The 2017 Sundance Film Festival kicks off this weekend — and its offerings are as queer as ever. The festivities, which run January 19-29 in Park City, Utah, feature LGBT films, Q&As, and events like Armie Hammer’s Call Me By Your Name, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick, and documentaries whose subjects range from civil rights icon Bayard Rustin to transgender YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous. See a preview ahead, and find out more information at Sundance.org.
Beach Rats / USA (Director and screenwriter: Eliza Hittman)
An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online. Cast: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff. World Premiere