Queer Animation Revolution

Series: Northwest Animation Festival

Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00pm | $9

A new generation of LGBT animators brings liberated voices to the silver screen! Queer Gaze is the touchstone for this first-of-its-kind collection... Life as seen through queer eyes: The solitary revolution of fearlessly falling in love with one's own body. Unexpected attraction and the heart that dares to open wide. Awkward first attempts at holding hands in public. Open-mouthed kisses after midnight on a sultry summer night. The press of skin against skin — and family members' ridiculous interrogations over Sunday dinner. Transitioning into the rightness of a body that has been absent in the mirror. Claiming "other" in a world that insists on Either/Or. The unapologetic, sex-positive details of what it's like to be a woman dating a stripper girlfriend.

The Queer Animation Revolution has arrived... Lesbian, Gay, Bi/Pan, Trans*, Gender Fluid, and Non-Binary folk are claiming cinema space. And the truly radical thing? When silence is broken, shame shed, love embraced, and old labels kicked to the curb, everyone's freedom expands.


The Northwest Animation Festival (May 9-15) showcases visionary worlds of fantasy, unforgettable stories, and outlandish oddities from around the globe. See the year's best international shorts, selected from over 1300 submissions. Explore seven special topic screenings. Participate in conversations with filmmakers. Play at late night after-parties. If you're an animation-lover, this is the must-see event of 2016!

For the complete festival schedule, please visit: www.nwanimationfest.com



Wednesday, May 11