D.C. EAGLE BOUND BY LEATHER (USA)
Directed by Jonathan Reed
*Special featured screening with director Jonathan Reed
From prominent business owner to community leader in the LGBT community,
Don Bruce, a Leather/Levi man, opened the DC Eagle in 1971 as a haven to gay men of the Leather/Levi community, giving them a home, a brotherhood, and an active community to live and socialize in. The Eagle was a place for men from all walks of life including many military, business, and political men that needed anonymity while exploring their repressed desires.
THE LAVENDER SCARE (USA)
Directed by Josh Howard
*Special featured screening with director Josh Howard – Sunday, April 9, 3 pm
WATCH TRAILERWith the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious witch hunt that lasts for forty years and ruins thousands of lives, while thrusting an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.
LEAGUE OF EXOTIC DANCERS (Canada)
Directed by Rama Rau
GUTS, GLAMOUR & G-STRINGS: League of Exotique Dancers is a provocative, intimate, and eye-opening “backstage tour” of Burlesque’s heyday through the personal lives and stories of legendary star performers.