FILMOUT SAN DIEGO 22nd Annual LGBTQ Film Festival is set from September 8 – 11; The four-day queer film festival opens with “In From The Side” and closes with the docfilm “All Male: The International Male Story”
By Oliver Carnay
FilmOut San Diego’s 22nd Annual LGBTQ Film Festival is taking place from September 8 through 11, 2022. Dozens of films will be screened during the four-day festival at the San Diego Natural History Museum (THE NAT) AND THE MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS (MOPA) both located in San Diego’s historic Balboa Park. The festival will feature award-winning films from Sundance, SXSW and Berlin Film Festivals, along with independent features and a variety of short films.
The Opening Night Film and Party will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. at THE NAT with “IN FROM THE SIDE,” directed by Matt Carter, which tells about a group of gay athletes trying to push past rivalries to score an elusive win, but a secret affair simmers among them.
Content advisory: This film contains intense scenes of a graphic sexual nature.
Daresha Kyi is unflinching as she points her lens towards families whose faith has been challenged, documenting their journeys with care and empathy. Both intimate and thought-provoking, follow these mamas as they take their own brand of grassroots advocacy across the country, one hug at a time.
PAT ROCCO DARED – Activist, artist, filmmaker, and entertainer Pat Rocco’s legendary career spanned decades, encompassing nude male erotic films and documentaries that bore witness to crucial moments in queer history, including speeches by Harvey Milk. In this exploration of Rocco’s work and life — which features lovingly restored versions of some of Rocco’s rarest films — filmmaker Charlie David sits down with Rocco for exclusive interviews prior to his death in 2018. Ever the good-natured showman, Rocco’s candid talks reveal the daring personality required to create work that valued, desired, and celebrated queer bodies when popular culture labeled them as shameful — revealing this to be a vital record of an unforgettable trailblazer.