April 11, 2013 | by Erin Durkin
Film fest fix
Let My People Go, Jewish Film Festival, gay news, Washington Blade

A scene from the French comedy ‘Let My People Go (Photo courtesy of the Jewish Film Festival)

Need to fill your movie fix? There are plenty opportunities with the Tribeca Film Festival kicking off this Wednesday, the Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival starting on Thursday and the screening of the documentary “Married and Counting” at the Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore).

The Tribeca requires a trip to New York but might be worth the effort. This year’s festival features several films with LGBT themes, including “G.B.F,” a movie following the experiences of Tanner, the first openly gay student in his school; “Bridegroom” follows the experiences of Shane and Tom, who for six years remained united despite societal prejudices until a tragic accident puts a halt to their dreams; “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” a movie about optometrist Weichung, who is finding married life difficult and suddenly runs into an old flame; and several more films addressing LGBT themes. For more information about the locations of the screenings or tickets, visit tribecafilm.com.

The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival screens the movie “Let My People Go!” a comedic blend of gay romantic comedy and Jewish family drama. The film chronicles the experiences of Reuben, a French-Jewish mailman living in Finland with his Nordic boyfriend. A fight right before Passover sends Reuben back to Paris and his family. This particular movie is screening on April 25 at 4:45 p.m. and April 27 at 9:15 p.m at the Angelika Film Center and Café (2911 District Avenue, Fairfax, Va.) Tickets for this particular screening is $11. Attendees can also buy a festival pass for $60. Visit jccnv.org for more information.

And in Baltimore, the documentary “Married and Counting” follows gay couple Stephen Mosher and Pat Dwyer as they make it their goal to get married in every state where it is legal. This year marks their 25th anniversary. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Mosher and Dwyer will be present after the one-night screening to be married to celebrate Question 6’s passage in Maryland. Tickets are $7-$12. For details, visit creativealliance.org.

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