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2018 Troop Three Dollar Bill Cinema Dinner & Auction

2018 Troop Three Dollar Bill Cinema Dinner & Auction

"TROOP THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA"

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

6:00pm at Block 41

It's cookie time!

Three Dollar Bill Cinema cordially invites you to our 11th Annual Dinner & Auction which will sport a TROOP BEVERLY HILLS theme! Round up your pack and get ready for some serious "glamping" at this fundraising event.  

GET YOUR TICKETS OR TABLE

Doors open at 6:00pm for the silent auction and cocktails. Attire is anything from designer fabulous to casual scouting wear. 

DONATE AN ITEM

Please consider donating an item for the silent or live auction! We can feature unique gift baskets, gift certificates, professional services, and/or travel experiences extraordinaire! With a generous tax deductible* donation, your business or name will be listed in the auction catalog and highlighted at the event.

Translations Film Festival 2018 Submissions Open!

Translations Film Festival 2018 Submissions Open!

13th Annual Festival
May 3-13, 2018
SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Earlybird Deadline December 14, 2017

Regular Deadline January 8, 2018

Final Deadline January 16, 2018

Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival is a groundbreaking film festival that provides the Pacific Northwest with a venue for films by, for, and about transgender people and the issues facing the transgender community. Launched in 2006, Translations is one of only a few transgender film festivals in the world, and places emphasis on visibility and positive representations.

An Evening with AUNTIE MAME!

An Evening with AUNTIE MAME!

Three Dollar Bill Cinema makes the yuletide gay with the return of this fabulous holiday tradition! Soiree starts at 6:30pm, and the film will start promptly at 7:30pm! ("Don't tarry, or you shall be late!") Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse sets the festive spirit with a performance before the film.

Tickets are no longer available online. A hope line will be set up for available seats day of the show.

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook!

Celebrate the season with AUNTIE MAME, the beloved 1958 film starring the incomparable Rosalind Russell. Always armed with a colorful dress and an acerbic quip, the flamboyant, vibrant Mame Dennis (Russell) is an unconventional socialite from the roaring 20’s. When her young orphan nephew comes to live in her madcap party pad, Mame takes him under wing for an adventure in living life to its fullest.

Your ticket on your smart phone (or print out) will allow for swift check-in at the theatre. Upon arrival, a sparkling beverage will be placed in your hand, with food, music, entertainment, and photo opportunities to enjoy before the film!

Gaiety, classic film, and sharp humor…in the words of Auntie Mame: “What could be more wholesome or natural?”

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TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival

TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival

Thank you to all that came to TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival! The festival closed on Sunday, October 22 and audiences have been raving about this being our best festival yet! Jury and Audience Awards were announced at the Closing Gala, the complete list can be found at www.twistfilmfest.org

First Wednesday Queer Film Series: TWIST Sneak Peek

First Wednesday Queer Film Series: TWIST Sneak Peek

Join us for our First Wednesday Queer Film Series to get some sneak peeks and celebrate the return of TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival! (Oct 12-22.) Get the scoop on 2017’s TWIST, watch a bunch of trailers and sneak peek short films, and get pumped for the festival! Save the date and more info coming soon. www.twistfilmfest.org

FREE EVENT! Please reserve your ticket online to save your seat. Any questions, please contact: sam@threedollarbillcinema.org

RSVP on Facebook here and invite your pals!

First Wednesday Queer Film Series: BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE

First Wednesday Queer Film Series: BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE

Join us for our First Wednesday Queer Film Series screening of:

BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE (Anne Wheeler; 1999; Canada; 101 min)

Not long after moving into her own place, Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) finds herself with two unsolicited roommates: her recently divorced mother, Lila (Wendy Crewson), and her young brother. The timing is especially bad, considering Maggie has fallen hard for an attractive traveling artist, Kim (Christina Cox), only hours before her family arrives. Add a feminist lesbian bookstore run by the hilarious Frances (Ann-Marie MacDonald) who’s books are being stopped at the border due to being labeled ‘obscene,’ some classic lesbian tunes from the likes of Ani Difranco, a drag club, a box full of borrowed sex toys, awkward crushes and an unlikely friendship between two older ladies, and you’ve got yourself a classic.

TICKETS REQUIRED - FREE for Members of Three Dollar Bill Cinema - $6 for Not-Yet-Members ($6.16 with fees)

Reserve your tickets here.

Invite your pals on Facebook here.

Any questions, please contact: sam@threedollarbillcinema.org

PrideFest 2017 Film Festival

PrideFest 2017 Film Festival

The PrideFest Film Festival is back! On June 17th and 18th the best of Three Dollar Bill Cinema's films from the past year, TWIST Tops, will show FOR FREE at the Northwest Film Forum. (You'll need to claim your free tickets in order to secure a seat for a screening.) For full TWIST Tops schedule, please visit: www.twisttops.org.

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PLAY THE DEVIL

Saturday, June 17 at 2pm at the Northwest Film Forum

Director: Maria Govan ⎮ 92 min. ⎮ Trinidad & Tobago / Bahamas / USA ⎮ 2016

In this simmering, unconventional thriller set in the lush hills of Trinidad, Gregory (Petrice Jones), a sensitive scholar struggling with his sexuality, is pursued by rich, married businessman James (a quietly menacing Gareth Jenkins). Seduction and obsession intertwine with cultural, sexual, and family dynamics in a multilayered story that spirals to a fateful conclusion that challenges moral interpretation. This drama from Bahamian-born, queer writer-director Maria Govan bursts with colorful scenes of the Carnival ritual “the Jab” and uses authentic island locales and music to show precisely what it means to PLAY THE DEVIL.

In English and Patois with English subtitles

Tickets here!

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SUICIDE KALE

Saturday, June 17 at 5pm at the Northwest Film Forum

Director: Carly Usdin ⎮ 78 min ⎮ USA ⎮ 2015

All is not what it seems in this outrageously real comedy of manners built around snappy, mostly improvised dialogue and a diverse all-female cast and crew. Newly coupled Jasmine and Penn visit married couple Jordan and Billie and accidentally stumble upon a cryptic hidden note. What follows, in the awkward, tense attempts to decipher it, is a keenly observed dissection of modern-day relationships. Inspired by TANGERINE, director Carly Usdin and her team, including comic-writer Brittani Nichols (Transparent) and Jasika Nicole (Fringe, Scandal), have created a fiercely queer farce, which won the Audience Award for Best US Narrative First Feature at Outfest 2016.

Contains profanity and discussion of suicide.

Tickets here!

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CHECK IT

Saturday, June 17 at 7pm at the Northwest Film Forum

Dana Flor & Toby Oppenheimer | 90 min | USA | 2016

Life is dangerous for the Check It gang, a group of transgender and gay survivors living in one of DC’s poor, rough neighborhoods. Standing up (and fighting back, violently if necessary) for who they are is more than an issue of pride; they would be dead otherwise. This raw and moving documentary follows the four main gang leaders—Skittles, Day Day, Tray, and Alton—as they struggle to stay on track in their lives. Guided by Mo, an ex-convict, they try to break the cycle of poverty and violence they’ve grown up with through an unlikely route—fashion: creating their own clothing label, putting on shows, modeling, and working backstage during NY Fashion Week.

Contains depictions of violence and drug use, nudity, and profanity.

Tickets here!

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CINEOKE!

Saturday, June 17 at 9pm at the Northwest Film Forum

A sing along event presented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema. Sing along to your favorite numbers from American musicals, cult classics and foreign hits!

It’s like Karaoke — only better. You’re the star of your favorite movie musical. Pick any scene to sing along to, while the film and lyrics are projected onto the screen. There are hundreds of songs to choose from, or you can bring in your own special request (on DVD).

Tickets here!

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BEST SHORTS

Sunday, June 18 at 2pm at the Northwest Film Forum

Watch the latest and greatest, audience and jury award-winning, short films from TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival!

HONEYMOON Lucy and Johanna are on an “idyllic” honeymoon when tensions turn into a full-blown public, yet private, quarrel. Ronit Meranda; 2015; UK; 10 min.

FOLSOM STREET A kink- and fetish-fueled dance explosion in celebration of the 2015 Folsom Street Fair. Aron Kantor; 2016; USA; 6 min.

BOOTWMN Meet Deana McGuffin, boot maker. Her fabulous gay boots are made with love, and for walking. Sam McWilliams & Paige Gratland; Canada/UK/USA; 2015; 11 min.

THE GLORY HOLE Two longtime partners recount the sexy true story of how they first met. Daniel Maggio; 2014; USA; 4 min.

VAMONOS Devastated by grief after the death of her partner, Hope still finds the strength to make sure Mac is honored in death as much as in life. Marvin Lemus; 2015; USA; 13 min.

IN THIS SKIN This narrative montage explores the real-life stories of transgender youth. Ahmed Karam, Amy Robles & Greg Chu; 2016; USA; 5 min.

DIANE FROM THE MOON In the aftermath of a hurtful breakup with her girlfriend Alice, Diane (Mya Taylor, TANGERINE) begins living out of a posh 1960s hotel in Palm Springs. Hanna & Marco; 2016; USA; 11 min.

OH, I GET IT Seattle-based queer comedians are using their own brand of humor, proving that social change is best served funny. Danny Tayara & Sara McCaslin; 2015; USA; 9 min.

THESE C*CKSUCKING TEARS Meet the Washington state man behind the world’s first and only gay-themed country music album, 40 years after its release. Winner of SIFF 2016’s Golden Space Needle Award for Best Documentary Short. Dan Taberski; 2015; USA; 16 min.

Program runs 86 minutes, some films contain sexual situations and vulgar language.

Tickets here!

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REAL BOY

Sunday, June 18 at 4pm at the Northwest Film Forum

Shaleece Haas | 72 min | USA | 2016

From queer director Shaleece Haas comes an affecting documentary about transgender teen and aspiring musician Bennett Wallace. With the support of his best friend Dylan (also transitioning) and fellow transgender performer Joe Stevens, Bennett navigates the ups and downs of his journey to find his voice, including sobriety and patience as his mother weathers his transition, while reaching for the promise of a new life. With a soundtrack that features Bennett and Joe’s original songs, REAL BOY offers deeply emotional glimpses into coming of age, revealing not only heartache and uncertainty but also the ultimate joy that comes with irrevocable change and the realization of one’s truest self.

Contains discussion of drug use and self-harm.

Tickets here!

Parental Advisory?

Parental Advisory?

Three Dollar Bill Cinema returns to Capitol Hill's Cal Anderson Park with FREE outdoor movies! Your parents may warn you to not hang out with these unconventional misfits but see how much fun you'll have when you do! When parents say no, we say yes!

All screenings begin at sunset (around 8:30pm) at the SE corner of Cal Anderson Park. Arrive early to get a good seat and join us for the pre-show events. Concessions will be open and the DJ will start at 7pm. Official announcements and activities will begin at 8pm. 

All films will have subtitles. This is a smoke-free event. Bring low-backed chairs or blankets for seating, please. Hot popcorn, cold drinks, candy, and other concessions for sale on site. Limited lawnchair rentals available. 

Cal Anderson Park (SE corner)
1635 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

This series wouldn't be possible without our fabulous sponsors. Please help us thank them!

Annual Sponsors: Alaska Airlines, BECU, Vulcan Inc

Outdoor Cinema Sponsors: Today Tix, Carter Subaru, Pacific Medical Centers, 101 Broadway Apartments, AHF, Kendall DJ & Events, Pride Foundation, City Arts Magazine, C89.5, True North Land Surveying, Seattle Gay News, Seattle Gay Scene, Cal Anderson Park Alliance, City of Seattle
 

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BEETLEJUICE (1988)

Friday, August 11, at 8pm in Cal Anderson Park.

What happens when freshly-minted ghosts (Gina Davis and Alec Baldwin) hire disgusting “bio-exorcist” Beetlejuice to scare off obnoxious new homeowners and their teen daughter (Winona Ryder)? Hilarity, tail-feather shaking, and total mayhem!

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BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (1999)

Friday, August 18, at 8pm in Cal Anderson Park.

A bubbly high school cheerleader (Natasha Lyonne) has her world turned upside-down when she is sent to an over-the-top boot camp because of her “lesbian tendencies.” With bad-to-the-bone queer crush (Clea DuVall), a “straight is great” coach played by RuPaul, and a lot of poorly repressed teen hormones at “True Directions” camp, the joke is on them!

With a special performance by CHEER Seattle!

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JUNO (2007)

Friday, August 25, at 8pm in Cal Anderson Park.

When wisecracking sixteen-year-old Juno (Ellen Page) winds up pregnant by best friend Paulie she decides to give the baby to a couple she finds in the Pennysaver. But she gets way more than she bargained for in this indie just-be-your-weird-self dramedy.

With a special performance by Kimya Dawson!

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2017 PrideFest Film Festival

2017 PrideFest Film Festival

Three Dollar Bill Cinema teams up with Seattle PrideFest to bring you a winning collection of FREE films at the NW Film Forum! And don't miss the exciting screening of MILK at the Egyptian Theatre with special guest, Cleve Jones.

MORE INFO AND GET TICKETS HERE

Give Big 2017

Give Big 2017

Donate to Three Dollar Bill Cinema through Give Big and your donation will be stretched! Support LGBTQ film!

February Filmmaker Talk

February Filmmaker Talk

Our third installment of Filmmaker's Talk is back, but this time, with a TWIST! We're hosting a panel discussion focused on the upcoming Academy Awards. We'll discuss queer nominees, those who didn't make the list and should have, and how queer and minority representation at the Academy has, or hasn't, changed.

View the Facebook Event

Panelists include:
Brian Davis, a board member of Gay City Health Project, is a freelance writer on film and LGBT pop culture. His articles have been featured on such sites as The Backlot and LogoTV's NewNowNext. 

Jen Kilchenmann, Three Dollar Bill Cinema Board Member, film enthusiast, and member of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association.

Beth Barrett, the Interim Artistic Director of SIFF (organizers of the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education) and has been working with SIFF programming since 2003. An aficionado of short films, she secured SIFF’s status as an Academy Award® qualifying festival in 2008. Responsible for all aspects of SIFF programming, Beth has been in Seattle for 23 years and holds an MA in Northern Renaissance Art History.

Ryan Crawford is a staff writer at Jetspace Magazine and a marketing professional. His film reviews with Jetspace and Seattle Gay Scene have been published in film press kits and on IMDb, and his fiction work can be found in several literary anthologies.

Sara Michelle Fetters is the editor-in-chief of Moviefreak.com, the lead film critic for the Seattle Gay News and a founding member and co-host of the popular Cinema Squabble podcast. She's been writing about film professionally since she was 14, getting her start at the Spokesman Review while still in high school. She also eats a lot of tacos.

Special thanks to Hotel Sorrento for hosting us and providing nibbles and a cash bar.

