BENT Saturday Day Pass

BENT Film Festival Presents

BENT Saturday Day Pass

Sat, October 12, 2019

3:45 pm

Crest Theatre

Sacramento, CA

$35.00

BENT Saturday Day Pass
BENT Saturday Day Pass
One-Day Film + Reception Pass
-Attend all films and evening reception for one single day

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 – Crest Theatre
3:45pm - UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA
$10
Director: Tom Shepard
2019 | USA | 84 min
UNSETTLED is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the United States. As new leadership in America continues to demonize immigrants and drastically restrict the flow of refugees and asylum seekers into the U.S., UNSETTLED humanizes a group few people know who are desperately trying to create new and safer homes.
Subhi, a gay Syrian refugee, who, having survived multiple death threats from Islamic terrorists, beatings by a homophobic father, and a nation devastated by war, finds his voice as a leader for refugee rights in the U.S. Cheyenne and Mari, a lesbian couple from Angola, who, having faced brutal harassment from family and neighbors, seek uncertain asylum through the American immigration courts while pursuing their dreams of becoming musicians. Junior, a gender non-conforming gay man from the Congo, struggles to find even basic housing and livelihood while exploring a more fluid gender identity.
UNSETTLED takes place largely in the San Francisco Bay Area, historically a beacon for dislocated LGBT people in the U.S. While cultural narratives of a “queer promised land” still persist, the film asks whether Northern California is even practical as a place to resettle LGBT refugees, especially given the enormous gentrification, increased costs of living, and scarcity of housing in recent years—a set of problems present in many American cities. What are the costs persecuted immigrants pay for seeking refuge in America? And how are everyday Americans stepping forward to help those most in need?

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 – Crest Theatre
7:00pm - GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH
$15
Director: David Charles Rodrigues
2019 | USA | 100 min
In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance, to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Over 300 singers traveled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma, performing in churches, community centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting us in a time of difference. The journey also challenges Tim and other Chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices, on a journey towards reconciliation. What emerges is a less divided America, where the lines that divide us—faith, politics, sexual identity—are erased through the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 – Crest Theatre
9:15pm - SHORTS PROGRAM
$15
LISTEN
Director: Jake Graf
MARIPOSA
Director: Candy Guinea
ANTES QUE SEJA TARDE (BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE)
Director: Leandro Goddinho
CAROLUS MAGNUS
Director: Paul Gleason
LIKED
Director: Pedro Bitar
BABY
Director: Jessie Levandov
BOBBIE AND SHEELAGH
Director: Barb Taylor
WILDFIRE
Director: Bretten Hannam
WELCOME TO THE BALL
Director: Adam Vincent Wright
HOME GIRL
Director: Poonam Brah
SEXTPERT ADVICE
Director: Tobit Raphael
Venue Information:
Crest Theatre
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
http://crestsacramento.com/