Five movies you can’t miss at aGLIFF: fashion, wrestling and giallo on screen at the queer film festival – Screens

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The first Holy Sh! t from Erica

Ahh, the queer film – always celebrated for its excellence. Austin’s All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities (aGLIFF) Film Festival is inspired by that same queer excellence, to which even the great Orson Welles would have raised a glass of champagne. From August 24-28, aGLIFF will bring a host of new movies, old movies, and fun experiences to anyone with a thirst for LGBTQ+ cinema. After August 29, most films from the festival will be available for streaming until September 5. Here are our recommendations on what to see.

aGLIFF Prism 35, in person Aug. 24-28, online Aug. 29-Sept. 5.

Galaxy Highland, 6700 Middle Fiskville. agliff.org

All Man: The International Male History

This year’s opening night film, this ’80s documentary tackles three decades of men’s international clothing catalog – an icon of American men’s fashion and sexuality – through the narration of actor Matt Bomer and a stellar cast of talking heads including celebrity stylists, fashion influencers and comics. Writer/producer and former KVUE reporter and two-time Emmy Primetime winner will attend the Southwest premiere of the film, Peter Jones. Wed. August 24, 7 p.m.

To cut!

Directed and written by Marc Ferrer, this Spanish film follows a queer giallo director on the set of his new film, which has been beleaguered by the deaths of the actors. The weirdest part of this tragedy? The circumstances line up perfectly with the giallo horror script he filmed. Fri. August 26, 11 p.m.

The first Holy Sh! t from Erica

With a cast of local queer Austin icons and plenty of ATX oddities, queer fitness guru Erica Nix seeks her inner truth in a “fantasy of gooey nonsense and heaven-sent scatological logic.” Fri. August 26, 9:15 p.m.

Out in the ring

This exploration of professional LGBTQ+ wrestlers dives deep into the experiences of queer people at all stages of their careers, from past legends to rising stars and ring pundits. Archival footage and interviews uncover the history of queer representation in wrestling – the struggles, triumphs and future of the sport’s queer and trans athletes. Sat. August 27, 7 p.m.

Lonely

An Aussie flick making its Southwest debut, this gritty Grindr-core flick follows an Outback cowboy exploring big-city gas station hookups as he flees a scandal in his past. Sure, he meets a city boy who touches his heart – but is the romance enough to rise above the smoke and skyscrapers of Sydney? Fri. August 26, 9 p.m.

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