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BY Advocate.com Editors
April 10 2014 4:30 PM ET
3. EVENT: 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
Barney Frank, Susan Sontag, transgender Puerto Ricans, and more are among the subjects of LGBT interest in films at this year’s edition of the New York City festival cofounded by Robert De Niro. The fest opens Thursday and runs through April 27, offering more than 80 feature-length films and dozens of shorts at several downtown venues. LGBT-themed documentaries to be screened include Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, with the former congressman reflecting on his career and the role being gay played in it, to be followed by an onstage conversation between Frank and Alec Baldwin; An Honest Liar, a profile of magician and debunker James “The Amazing” Randi, who happens to be gay; Mala Mala, a celebration of Puerto Rico’s transgender community; and Regarding Susan Sontag, a study of the eminent cultural critic, with her words read by Patricia Clarkson. Among narrative films, some of the gay must-sees are Love Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a couple whose marriage results in job loss, and from Sweden, Something Must Break, about a supposedly straight man drawn to a man who defies gender norms. The fest also features a variety of talks with filmmakers, including one in which out director Lee Daniels will sit down with Robin Roberts. Events offering art, music, and more will fill the entire Tribeca neighborhood. A bonus: Sponsor AT&T is offering free tickets to all films screening April 25; you can reserve them beginning Monday. Find all the info here. — Trudy Ring
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