As the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival turns 21, programmer Margaret Murray has once again created a lineup that is sure to have at least one film that will appeal to everyone.
From men’s and women’s shorts and documentaries to hard-hitting dramas and colorful comedies, the festival will surely cause filmgoers to emote at some point. While programmers try to get the best of the best for such festivals, it can be hard to pick just one favorite.
That’s why we asked Murray to suggest her top five picks for the TIGLFF 2010, which runs Oct. 7-17 at the Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa and at the Muvico Baywalk in St. Petersburg. Everyone’s opinion is different and Murray provided Watermark with screeners of the films she says are among the best of the best this year.
Here are my takes on those select films – see the image gallery, to the right. A full schedule of films and festival-related events is available at TIGLFF.com.