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The vibe, the art, the cinema, the KZNSA Gallery - the venue for the first

GAYDAR Durban pre-Pride Party.

Straight, gay, bi, trans, whateva!! You're welcome to a gorgeous space in

support of the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

Experience community partying in a convenient location, before you head off

to the other fabulous parties in Durban. Remember DURBAN PRIDE happens

Saturday 10am-10pm at the Amphitheatre, North Beach - see website:

www.durbanpride.org

R50 entrance (pay at the door) - 9pm - 12am

R100 VIP tickets (limted to 50): includes 5 complimentary drinks, private

lounge space, personal service

@ KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban

Affordable Festival Bar with hot barmen! A great place to get your Pride

weekend going!!

G MENSWEAR special retail experience - discover the hottest brands in mens

underwear and swimwear, available to buy and try!!!

FESTIVAL NOTICE:

EDEN SCREENINGS WITHDRAWN DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUE We are re-screening three 2012 films in its place: LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR - SATURDAY 22 JUNE @ 9PM (USA/Canada | 1 hr 39 min | Director: Sheldon Larry | Year: 2011) Musical Drama Sheldon Larry’s audacious, raunchy and big-hearted musical—with songs by Beyoncé music director Kim Burse and choregraphy by Beyoncé dance master Frank Gatson Jr. —takes us into the fabulously funky world of voguing. (Remember the documentary “Paris is Burning”?) Here the setting is contemporary downtown L.A. Our hunky, homeless hero Brad, discarded by his homophobic mom, falls in with the members of The House of Eminence, ruled by the stern aging diva Queef Latina, who keeps a careful, loving watch over her makeshift family of runaways and throwaways. When two of her crew fall for Brad, the Queef is royally unamused. High flying and low down, LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR is a one of a kind celebration—a gay African American musical about finding your true family. AUGUST - MONDAY 24 JUNE @ 8:15PM (USA | 1 hr 25 min | Director: Rosser Goodman | Year: 2011) Drama AUGUST is a journey that touches on a familiar note for many: “what if he comes back?” Over one smoldering Los Angeles summer, emotions run high when the blossoming relationship of two happily partnered men, Jonathan and Raul, is tested. Jonathan receives a message that his former lover Troy is back in town, after years in Barcelona. A seemingly innocent rendezvous with Troy disrupts Jonathan and Raul’s life together and revives a long buried desire and intense longing. This blast from the past becomes a passionate affair, and what develops is a tangled web of riveting choices these three men have to make - for love. Remaining tender and intricate, and told from multiple perspectives, AUGUST poignantly explores the complexities of love and intimacy in the modern world, and eloquently shows us that matters of the heart are never black and white. VITO - THURSDAY 27 JUNE @ 8:30PM (USA | 1 hr 33 min | Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Year: 2011) Feature Documentary In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo found his voice as a gay activist and critic of LGBT representation in the media. He went on to write “The Celluloid Closet,” the first book to critique Hollywood’s portrayals of gays on screen. During the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Vito became a passionate advocate for justice via the newly formed ACT UP, before his death in 1990. FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE FILMS, CLICK HERE

THE DGLFF IN 2013

Founded in 2011 as the first city-based LGBTI film festival in Africa, the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (DGLFF) has successfully held two festivals so far and will be holding the 3rd annual DGLFF at the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Gallery in Durban, South Africa. The festival is organised by festival director Jason Fiddler. Proceeds from the project will benefit both the KZNSA and the KwaZulu-Natal Gay & Lesbian Tourism Association (KZNGALTA), respectively. There are two components to the DGLFF: a visual arts exhibition and the film screenings: The visual arts exhibition will open on Tuesday 11 June and close Sunday 30 June. The screenings will take place from Friday 14 June and run until Sunday 30 June 2013.

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