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POSTED ON Sep 14, 2017 BY Jason

2017 TWIST Gala Films Announced!

OPENING NIGHT! THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Oct 12, 7:15pm

Co-directors Jennifer Kroot and Bill Weber (collaborators on TO BE TAKEI) open our festival with this delightful documentary about Armistead Maupin, one of the world's most beloved storytellers and creator of Tales of the City. Opening Night Gala at KEXP's Gathering Space, with DJ Riz Rollins!

CLOSING NIGHT! FREAK SHOW

AMC Pacific Place | Oct 22, 7pm

"Transvisionary gender obliviator" Billy Bloom decides to run for homecoming queen, despite hordes of conservative classmates at his high school devoted to football and Jesus.

This book-to-film adaptation of infamous clubkid, James St. James, boasts performances by Bette Midler, Laverne Cox, and Abigail Breslin! Closing Night Gala at Il Fornaio.

CENTERPIECE FILMS!

SATURDAY CHURCH | 10/15 | SIFF CINEMA EGYPTIAN, 7PM

In this Glee-ful coming-of-age musical, Ulysses struggles to come to terms with the reality of a dismal home life with his bigoted aunt Rose, after the unexpected death of his father. Party to follow at Capitol Hill's newest hot spot queer/bar!

APRICOT GROVES | 10/18 | SIFF CINEMA EGYPTIAN, 7PM

Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip back to Armenia from the US, but harder obstacles lay ahead. Party to follow at Optimism Brewery with food by St. Johns.

BPM | 10/20 | AMC PACIFIC PLACE, 6:45PM

Based on the personal relationships and experiences of ACT UP Paris activists in the early 90s, this film shows the fight against fear and indifference from the general public and government. Party to follow at a private event space within Pacific Place.