Films of GLBT interest slotted for 2003 Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival has announced its lineup for 2003, and several of the films chosen address GLBT subject matter. The festival will take place January 16-26. Films of interest to queer audiences include:
Party Monster, out directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's feature-film adaptation of their documentary of the same name, about homicidal gay club kid Michael Alig (played here by Macaulay Culkin).
Die Mommy Die, a film version of the popular stage comedy by Charles Busch, which parodies Hollywood women's melodramas.
Camp, a musical comedy set in a summer camp for young singers, dancers, and actors, produced by Christine Vachon.
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, about the gay adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., who is often credited with organizing the landmark civil rights march on Washington. (The film also airs in January on PBS's P.O.V. series.)
The Education of Gore Vidal, Deborah Dickson's examination of the life and work of the outspoken author and essayist.
Normal, directed by out author Jane Anderson from her play about a Midwestern husband (Tom Wilkinson) who announces to his wife (Jessica Lange) after 25 years of marriage that he wants gender-reassignment surgery.
Laurel Canyon, the second feature from lesbian filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko (High Art), about two academics (Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsale) who get caught up in the Los Angeles rock-and-roll lifestyle.