress and singer. As an elderly woman, she wishes to revive her vaudevillian career, but she has become a grotesque caricature of her former self. Over the years as her star faded, the star of her older sister Blanche (Joan Crawford) rose, outshining the career of the has-been Baby Jane.