Rainbow Cinema Awards

Rainbow Cinema Awards

Vote for your 2016 favorites!

Winners announced at our 12th Annual Academy Awards Party Feb 26th. Buy Tickets Here!

Staff Changes!

Staff Changes!

10th Annual Dinner & Auction - PROM NIGHT

10th Annual Dinner & Auction - PROM NIGHT

Over 330 people will be at PROM NIGHT raising money for Three Dollar Bill Cinema. If you can't attend and would like to support our mission, please make a donation to our annual fund HERE.

THANK YOU!

First Wednesday Queer Film Series: HOLIDAY HEART

First Wednesday Queer Film Series: HOLIDAY HEART

BUY TICKETS
FREE for Members of Three Dollar Bill Cinema
$6 for Non-Members

Wednesday, December 7th at 7 PM

 

HOLIDAY HEART

(Robert Townsend; 2000; US; 100 min.)


Adapted from Cheryl West’s play which premiered at the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 1994, HOLIDAY HEART is a classic drama filmed in the Pacific Northwest that reminds us about the importance of chosen family. After losing his police officer lover, church-going drag queen Holiday Heart (Ving Rhames) meets 12-year-old Niki and her drug-addicted mother, Wanda (Alfre Woodard). Holiday finds relief from heartache and a renewed sense of purpose when he steps in as a parent to Niki and welcomes the two women into his life. But things start to head south when Wanda becomes romantically involved with a drug dealer, and it may destroy everything they’ve built together. 

Screening hosted by Mark “Mom” Finley, a local drag icon and featured performer in the film.
 

Facebook Event

Any questions, please contact: david@threedollarbillcinema.org

Queer Youth Films & Speed Friending!

Queer Youth Films & Speed Friending!

Watch a collection of queer short films made by the participants of the Reel Queer Youth filmmaking program, and afterward participate in a speed-friending session (challenge by choice)! You'll get 5 minutes to chat with every person you meet, and we'll give you prompts to start with. 

This event is free. There will be snacks and refreshments.

Monday, December 5th,  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Miller Community Center
330 19th Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98112

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First Wednesday Queer Film Series: FOR MY WIFE…

First Wednesday Queer Film Series: FOR MY WIFE…

BUY TICKETS
FREE for Members of Three Dollar Bill Cinema
$6 for Non-Members

Wednesday, December 7th at 7 PM

FOR MY WIFE…

(David Rothmiller; 2008; US; 60 min.) 

With tragedy comes a new beginning of activism. December 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of audiobook narrator and producer Kate Fleming's death during a storm in Seattle. When Kate was rushed to the hospital, her spouse Charlene Strong was denied access by Emergency Room staff because their relationship wasn’t institutionally recognized. After facing this horrific loss and the humiliation of a funeral director's bigotry, Charlene decided to take a stand and become an activist for equality. 
Join us for this special documentary screening, introduced by Charlene herself, followed by a Q&A with her and creators of the film. The story highlights an important journey to marriage equality in our state and nation, and puts forth a message particularly relevant for our current political reality. 

Facebook Event

Any questions, please contact: david@threedollarbillcinema.org

Queer Film Series - First Wednesday

Queer Film Series - First Wednesday

On November 2 at 7pm, MULHOLLAND DRIVE kicks off our monthly Queer Film Series happening on first Wednesdays at NW Film Forum! Tickets are free for Members of Three Dollar Bill Cinema, $5 for friends. 

November Filmmaker’s Talk

November Filmmaker’s Talk

Join us for a fireside chat on Nov 15, 7pm at Hotel Sorrento with director Margaret Mullin, who will talk about her documentary NO DOMINION about dancer and activist Ian Horvath.

TWIST 3-Day Filmmaking Challenge

TWIST 3-Day Filmmaking Challenge

Queer-Friendly Filmmaking Classes

Queer-Friendly Filmmaking Classes

arTWIST: Reflections

arTWIST: Reflections

SHOW EXTENDED THROUGH END OF NOVEMBER!

12th Avenue Arts Building, 1620 12th Ave, 2nd floor

Curated by Donald Vanhook and Cody Shipman in conjunction with TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, arTWIST: Reflections is an intimate look at the faces and lives of local queer culture, as seen through the candid portraits, illustration, and photography of three Seattle-based artists: Rio Abundez, Curtis Bathurst, and Adrien Levitt.

2016 TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival

2016 TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival

A film festival for the entire LGBTQ community, with a unique point of view. TWIST opens on October 13 with TORREY PINES by Seattle filmmaker Clyde Petersen, and continues through October 23 at venues around Seattle. More info at twistfilmfest.org!

2016 Gayzer Laser Light Show

2016 Gayzer Laser Light Show

After a popular debut in 2015, the Pacific Science Center & Three Dollar Bill Cinema are bringing back the Gayzer Laser Light Show to the Laser Dome at Seattle Center!

With two shows to choose from during the Pride festivities on Sunday, June 26th. At 4pm and 6pm we'll have a collection of hit songs by LGBT artists and icons with a stunning visual display. Fun for all ages!

PLEASE NOTE: To buy tickets via the link below, select "Evening Laser Show", then the date June 26th on the calendar. After you select how many tickets you want, you will be given the option of selecting the 4pm or 6pm show.

BUY TICKETS

TWIST of PRIDE

TWIST of PRIDE

The second annual TWIST of Pride Film Festival runs June 15-19, at Central Cinema, Northwest Film Forum, and the SIFF Egyptian Theatre. 

A part of Seattle PrideFest, this festival features some of the best films and award winners from Three Dollar Bill Cinema's past year...as well as new Seattle and World premieres! 

TICKETS AND COMPLETE SCHEDULE

Queer Fan Nights!

Queer Fan Nights!

Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Northwest Film Forum have teamed up for a Pride month series that will make you cheer with delight! It’s an eclectic mix of fan favorites, hosted by avid queer fans ready to share (and defend) their picks.

Tickets and info HERE

The Fierce Awakens!

The Fierce Awakens!

Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema returns to Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park with FREE outdoor movies! The fierce awakens in these outer-space tales, Friday nights in August! 

All screenings begin at sunset (around 8:30pm) at the SE corner of Cal Anderson Park. Arrive early to get a good seat and join us for the pre-show events. Concessions will be open and the DJ will start at 7pm. Official announcements and activities will begin at 8pm. 

All films will have subtitles. This is a smoke-free event. Bring low-backed chairs or blankets for seating, please. Hot popcorn, cold drinks, candy, and other concessions for sale on site. Limited lawnchair rentals available. 

Cal Anderson Park (SE corner)
1635 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 
98122

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CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME (2011)

Friday, August 5, at 8pm in Cal Anderson Park.

Lesbian space aliens have landed, with a mission to rid themselves of romantic emotions via inevitable heartbreak on Earth. When Zoinx and unsuspecting Jane hit it off, a hilarious relationship ensues!

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SPACEBALLS (1987)

Friday, August 12, at 8pm in Cal Anderson Park.

President Skroob (Mel Brooks) has ordered Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia’s air supply! Only Lone Starr and his sidekick Barf can stop them. You’ve never seen a movie like this before… or have you?

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BARBARELLA (1968)

Friday, August 19, at 8pm in Cal Anderson Park.

Far in the future, super-sexy Barbarella (Jane Fonda) has to intercept the evil Doctor Duran Duran and bring him back to earth. Through the Labyrinth of Love, around the Palace of Pleasure, and surrounded by Matmos… Barbarella will overcome!

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THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (2005)

Friday, August 26, at 8pm in Cal Anderson Park.

Seconds before earth is destroyed, Arthur Dent is saved by his friend Ford Prefect (Mos Def) and set on a course to hitchhike through the galaxy. Will being picked up by Trillian (Zooey Deschanel) and Zaphod (Sam Rockwell) be a blessing or a curse?

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Translations 2016

Translations 2016

The 2016 Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival was a huge success! You can review the festival schedule HERE!

Help us keep improving the festival by taking our quick survey HERE.

Register for our Trans “Speed Filmmaking” Class!

Register for our Trans “Speed Filmmaking” Class!

Register for our upcoming 3-day Trans "Speed Filmmaking" Class taught by Brody Willis of Blanket Fort Films! This class is pay-what-you-can, suggested donation $25. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. 


Dates:

April 28-29, 6-9pm, AND April 30, 12-4pm

 

REGISTER HERE

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page

LGBTQ Filmmaking Workshops

LGBTQ Filmmaking Workshops

Register for our upcoming 2-day Filmmaking Basics and Lighting workshops taught by Brody Willis of Blanket Fort Films! All workshops are pay-what-you-can, suggested donation $25. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.

 

Register for the Filmmaking Basics Workshop

March 15-16, 6-9PM

 

Register for the Lighting Workshop

March 22-23, 6-9PM

 

Workshops are hosted at the Three Dollar Bill Cinema office, 1620 12th Ave Suite 203, Seattle WA 98122.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s 9th Annual Dinner & Auction

Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s 9th Annual Dinner & Auction

SLGFF 2015 Audience Survey

SLGFF 2015 Audience Survey

We want your feedback to help make our film festival the best it can be.

It takes just a couple minutes and you can win tickets to AUNTIE MAME!

START YOUR SURVEY!

SLGFF Jury Award Winners Announced!

SLGFF Jury Award Winners Announced!

A New Name for the SLGFF

A New Name for the SLGFF

REWIND: Celebrating 20 Years of LGBT Film!

REWIND: Celebrating 20 Years of LGBT Film!

The DoVE Project and Three Dollar Bill Cinema present an LGBT Film Series on Sept 19-20 at The Vashon Theatre. The festival celebrates award-winning and audience favorites from Wolfe Video that have shown at the SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL over the past 20 years.

Included in the special weekend festival are locally made films set in the Northwest, such as BACHELOR FARMER and BIG EDEN (celebrating their 10th and 15th anniversaries), as well as the family centered drama, READY? OK! and the crowd-pleasing CLOUDBURST, starring Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis.

<<REWIND: Celebrating 20 Years of LGBT Film! will showcase six films selected from 1996 onward in a diverse collection of romance, drama, comedy, and documentary. The films are shown with support from Wolfe Video, one of the premier distributors of LGBT film.



September 19 & 20 at The Vashon Theatre (17723 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island)

Tickets: $8 Regular,  $6 Student/Senior, $3TDBC member, $33 for a Full Series Pass!

Saturday, September 19

2:00 BACHELOR FARMER (58min, US, 2005)

10th Anniversary! An intimate look at gay men negotiating the peculiarities of small-town life in rural Idaho. A documentary about finding community in the most unlikely of places.

4:30 EVERYTHING RELATIVE (110min, US, 1996)

Billed as the “lesbian BIG CHILL”, this fun film opened the first SLGFF. Old college chums get together for a weekend reunion that opens old wounds and sparks new romances.

7:30 BIG EDEN (117min, US, 2001)

15th Anniversary! Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, returns to the small town of Big Eden, Montana to care for his ailing grandfather, and must navigate a complicated relationship with his estranged best friend.

Sunday, September 20

2:00 READY? OK! (91min, US, 2008)

When 10-year-old Joshua decides to join the cheerleading squad at his Catholic school, his single mom (Carrie Preston) struggles to understand her Holly- wood musical-loving son. With some help, she learns to embrace who he is, not who she wants him to be.

4:30 UNDERTOW (100min, Peru, 2009)

An unusual and beautiful ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside. A married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town’s rigid traditions.

7:30 CLOUDBURST (93min, Canada, 2011)

When Dot (Brenda Fricker) is put into a nursing home by her granddaughter, her partner Stella (Olympia Dukakis) stages a breakout, and takes Dot to Canada so they can get married. Along the way they pick up a handsome, gay hitchhiker.

Queer Vision 20/20

Queer Vision 20/20

Join us during four Thursdays in June to celebrate queer cinema throughout the 20th century, in honor of the 20th anniversaries of Northwest Film Forum and Three Dollar Bill Cinema! Each film has been hand-picked by a well-known local personality in the LGBTQ community.  All shows feature at happy hour at 7pm, followed by screenings at 8pm.

Tickets are $11 general / $8 youth & senior / $6 members

Buy tickets for BLACK LIZARD

Buy tickets for BORN IN FLAMES

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Black Lizard

June 18 @ NW Film Forum, Presented by Ro Yoon

(Fukasaku Kinji, 1968, Japan, 86 min)

“How does one describe Fukasaku Kinji’s rare 1968 film BLACK LIZARD?  What happens when Mishima Yukio, the bisexual writer who was nominated 3 times for the Nobel Prize of Literature and descendant of a shogun, adapts a play based on a 1934 novel by Edogawa Rampo (bilingual pun of Edgar Allan Poe) into a stylish detective film noir about Black Lizard, a criminal genius who handpicks the most beautiful boys and girls to be abducted, murdered and immortalized as statues?  Did I mention that Black Lizard is portrayed by Mishima’s lover, Maruyama Akihiro, Japan’s celebrated female impersonator?  You won’t believe it until you see this truly bizarre film that belongs in the canon of queer cinema.”—­Ro Yoon

Buy Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/1596609

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Born in Flames

June 25 @ NW Film Forum, Presented by C. Davida Ingram

(Lizzie Borden, 1983, United States, 80 min)
A shocking and powerful work of radical cinema, Lizzie Borden’s feminist sci-fi treatise imagines a post-revolutionary world where women battle for their rights through the microphones of pirate radio. Produced in 1983 and set ten years in the future, the film mixes documentary footage with a sci-fi setting to tell the story of two feminist groups running separate radio shows, while a nefarious FBI agent chases down the Women’s Army. When their underground stations are destroyed, the women band together on a mission to take over mainstream media. Prescient depictions of issues around race, police brutality, violence against women, and media saturation still resonate today. The cast is dotted with Civil Rights activists, a basketball player and bodybuilder, a singer, plus, Kathryn Bigelow takes her first and only acting turn, as an intern at a socialist newspaper. Born in Flames won a special jury prize when it premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.

PAST FILMS

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Different From the Others

June 4 @ NW Film Forum, Presented and Scored by Jess Wamre

(Richard Oswald, 1919, Germany, 50 min)
Live score!

Touring cinemas through the 1920s, Different From the Others contained one of the earliest depictions of homosexuality on film, and the first to take a stand for gay rights. Conrad Veidt (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) stars as a closeted violinist, living in a world where each potential lover is a potential blackmailer. His stirring performance provides a haunting portrait of the suffering inherent to a repressive society. In a time where openness means ruin, he is ostracized and condemned, even subjected to “reorientation therapy”.

Though ultimately tragic, courageous voices in the film speak out against discrimination and promote acceptance in tones far ahead of their time. These voices were silenced when the film was destroyed by the Nazis during their rise to power, however a single copy survived, and the film endures as a testament to sufferings of the past.

