Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2015

Besi Besemar May 16, 2015

TLVFest’s will be celebrating their 10th anniversary at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque during Pride week in Tel Aviv from June 6 to June 15.

Tel Aviv Film Festival

THIS year’s festival features new movies starring James Franco, Robin Williams and Natasha Lyonne.

Special guests include: Queer icon Sherry Vine; Alanté Kavaïté, 2015 winner of Sundance’s Best Director; Luizo Vega, the “lost son” of Madonna; Angela Robinson, producer of True Blood; Jonathan King, producer of Lincoln and Dreamgirls; and Mark Christopher, director of 54 Director’s Cut…

TLVFest opens on June 6 with Fresno, a film directed by Jamie Babbit, last year’s TLVFest Honorary Award winner. This surprising black comedy stars Natasha LyonneJudy Greer and Aubrey Plaza, and was produced by Andrea Sperling (Transparent) and written by Karey Dornetto (The New Normal, Portlandia).

TLVFest will also screen 54: Director’s Cut with Ryan Philippe and Selma Hayek which just premiered at Berlinale 2015. Its director Mark Christopher and producer Jonathan King will attend the showing.

Likewise, Alanté Kavaïté, the director of The Summer of Sangaile, winner of the Best Director at Sundance 2015 will attend the Israeli premiere of her movie.

Luizo Vega will present his unique documentary, The Material Boy (2015), about creating art that breaks boundaries in a fascist country and his longing for his ‘mother’, the Queen of Pop, Madonna.

This year TLVFest’s Honorary Award will be presented to Angela Robinson who will show her cult lesbian spy comedy D.E.B.S. which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. Robinson joined the hit HBO series True Blood in 2012 as writer, producer and director. She was the first out lesbian and African American director of a Disney film, Herbie Fully Loaded, and produced and directed a number of episodes of the renowned lesbian TV series The L Word. Today, Robinson continues to break stereotypes as consulting producer of How to Get Away with Murder.

The Award Ceremony will feature Robin Williams’ last movie, Boulevard (2014), in which he portrays a 60-year-old man coming out of the closet. The Fourth Man Out (2015) directed by Andrew Nackman will celebrate its international premiere at TLVFest’s closing night on June 15. Evan Todd, the star of the movie will be in attendance.

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