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Gallery | 2012 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival opening night with Chely Wright, Mark Gilbert

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Hundreds of moviegoers packed the Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road Friday night for the opening of the 14th annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

The festival presented country music star Chely Wright with its first Lavender Heart Award; former festival board member Mark "Marky G" Gilbert received the festival's Angel Award.

The festival showed Kawa as its opening night presentation and a party followed at The Well on 41st Street in Miami Beach.

Saturday's films: Wright's autobiographical documentary Wish Me Away, Gun Hill Road, Vito, Ballroom Rules, Kiss Me, The Adored and Morgan. Check the festival program schedule for times and locations.

Click the photo to view a gallery from opening night. All photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.


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