June 16, 2011 | by Juliette Ebner
Silverdocs selections feature gay content

Genesis P’Orridge and Lady Jaye in ‘The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye,’ which will be screened twice next week at the Silverdocs festival. (Image courtesy of Silverdocs)

The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs documentary festival begins Monday and runs through June 26. There are six LGBT-interest films slated to be shown at the festival this year.

“Still Here,” a short film about a man who has been living with HIV for more than 20 years, will be shown as part of the shorts program “Between Us” Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the AFI Silver (8633 Colesville Road) in Silver Spring and Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. at the Discovery HD Theater (1 Discovery Place) in Silver Spring.

“The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye,” about Genesis Breyer P-Orridge who performed in drag to resemble his partner, Lady Jaye, will be shown Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and Thursday at 10:15 p.m. Both screenings will be at the AFI Silver.

“Renee,” the story of Renee Richards, a transgender woman who attempted to play in the U.S. Open as a woman, will be shown Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and Thursday at 9:45 p.m. Both screenings will be at the AFI Silver.

“Give Up Tomorrow,” about a young man sentenced to death for the abduction, rape and murder of two Chinese-Filipino sisters on the island of Cebu, will be shown Tuesday at 9 p.m. at the AFI Silver and Thursday at 2:45 p.m. at the Discovery HD Theater.

“A Good Man,” about choreographer Bill T. Jones’s creating a performance piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial, will be shown Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Discovery HD Theater and June 25 at 11:15 a.m. at the AFI Silver.

“Two,” tells the story of Julian, a middle-aged British man who “longs for the safety of the crib, his favorite nanny and the love and care given to children” as he celebrates his second birthday, will be shown as part of the shorts program “Out of Character” on June 24 at noon and June 25 at 9 a.m. Both screenings will be at the AFI Silver.

For more information on the festival and to buy tickets, go here.

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