“a distressing reminder that sometimes things change a lot, but they also often change only a little.” ­ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You

“this film celebrates the brief opening of that door, before it slammed shut for another fifty years.” ­ Jan­Christopher Horak, UCLA

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Now, Voyager

June 11 @ NW Film Forum, Presented by Mark Mitchell

(Irving Rapper, 1942, United States, 35mm, 117 min)

“Queer icon Bette Davis sparkles in this Warner Brother’s weeper about transformation and forbidden love. Davis’ frumpy Aunt Charlotte has a wee nervous collapse (and a unibrow) due to her mother’s constant nagging and belittling. Luckily, hearty psychologist Claude Rains is visiting their Boston Back Bay mansion. He fixes her up at his woodsy retreat (weaving as therapy!) for WASPS so she further avoids aforementioned mother­hag by setting out on a South American cruise. Conveniently, Aunt Charlotte has lost a magical 20 pounds, plucked her brows and borrowed a friend’s wicked elegant Orry­Kelly wardrobe. Miss Davis gives it to us hard on the gangplank in one of golden age Hollywood’s greatest reveals. Later, she gives it more gently, one assumes, to the new forbidden love­of­her­life, the unhappily but permanently married Paul Henreid. He has a daughter with a unibrow. Things get complicated. A classic must see, I cry every time.  “Don’t let’s ask for the moon, Jerry. We have the stars.” ­-Mark Mitchell

2015 Translations

2015 Translations

This year’s lineup of extraordinary films spans the globe, with lots of exciting local premieres and special guests!

Opening Night features GAME FACE, with MMA’s first transgender pro fighter Fallon Fox in attendance.

Don’t miss Oral History: the world-premiere performance by Seattle band ManDate, a multimedia experience with live music by Clyde Petersen, Marc Mazique, and Corey J. Brewer, with special guest Lori Goldston (Saturday May 9th). This show will take you on a journey through the changing land- scapes of Seattle, politics, queer history, and the strange and wonderful world of VHS tapes.

Our Closing Night film, TWO 4 ONE, is an award- winning new romantic comedy with a transgender hero in an unimaginable predicament.
 

COMPLETE FESTIVAL WEBSITE GOES LIVE ON APRIL 17!

2015 Academy Awards Party

2015 Academy Awards Party

Gay City Health Project and Three Dollar Bill Cinema present their 10th Annual Academy Awards Party at the newly remodeled Seattle Cinerama Theatre on Sunday, Feb 22!

Experience the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards and support two of Seattle's most prominent LGBT non-profit organizations.

Thank you to our Power2Give donors!

Thank you to our Power2Give donors!

Thanks to everyone who helped shape Three Dollar Bill Cinema's future

Our campaign is fully funded and Three Dollar Bill Cinema will soon move into the exciting new 12th Avenue Arts Building. Our new office will put us in the heart of the Capitol Hill arts community, enabling us to share resources and collaborate more efficiently with fellow arts organizations, such as New Century Theatre Company, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, and Washington Ensemble Theatre. We'll also be less than a block away from our close friends at Northwest Film Forum & Velocity Dance Center.

Thank you for your support!

Lindy Boustedt

Ryan Hicks

Paul Ikeda

Robert Killian

Leo Medeiros

Roger Meers

Thomas Ortenzi

Jason Plourde

Mike Ramey

Michael Shannon

Jeremy Steward

Michael Weidemann

Andrew Whitver

Brody Willis

Exclusive PRIDE premiere screening!

Exclusive PRIDE premiere screening!

Get ready to cheer for this special benefit screening of the film that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm and won the Queer Palm prize. 

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story and stars a brilliant ensemble cast, featuring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

 

Please join us for this premiere screening of PRIDE, a film that is often hilarious, at times poignant, and ultimately inspiring!

 

Full Series passes are valid for this screening (and will get you in first!). 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Thursday, October 2
7:00pm           
Harvard Exit Theatre 
Northwest Premiere          
                                        

Postfilm Reception:  Join us after the screening POPPY, 622 Broadway E

First Wednesday Queer Film Series: TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NUMAR

First Wednesday Queer Film Series: TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NUMAR

Join us for our First Wednesday Queer Film Series screening of:

TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR (Beeban Kidron; 1995; US; 109 min)

Elite Manhattan drag queens Vida Boheme (Patrick Swayze) and Noxeema Jackson (Wesley Snipes) impress regional judges in competition, securing berths in the Nationals in Los Angeles. When the two meet drag novice Chi-Chi Rodriguez (John Leguizamo) — one of the losers that evening — the charmed Vida and Noxeema agree to take the hopeless youngster under their joined wing. Soon the three set off on a madcap road trip across America and struggle to make it to Los Angeles in time.

TICKETS here!

Any questions, please contact: sam@threedollarbillcinema.org

Seattle PRIDE!

Seattle PRIDE!

Three Dollar Bill Cinema is proud to be a Grand Marshal of Seattle Pride!

If you want to march with us, contact Megan before the end of day on Friday, June 27.

Look for us at PrideFest Capitol Hill on Saturday, June 28 from 4pm-9pm.

And then at Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29 at 11am, put on by Seattle Out & Proud!

After the parade, visit our booth in Fisher Pavilion during PrideFest 2014.

Happy Pride, everyone!

Teenage Dreams

Teenage Dreams

Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema returns to Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park with TEENAGE DREAMS! Four enchanting films that'll get your heart racing on Friday nights in August.

We encourage you to arrive early to get a good place. Bring a picnic dinner!
7pm - DJs start their set, and Concession stand opens
8:30pm - Preshow starts with fun contests and trivia
Film begins by 9pm
(Times are approximate and subject to change.)

Hot popcorn, cold drinks, candy, and other concessions for sale.
Limited lawn chair rentals available.
Cal Anderson Park is at 1635 11th Ave on Capitol Hill.

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BRING IT ON

August 1

Torrance anxiously dreams about her first day of senior year, but reality is worse when it’s revealed her cheerleading squad has been copying another team’s routines. “Brrr, it’s cold in here!“

Pre-show music by DJ Tony Burns

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DIRTY DANCING

August 8

Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) won’t be the only one falling in love with dreamy dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) on this hot summer night. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

Pre-show music by DJ LA Kendall

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CLUELESS

August 15

Popular high school fashionista Cher (Alicia Silverstone) enjoys playing matchmaker, until her plan to transform tragically unhip Tai (Brittany Murphy) backfires and she finds a love of her own. “As if!”

Pre-show music by DJ Skiddle

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TEEN WITCH

August 22

When wallflower Louise discovers her magical powers, she casts a spell to become the most popular girl in school and enchant the boy of her dreams. But sometimes, spells and scrunchies aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. “Top that!”

Pre-show music by RC Meow

Sponsors

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Cal Anderson Park Alliance

The Dental Shoppe

Gage Academy

Lexicon Apartments

Lifelong

Pacific Medical Centers

Seattle Gay News

Seattle Gay Scene

True North Land Surveying

COMING OUT ALL OVER: Queer Film Style

COMING OUT ALL OVER: Queer Film Style

presented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema & the Northwest Film Forum

Costume designers, the unsung alchemists of movie magic, finally get their due thanks to guest curator Mark Mitchell’s delectable selection of three couture classics. Combining his encyclopedic knowledge of the history of costume design with his queer sensibility, Mark will take us on a tour of the many-splendored world of queer film style. Come for the classy commentary, stay for the sassy footnotes, and don’t forget to get lubricated before show time during happy hour at our lobby bar!

Three Thursdays in June, at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave)

Happy Hour starts at 6:30pm, Films at 7:30pm

Full Series Pass: $25/$15 members
Individual tickets: $11/$8 student, senior/$6 members

BUY A SERIES PASS

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SALOME (1922)

Thursday, June 12

Allah Nazimova stars in the Oscar Wilde scripted story of Salome. This silent film classic features the infamous and salacious dance done in exchange for the head of John the Baptist. Valentino’s wife, Natacha Rambova (born Winifred Shaughnessy in Salt Lake City, Utah) robs Aubrey Beardsley blind and brings his drawings to life in dramatic black and white. Her costumes for this work are nothing short of magical, and the pearl wig haunts one’s dreams.
WITH LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT BY JESS WAMRE!

BUY TICKETS

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MYRA BRECKINRIDGE (1970)

Thursday, June 19

The wild and X-rated adaptation of Gore Vidal’s scintillating novel is a cult film like no other. Raquel Welch portrays the extraordinary titular character in one killer outfit after another, thanks to the genius of Theadora Van Runkle, best known for her costumes for Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). Co-star Mae West’s less effective costumes were designed by multiple Academy Award winner, Edith Head.

BUY TICKETS

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FLASH GORDON (1980)

Thursday, June 26

A homoerotic space trip with harness-clad bird men, a fanciful emperor with a penchant for beaded gowns, and numerous scenes with our shirtless hero tied up and helpless. Delish. It’s Danilo Donati on poppers, going full gay outré space in this golden phallus of cinematic art. Donati designed for films by Fellini and Pasolini, and the great costume houses of Rome. Here he gets shiny, sexy, and silly, so unbutton your shirt one more button and enjoy!

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2014 Translations

2014 Translations

The 2014 Translations was a huge success. Hundreds of people saw over a dozen programs from May 8-11, 2014. Thank you!

View the festival website here.

9th Annual Academy Awards Party

9th Annual Academy Awards Party

Three Dollar Bill Cinema & Gay City Health Project are partnering up once again to present the hottest Oscars event in town. Join Seattle’s swanky glitterati on Sunday, March 2 to support two prominent LGBT non-profits, and enjoy an exquisitely fabulous Oscars experience hosted by the vivacious Robbie Turner!

The party moves to Fred Wildlife Refuge this year, a gorgeous Capitol Hill event space, and will feature the Academy Awards ceremony projected onto giant wall screens. Everyone will enjoy a glamorous Hollywood experience, with savory hors d’oeuvres, fully stocked no-host bar, and the Oscar Ballot contest with door prize entries.

Sunday, March 2 / 4pm
FRED Wildlife Refuge (127 E Boylston Ave)
This is a 21+ only event

This year features a more exclusive VIP experience, with the best seats in the house! VIP tickets include a reserved table seat with table service, champagne, coat check, and a fabulous gift bag featuring Cinerama and Northwest Film Forum passes. There’s only 60 VIP tickets available, so act fast!

General Admission ($35) includes the broadcast on Fred’s giant wall screens, delicious food throughout the evening, a no-host bar with specialty cocktails, and chances to win fabulous prizes.

VIP ($100) includes General Admission benefits plus: dedicated VIP table seating with table service, complimentary champagne, complimentary coat check, and a fabulous gift bag including Cinerama and Northwest Film Forum movie passes.

VIP Table ($400) includes General Admission benefits plus: a reserved VIP table for four with table service, complimentary bottle of champagne, complimentary coat check, and fabulous gift bags including Cinerama and Northwest Film Forum movie passes.

South Pacific! Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Annual Dinner & Auction

South Pacific! Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Annual Dinner & Auction

Three Dollar Bill Cinema's annual dinner & auction will be on 4/4/14 at MOHAI, on the south shore of Seattle's Lake Union.

AUCTION TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! Please email us here to inquire about cancellations and purchasing a single ticket.

This popular annual event helps further Three Dollar Bill Cinema's mission to strengthen, connect, and reflect diverse communities through queer film and media. Buy your ticket to support LGBTQ visibility and filmmaking in our community!

South Pacific Annual Dinner & Auction
Friday, April 4, 2014
6pm - Silent Auctions "set sail"
7:30pm - Fine dining and live event
MOHAI (Museum of History & Industry)
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle WA, 98109

Sponsors

LOOKING - Exclusive Sneak Preview

LOOKING - Exclusive Sneak Preview

Looking for the hottest gay series on television?
Three Dollar Bill Cinema and HBO present a sneak preview of the highly anticipated series on Thursday, January 16th at 8pm at AMC Pacific Place.

TICKETS FOR THIS PREMIERE SCREENING ARE SOLD OUT. 

A "hope line" will be set up at the theatre for those who did not get advance tickets (at 8pm any unclaimed tickets will be released to those waiting in the hope line).

 

LOOKING stars Jonathan Groff (Glee, C.O.G.), Murray Bartlett (AUGUST), and Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) as three close friends living -- and loving -- in modern-day San Francisco. Directed by Andrew Haigh (writer/director of the critically-lauded WEEKEND), the trio's stories intertwine and unspool dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an age of unparalleled choices. Rounding out the ‘Looking' world are a bevy of dynamic gay men played by Russell Tovey, Scott Bakula, Raul Castillo, and O.T. Fagbenle as well as a wide-range of supporting characters including the fabulous Lauren Weedman!

LOOKING was created by Michael Lannan and is executive produced by Sarah Condon and Andrew Haigh. The series premieres on Sunday, January 19 at 10:30pm on HBO.

Sponsors

Sundance Cinemas Sneak Preview Party

Sundance Cinemas Sneak Preview Party

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Sundance Cinemas Seattle with Three Dollar Bill Cinema!

See the luxurious new venue! Select a secret sneak preview movie to watch!  Enjoy complimentary drinks, appetizers, and support Three Dollar Bill Cinema -- 100% of ticket sales go directly to us and our upcoming programs!

Click here to buy tickets!

*Tickets are available online until 5pm on July 16. After that, tickets will be sold at the door.

Tuesday, July 16
Party starts at 5:30pm, program starts at 7pm
Sundance Cinemas Seattle (formerly Metro 10)
4500 9th Avenue, NE, Seattle, WA  98105

All guests must be 21 or older

At the Sundance Cinemas Sneak Preview Party with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, you'll be able to socialize with the LGBT filmgoing and filmmaking community and explore the newly renovated space...before the general public! Seattle will never see movies the same way again: reserved seating, big comfy seats with tablettes, brand new digital projection, a full bar serving drinks and bistro fare that guests can take to their seats, and the Living Room Lounge. The Sundance-inspired ambiance features furniture from the Sundance Catalog and finishes using reclaimed wood from Bainbridge Island.

Give Big 2013

Give Big 2013

Donate TODAY to Three Dollar Bill Cinema, and your support will get bigger! GIVE BIG!

 

Click here to make your donation.

 

The Seattle Foundation will stretch all donations made during Give Big, and increase the impact of your support. You must donate today for your funds to be matched, so consider making a donation of any size and help support Three Dollar Bill Cinema!

The 18th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The 18th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The 18th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, presented by Xfinity, closed on October 20th.

You can still help us by taking our short audience survey.

Thank you to everyone who made our festival a huge success! Record numbers of audience members and visiting guests attended and raved about this year's programs.

Check out the winners of the Audience and Juried Awards.

The largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival features the latest and greatest in LGBT features, short films, live performances, and more! Packed with parties, events, and special guests, it’s the social and cultural event of the season.

