Seattle’s queer film fest runs Oct. 13-23
The 21st annual event, formerly known as the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, takes place October 13th-23rd, 2016, at several venues around Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle. The new name also reflects a more inclusive programming vision: in addition to a wide array of movies, the festival now touts even more forms of visual storytelling, as well as an art exhibit, a pop-up marketplace, live performances, panel discussions and, of course, the best parties of the year.
This year, TWIST will also launch a virtual reality sidebar, presented by Oculus, entitled TWIST360º. The full film and event program, along with tickets and passes, are available online at twistfilmfest.org.
The 2016 opening night event befits the festival’s new, more inclusive name and programming vision. The evening’s program features the World Premiere of Seattle-based artist Clyde Petersen’s animated film, TORREY PINES, on Thursday, October 13th at 7:15pm at the Egyptian Theater. Produced with the assistance of Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s fiscal sponsorship program, TORREY PINES is an enthralling and visually stunning queer coming-of-age tale based on Petersen’s fascinating life story.