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Be Yourself

Sunday April 28, 11:00 am

SIFF Uptown 2
511 Queen Anne Avenue North

Film is the medium. Equality is the message. Bring an open mind and leave with a happy heart, because this LGBT screening is made to enlighten and inspire.

Screening may not be suitable for all ages.

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Leo Pfeifer – Age 14

A look from the perspective of Representative Jamie Pedersen on the importance of  Referendum 74, an initiative creating marriage equality in the state of Washington.


The Prodigal

Michael-John Phillip – Age 22
South Africa

An experimental look at sexual identity and grace – The Prodigal tells of a young man, Mark, caught between the world of his Christian father and that of a beguiling young man, Dean. Alone and searching for answers, he delves deeper into Dean’s world, until he is forced to face up to himself, his identity, and his father.



United Kingdom

Dan is young and dreams of love. Flicking between two worlds of fantasy and real-life, we feel his pain of unrequited love. As the narrative comes to a close, Dan’s love is left unsaid and unknown, except between him and the audience.



Sophia Gregoire – Age 14
Emily Coleman – Age 14

A fairly popular girl in middle school hides a secret from her homophobic parents. Through the film you see her struggles with kids at school, not telling her parents, and just accepting who she is.


A Family Like Mine

Katherine Kearns – Age 18

This documentary short features several adults raised in families headed by same-sex parents.


The Painted Girl

Ben Kadie – Age 17

The story of Megan, a closeted gay 15-year-old, who runs away from her mother’s expectations. Hiding in an abandoned subway tunnel, she uses spray paint to create art for her mother. Megan hopes that through this gallery of graffiti she can help her mother understand who she is.

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