Like The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival on Facebook.

Follow @3DollarBillCine on Twitter for updates and special deals throughout the festival.

And don't forget to sign up for the Three Dollar Bill Cinema email list!

I Need A Hero! Outdoor Movies At Cal Anderson Park

I Need A Hero! Outdoor Movies At Cal Anderson Park

Whammo! "I NEED A HERO" was a great success in bringing four nights of action-packed fun to thousands of Seattlites!

We hope you enjoyed at least one of the fantastic films in the series, and look forward to seeing you next year!

If you have ideas or suggestions you'd like to share for the 2014 series, please let us know by emailing Programming.

Thank you!

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July 19 - HAIRSPRAY (1988)

Hair hoppin’, booty shakin’ Tracy Turnblad (Rikki Lake) is breaking all the rules for the better and making heroic strides for civil rights in this bouncy & beloved John Waters classic starring Divine and celebrating its 25th anniversary!

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Aug 9 - BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1966)

Holy tights! The original dynamic duo (Adam West, Burt Ward) take on an all-star cast of comic book baddies in this movie version of the hit TV show from the 1960s.

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Aug 16 - CONAN THE DESTROYER (1984)

Arnold Schwarzenegger and his bulging muscles are the stars – but Grace Jones steals the show – in this campy swords & sandals fantasy-adventure.

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RESCHEDULED! Aug 23 - GALAXY QUEST (1999)

In this hilarious sci-fi comedy, aliens in peril beam up the crew of a ‘Star Trek’–type TV show, not realizing their supposed saviors are only actors. With Sigourney Weaver among them, they’ve at least got a fighting chance.

Sponsors

Broadway Business Improvement Area

Cal Anderson Park Alliance

Central Physical Therapy & Fitness

The Dental Shoppe

Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Seattle Gay News

Seattle Gay Scene

True North Land Surveying

Meditrinalia Naturopathic

Easterday Promotions

All screenings are FREE and begin at sunset (around 8:30/9pm) at the southeast corner of Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park. Hot popcorn, cold drinks, candy and other concessions for sale on site. Limited lawnchair rentals available.

2013 Translations

2013 Translations

Thanks to everyone who made the 8th Annual TRANSLATIONS a huge success.

It was bigger and better than ever before!

 

Congratulations to our Audience Award Winners:

Best Narrative Feature, MELTING AWAY, directed by Doron Eran
Best Documentary Feature, TURNING, directed by Charles Atlas
Best Documentary Short Film, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by Alex Kelly
Best Narrative Short Film, GENDERFREAK, directed by Rebecca Louisell

The Birdcage Annual Dinner & Auction

The Birdcage Annual Dinner & Auction

The Birdcage - Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 6th Annual Dinner & Auction
                                         April 13, 2013
                                       

Thank you to all who came to our 6th Annual Dinner & Auction...it was a huge success!

All proceeds will help further Three Dollar Bill Cinema's mission to enrich, strengthen, and connect diverse communities by supporting and exhibiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film.

Missed the auction? Please consider making a donation to our annual fund to support Three Dollar Bill Cinema's work in the community.

8th Annual Academy Awards Party

8th Annual Academy Awards Party

Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Gay City Health Project present their 8th Annual Academy Awards Party. Get out your finest party clothes and gather on Capitol Hill with the most fabulous folks around to enjoy decadent eats and delicious drinks as you celebrate the Academy Awards, all while supporting two of the most prominent LGBT non-profits in town.

The party starts at 4pm, when everyone can watch live coverage and commentary of the red carpet, while VIP guests enjoy a complimentary champagne reception with passed hors d'oeuvres in the main viewing area. At 5pm, everyone can experience the ceremony broadcast on one of many giant projections throughout the venue, while enjoying decadent eats from Cele's Meals and a no-host bar.

VIP guests receive complimentary valet parking and coat check, preferred & reserved seating in the main viewing area, and a dedicated VIP bar. Paid valet parking will also be available for General Admission guests.

Be sure to get your tickets for the famous Oscar Boy raffle. Prizes will include a fabulous getaway, delightful staycation, and more!

DETAILS
Date: Sunday, Feb 24
Time: 4pm
Place: The Social (1715 Olive Way)

BUY TICKETS

General Admission ($25) includes the ceremony broadcast on multiple big-screen projections, delicious food throughout the evening, and chances to win fabulous prizes. No-host bar with specialty cocktails and valet parking also available.

VIP ($75) includes General Admission benefits plus:
Complimentary Valet Parking
Complimentary Coat Check
Champagne Reception with hors d'oeuvres, from 4pm-5pm
Dedicated VIP bar
First-Choice Reserved Seating
(Only a limited number of VIP tickets will be sold!)

This is a 21+ only event.

Sponsored by:

Philip Heier/Windermere Group
The Social
Pearl Vodka
Cele's Meals

The 17th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The 17th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Xfinity Presents the 17th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Oct 11-21, 2012.

Kicking off on National Coming Out Day!

The largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the festival features the latest and greatest in LGBT film and video, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent. Packed with parties, events, and special guests, it’s the social and cultural event of the season.

Don’t miss a moment of our 17th year! Follow Three Dollar Bill Cinema on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our email list.

Full lineup is live at http://threedollarbillcinema.org/12

Reel Queer Youth 2012

Reel Queer Youth 2012

More info HERE

Road Trip!

Road Trip!

Fasten your seatbelts for the ultimate summer escapes! We'll be rockin' down the road with these movies guaranteed to get you movin' and groovin' without having to leave "the hill."

Come early to enjoy music with 12HR NOTICE DJs and the Shopping Cart Soundsystem!
All screenings are FREE and start at dusk (around 8:30 pm) at the southeast corner of Capitol Hill's Cal Anderson Park.

Hot popcorn, cold drinks, candy and other concessions will be for sale on site. Limited lawn chair rentals available. Donations to Three Dollar Bill Cinema happily accepted. Proceeds benefit Three Dollar Bill Cinema's efforts throughout the year to provide voices and visibility for the LGBT community through film and video.

These free programs made possible in part thanks to the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund.

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PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE

July 27

When Pee-Wee Herman’s sweet ride is stolen, he hits the road in hot pursuit, encountering the wildest cast of characters this side of the Alamo in this wacky comedy-adventure that put director Tim Burton on the map. (1985, 90 min.)

Watch the Trailer

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VIVA LAS VEGAS

August 3

Elvis Presley sings & dances his way through Sin City as racecar driver Lucky Jackson, with his eye on two prizes: red-hot swimming instructor Rusty Martin (Ann Margaret) and victory in the Las Vegas Grand Prix. (1964, 85 min.)

Watch the Trailer

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THE WIZARD OF OZ

August 10

Follow the Yellow Brick Road over the rainbow with Dorothy, Toto, and the whole gang in this queer-beloved classic of timeless fantasy, catchy songs, and must-have shoes. (1939, 101 min.)

Watch the Trailer

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THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

August 17

Three outrageous drag queens from ‘down under’ embark on an unforgettable outback journey of a lifetime, with the music of ABBA to guide their way through thick and thin. (1994, 104 min.)

Watch the Trailer

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Capitol HIll Seattle Blog

SLGFF submissions 2012

SLGFF submissions 2012

Become a Sponsor

Give BIG

Give BIG

Your donation to Three Dollar Bill Cinema goes further on May 15

The GiveBIG campaign is a community-wide day of giving hosted by The Seattle Foundation to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a more vital place to live. If you make a donation to Three Dollar Bill Cinema on May 15 between midnight and 11:59 pm through the Seattle Foundation’s web portal, they will stretch your donation amount with funds from their donors and corporate sponsors. It’s an easy way to increase the impact of your contribution, so mark your calendars now….your donor dollars will go further on May 15!

You can GiveBIG with these simple steps:

1. Make a donation to Three Dollar BIll Cinema on May 15 through the Seattle Foundation’s website - click here!.
2. A percentage of every dollar donated will be matched by the Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors—your dollar go farther and so does their impact on our community!
3. Additionally, your donation will be automatically entered to win a Golden Ticket—every hour, donors will be chosen at random to have an additional $1,000 given to the charity that received their donation.

Your donation must be made through The Seattle Foundation link above to be matched through GiveBIG.

 

Thank you for your support on May 15!

Translations 2012

Translations 2012

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival
May 3-6, 2012

Congratulations to the 2012 Translations Audience Award Winners!
-Best Narrative Feature, FACING MIRRORS, directed by Negar Azarbayjani
-Best Documentary Feature, I STAND CORRECTED, directed by Andrea Meyerson
-Best Documentary Short Film, MIND, directed by Emma Crimmings
-Best Narrative Short Film, MARIAGE SANS FRONTIÈRES, directed by Ches Yim and Anastasia Tsang

Tickets

$50 for a festival pass
$11 Opening Night (includes post-screening reception at Solo)
$9 for single tickets
$7 for single tickets for Three Dollar Bill Cinema Members, youth and seniors. Limit two tickets per member per screening. Youth & senior discount (youth are 21 and under, seniors are 65 and over). Youth and Senior discount is only available day of show at the box office. Must present ID.

I’VE GOT A STORY is a free program.

Translations Passes are no longer available online. They can be purchased at the box office (May 3 at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown and after that at NW Film Forum). The box office at SIFF Cinema opens at 6:30pm and 30 minutes before the first screening of each day at NW Film Forum.

To buy individual tickets click on the links below within each film listing

Venues

SIFF Cinema at the Uptown
511 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Solo
200 Roy St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Download a PDF of the Translations film program

 

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GENDER BENDER SING-ALONG

April 26 Central Cinema 8pm

Translations Film Festival Kickoff

This popular event from last year’s Translations festival returns as a kickoff for 2012! Sing along to classic hits from gender-bending movies such as VICTOR/VICTORIA and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, and songs by such bands as Culture Club, Twisted Sister, Dead or Alive, and many more! Get your groove on and get ready for the 7th annual Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival, May 3–6!

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The box office will open at 7:30pm.

 

 

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THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE

May 3 SIFF Cinema at the Uptown 7:15pm

Translations Opening Night

Northwest Premiere

In this award-winning and affecting documentary on cutting-edge artists in love, groundbreaking performance artist and musical pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) and soul mate Lady Jaye undertake daring physical transformations, known as the “Pandrogyne” project. In their most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance of their 15 year artistic collaboration and marriage, Genesis begins a series of sex reassignment surgeries to more closely resemble Lady Jaye —and she follows suit with her own surgical transformations in an attempt to deconstruct two individual identities through the creation of an indivisible third.

Genesis’s atypical artistic résumé ranges from hardcore industrial music and collaboration with Skinny Puppy and Peaches to authoring The Psychic Bible, and recently having work shown at the Tate Modern in England and being lauded by the Museum of Modern Art.

Winner of the Teddy for Best Documentary at the 2011 Berlinale.
THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE, Marie Losier; 2011; US/ France; 75 min.

Watch the Trailer

Tickets are no longer available online. They can be purchased at the box office at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown starting at 6:30pm.
Will-call opens at 6:30pm.

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THE LAST SUMMER OF LA BOYITA

May 4 Northwest Film Forum 7:15pm

Seattle Premiere

Jorgelina, caught between childhood and adolescence, longs to be like her older sister, who is entering womanhood and wants little to do with her. To escape the family fireworks, Jorgelina and her father take their camper-van La Boyita to spend the summer break swimming and riding horses at his ranch on the sun-drenched Pampas. Jorgelina soon bonds with Mario, a quiet young ranch worker, until she begins to notice that Mario isn’t like other boys. This powerful coming-of-age film delicately balances the beauty and curiosity of youth with the challenges of being intersex.
THE LAST SUMMER OF LA BOYITA, Julia Solomonoff; 2009; Argentina/Spain/France; 93 min.

Watch the Trailer

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office at NW Film Forum beginning at 6:45pm.
Will-call opens at 6:45pm.

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ROCKIN’ ROLES: SHORT FILMS

May 4 Northwest Film Forum 9:30pm

Get set for a wild ride with these artsy, edgy, and occasionally hilarious short films from gender-bending artists both near and dear and totally far out there.
LEAN LIKE A CHICHA; Lonnie Tristan Renteria; 2011; US; 4 min.
TRANSSEXUAL DOMINATRIX; Shawna Virago; 2011; US; 4 min.
STRONG AND DREAMING; Avery Kalapa; 2011; US; 7 min.
TEARS FOR MY PUSSY; PJ Raval; 2009; US; 6 min.
FIX MY DICK; PJ Raval; 2009; US; 4 min.
13 WAYZ TO GET HARD; Clyde Petersen; 2012; US; 1 min.
LOVE AND ANGER; Brian Benson; 2011; US; 16 min.
SHOT DAY; Syniva Whitney; 2011; US; 7 min.
DOKKA DOKKA; Barry Morse; 2010; US; 3 min.
JINKXALICIOUS, Alex Berry; 2011; US; 5 min.

Some films contain graphic language & sexuality

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office at NW Film Forum beginning at 6:45pm.
Will-call opens at 6:45pm.

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I’VE GOT A STORY: Free Panel Discussion

May 5 Northwest Film Forum 1:00pm

In the years since Translations began, we’ve seen an explosion of films by and about transgendered people. We know it’s important that people who are a part of the transgender community tell their own stories, but how exactly is that done? This panel will provide a fascinating discussion with filmmakers from this year’s festival who will share their experiences of getting their films to the screen. Come learn what it takes to make a film, see examples of films made in our community, and find out more about local filmmaking resources.
Moderated by Reid Kuennen, Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Reel Queer Youth Program Manager.
FREE

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RADIO WARS

May 5 Northwest Film Forum 2:30pm

At the heart of this Errol Morris–type documentary is Martine Rothblatt, a transwoman and inventor of satellite radio, whose work, like that of radio’s inventor, Nikola Tesla, very few know about. Don’t be fooled by the title: in this engrossing history of radio, RADIO WARS also covers rock ’n’ roll, science fiction, the business of media, and much more. It chronicles the pitched battles that erupt when one technology surpasses another, from the days when the print industry fought against AM radio, which resisted FM stations, which battled TV…to the most recent struggle between satellite radio giants.

RADIO WARS, Sandra Mohr; 2011; US; 97 min.

Watch the Trailer

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office at NW Film Forum beginning at 12:30pm.
Will-call opens at 12:30pm.

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FREE TO BE: SHORT FILMS

May 5 Northwest Film Forum 4:30pm

From eye-candy animation to moving dramas and uplifting experiences, these excellent short films explore the ties that bind and the strength it takes to set yourself free.

