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Firebird SOUTHEASTERN PREMIERE
Directed by Peeter Rebane
Country: UK, Running Time: 107 min
At the height of the Cold War, a troubled soldier forms a forbidden love triangle with a daring fighter pilot and his female comrade amid the dangerous surroundings of a Soviet Air Force Base. Tom Prior (who also co-wrote the film) and Oleg Zagorodnii star in this fast-paced, sexy and slickly made feature.
Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music
Directed by T.J. Parsell
Country: USA, Running Time: 107 min
This extraordinary documentary explores a group of gay women songwriters who have successfully navigated the male dominated country music genre and have written “number one” hits for some of country music’s greatest stars. Among the featured artists are Bonnie Baker, Cindy Bullens, Ruthie Foster, Jess Leary and Chely Wright. The film also features appearances by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Pam Tillis.
Directed by Phil Connell
Country: Canada, Running Time: 90 min
Half-prepped before a dressing room mirror in the back of a bustling city gay bar, Russell, an actor turned drag queen struggling to find his voice is given a wrenching ultimatum. Overcome by…