Milwaukee Pride celebrates three decades of LGBT storytelling

filmfestWe are proud to sponsor the 30th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, opening Thursday, October 15 at Milwaukee’s beautiful Oriental Theater!

This year’s festival includes an amazing lineup of award-winning global entries  — and there’s guaranteed to be something for every filmgoer!

Check out these sneak previews:

tabhunterMilwaukee Pride is honored to present Tab Hunter Confidential, the true story of a 1950s teen heartthrob who is finally out and proud as a gay man, after spending over half a century in the Hollywood closet.  We will also present John Waters’ Polyester — broadcast in Odorama! — which is remembered as Tab Hunter’s unlikely comeback after years off the Hollywood circuit.

Throughout the 1950s, Tab Hunter reigned as Hollywood’s ultimate male heartthrob. In dozens of films – and in the pages of countless movie magazines – Tab’s astonishing looks and golden-boy sex appeal drove his fans to screaming, delirious frenzy, making him the prototype for all young matinee idols to come.

But throughout his years of stardom, Tab had a secret. Tab Hunter was gay, and spent his Hollywood years in a precarious closet that repeatedly threatened to implode and destroy him.

Now, Tab’s dramatic, turbulent and ultimately inspiring life story has become an explosive documentary feature from the director of I Am Divine.

Presented by Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Schwarz,  Tab Hunter Confidential is a case study in the risks — and rewards — of living an authentic life.

Get your tickets at the UWM box office or at Outwords Books!  The 2015 festival schedule is now available on the festival website.  For ongoing updates as they happen, follow the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival on Facebook.

Milwaukee Pride is proud to continue our long-standing sponsorship and support of this cinematic journey, which celebrates the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals throughout our shared history.  We thank the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival for being a community advocate for our organization.

Young love, The Summer of Sangaile

The Summer of Sangaile

From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

Henry Gamblesws

Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party

Stories of Our Lives

Stories of Our Lives

Man vs. App, Fourth Man Out

Fourth Man Out

Polyester

Polyester

 

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