QUEER UMBRELLA; Rosa Middleton; 2011; UK; 2 min.
A DATE FOR DOMINIQUE; Nikki Lee Taylor; 2011; US; 10 min.
SCAR; Lauren Lindberg & Raymundo Archila; 2011; US; 2 min.
THREADBARE; Lucas Crawford; 2011; Canada; 3 min.
SOMETHING BLUE; Rebekah Fortune; 2011; UK; 14 min.
REVISE/DISGUISE; Madsen Minax; 2011; US; 4 min.
MARIAGE SANS FRONTIÈRES; Ches Yim; 2011 Hong Kong; 30 min.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office at NW Film Forum beginning at 12:30pm.
Will-call opens at 12:30pm.

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I STAND CORRECTED

May 5 Northwest Film Forum 7:15pm

Northwest Premiere

The world of jazz musicians has typically been a boys’ club, homophobic at best. So what happens when a transwoman breaks in? Jazz bassist John Leitham had established himself as one of the top stand-up virtuosos in the business, hand-picked to accompany luminaries like Woody Herman and Mel Tormé. But John kept a secret from these colleagues: living as John on the road, but Jennifer at home. This compelling documentary reveals how Jennifer Leitham’s bandmates handled her transition (Doc Severinsen most touchingly) and how her career survived the journey, proving that one can find allies in the unlikeliest of places.

I STAND CORRECTED, Andrea Meyerson; 2012; US; 82 min.

Watch the Trailer

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office at NW Film Forum beginning at 12:30pm.
Will-call opens at 12:30pm.

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DOING IT OURSELVES: THE TRANS WOMEN PORN PROJECT

May 5 Northwest Film Forum 9:30pm

You think you’ve seen it all: “she-males,” “trannies,” and “TGs” selling live chat, prostitution, and escort ads—but you haven’t. DOING IT OURSELVES is the opposite: honest and authentic, risky and real, with trans women and their partners of various genders engaging in sex the way they want to be represented. This award-winning pornographic documentary is a breath of fresh air in a porn world dominated by unrealistic and offensive representations of trans women. We guarantee you haven’t seen it before, and it will be a while before you see it again.

Contains Graphic Sexuality

DOING IT OURSELVES: THE TRANS WOMEN PORN PROJECT, Tobi Hill-Meyer; 2010; US; 99 min.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office at NW Film Forum beginning at 12:30pm.
Will-call opens at 12:30pm.

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ANGEL

May 6 Northwest Film Forum 1:00pm

Northwest Premiere

Known in Paris as Mujerón (“Big Woman”), Angel is a former professional Ecuadorian boxer, now living between genders and working as a prostitute to support an agrarian family back home. On the first trip back to Ecuador in five years, Angel encounters the harsh reality of everyday life there and an ambiguous relationship with her family, who are in the process of building Angel a home to return to. This unique documentary is both a compelling look at complex identities and economic struggles, and a touching story of a remarkable person’s perseverance and graceful transformation of harassment into acceptance.

ANGEL, Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva; 2010; France; 62 min.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office at NW Film Forum beginning at 12:30pm.
Will-call opens at 12:30pm.

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I AM A WOMAN NOW

May 6 Northwest Film Forum 2:30pm

Northwest Premiere

Five first-generation transsexual women paint a resonant picture of the successes they enjoyed and the obstacles they encountered in the fifty years since their surgical transformations, all performed in Casablanca, Morocco, by Dr. Georges Burou, who did not require psychological assessments as a precondition. Did their sex change operations change their lives as they had hoped? How did their families react? Using high production values, vintage photographs, and home videos, this respectful and sensitive documentary offers a fresh perspective on these women’s difficult choice to step into the unknown and the consequences that follow the realization of an unattainable dream.
I AM A WOMAN NOW, Michiel van Erp; 2011; The Netherlands; 86 min.

Playing with: AFTER TERMINAL VELOCITY; Clyde Petersen; 2012; USA; 2 min.
A response to the death of Transgender Activist Samantha Jane Dorsett, using stark animation.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office at NW Film Forum beginning at 12:30pm.
Will-call opens at 12:30pm.

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AUSTIN UNBOUND

May 6 Northwest Film Forum 4:30pm

In some ways, AUSTIN UNBOUND is familiar: a transman grows up uncomfortable in his body and copes with loved ones through his transition. However, Austin is also Deaf. Through this unique documentary, he not only reveals his personal journey, but also a glimpse of the Deaf community and culture he holds dear. Charming and brash Austin travels from Portland (where he performs in a talent show fundraiser for his surgery) to California (on a road trip for the operation) and back home again to family and friends. AUSTIN UNBOUND is a touching portrait of a remarkable young man and an engaging experience for both hearing and deaf audiences.
AUSTIN UNBOUND, Eliza Greenwood & Sel Staley; 2011; US; 45 min.

Playing with: MIND, Emma Crimmings; 2011; Australia; 26 min.
Using writing and fantasy as a way of exploring the nature of identity acclaimed Tom Cho embarked on a profound personal transformation revisited in this wildly imaginative film. Winner Best Transgender Short Film at the 2011 SLGFF!

Watch the Trailer

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office at NW Film Forum beginning at 12:30pm.
Will-call opens at 12:30pm.

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FACING MIRRORS

MAY 6 Northwest Film Forum 7:15pm

Northwest Premiere
The first narrative film from Iran to feature a transgender main character, FACING MIRRORS is a story of an unlikely and daring friendship that develops despite social norms and traditional beliefs. Rana drives a cab in order to survive financially and pay off the debt that keeps her husband in prison. By chance, she picks up Eddie, who’s on the run and desperately awaiting the passport he needs to leave the country. When the religious and inexperienced Rana learns that her wealthy passenger is FTM, conflicts arise, but could they eventually help each other out of their dire situations?
FACING MIRRORS , Negar Azarbayjani; 2011; Iran; 102 min.

Watch the Trailer

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office at NW Film Forum beginning at 12:30pm.
Will-call opens at 12:30pm.

Sponsors

INGERSOLL GENDER CENTER
NORTHWEST NETWORK
SEATTLE COUNSELING SERVICE
SEATTLE GAY NEWS
SOLO
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Gay Wedding Celebration

Gay Wedding Celebration

You’re invited to Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Gay Wedding Celebration, with I THINK I DO and THE WEDDING BANQUET at Central Cinema

Celebrate the passage of marriage equality in Washington (and help to keep it legal!) with two fun-filled, matrimony-minded classics of queer cinema.
Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Gay Wedding Celebration is the first event to be produced under our new label of archival events, Rewind. Hard-to-find movies, rarely screened film prints, and classics from the archives will be showcased in future Rewind screenings of vintage queer films. From the festive holiday tradition of “An Evening With AUNTIE MAME” to month-long retrospective series such as “OUTLAW: Jean Genet on Film,” these events provide opportunities for generations young and mature to look back at queer themes and imagery in film and see how far we’ve come.

April 25, 2012
Central Cinema
1411 21st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

We’ll be collecting donations for Washington United for Marriage, a coalition of organizations, congregations, unions, and businesses working together to secure civil marriage for loving, committed gay and lesbian couples. Representatives will also be present at both screenings with information and opportunities to get involved.

Ticket Prices

Buy in advance and save money!
$10 each film
$8 for members of Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Above tickets will be $2 more at the door

Double Feature: See both films for one low price of $15 (same price in advance or at the door)

All tickets are will-call. Please have ID when arriving at the theater.

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I Think I Do

April 25 7pm Central Cinema

(1997) Alexis Arquette (back when she was a gay boy) stars in this sexy screwball romp in which old college buddies reunite at their friend’s wedding. As the champagne flows and old crushes are reignited, surprising revelations come out to play between the sheets, with hilarious results. From writer-director Brian Sloan, co-writer of AUGUST (2011). 

Buy Tickets

Watch the trailer for I THINK I DO

The Wedding Banquet

April 25 9pm Central Cinema

(1993) Nominated for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award and winner of the SIFF Golden Space Needle Award, this trailblazing film from director Ang Lee (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) is a deeply touching culture-clash comedy. Under pressure from his suspicious Chinese parents, a gay man in New York arranges a marriage of convenience with his female tenant. But when the parents come to America to fete their new family member, traditional customs disrupt the modern-day charade.

Buy Tickets

Watch the trailer for THE WEDDING BANQUET

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Double Feature Ticket

April 25 7pm & 9pm Central Cinema

For just $15, see both films!

Buy a Double Feature Ticket

Gay Days

Gay Days

Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion
GAY DAYS
dir. Yair Qedar, 2009, Israel, 72 min
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
7:30pm
Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Ave S.

GAY DAYS is the story of three openly gay people in Israel in 1985. Excluded from public office and oppressed by violence and discrimination, the gay and lesbian population existed underground. Over the next decade, a spectacular revolution unfolded. By 1998 there were up to 3000 openly gay and lesbian people celebrating the Summer of Pride in Israel. Filmmaker Yair Qedar captures this sudden, dramatic rise of the Israeli gay and lesbian community in this riveting and thorough documentary. Qedar, editor of the Pink Times, had un-precedented access to the people and stories of the time. He meticulously weaves together interviews, archival footage, music and photographs to capture the excitement and energy of this extraordinary stretch of history. This wasn’t a violent revolution but a societal uprising driven by people who were ready to come out of hiding and claim their identity.


This is a free screening with a limited number of seats. To reserve a space, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Job Opening

Job Opening

Volunteer & Administrative Coordinator


We are looking for a motivated, friendly, and organized individual to join our small team who will be responsible for all volunteer recruitment and office management. Three Dollar Bill Cinema could not accomplish its work without the dedicated help of volunteers throughout the year. We understand the importance of cultivating, building and maintaining relationships with volunteers and are looking for the right individual to oversee and execute this important aspect of our work. In addition, this individual will support the rest of the staff by maintaining an organized and well-run office.

Download the full job description and application instructions.

2013 Birdcage Auction

2013 Birdcage Auction

The Birdcage - Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 6th Annual Dinner & Auction
April 13, 2013
Sodo Park by Herban Feast
3200 1st Ave. S.

Click here to buy your ticket!

Click here to purchase a table!

Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, appetizers, sit down family-style dinner, hosted wine, and some cinematic surprises!

All proceeds from the auction will help further Three Dollar Bill Cinema's mission to enrich, strengthen, and connects diverse communities by supporting and exhibiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film.

Donate an item or experience to our auction with our online form.

Spread the word - tell your friends about the upcoming festivities!

Can't make it to the auction? Please consider making a donation to our annual fund to support Three Dollar Bill Cinema's efforts in the community.

Academy Awards Party 2012

Academy Awards Party 2012

Sunday, Feb 26
Cinerama Theatre
2100 4th Ave (at Lenora)

Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Gay City Health Project are proud to present their 7th Annual Academy Awards party, held once again at the fabulous Seattle Cinerama on Sunday, Feb 26. Join Seattle’s glitterati in their support of 2 of Seattle’s most prominent nonprofits at Seattle’s best Academy Awards party hosted by none other than Le Faux’s own rising star Jinkx Monsoon. Enjoy light bites and decadent drinks, all while watching Hollywood’s biggest stars shine on the biggest screen in town!

The party starts at 4pm for our VIP guests, who will enjoy special hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar, and free champagne while mingling during the pre-show festivities. VIP guests also enjoy reserved seating for the Academy Awards broadcast.

General Admission guests walk the red carpet at 5pm, where they can enjoy light bites and cocktails while taking in the big show.

All of our guests can take part in our famous Oscar Boy raffle for a chance to win a fabulous 5-star resort getaway in sunny Cabo (including airfare), plus two other amazing local staycations!


4pm VIP / 5pm General
General Admission: $30
VIP: $65
(Three Dollar Bill Cinema members receive a $3 discount on all ticket prices)

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door.

Listening Party

Listening Party

CANCELED due to the snowstorm
SAM Record Store
Three Dollar Bill Cinema Listening Party
Tuesday, January 17th
6:30pm - 9pm

The tastemakers of Three Dollar Bill Cinema will set the sounds and scene to relive the lively gay history of Pioneer Square. Staff members of Three Dollar Bill Cinema will spin music celebrating Seattle’s infamous queer gathering spaces of yesteryear, such as the Garden of Allah, Madame Peabody’s Dancing Academy for Young Ladies, the Silver Slipper, and Shelly’s Leg.
Come enjoy this music of the gay community and feel free to dance, sing along, and even share a little history. It’s sure to be a blast from the past!

This social practice project is curated by Seattle Art Museum curator Sandra Jackson-Dumont in collaboration with [storefront] Olson Kundig Architects, and is inspired by “Theaster Gates: The Listening Room” on view at the Seattle Art Museum through July 1, 2012.

Translations 2012

Translations 2012

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival is now accepting films for the 7th annual festival, May 3-6, 2012!
More info on submitting through Without a Box

The 16th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The 16th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Xfinity Presents The 16th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Oct 14-23, 2011.

The largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the festival features the latest and greatest in LGBT film and video, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent. Packed with parties, events, and special guests, it’s the most delectable and satisfying cultural event of the season!

Don’t miss a moment of our sweet 16th year! Stay tuned for the release of our festival schedule the week of Sept. 19th.

Sponsor the 16th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Sponsor the 16th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Rock & Roll Fantasy

Rock & Roll Fantasy

Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema presents ROCK & ROLL FANTASY, on select Friday nights this summer at Cal Anderson Park.
Unlock your mind and get ready to rock with these fantastic summer movies, full of music and fun!

Come early to enjoy music with 12HR NOTICE DJs and the Shopping Cart Soundsystem!
All screenings are FREE and start at dusk (around 8:30 pm) at the southeast corner of Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park.

Hot popcorn, cold drinks, candy and other concessions will be for sale on site. Limited lawn chair rentals available. Donations to Three Dollar Bill Cinema happily accepted. Proceeds benefit Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s efforts throughout the year to provide voices and visibility for the LGBT community through film and video.

Sound Transit, our Presenting Sponsor for this series is providing a free, innovative, and sustainable cardboard movie chair for your viewing pleasure. Spend $10.00 or more at any Capitol Hill business on the day of movie showing. Then present your receipt at the Shelter House in Cal Anderson Park (starting at 7pm) showing that you’ve shopped, dined or had a drink at a Capitol Hill business and viola, you will get to watch the movie in comfort and style on your very own bumbox. One bumbox per receipt.

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Xanadu

July 29

An unlikely creative team (the legendary Gene Kelly and THE WARRIORS’ Michael Beck) enlists magical help from a muse (Olivia Newton-John) to make their dream of a nightclub come alive, in a place where nobody dared to go. (1980, 93 min.)

Watch the trailer.

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Labyrinth

August 5

To rescue her baby brother from the clutches of The Goblin King (David Bowie), a daydreaming girl (Jennifer Connelly) must navigate her way through a maze loaded with Jim Henson’s magical puppet creations and captivating musical moments. (1986, 101 min.)

Watch the trailer.

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The Apple

August 12

Set in an ultra campy future world of 1994, this mind-blowing, LOL rock opera follows a naïve singing duo struggling to save themselves (and the world!) from the evil plans of a powerful music mogul, Mr. Boogalow. (1980, 86 min.)

