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ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film Festival

Next Generation Series

The ImageOut Next Generation Series is proud to bring the varied and very real experiences of LGBT Youth to the Rochester community.

  1. Program 03: The Lavender Scare

    Josh Howard / Next Generation Series, Documentary Feature, Saturday, Oct. 7 / USA / 2016 / 79 mins
    Washington, D.C. in the 1930s was a sanctuary for gays and lesbians. The New Deal meant an abundance of new federal jobs, and many of the people filling these positions were part of the LGBT community, leaving behind their smaller, more conservative hometowns. Gays and lesbians were able to live openly in DC. Following World War II, a perfect storm was forming that would dramatically change life for gays and lesbians in America.
    Program 03: The Lavender Scare

    Dryden Theatre (George Eastman House)
    October 7, 2017 11:45 am Buy Tickets

  2. Program 12: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

    David France / Next Generation Series, Documentary Feature, Sunday, Oct. 8 / USA / 2017 / 105 mins
    On July 6, 1992, Marsha P. Johnson’s body was discovered in the Hudson River near Christopher Street. Police quickly closed the case, ruling her death a suicide, but those closest to her said she would never have taken her own life. So what really happened? That’s what Victoria Cruz hopes to find out.
    Program 12: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

    Little Theatre 2
    October 8, 2017 12:30 pm Buy Tickets

  3. Program 36: Safe Space

    Next Generation Series, Shorts Program, Sunday, Oct. 15 / 90 mins
    These LGBTQ youth stories prove that as much as we have gained so much ground as a community these past few years, there is still much to accomplish for equality. But we are counting our blessings.

    In This Program: As We Are, Jordy In Transitland, Walk For Me, Pillow Talk, Approaching, Lily, The Real Thing

    Program 36: Safe Space

    Little Theatre 1
    October 15, 2017 1:00 pm Buy Tickets

  4. Program 37: Just Charlie

    Rebekah Fortune / Next Generation Series, Narrative Feature, Sunday, Oct. 15 / UK / 2017 / 99 mins
    At just 14 years old, Charlie Lindsay is being recruited by a top football club, putting him on the fast track to the premier league. It’s any kid’s dream come true. Everyone he knows is thrilled for him... so why isn’t he happy? Lurking beneath the surface is a secret so suffocating that it’s affecting every aspect of his life. Typically affable and well-liked, he’s become withdrawn and combative. He’s stopped doing his homework. He can’t manage to find any joy in his sister’s upcoming wedding. Soon Charlie will need to summon the strength to let go of his secret.
    Program 37: Just Charlie

    Little Theatre 1
    October 15, 2017 3:30 pm Buy Tickets

  5. Program 39: Saturday Church

    Damon Cardasis / Next Generation Series, Narrative Feature, Sunday, Oct. 15 / USA / 2017 / 82 mins
    Imagine being 14 years old and mourning the death of your father, all while concealing your sexuality and questioning your gender identity. That’s where we find Ulysses (sensational young actor Luka Kain). At school, with a pair of panty hose hidden under his jeans, Ulysses copes with relentless bullying by imagining his classmates cowing at his feet during an elaborate fantasy dance number. At home, he has to contend with his super strict and super religious Aunt Rose (Golden Globe winner, Regina Taylor), whom his mother has brought in to help manage the household. Ulysses is immediately at odds with his domineering aunt: no matter what he does, he’s in trouble. And just wait until Aunt Rose catches him trying on his mother’s high heels!
    Program 39: Saturday Church

    Little Theatre 1
    October 15, 2017 8:15 pm Buy Tickets