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Sundance 2002 lineup features several films of GLBT interest

Sundance 2002 lineup features several films of GLBT interest

The Sundance Film Festival has announced its competition, showcase, and spectrum films for the 2002 festival, and the list includes everything from gay dads to lesbian criminals. As usual, there's a strong showing of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films in the Documentary Competition category, including Family Fundamentals, Arthur Dong's (Coming Out Under Fire) look at homophobia via the gay children of three conservative Christian families; The Cockettes, an examination of the infamous drag cabaret troupe; The Execution of Wanda Jean, an intimate look at the murder trial of a woman sentenced to death for killing her lesbian lover; and Daddy and Papa, a look at gay male couples who are parents, directed by Johnny Symons (coproducer of Long Night's Journey Into Day). Also included in the Sundance schedule: Silas Howard and Harriet Dodge's By Hook or by Crook, about a butch lesbian who gets caught up in a life of crime; Better Luck Tomorrow, from Justin Lin, who codirected the gay-inclusive Shopping for Fangs; the cybersex drama On_Line, costarring out actor John Fleck; and Todd Solondz's controversial Storytelling, which includes a sexually charged gay teenage character.

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