Tribeca Film Festival 2013: LGBT films

Find LGBT films playing at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, and buy tickets.

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Bridegroom

Bridegroom

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BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton

A charismatic and visionary poet and filmmaker who emerged in the artistic renaissance of post-WWII San Francisco, James Broughton led a completely unconventional existence in his lifelong quest for creative artistry, sexual and spiritual love and an evolved state of happiness. BIG JOY is a celebratory mosaic of Broughton’s deeply intertwined creative and personal lives, vividly depicted through his involvement with a wide array of artists, activists and spiritual guides. Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

  1. AMC Loews Village 7 66 Third Ave, between 11th and 12th Sts, 10003
  2. Until Sat Apr 27
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Bridegroom

Bridegroom gives an intensely personal edge to the ongoing debate over the legal rights of same-sex couples. Interviews, photos and video footage all testify to the uncommon connection that drew together Shane and Tom. For six years they remained united despite extreme challenges from both family and society, until a tragic accident tears apart their dreams. Now one must fight to be recognized as his soulmate’s legitimate counterpart. Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

  1. AMC Loews Village 7 66 Third Ave, between 11th and 12th Sts, 10003
  2. Until Sun Apr 28
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Floating Skyscrapers

Kuba attends an art opening with his girlfriend of two years and bumps into Mikal. The connection between these two young men is instantaneous and intoxicating, and despite opposition from all sides, he allows Mikal into his life. The results go beyond anything he could have imagined. This intimate and bold second feature from Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski captures the often-complicated consequences of finding love where others do not want it. Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

  1. Clearview Chelsea 260 W 23rd St , between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 10011
  2. Until Sat Apr 27
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G.B.F.

The bitter fight for supremacy between a school’s most popular girls takes an unexpected turn when Tanner (Michael J. Willett) becomes its first openly gay student. As they race to bag the big trend in fashion accessories, the Gay Best Friend, Tanner must choose between skyrocketing popularity and the friends he is leaving behind. Darren Stein (Jawbreaker) returns with another comic send-up of high school clique culture, including memorable cameos by Megan Mullally and Natasha Lyonne. Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

  1. AMC Loews Village 7 66 Third Ave, between 11th and 12th Sts, 10003
  2. Until Fri Apr 26
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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Anchored by intimate, one-on-one interviews with the man himself, Nicholas Wrathall’s new documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining tribute to the iconic Gore Vidal. Commentary by those who knew him best—including filmmaker/nephew Burr Steers and the late Christopher Hitchens—blends with footage from Vidal’s legendary on-air career to remind us why he will forever stand as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time. Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

  1. Clearview Chelsea 260 W 23rd St , between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 10011
  2. Until Fri Apr 26
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I Got Somethin' to Tell You

Having broken racial and sexual boundaries as a pioneering comic talent, the late Moms Mabley has long been an icon in the comedy world. Now Whoopi Goldberg takes a deep dive into Mabley’s legacy via recently unearthed photography, rediscovered performance footage and the words of numerous celebrated comedians. A true passion project for Goldberg, I Got Somethin’ to Tell You shows Mabley’s historical significance and profound influence as a performer vastly ahead of her time. Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

  1. AMC Loews Village 7 66 Third Ave, between 11th and 12th Sts, 10003
  2. Until Tue Apr 23
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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Straitlaced optometrist Weichung is finding the typical married life difficult. Then he bumps into an old flame, setting off an unexpected array of dormant emotions. Meanwhile, his sister Mandy flees her sad sack fiancé, coping via food and the fantastical appearance of a soap opera star on her couch. Arvin Chen’s sophomore feature is a fresh and playful comedy about the odd realities of desire in a traditional society and what happens when you seek a big change. Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

  1. Clearview Chelsea 260 W 23rd St , between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 10011
  2. Until Thu Apr 25
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