Watch the trailer.

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Footloose

August 19

In an uptight town where rock music and dancing are against the rules, newcomer Kevin Bacon shakes things up by fighting for his right to get down and cut loose. (1984, 107 min.)

Watch the trailer.

Run and Walk with Pride

Run and Walk with Pride

For 28 years, Seattle Frontrunners have been organizing a Run and Walk with Pride. Each year the event benefits an LGBT non-profit organization and the 2011 event will benefit Three Dollar Bill Cinema!
Sunday, June 19th in Seward Park for a fun 4K run, 10K run, or 4K walk. All abilities are welcome, so come and join the fun! Chip timing is provided and we have awards for top finishers. All finishers will be eligible for our fabulous raffle prizes!
Sunday, June 19
10:00am
Seward Park

Register Now

May 20-22

May 20-22

Two unique programs of short films will be screened at scheduled times throughout the three days and nights of the Festival:
-Speechless sets its sights on visual delights, where action speaks louder than words and safe words don’t apply.
-Let’s Talk About Sex explores the language of loving, where there’s more than one way to say what you want and tell how you feel.

See the full list of films and schedule of showtimes

The festival takes place May 20-22
Fremont Studios
155 N. 35th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

2011 Translations

2011 Translations

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival

May 12-15, 2011

Tickets
$50 for a festival pass
$10 Opening Night (includes post-screening reception)
$8 for single tickets
$6 for single tickets for Three Dollar Bill Cinema Members. Limit two tickets per member per screening.
$5 youth & senior discount (youth are 21 and under, seniors are 65 and over). Youth and Senior discount is only available day of show at the box office. Must present ID.
Sold is a free program.

Buy a Translations Festival Pass


All tickets are $1 more at the door. Buy in advance and save!
The box office at the venues opens 45 minutes before the first show of the day. At that time you can buy tickets for any screening taking place that day. Cash and credit accepted.

 

Venues

Seattle University
Hunthausen Hall, Rm 110
901 12th Avenue (at 11th and Madison)
Seattle, WA 98122

AMC Pacific Place
600 Pine Street (4th floor)
Seattle, WA 98101

The Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Sixth Avenue Inn
2000 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

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Sold: Examining the T in TV Advertising

Thursday, May 12 7pm Seattle University Hunthausen Hall, Rm 110 FREE!

Join presenter Nadja Dee Witherbee on a ‘round the world tour of TV commercials featuring transgender characters and themes. From the early days of television to today, see how this gender identity “twist” is used in comic, sexy, and unfortunately offensive ways. Nadja Dee will examine the pros and cons of these commercial representations, show clips, and facilitate discussion on this unique and rare collection of advertisements.

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Becoming Chaz

Opening Night Friday, May 13 7pm AMC Pacific Place

Growing up as Sonny and Cher’s adorable golden-haired daughter in a body he felt wasn’t his own was a burden it took Chaz Bono years to transcend. BECOMING CHAZ invites us along on Chaz’s brave and remarkable journey of transformation. As hormone shots give way to top surgery, easy going and unflappable Chaz beams with a sense of liberation and goes public with his story, putting a very public face on a widely misunderstood issue. But with his gregarious girlfriend struggling with the new realities of living with a man, it’s made clear that sex change isn’t solely a physical transition.
Intimate and nakedly honest, the film reveals the humanity and courage it takes for Chaz to ultimately embrace his true self. His moving struggle will reverberate profoundly for anyone to whom authenticity matters.
BECOMING CHAZ, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; 2011; USA; 80 min

Your ticket to Becoming Chaz includes an Opening Night Reception at the Sixth Avenue Inn.

Watch the trailer for Becoming Chaz

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 6:15pm.

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Lost in the Crowd

Saturday, May 14 1pm Northwest Film Forum

LOST IN THE CROWD follows a group of trans and queer youth living homeless in the streets of New York City, most having been rejected by their families. Shot over eight years, this groundbreaking documentary reveals the trials they must face fighting to survive in a world hostile to their very existence, and the dreams and desires that keep them alive.
LOST IN THE CROWD, Susi Graf; 2010; USA; 75 min

Watch the trailer for Lost in the Crowd

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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Girl Inside

Saturday, May 14 3pm Northwest Film Forum

This beautiful,  heartwarming coming of age story is both an intimate portrait and a thoughtful exploration of what it means to be a woman. Following 26-year-old Madison during a crucial three years of her transition from male to female, GIRL INSIDE tracks her emotional, intellectual and spiritual journey of self-discovery that is as important – if not more than – the physical journey of hormones and surgery. Sharing the spotlight is Vivien, Madison’s glamorous 80-year-old grandmother, who has taken on the job of advising her on all things feminine. While Vivien’s attempts to school Madison in old-fashioned codes of fashion and behavior are often hilarious, the juxtaposition of two vastly different experiences of womanhood, from very different generations, raises profound issues about the nature of gender, femininity and sexuality.
GIRL INSIDE, Maya Gallus; 2007; Canada; 70 min

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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This is Who I Am: Shorts

Saturday, May 14 4:30pm Northwest Film Forum

This collection of short films range from the deeply personal to the lightly comic, with revelations and confrontations happening at home, at the boxing ring, and even in the forest. Strong local films and international gems create this entertaining mix of diverse identities.

MONSTER IN THE CLOSET, Sarah Rotella, 2009, Canada, 4 min
ROBIN HOOD IS SO GAY, Broch Bender & Oscar McNary, 2010, USA, 8 min
RING FREI, Tom Weller, 2010, Germany, 6 min
THE REST OF US, Maddie Davis, Alyssa Piraino, Daniel Tayara, 2010, USA, 4 min
GENDERBUSTERS, Sam Berliner, 2010, USA, 6 min
THE LUSTY GYPSIES, Nikki Lee Taylor, 2010, USA, 8 min
SPIRAL TRANSITION, Ewan Duarte, 2010, USA, 6 min
CHRIS, Don Bapst, 2009, Canada, 5 min
SALLY’S STORY, Mark Andersson, 2011, Australia, 21 min
Total running time: 70 min

Watch the trailer for Genderbusters

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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Queen Bitch

Saturday, May 14 7:30pm Northwest Film Forum

Emmanuel (Clément Hervieu-Léger) has always had bad luck stemming from the same predicament; a desperate desire for gender reassignment surgery.  So when a high risk underworld opportunity comes along that could score enough money to pay for her surgery, plus a first-class flight to Bangkok and a buttock lift to boot, Emmanuel leaps before looking.  Based on the French novel of Laurent Martin, this film noir thriller follows a desperate girl willing to do anything to change her luck and achieve her ultimate goal. 
QUEEN BITCH (La Reine Des Connes), Guillaume Nicloux; 2009; France; 60 min

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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Gender Bender Singalong

Saturday, May 14 9pm Northwest Film Forum

You’ll feel mighty real singing along to this lively extravaganza of music video hits from beloved queer icons and gender bending pop stars. From 70s disco to 80s new wave and today’s hottest artists, there’s a groove for everyone of any gender! Wear your dancing shoes and let your inner voice be seen and heard!

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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Photos of Angie

Sunday, May 15 1pm Northwest Film Forum

Crimes committed against people because of their gender identity, expression or status are all too common. What makes PHOTOS OF ANGIE unique is that this story doesn’t end with just another court case, but boldly goes where others leave off, exploring the transphobia of the killer himself and the culture that surrounds and supports it. PHOTOS OF ANGIE tells the complete story of what motivates this violence, providing more accurate and compelling insight that may one day help bring these crimes to a stop.
PHOTOS OF ANGIE, Alan Dominguez; 2011; USA; 55 min

Watch the trailer for Photos of Angie

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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XXWHY: A Transgender Story

Sunday, May 15 3pm Northwest Film Forum

XXWHY follows the thoughts and feelings of a young transgender man and his girlfriend living openly in India. Exploring his feelings about not having been born in a male body and the loss of experiences he yearns to have, the film is a very rare look at the life and culture of an Indian FTM making his way on the Asian continent. XXWHY was part of the specially curated KASHISH SHORTS 2010; eight Indian Queer Films from KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival that showcase the diversity of Indian queer experience and expression in contemporary times.
XXWHY: A TRANSGENDER STORY, Dr. Bharathy Manjula; 2008; India; 48 min

Playing with: REALNESS, David Barclay Moore; 2010; USA; 15 min
An African-American transman and his girlfriend talk upfront and personal about themselves and their relationship through his gender transition.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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Jewels of the Street

Sunday, May 15 4:30pm Northwest Film Forum

Welcome to Schmuckstraße, which literally translates to Jewelry Road. This is where the “Jewels Of The Street,” Eva, Kelly and a sorority of closely knit working girls earn a living in St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany.  Like a real life PRETTY WOMAN documentary, you’ll peek into the trials, tribulations and triumphs that these Venezuelan women endure to support one another.  The true gem of this documentary is the excellent cinematography and editing, drawing you into the girls’ stories and connecting with even their smallest victories.
JEWELS OF THE STREET, Rosa Baches, Dirk Manthey; 2010; Germany; 74 min

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

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He is My Girl

Sunday, May 15 7:30pm Northwest Film Forum

Clarinetist Simon Eskenazy has so much going on that he can’t finish his Klezmer record. His ailing, hypochondriac mother wants to move in with him and his ex-wife Rosalie and their son suddenly resurface after 10 years. He’s also trying to seduce a young gay man while carrying on a relationship with Nair, a young transgender Arab. But it’s Nair who helps Simon get his life in order, first by becoming nurse to his mother, and then showing him what he’s really looking for. A wry, intelligent “rom-com,” HE IS MY GIRL is a memorable story of lost souls finding love.
HE IS MY GIRL, Jean-Jacques Zilbermann; 2009; France; 100 min

Watch the trailer for He is My Girl

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. The Box office opens at 12:15pm at Northwest Film Forum.

Outlaw: Jean Genet on Film

Outlaw: Jean Genet on Film

Our annual Spring Film Series returns with four nights of provocative films based on the work of the radical queer writer, Jean Genet. Don’t miss these rarely seen prints showcasing Jean Genet’s brilliant satire and celebration of beauty in evil. From prisons to mansions, bordellos to back alleys, prepare for a wild journey though power dynamics, shocking desires, and struggles against oppression.

All films at 7pm, at
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Ticket prices

$12 general admission
$10 Three Dollar Bill Cinema Members (limit 2 tickets per member (per film) at the member price)
$40 series pass (1 ticket to each film in the series)

Buy a Series Pass

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THE MAIDS

Thursday, April 7

(1974) Susannah York (The Killing of Sister George) stars with Glenda Jackson in this bizarre sadomasochistic romp. Through role-play, the two maids fantasize about killing their employer, but who will be the ultimate victim?

Watch the trailer for The Maids

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DEATHWATCH

Saturday, April 16

(1966) Promoted as “the strangest triangle ever filmed,” this rarely screened film version of Genet’s first play stars Leonard Nimoy, Paul Mazursky, and Michael Forest as three prisoners battling for affections behind bars.

Never released on video!

Tickets are still available at the door. Box office opens at 6:15pm.

Watch a scene from Deathwatch

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THE BALCONY

Thursday, April 21

(1963) Shelley Winters runs the show in a brothel where wild fantasies are fulfilled as a very real political revolution rages outside. Lee Grant, Peter Falk, and Leonard Nimoy also star in this Academy Award nominated film.

New 35MM film print!

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 6:15pm.

Watch a scene from The Balcony

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QUERELLE

Saturday, April 30

(1982) The final film from groundbreaking German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, this provocative work follows a muscular French sailor’s surreal sexual adventures in a seedy seaport.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door when the box office opens at 6:15pm

Watch a scene from Querelle

SLGFF Call for Entries

SLGFF Call for Entries

6th Annual Academy Awards Party

6th Annual Academy Awards Party

Join us on the red carpet!
Feb 27
Seattle Cinerama
2100 4th Ave.
co-presented with Gay City Health Project

A benefit for Three Dollar Bill Cinema & Gay City Health Project

Join us on the red carpet for Seattle’s most fabulous Academy Awards Party. Watch Hollywood’s biggest night on the biggest screen in town and support two important community organizations.
Dress casual or in Hollywood red carpet inspired attire, and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, fantastic raffle prizes, and much more.
21 and over only event.
3:30pm VIP entry
4:30pm General admission entry

Tickets are no longer available in advance. They can be purchased at the door. A very limited number of VIP tickets are still available. Doors open at 3:30pm for VIP and 4:30pm for General admission.

Tickets:

General $25
You’ll watch the Oscars on the big screen, enjoy hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening, plus complimentary popcorn and soda!

VIP $50
Buy a VIP ticket and be treated like a star.
VIPs enjoy everything above, PLUS early admission for a hosted VIP only Champagne Reception, premium reserved seating, complimentary coat check and an Oscar Gift Bag!

Three Dollar Bill Cinema members - $3 discount on all ticket prices:

And the nominees are…

It’s Good To Be Gay

It’s Good To Be Gay

Jan 12
7pm
Central Cinema
1411 21st Avenue

We’re kicking off 2011 with a new bimonthly series of presentations at Central Cinema, “It’s Good To Be Gay.” The fun starts with one of the most outrageous cult camp films to ever hit the screen. GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS follows three hilariously desperate women (all played by men) clawing their way through Hollywood and each other. Winner of Outfest’s 2003 Grand Jury Award, this gloriously trashy bitchfest from Richard Day (Co-writer of TV’s “Arrested Development”) takes drag comedy to a new level that you won’t soon forget.

“‘Girls Will Be Girls’ will shock the unshockable. It will also make fans of John Waters, Arrested Development, and ferocious comic mayhem pee their pants.” – David Schmader, The Stranger

Buy your tickets in advance and save $2! Three Dollar Bill Cinema members pay $7 advance, $8 day of show. Regular ticket price is $8 advance, $10 day of show. Purchase tickets online

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Velvet Goldmine: Our 4th Annual Dinner & Auction

Velvet Goldmine: Our 4th Annual Dinner & Auction

Friday, March 25, 2011
6pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Sodo Park
3200 1st Ave. S.


$125 per person
$100 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members
$1250 for a table of 10
$1000 for a table of 10 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members
$1600 for a VIP Oscar table of 10—includes a gift bag for each guest & premium wine

Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, appetizers, sit down dinner, hosted wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and some cinematic surprises!
All proceeds from the auction will help further Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s mission to enrich, strengthen, and connects diverse communities by supporting and exhibiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film.

Can’t make it to the auction? Please consider making a donation to our annual fund to support Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s efforts in the community.

