LGBT Film Fest @ Floyd Theater

Chely Wright

Aug. 16-19

Floyd Theater at U of L
2314 S. Floyd St.
$5; various times

As a judge for this year’s LGBT Film Fest, I had to watch more than 40 short and feature-length films on various topics, but all dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. This year’s films were by far the most compelling I’ve seen at the fest, and I can’t recall a stinker in the bunch. While the winners in the “feature,” “documentary” and “short” categories still haven’t been announced, some of the highlights include “Wish Me Away,” a documentary about country singer Chely Wright and her struggle with coming out to a conservative Nashville fanbase; “Vito,” a documentary on gay activist Vito Russo; and “Tomboy,” a feature film about a young girl who passes herself off as a boy in her new school. Wright will host a Q&A after her screening on Sunday at 2 p.m. —Sara Havens

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