6 Can’t Miss Films About Queer Women at Miami’s MiFo LGBT Film Festival

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With two film festivals a year (one in Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale), the MiFo LGBT Film Festival can’t be missed if you can help it. This year’s Miami edition runs from April 22 to May 1 and a big batch of lesbian themed movies will be playing there.

We’ve compiled a list of some standout movies we think you should consider. Enjoy!

Girl on Girl (2016) USAgirl on girl poster

Femme invisibility in the lesbian community is very real, and few women know that better than the women of Girl on Girl. They have had, and continue to have, their queerness questioned by both straight and gay communities. This documentary profiles several such women from different backgrounds and parts of the U.S.

Familiar faces include The Real L Word stars Lauren Russell and Kiyomi McCloskey (Hunter Valentine).

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What’s great about this film is the broad range of interview subjects. We get the perspective of an older woman and former activist, women of color, an Air Force veteran and a couple with children. For all these women, acceptance from others and their own self-acceptance didn’t come easy.

For updates on future screenings, visit the movie’s website.

 

UIO: Take Me For A Ride (2016) EcuadorUIO poster

UIO: Take Me For A Ride is Ecuador’s offering of the classic ‘new girl at school changes everything’ storyline. With a lesbian twist, of course.

Andrea (María Juliana Rángel) is the aforementioned new girl at school. There she meets Sara (Samanta Caicedo), who’s not so popular with the other girls. They’re both so obviously different from everyone else that it’s no surprise that a friendship soon forms. And after a bit of a slow build, something else forms too.

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Like typical high schoolers, you get the usual awkwardness of the day after. Unfortunately, that’s the least of their worries when someone posts photos of them kissing online. Take me for a ride, indeed.

For updates on future screenings, visit the movie’s Facebook page.

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