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Translations Call for Entries

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Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas

Celebrate the most wonderful movie time of the year with Alonso Duralde and his new book, Have Yourself A Movie Little Christmas. The L.A.-based writer for Movieline and author of 101 Must-See Movies For Gay Men (featured at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in ’06) returns to Seattle to discuss his latest book, a fun and festive film guide to seasonal cinematic delights. Enjoy a clip reel with scenes from movies covered in the book, then stick around for the full feature presentation of KISS KISS BANG BANG. This Christmastime comedy-thriller from writer-director Shane Black (LETHAL WEAPON) stars Robert Downey Jr. as a crook pretending to be an actor in L.A. and Val Kilmer as a gay private eye assigned to show him the ropes. After the film, books will be available for purchase and signing – makes a great gift!
Thursday, Dec 2
8pm
Central Cinema
$6 advance; $8 day of
$5 advance; $7 day of for Three Dollar Bill Cinema Members
Buy Tickets

 

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Whether you’re preparing for an onslaught of close encounters with kooky relatives or protecting your sanity by spending this Thankgsiving with friends, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS provides the perfect dose of ‘my crazy family’ comedy to get you through what can be the longest and most comical weekend of the year.
Directed by Jodie Foster (and based in part on her own experiences), HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS stars Holly Hunter as Claudia Larson, a single mom and newly unemployed art restorer. Claudia makes a pilgrimage home for her family gathering, chock full of characters including her eccentric Aunt Glady, judgmental sister Joanne, and her always unpredictable gay brother, Tommy (Robert Downey Jr.). It doesn’t take long for lingering issues to take on new life and good intentions to go hilariously wrong.
As warm and satisfying as a bowl of stuffing with gravy, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a witty take on time-honored traditions and the family ties that we all must learn to live with in our way.

Wednesday, November 24
7pm
Central Cinema
$6 advance; $8 day of
$5 advance; $7 day of for Three Dollar Bill Cinema Members
Buy Tickets

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Festival Merchandise

Festival Merchandise

Buy your festival merchandise here!

T-shirts $20
Hoodies $40
Aluminum Water Bottle $10
plus shipping charges

Members get 25% off. Use the code you were sent via email.

We’re Turning 15!

We’re Turning 15!

The 15th festival lineup is now live!
Tickets are on sale now!

View the schedule

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Reel Queer Youth

Reel Queer Youth

Reel Queer Youth is a free program intended to help LGBTQ youth express themselves through filmmaking. The four-day program, produced in partnership with Reel Grrls, will take place at a film center on Capitol Hill and will teach media literacy and the basics of filmmaking. 

Participants will meet on four days:
Saturday, October 2nd, 12pm-4pm
Friday, October 8, 10am-4pm
Saturday, October 9, 10am-4pm
Sunday, October 10, 10am-4pm

The short films made during this program will be shown on October 23 at a special program during the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
If you are interested, are between the ages of 13 and 21, and identify as LGBTQ or as an ally, then please download the application. You must fill out and submit the application by September 24.
Download application

You Choose a Festival Film

You Choose a Festival Film

Wolfe Video Anniversary Screening
For 25 years, Wolfe Video has made LGBT films widely available to anyone who wanted to see them, which was not easy in the early years. In recognition of Wolfe’s work in bringing independent queer films to the big screen, and to celebrate the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival’s 15th Anniversary, we’ve partnered to bring an audience favorite to the festival.

Watch the trailers then vote in the poll on our homepage!
Big Eden
The Gymnast
Everything Relative
Brother to Brother
By Hook or By Crook
Goldfish Memory
Finding North

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Making Love

Making Love

Every third Wednesday of the month, Three Dollar Bill Cinema @ Central Cinema will present an LGBT audience favorite, including big hits from the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, queer classics, and documentaries showing how far we’ve come as a community.

Successful young L.A. doctor, Zach (Michael Ontkean), and his equally successful television-producer wife, Claire (Kate Jackson), find their happily-ever-after life torn asunder when he unexpectedly confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men. The object of Zach’s affection is Bart, a swinging L.A. novelist played by 80s heartthrob Harry Hamlin. When Bart walks into Zach’s office, unfamiliar feelings are awakened and soon Zach is canceling dinners with Claire to spend more time with this attractive and somewhat aloof new friend. As Zach’s absences become more and more frequent, Claire has a growing suspicion that he is having an affair…with another woman. But after being dumped by Bart and feeling alone for the first time in his married life, Zach resolves to tell Claire the truth about himself, a revelation that will change their relationship forever.
This poignant melodrama was the first mainstream gay Hollywood feature film. A classic that must be seen on the big screen.

Wed. Aug 18
7pm
Central Cinema
$6 advance, $8 day of
$5 advance, $7 day of for Three Dollar Bill Cinema Members
Buy Tickets

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But I’m a Cheerleader

But I’m a Cheerleader

July 21
7:00pm
Three Dollar Bill Cinema @ Central Cinema will present an LGBT audience favorite, including big hits from the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, queer classics, and documentaries showing how far we’ve come as a community. In July we get our high kicks on with But I’m a Cheerleader.

Megan is the all-American girl who has it all - she’s a model student, her boyfriend is on the football team and she’s a cheerleader. But she also has pictures of girls in her locker and doesn’t like kissing boys. Her parents decide that she must be a lesbian and send her off to True Directions, a homosexual rehabilitation camp where she’ll be ‘cured’. Megan becomes the perfect resident at camp and can’t wait to be straight…until she’s paired up with rebellious rich girl Graham. Can Megan come to terms with her sexuality, storm the camp and get the girl?

But I’m a Cheerleader is like a cake made from the best recipe. First, pick out an amazing comedic cast (Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, RuPaul, Mink Stole and Bud Cort), then sprinkle in a bit of John Waters camp and a colorful design style that pops like sprinkles on a cup cake. Then spice it up a little bit by cleverly satirizing everything from the religious right to gender roles. Cook to perfection and you have a taste of indie romance with a big heaping slab of gay frosting on top. In other words: yummy!

$6 advance / $8 day of
$5 advance / $7 day of for Three Dollar Bill Members
Buy Tickets

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Garden Party

Garden Party

August 19
6-8pm
You’re invited to our annual Garden Party, to be held on the western shore of Lake Washington and hosted by Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Board of Directors. Enjoy complimentary drinks, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a brief overview of Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s ongoing programs and a sneak peek at The 15th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
Special Promotion for Garden Party attendees:
Become a new member of Three Dollar Bill Cinema at the Cherry level or above and receive $25 off. Existing members can upgrade to Cherry or higher level and also receive the discount.

$25 per person. Exact address will be given upon completion of your ticket order.

Tickets are no longer on sale for this event.

Special thanks to Ménage à Trois wine and Two Tartes Café & Catering.

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All About Evil

All About Evil

Satiate Your Midnight Movie Appetite when
Peaches Christ Brings You
ALL ABOUT EVIL: The Peaches Christ Experience in 4-D

Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Peaches Christ want you to prepare for an evening of maniacal fun as a cast of delirious ghouls will rock the Egyptian Theatre with William Castle-styled hi-jinks and EVIL fun!
Hosted by Peaches Christ and Sylvia O’Stayformore
Featuring the Midnight Mass Players and Bacon Strip Collective
Saturday, July 17th
Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre: 801 East Pine, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $13 Show time: 12:00 a.m.
Advance tickets
Watch the trailer

4-D SPECTACULAR!
Peaches Christ Productions is proud to announce the special Seattle engagement of “ALL ABOUT EVIL: The Peaches Christ Experience in 4-D.” Directed by Joshua Grannell, the alter-ego of San Francisco drag sensation Peaches Christ, this very special extravaganza is being presented in association with Seattle’s effervescent hostess Sylvia O’Stayformore. As the darkness descends on this unholy event, prepare to witness a pre-film “spooktacular” performance by Peaches and featuring both the Midnight Mass Players and Bacon Strip Collective, who will have some ghastly surprises for you.
All About Evil is a wicked black comedy set in the world of a horror movie about a mousy librarian who inherits her father’s beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer - and a legion of rabid gore fans - when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. What her fans don’t realize yet is that the murders in the movies are all too real! Starring Natasha Lyonne (Slums of Beverly Hills, But I’m A Cheerleader), Thomas Dekker (Sarah Connor Chronicles, A Nightmare On Elm Street), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira),  and Mink Stole (Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom).

DRESS UP! WIN PRIZES!
Additionally, Peaches Christ strongly encourages audience members to be creative, have fun, and dress up in their finest “GORE COUTURE” to participate in the “Parade of Evil,” with one lucky winner who will be showered with EVIL adoration and prizes. Seattlite celebrity judges and fashion experts JACKIE HELL and MISS OBLIVIOUS will be on-hand for the judgement. It will be a night to dismember and you won’t want to miss being at Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre so you can say you were there to be part of the EVIL.
OFFICIAL EVIL PONY PRE-PARTY!
Begin your evening of wickedness before the clock strikes midnight at the official Evil pre-party on the night of the big show (8:30-10:30). Featuring the dark performance stylings of Ben de la Creme, Amoania, Ade and more! Drink the Peaches Kool-Aid special, win Evil giveaway prizes and more.

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Blonde But Not Forgotten

Blonde But Not Forgotten

They’re blonde, beautiful, and back on the big screen! Celebrate summer nights with these unforgettable leading ladies in the movies that made them shine.

All screenings are FREE and begin at sunset (around 8:30/9pm) at the southeast corner of Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park.
Concessions will be sold, and a limited number of lawn chairs available for rent.
Donations to Three Dollar Bill Cinema happily accepted. Proceeds benefit our efforts to promote LGBT film and visibility.
Music provided by 12hr notice

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

July 16 Cal Anderson Park Watch the Trailer

Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate Hollywood blonde, stars with the legendary Jayne Russell in this madcap musical comedy. Featuring an iconic – and often imitated – performance of “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.”
directed by Howard Hawks, 1953, 91 min.

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The Legend of Billie Jean

July 30 Cal Anderson Park Watch a clip

On the run from the cops for a crime she didn’t commit, backwoods beauty Billie Jean Davy (SUPERGIRL Helen Slater) and her friends caught in the crossfire use the media to make a stand for themselves. As the hype surrounding them escalates out of control, they become champions of justice and unlikely heroes. Fair is fair!
directed by Matthew Robbins, 1985, 96 min.

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Desperately Seeking Susan

August 13 Cal Anderson Park Watch the Trailer

Pop icon Madonna shows real blonde ambition in this romantic comedy, featuring her first major motion picture performance as an actress. A case of amnesia and mistaken identity leads a bored housewife (Rosanna Arquette) on a wild adventure through the bohemian nightlife of New York, with shady characters in hot pursuit of stolen jewels in her possession.
directed by Susan Seidelman, 1985, 104 min.

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Candleshoe

August 27 Cal Anderson Park Watch the Trailer

Academy Award winner Jodie Foster plays a street-smart tomboy recruited by a gang of thieves to impersonate a missing girl and search for hidden treasure in a crumbling castle half a world away. A vintage Disney classic that’s fun for the whole family!
directed by Norman Tokar, 1977, 101 min.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema @ Central Cinema

Three Dollar Bill Cinema @ Central Cinema

June 16
Central Cinema, 7pm
$8, $6 if you buy in advance
Buy Tickets
Every third Wednesday of the month, Three Dollar Bill Cinema @ Central Cinema will present an LGBT audience favorite, including big hits from the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, queer classics, and documentaries showing how far we’ve come as a community. This new monthly series kicks off with WIGSTOCK, in honor of Gay Pride Month. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this upbeat documentary covering every sequined angle of New York City’s annual drag music festival.

Years before RuPaul’s Drag Race, America’s cross dressing contingent gathered for an annual celebration in New York City that filled the streets with wigs, high heels, wigs, performance art, wigs, dancing, and…oh yeah, WIGS! This isn’t Woodstock, this isWIGSTOCK, the yearly celebration organized by the irrepressible founder Lady Bunny (about to grace your television as the Drag Dean of RuPaul’s latest show Drag U). Each year Lady Bunny gathers the finest (and weirdest) drag performers for an unrivaled outdoor celebration.
In the early 90s the cameras were there to capture two summers worth of wigging out, documenting everything from musical performances (Deee-Lite is enchanting as always, and dance diva Crystal Waters almost steals the show with her vivacious ‘tude), behind the scenes antics (lead by our unofficial tour guide Alexis Arquette), and of course the drag divas. RuPaul make a huge splash in the prime of her “Supermodel of the World” glory, the always delightful Lypsinka (still one of the best names ever!) gives a showstopping performance, and you won’t want to miss the completely unsettling Leigh Bowery in one of his final appearances.

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Take the Spotlight - Become a Sponsor

Take the Spotlight - Become a Sponsor

The largest festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is the ideal way to reach the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. We offer premium exposure before and during this highly anticipated 10-day annual event. Whether in print, on screen, online, or in person, there are plenty of options for making your presence—and your support—known to our loyal audience. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate in exposure or want to be part of our supporting cast, we’ve got options and benefits galore. Packages start at just $500.

Download our 2010 Festival Sponsorship Brochure

$15 for 15

$15 for 15

We are asking for your support to help us continue to bring the LGBT community together to showcase our stories and harness the power of film to create change. In recognition of the 15th year of The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, please consider a donation of $15. Add a zero to to make a donation of $150 or consider pledging $15 a month. Donations and pledges of any amount are welcomed. All donations are tax-deductible.
Please help us reach our goal of $15,000 by the end of 2010.

Celebrate 15 years of LGBT films that inspire, entertain, educate, and strengthen our community.

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival

Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival

Tickets
$50 for a festival pass
$8 for single tickets
$6 for single tickets for Three Dollar Bill Cinema Members. Limit two
tickets per member per screening.
$5 youth & senior discount (youth are 21 and under, seniors are 65
and over). Youth and Senior discount is only available day of show at the box
office. Must present ID.
Reality TG is a free program.

Buy your tickets in advance and save $1 per ticket! (not available for passes or the youth/senior discount)
The box office at the venues opens 45 minutes before the first show of the day. At that time you can buy tickets for any screening taking place that day. Cash and credit accepted. There is a 50 cent charge per ticket for credit card sales.

Passes are no longer available for sale in advance. They can be purchased at the venue box office which opens 45 minutes before the first screening of the day.

