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‘Directly in the shoes’ of others

Posted: September 29th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Film | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

The San Diego International Film Festival (SDIFF), held Oct. 4–8 and presented annually by the San Diego Film Foundation, is considered by many to be one of California’s premier events on the film festival circuit and is certainly something not to be missed by lovers of movies.

Each year, in addition to bringing top quality mainstream and independent films to the San Diego region from up to 68 countries around the world, the five-day festival continues to expand its offering of LGBT-themed films.

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Popping his cherry

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Film, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Contributing Editor

Born and raised in the Middle East, Assaad Yacoub didn’t have any exposure to the bedazzled world of drag queens. It wasn’t until he moved to the United States seven years ago that the young filmmaker learned about the courageous men who strap it up, tuck it under, and don glamorous gowns and tall wigs to create the outlandish female characters that entertain us in clubs, on television and at the movies.

It was love at first sight.

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Face of FilmOut

After battling lymphoma, Program Director Michael McQuiggan looks forward to the upcoming film festival By Ken Williams | Contributing Editor Chances are, if you have attended a movie or a festival presented by FilmOut San Diego, you have been cheerfully greeted by longtime Program Director Michael McQuiggan. Filmmakers from across the globe know McQuiggan, who has built a stellar reputation for helping to produce one of the top LGBT film festivals in the U.S.

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FilmOut Festival lineup

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Film | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff Get your tickets and peruse what’s in store The 19th annual FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival unspools June 9-11 at the Observatory North Park. Buy tickets online at filmoutsandiego.com or visit the box office on Saturday or Sunday. The Opening Night film has already sold out.

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