Every spring, Austin comes alive with the South by Southwest Festival, a weeklong celebration of music, art, film and culture. This year’s fest, running March 10 to 19, includes a number of LGBT-interest movies, shorts and documentaries.
U.S.A. (Director: David Slade)
Neil Gaiman’s sci-fi novel about old and new gods warring in modern-day America has been adapted by Starz by out producers Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Sex and the City).
Cast: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Jonathan Tucker, Gillian Anderson.
Dear White People
U.S.A. (Director: Justin Simien) Adapted from the out filmmaker’s 2014 feature of the same name, this new Netflix series sees a group of black students traverse life at a predominantly white Ivy League university.
Cast: Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori
Brazil (Director: Leandra Leal)
Eight veteran drag queens in Brazil strut their stuff and share their fascinating back stories while celebrating a half-century of taking the stage. North American Premiere.
The Mess He Made
U.S.A. (Director: Matthew Puccini) In this short, a young gay man (Max Jenkins) waits 15 minutes for the results of an HIV test, but it feels like an eternity. World Premiere.
Cast: Max Jenkins
The Most Hated Woman in America
Cast: Melissa Leo, Adam Scott, Josh Lucas, Juno Temple
Cast: Danielle MacDonald, Cathy Moriarty, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay
Cast: Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez, Audrey Francis, Charin Alvarez, Mark Hood, Molly Brennan.
Todrick Hall: No Place Like Home
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
Cast: Matt Bomer, Lily Gladstone, Bill Pullman