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ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film Festival 2018

Documentary Feature

  1. Program 04: Transformer

    Michael Del Monte / Documentary Feature, Saturday, Oct. 6 / Canada / 2017 / 80 mins
    Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski is a star on the powerlifting and body-building circuits, gracing the covers of numerous magazines, posters, and sponsorship campaigns. But during the summer of 2015 a YouTube blogger outed Matt’s part-time life as Janae, and like so many other outed individuals, Janae is forced to take control of her narrative before it runs amok.

    Preceded by: Let Me Dance

    Program 04: Transformer

    Little Theatre 1
    October 6, 2018 1:45 pm Buy Tickets

  2. Program 13: Man Made

    T Cooper / Documentary Feature, Special Guests, Sunday, Oct. 7 / USA / 2018 / 98 mins
    Structured around preparations for Trans FitCon, Man Made follows four diverse men as they train for the world’s only trans-specific bodybuilding tournament. Writer/director/producer T. Cooper documents the story with great sensitivity and respect for their journeys as athletes and men in transition.
    Program 13: Man Made

    Little Theatre 2
    October 7, 2018 12:30 pm Buy Tickets

  3. Program 20: Studio 54

    Matt Tyrnauer / ASL Interpreted, Documentary Feature, Monday, Oct. 8 / USA / 2018 / 98 mins
    Everyone is familiar with the glitz and glamour of Studio 54. We’ve seen photos of the crowds, the celebrities, and the unequaled decadence. Many are even familiar with its flamboyant front man, co-owner Steve Rubell. But until now, no one has heard the whole story. For the first time, the brains behind the operation, co-owner Ian Schrager, breaks his silence and gives us the rest of the story. Buckle up for a crazy ride as we learn how two Jewish guys from Brooklyn, barely 30 years old, reached an unprecedented level of success followed by a spectacular crash back to earth.
    Program 20: Studio 54

    Little Theatre 1
    October 8, 2018 6:00 pm Buy Tickets

  4. Program 30: Every Act of Life

    Jeff Kaufman / Documentary Feature, Friday, Oct. 12 / USA / 2018 / 93 mins
    Whether or not you know his name, there’s a very good chance your life has been touched in some way by Terrence McNally, particularly if you’re part of the LGBTQ community. Or have a love of theater and film.
    Program 30: Every Act of Life

    Little Theatre 1
    October 12, 2018 5:30 pm Buy Tickets

  5. Program 33: Life in the Doghouse

    Ron Davis / Next Generation Series, Documentary Feature, Saturday, Oct. 13 / USA / 2018 / 84 mins
    Life in the Doghouse is the touching and inspiring story of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, owners of Danny and Ron’s Rescue, who together have saved the lives of over 10,000 dogs in a span of more than 10 years.
    Program 33: Life in the Doghouse

    Dryden Theatre (George Eastman House)
    October 13, 2018 11:30 am Buy Tickets

  6. Program 34: TransMilitary

    Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson / ASL Interpreted, Next Generation Series, Documentary Feature, Saturday, Oct. 13 / USA / 2018 / 93 mins
    While tackling one of the more sadly relevant topics in today’s headlines, TransMilitary offers a plainspoken, gut-level examination of the current administration’s repeated attempts to ban all transgender troops from the U.S. Military. Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson direct this eye-opening documentary that follows four diverse members from the U.S. Armed Forces as they make the case – and risk their careers – to promote a trans-inclusive policy during the waning years of the Obama Presidency and later amidst efforts by the 45th president’s administration to abolish all trace of transgender service members.
    Program 34: TransMilitary

    Dryden Theatre (George Eastman House)
    October 13, 2018 1:45 pm Buy Tickets

  7. Program 39: Cherry Grove Stories

    Michael Fisher / ASL Interpreted, Documentary Feature, Sunday, Oct. 14 / USA / 2017 / 77 mins
    Fire Island, now famous for being a gay mecca each summer, used to be a quiet unheralded vacation spot. But in the 1950s, a cluster of gay and lesbian owned cottages popped up in the island’s tiny hamlet of Cherry Grove. Soon Cherry Grove would develop into our country’s first gay haven: a place where LGBT people could escape the oppression of day-to-day life and simply be themselves. In Cherry Grove Stories, long-time residents and vacationers tell the tales of one of our very first safe spaces.
    Program 39: Cherry Grove Stories

    Little Theatre 1
    October 14, 2018 6:00 pm Buy Tickets