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It's hard to recommend staying indoors during Boston's 8-month warm period, especially when there's an LGBT parade in Northampton, but this year's LGBT Film Festival offers fantastic selections, plus lectures, receptions, and dancing. - . MFA, Boston, MA . Johnny Monsarrat once threw a party on an elevator. Check it out!
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Opening Night at the Institute of Contemporary Art: Loose Cannons

May 3, 2012 - 6:45pm, Institute of Contemporary Art

Join us at the Institute of Contemporary Art for the opening night festivities! We'll be presenting the area premiere of Ferzan Ozpetek's family comedy Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti).

The evening begins at 6:45 for a VIP reception on stage in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater with the Boston skyline behind you! The VIP party will include cocktails and hors d'oeuvre by Wolfgang Puck catering.

The film screening will begin at 8:15.

You won't want to miss this very special evening to celebrate the beginning of ten days of LGBT cinema! More info

Sponsored by: Consulate General of Italy in Boston. .

LGBT Seniors Brunch

May 4, 2012 - 11:00am, Club Cafe

Join the Boston LGBT Film Festival at a brunch for our LGBT senior community. Have brunch with members of your community and representatives of the Boston LGBT Film Festival. We'll be screening film trailers and discussing all the wonderful films that are part of this year's festival.

This event is free. Brunch has been generously donated by Club Cafe. More info

Co-presented by: LGBT Aging Project. Sponsored by: Club Cafe.

Cambridge Opening Night Film: August.

May 4, 2012 - 7:00pm, Brattle Theatre

We kick our Cambridge opening night off with Emerson College alum Eldar Rapaport's stunning drama August. Rapaport's first feature film has been gather acclaim in festivals all over the world. We are proud to celebrate our fourth year in Harvard Square with the area premiere of this beautiful film.

Join us after the screening next door at Casablanca's restaurant for the opening reception. More info

Opening Night at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Mosquita Y Mari

May 4, 2012 - 7:45pm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Please join us at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to celebrate twenty years of LGBT film at the MFA! We are opening our run at the Museum with the Sundance smash Mosquita Y Mari.

Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender love between two young Chicanas that struggles to find its place in their lives and in today's world.

After the screening join us at the Venus Room on Landesdown Street for drinks and dancing! More info

Sponsored by: Dyke Night.

Love Free or Die

May 7, 2012 - 7:00pm, Brattle Theatre

Please join us for a very special evening with Bishop Gene Robinson and the film about his struggle for equality. Director Macky Alston (whose film, Family Name, won the Freedom of Expression Award at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival) will also be joining us for this screening. A panel about religion and LGBT communities will follow the film. Panel attendees to be announced.

In June 2003, the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire came under fire when it became the first to elect an openly gay man, Gene Robinson, as a bishop. Since that flash point, Robinson has been at the center of the contentious battle for LGBT people to receive full acceptance in the faith. More info

Religion And LGBT Community Panel Discussion

May 7, 2012 - 9:00pm, Brattle Theatre

Please stick around after the screening of Love Free or Die for a panel discussion on Religion, Sexuality, and the LGBT Community.

Join us as Bishop Gene Robinson, director Macky Alston (Love Free or Die), director Brendan Fay (Taking a Chance on God), The Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School, and Alex Kapitan, the Congregational Justice Administrator for the Unitarian Universalist Association discuss the role sexual identity and religion play in our community.

More attendees to be announced as they are confirmed. More info

Sci-Fi Night and Reception

May 9, 2012 - 8:30pm, Casablanca Restaurant

Join us for Sci-Fi Night with a hilarious Australian comedy TV show that revolves around a gay science fiction club! Following Part 1 of Outland: Episodes 1-3, join us at Casablanca R...

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