Venues
The Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

The Erickson Theatre
1524 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Capitol Hill Library
425 Harvard Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102

Download a copy of the Translations Program Guide

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Reality TG

Thursday, May 13 6:15pm Capitol Hill Library FREE

Is visibility a means to social acceptance? Do the drawbacks of too much (or unchecked) visibility outweigh the good it can accomplish? There has been an explosion of transgender people on talk shows, dramas, and especially reality television. We’ll screen some recent episodes of reality programs that feature transwomen as cast members and discuss how this representation affects the whole trans community.
Watch some TV and then join Sara Michelle Fetters, film and TV reviewer, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema Executive Director Rachael Brister for a discussion on this fascinating broadcast trend.
This is a FREE event. No tickets are needed.
This event is not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library

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Riot Acts

Friday, May 14 7:30pm Erickson Theatre Watch the Trailer

Seasoned musicians, music aficionados, or anyone interested in world of music will enjoy this film about the transgender people who play it. RIOT ACTS follows the careers of some of the best and brightest musicians playing across North America today. With interviews and performances by first rate musical acts such as The Clicks, Coyote Grace, Katastrophe and The Degenerettes, RIOT ACTS explores the passion these musicians have for their craft, the impact gender has on their careers and their perspectives on a wide array of topics from their audience to their lyrics. Through interviews with artists across every genre and gender, RIOT ACTS gives transgender bands and musicians the chance to speak (and sing) from their own experiences, illuminating the challenges and triumphs of transgender people putting themselves out there by taking the stage.
RIOT ACTS, Madsen Minax; 2009; US; 72 min.

Following the exhilarating screening of RIOT ACTS director Madsen Minax and featured musician Adhamh Roland will give an exclusive performance during our Opening Night party!
Madsen Minax is a filmmaker, musician and multi-media artist come hell-raiser currently living and working in Chicago, IL. He currently plays with the technically savvy and emphatically suave triad, The Homoticons, and actor slash model, a group that draws from vaudville, folk, and bluegrass roots.
Adhamh Roland is a guitar strummin’, accordion squeezing, whistling warbler who fancies reminiscing about his Midwestern roots while devising collective strategies for liberation. Adhamh has coughed up 4 solo albums in the last several years and is collaborating with musicians in his new home of Berkeley, California to form a Euro-folk inspired trio that has yet to be named.

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Diagnosing Difference

Saturday, May 15 1pm Northwest Film Forum Watch the Trailer

Most of us know that Gender Identity Disorder, or GID, is a disorder listed in diagnostic manuals used by the medical community and insurance companies to categorize transgender people. While some in the transgender and gender variant communities support the purpose of a GID classification, others say it’s completely useless and some believe it’s outright harmful. DIAGNOSING DIFFERENCE examines the issues surrounding Gender Identity Disorder through interviews with some of the best and brightest in the transgender and medical communities. This topical, informative, and occasionally humorous documentary brings an important issue facing the trans community front and center.
DIAGNOSING DIFFERENCE, Annalise Ophelian; 2009; US; 63 min.
Director in attendance

Preceeded by:
DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
A student produced news report on the signing of the historic, gender identity inclusive, hate crimes bill and a memorial to those who lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred.
DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, 2009; US; 3 min.

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Forever's Gonna Start Tonight

Saturday, May 15 3pm Northwest Film Forum Watch the Trailer

In her heyday, Vicki Marlane was part of the first wave of people on the performance circuit of what we currently understand to be drag. But Vicki is not just a drag queen. In fact, Vicki’s not in drag at all. Vicki is Vicki: a performer in her 70s who still works in San Francisco’s nightclubs, bringing down the house with her seductive routines and putting female performers more than half her age to shame. This revealing documentary follows Vicki’s wild journey through life, from carnival sideshows and romantic road trips to present day San Francisco. With both regalement and touches of sorrow, FOREVER’S GONNA START TONIGHT tells the story of an unparalleled woman and the losses, loves, and places that filled the spaces between her hot and racy burlesque performances.
FOREVER’S GONNA START TONIGHT, Michelle Lawler; 2009; US; 54 min.

Preceeded by:
JANENE
Seattle performer Anita Goodman plays a lonely escort, enjoying the last few hours of her day before a rendezvous with a sailor.
JANENE, Joriah Goad; 2009; US; 5 min.
Directors in attendance

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Mainstay

Saturday, May 15 5pm Northwest Film Forum

In the wintry landscape of rural Maine, Fischer has just returned home upon hearing of his ex-lover Hannah’s sudden death. After a two-year absence from his family, Fischer is well into his transition from female to male – an experience that he shared only with Hannah. With the loss of this source of validation, Fischer begins to rebuild his fragile relationship with his brother and mother. In the public realm of the small town, Fischer must engage with the people of his past, thus forcing him to negotiate the tenuous boundaries between his queer identity and his perceived “straight” male body.
MAINSTAY, Elliot Montague; 2009; US; 50 min.

Preceded by:
AMATEUR
A withdrawn country boy goes on a camping trip and becomes interested in a confident gender-bending girl named Sam. When she forces him to question his true feelings, he must confront his own insecurities before he can accept Sam and himself.
AMATEUR, Daniel Trevino; 2009; US; 15 min.

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Maggots and Men

Saturday, May 15 7pm Northwest Film Forum Watch the Trailer

In Russia, the Kronstadt sailors had a long tradition as radicals and courageous fighters. MAGGOTS AND MEN is an experimental historical narrative set in a mythologized, post-revolutionary Russia that re-imagines the 1921 rebellion of the Kronstadt sailors with a twist of gender anarchy. The film is set in the all male environment of a Russian naval base, but cast with actors from a range of masculine gender expressions, resulting in a film that redefines male, challenges the binary gender construct, and intentionally creates confusion. And acknowledging a long tradition of homosexuality amongst sailors, the film has provocative sex scenes that evolve organically out of teamwork in close quarters.

MAGGOTS AND MEN positions the struggle for gender equality within a larger struggle for peace and justice, while bringing together both transgender and queer communities. It documents a rapidly evolving transgender community and illuminates the gender revolution currently taking place in our society.
MAGGOTS AND MEN, Carey Cronenwett; 2009; US; 53 min. (in Russian & English)

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Dinah East

Saturday, May 15 9pm Northwest Film Forum Watch the Trailer

Have you ever heard the rumor that larger-than-life actress and icon Mae West was actually a man? DINAH EAST takes that story and runs with it in this campy cult classic from the 70’s. Jeremy Stockwell and Warhol superstar Ultra Violet star in this sexy and scandalous rags-to-riches story of a girl who makes it in Hollywood while hiding an explosive secret about her “true” identity. The movie itself spawned a new spate of rumors – did the real-life West have the film pulled from distribution and all copies destroyed, as the producers claimed? Or did she see it ten years before her death and find the whole thing hilarious? While it helps to have a sense of humor and imagination to enjoy DINAH EAST for what it is, at its core is a refreshing story focusing on the importance of individual human relationships, while steering away from labels and the conjecture of identity.
DINAH EAST, Gene Nash; 1970; US; 90 min.

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Queerly Canadian

Sunday, May 16 1pm Northwest Film Forum

These short films from our neighbors up north present two unique perspectives on gender queer experiences.

COMPROMISING POSITIONS presents a world where gay-bashings and trans-bashings menace, yet scrappy young queers willingly risk injury in one another’s hands in queer wrestling. This unruly combat sport is a sub-cultural phenomenon popping up in urban centers cross-Canada. Jimmy Stray and Johnny Trouble, two genderqueer rascals with a passion for kicking ass, embark on a filmmaking adventure to explore queer identity through combat. Along the way, they confront a series of unexpected demons and discover what they are truly wrestling.

AND THE REST IS DRAG, explores gender from the perspective of drag kings who consciously and politically queer their gender, both on and off stage. Using an eclectic mix of performance footage, still photography, and interviews with members of the Alberta Beef Drag King Troupe, the film draws audiences into the sexy, rebellious, and sometimes humorous world of drag kinging.

COMPROMISING POSITIONS, Auden Cody Neuman & Mik Turje; 2008; Canada; 35 min.
AND THE REST IS DRAG, Melisa Brittain; 2009; Canada; 31 min.

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Love Interests: Short Films

Sunday, May 16 3pm Northwest Film Forum

This collection of transgender short films examines the dynamics of love in myriad relationships. Calpernia Adams plays a woman unsure about coming out to her new boyfriend and goes through a hilarious process to make her apartment TRANSPROOFED. CAT’S CRADLE uses a childhood game to represent our relationships to others and ourselves. REMEMBER ME IN RED is the wish one woman tries to fulfill and to rightfully honor her friend’s memory, while a secretive SENORITA leads a double life to be a guardian to a young boy in her care. GOSSAMER WALLS shows an abstract memory of family and childhood through the negative lens.  A rumination on the dangers of first crushes, BLINK also reveals the habits of sea cucumbers. And AMATEUR is about staying in the moment, taking a risk, and learning to forgive.

TRANSPROOFED, Andrea James; 2009; US; 14 min.
CATS CRADLE, Raymond Rea; 2010; US; 4 min.
REMEMBER ME IN RED, Hector Ceballos: 2010; US; 15 min. (in Spanish)
SENORITA, Vincent Sandoval; 2009; Philippines/US; 15 min. (in Tagalog)
GOSSAMER WALLS, Malic Amalya & Peter Miller; 2007; US; 5 min.
BLINK, Silas Howard; 2009; US; 11 min.
AMATEUR, Daniel Trevino; 2009; US; 15 min.

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My Buddy Claudia

Sunday, May 16 5pm Northwest Film Forum Watch the Trailer

For over thirty years Brazilians came to know Claudia Wonder through music, magazines, and film. She was a transvestite from São Paulo who managed to come out of the newspapers’ crime section to become a highlight in the culture pages. MY BUDDY CLAUDIA follows this remarkable woman from her difficult childhood (she spent 15 days in jail by order of her military grand-uncle), to her role as the first travesti to act in ’70s mainstream soft-core, to her days of activism and being a rock star in the ‘80s. Through the film we learn much about Brazil itself, while being exposed to Claudia’s many facets from courageous to profane.
Warning: Contains brief nudity and sex on screen.
MY BUDDY CLAUDIA, Dácio Pinheiro; 2009; Brazil; 86 min. (in Portuguese)

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Open

Sunday, May 16 7pm Northwest Film Forum

Winner of the Special Jury Award for LGBT film at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, OPEN presents a visually striking and emotionally moving portrayal of relationships for a new millennium.
When the young hermaphrodite Cynthia meets Gen and Jay, a couple recovering from plastic surgery, she learns of Pandrogony, in which two people merge their facial features in order to reflect their evolution from separate identities into one unified entity. Inspired by this, Cynthia abandons her husband and suburban life to embark on a road trip with Gen through anachronistic America. 
A young transman, Syd, meets a young punk, Nick, and after a sexual encounter they find themselves falling in love. But are Syd and Nick ready to deal with the implications and consequences of their unique romance?
OPEN’s cast of real hermaphroditic, pandrogynous, and transpeople bring authenticity to this story of emerging possibilities for human connection.

OPEN, Jake Yuzna: 2009; US; 90 min.

Serial Mom

Serial Mom

Sunday, May 9
2pm
Central Cinema
1411 21st. Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
co-presented by Gay City Health Project
With special guest host Heklina of Trannyshack

Nothing says “I love you, Mom” like a day at the movies, and this cult comedy classic from John Waters couldn’t be a more unique way to honor our moms in all of their cinematic glory.

Kathleen Turner stars in one of her most unforgettable roles as Beverly Sutphin, a seemingly mild-mannered housewife and loving mother. Nobody knows about Beverly’s maniacal mean streak, and her taste for cold-blooded vengeance in crimes against humanity like wearing white out of season. Watch your P’s and Q’s around her, or she’s likely to chop them off!

When Beverly’s secret life as a serial killer begins seeping into her family’s everyday reality, the gore really hits the fan. A hilarious skewering of suburban life, true crime tales, and “family values,” SERIAL MOM will have you screaming with laughter. With Ricki Lake, Sam Waterston and cameo appearances by Suzanne Somers, Joan Rivers, Traci Lords, and Kathy Bates, it’s a star-studded salute to Mom that you won’t want to miss!

Come dressed to compete in our ‘Dare To Wear White’ fashion show, plus other fun chances to win fabulous prizes!

Tickets
$15
$12 for members of Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Includes a complimentary mimosa!
Buy your ticket in advance and save $1! Plus no fees!

Photo courtesy of The Teegarden Nash Collection

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Erotic Short Films at The Seattle Erotic Arts Festival

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“Visual Stimulation” a collection of short videos curated by Three Dollar Bill Cinema for SEAF 2010.

This program of short videos will be shown repeatedly on screens around the main gallery space. From meditations on the human form, to unique uses for sex toys, to enthusiastic wooly love, the work selected will titillate and entertain—often with tongue firmly in cheek.

More details on the whole festival here

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FORTUNE AND MEN’S EYES

Saturday, April 3 7pm Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

?(1971) In the isolated world of a men’s prison, sex is currency, power, and the only escape. A baby-faced new inmate learns all this and more the hard way in this gritty and often graphic drama. Featuring a must-see performance by Michael Greer (THE GAY DECEIVERS) as “Queenie.” Not Available On DVD!

Buy tickets for Fortune and Men’s Eyes
Tickets will be on sale online until 4pm Saturday. After that they will be available at the door. Box office opens at 6:15pm.

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CHASTITY

Thursday, April 8 7pm Northwest Film Forum

(1969) Long before she became an Academy Award-worthy actress, gay icon Cher starred in this campy road movie as a lost and lonely girl looking for love in all the wrong places. She winds up working in a Mexican brothel, where the lesbian madam in charge wants Chastity to become more than just an employee. 35mm Print! BadMovieArt Approved!

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MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM

Saturday, April 17 7pm Northwest Film Forum

(1958) An orphaned teenager (the legendary Romy Schneider) is sent to an oppressive boarding school and soon falls madly in love with her sympathetic teacher (Lilli Palmer), whose tender loving care is misunderstood with tragic results. The story of their passionate and scandalous love affair unfolds in artful, glorious color, and remains one of the most unusual and bold films to emerge from post-war Germany. First U.S. Screening In 20 Years!

Buy tickets for Madchen in Uniform

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SCORE

Thursday, April 22 7pm Northwest Film Forum

(1974) A swinging married couple with an appetite for same-sex fresh meat set their sights on a pair of naïve newlyweds, showing them the kinky ropes in an erotic contest of seduction. Prepare yourself for plenty of flesh and hilarious dialogue. Directed with wild abandon from sexploitation auteur Radley Metzger. Unrated Version!

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THE WAY GAY SING ALONG

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THE WAY GAY SING ALONG
Thursday, March 4th
Central Cinema
7pm & 10pm
$10, $8 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members

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Three Dollar Bill Cinema and The Action Pack join forces for this all new sing along show of out and proud music videos featuring divas, gay icons, and camp classics—all with sing along subtitles! Many of our all time favorite videos are in here: QUEEN, ELTON JOHN, WHAM!, DONNA SUMMER, THE VILLAGE PEOPLE, ERASURE, CHER, DIANA ROSS, CULTURE CLUB, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, KD LANG, MORRISSEY….and THE WEATHER GIRLS. Cause it is totally gonna be raining men up in this theatre! $2 from each ticket goes directly to support Three Dollar Bill Cinema.

 

 

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