Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora presents a city proclamation to film producers Katie Carmichael and Edwin Scharlau before the premiere of their movie, UNFIT: Ward vs. Ward, Monday night at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
A sold-out audience attended the premiere and producers Carmichael and Scharlau answered questions after the screening.
Click the photo to view a gallery from the screening. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.
Today at the film festival:
Set in a predominately Mexican, immigrant neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mosquita y Mari tells the story of two 15 year old Chicanas growing up in an immigrant community. As a sheltered, only-child to her older, immigrant parents, Yolanda's sole concern is securing her college-bound future. Street-wise Mari hustles to help her undocumented family stay above water. Despite Yolanda and Mari's contrasting approach to survival, they forge a friendship that soon proves more complex and sensual than anticipated.
A road movie that whisks us away with Silvyo Luccio, ("I was born a woman, became a lesbian and am now a man"), who is now in the throes of transition. Before him lies a baking hot road through regions of Brazil marked with several encounters with extraordinary people. At the heart of his journey lies an anxiously awaited encounter with his daughter and hope of reconciliation.
This is the story of Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. A seemingly innocent rendezvous turns into an attempt to revive old passions. A rekindled romance proves difficult since Jonathan has a new beau, Raul. Forced to make a decision, will Jonathan choose the stability of his current relationship or follow his desire for a second chance.