Stephan Bender, Maximillian Roeg in Dream Boy (top); Sharon Gless in Hannah Free (bottom)
Among the screening films are:
Glenn Gaylord's Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat, featuring hunky guys, some identity mix-ups, a three-way sex scene, and Mink Stole.
Ellen Siedler and Megan Siler's And Then Came Lola, a lesbian-themed version of the German hit Run, Lola, Run.
Doug Sebastian's A Cross Burning in Willacoochee, a documentary about the filmmaker and his lover's victimization in a bigoted small Georgia town in 1993.
Todd Verow's The Boy with the Sun in His Eyes, in which a young man finds himself involved with a B-movie actress and her bizarre companions.
Wendy Jo Carlton's Hannah Free, starring Sharon Gless in a portrait of “the lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home.”
Jason Bushman's Hollywood, je t'aime, a pleasant, touching, beautifully acted comedy-drama about a Frenchman who travels to Los Angeles, where he meets up with a group of assorted misfits. In the cast: Eric Debets, Chad Allen, Michael Airington, Diarra Kilpatrick.
James Bolton's Dream Boy, the story of a shy teenager who falls in love with another teen in the rural American South. In the cast: Stephan Bender, Maximillian Roeg, and Academy Award nominee Diana Scarwid (for Inside Moves back in 1980), who played Joan Crawford's daughter in Mommie Dearest.
Simon Pearce's Shank, a British drama revolving around the life and love of a rough young thug. Written by Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin. (Shank caused a furor of sorts after it was rejected by the bfi's London Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.)
The mid-1960s Andy Warhol flicks Blow Job and My Hustler. The former is about you-know-what (but the focus is all on the receiver's face, not his genital area); the latter features an effeminate type and his hustler, played by Paul America (above), whom apparently everyone on Fire Island wants to fuck.