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Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: ‘Exposing gay politicans in ‘Outrage!’ & a tribute to Bea Arthur

From Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival:

TWO NEW SURPRISE SCREENINGS!!!

MOVIES YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS...

MIAMI GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Exposing gay politicans in OUTRAGE

& A Special Tribute to Bea Arthur

Thursday, April 30th!

Outrage @ 7:15 PM
Thursday, April 30th!
Regal Cinemas South Beach

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From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) comes OUTRAGE, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to, like Florida's own Governor Charlie Crist, a subject of the film. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, OUTRAGE takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets.

mglff2 With analysis from prominent members of the gay community such as Congressman Barney Frank, former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, activist Larry Kramer, radio personality Michelangelo Signorile, and openly gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (Representative, Wisconsin 2nd district), OUTRAGE probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures.

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is thrilled to be bringing this special surprise screening of OUTRAGE, in it's Florida Premiere, days after debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival. You will not want to miss this gripping and brilliant documentary, though Governor Charlie Crist wishes you would!

BUY NOW!  THIS FILM WILL SELL OUT!
TICKETS AVAILABLE.  www.mglff.com

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A TRIBUTE TO BEA ARTHUR
MAME @  9:15PM
Thursday, April 30th!
Regal Cinemas South Beach

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MAME, the musical revolves around the antics of Mame Dennis (Lucille Ball), a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric with a flare for life and a razor sharp wit. Her life is suddenly changed when she becomes the guardian of her late brother's only child, Patrick Dennis. Her adventures take us from the speak-easies of the roaring 20's to the depression following the great Stock Market crash. She is rescued by a wealthy Southern plantation owner, marries and is widowed suddenly, and through it all, manages to keep things under control with some help from her dearest friend, Vera Charles (Bea Arthur).

mglff4 Bea Arthur revives the role she originated on Broadway of Mame's brassy, bawdy, and always boozed-up best-friend.  Queer audiences have reclaimed this film for its classic camp appeal, and undoubtedly for Arthur's flawless performance.  This 1974 film may have been a box office and critical failure, but it certainly is fun!  Particularly when seen in a room of gay people.

Turn out and help us pay tribute to the incomparable Bea Arthur.  Bea only took time off from making us laugh, to stand up for us.  It is with sheer delight that we remember Bea Arthur, not just for her priceless gift of laughter but For her work promoting LGBT right, for her efforts raising money for AIDS & HIV, for her work promoting animal welfare. Bea, Thank You for Being a Friend!

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