The 5th annual In&Out Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, organised by Les Ouvreurs, takes place once again this April in Nice and Cannes.
The focus of the In&Out Festival this year is the family, the tagline being ‘Regards sur la famille(s)‘, which serves to keep the same-sex marriage and adoption debate to the forefront.
The festival runs from Tuesday 16th to Saturday 24th April in a variety of locations around Nice, and then for the second year running, a further two days in Cannes on the 26th and 27th of April. Les Ouvreurs, who organise the film festival, will be hoping to attract big numbers to the myriad events on offer – last year’s festival was attended by close on 4,000 people.
The programme for the 2013 edition is quite impressive, and will be sure to appeal to a wide range of festival-goers. There is a great selection of films, with approximately 30 ‘longs-métrages‘ on offer, including ‘Bambi‘, ‘Interior, Leather Bar‘ and ‘Joshua Tree, 1951: a portrait of James Dean‘. There is also a selection of movies which will feature in the ‘Short en Queer‘ category.
The festival will also feature some other bonus events, such as Eve Ensler’s ‘Vagina Monologues‘ at the Théâtre de la Semeuse in Vieux Nice, book signings, and lectures. Full details of the bonus programme is available on the festival website.
And when you’re done with the films, there’s plenty of post-theatre activity taking place in the many of the bars around town during the festival, including the opening evening party at C’Factory, a ‘Cruising‘ night at Le Malabar Station, and soirées galore at Le Fard, Le Glam, Le Bar Bitch and Le Gossip Bar in Nice, and Le New Barbarella in Cannes.
Cinéma Le Mercury
16, place Garibaldi
Promenade des Arts
Cinéma les Arcades
77, rue Félix Faure
Lead image from ‘I’ve Only Just Begun’ by Elias Koskimies, courtesy Les Ouvreurs
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