FARGO, N.D. (Wednesday, August 23, 2023) –The 15th annual Fargo Moorhead LGBT Film Festival will open in Fargo at the Fargo Theatre on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The festival, which features the work of 27 filmmakers over seven programs and a special BIPOC drag performance by Transcendence Cabaret, will be run through September 16. A virtual encore for certain films will run from 9/17-9/30 on the festival’s online streaming platform.
The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival will host a live drag performance at 9:15 PM on Friday, Sept 15, by Minnasota’s Transcendence Cabaret at the Fargo Theatre. The show is 18+ and features performances by Moe Russell, Oliver Yew, Megan the Maneater, and Eun Bee Yes. More information can be found about the troupe on their website.
Transcendence Cabaret will perform on Friday, September 15
The festival is proud to announce this year’s official film selections:
- MUTT by Vuk Lunglov-Klotz
- BLUE JEAN by Georgia Oakley
- CHRISSY JUDY by Todd Flaherty
- 1946: THE MISTRANSLATION THAT SHIFTED A CULTURE by Sharon Roggio
- LIE WITH ME by Oliver Peyton
- THE LATENT IMAGE by Alexander Birrell
- APAYAUQ by Zeppelin Zeerip
- (IN)CONVENIENCE by Alexandra Greenspan
- THE QUINCEANERAS by Leao Neto
- DILATING FOR MAXIUM RESULTS by Nyala Moon
- VALE OF SUMMER by Ari Sells
- BUTCH UP! by Yu-Jin Lee
- THE END by Fernando Reinaldos
- WAKE UP by Cecilia Gessa
- WARSHA by Dania Bdeir
- AFTER SUNSET, DAWN ARRIVES by Andy Yi Li
- TANK FAIRY by Erich Rettstadt 雷利
- AIKANE by Daniel Sousa, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
- ADJUSTMENT by Mehrdad Hasani
- TO ALL THAT WE ARE by Kristian Cahatol
- HEX THE PATRIARCHY by Anne Brashier
- BRUTAL by Sam McConnell
- PANIC ATTACK by Anthony Assad
- COCK N BULL 3 by Nathan Adloff
- HEADDRESS by TAIETSARÓN:SERE ‘TAI’ LECLAIRE
We will have several directors in conversation during the festival including Sharon Roggio, director of 1946: THE MISTRANSLATION THAT SHIFTED A CULTURE and HEADDRESS director TAIETSARÓN:SERE ‘TAI’ LECLAIRE among others.
The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival grew out of a Queer Film Series artist Raymond Rea curated for Minnesota State University Moorhead upon his arrival from San Francisco in 2008. Since 2009, the festival has screened films from national and international sources, all focusing on the lived experience of the Queer community. The festival is committeedto bringing current and relevant queert film to the northern communities of Fargo, North Dkaota, and Moorhead, Minnesota.
The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival is supported in part by institutional support from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which recieved funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts; The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo; and the FM Area Foundation.