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Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival to highlight LGBT community

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

For the 27th year, the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation (HGLCF) is honored to produce one of the longest-running LGBT film festivals in the country, the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (HRFF27). For the first time ever, HRFF27 will be a month-long event with screenings from August 6 to 28 at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre.

HRFF27 will showcase a diverse schedule of 19 feature films and 22 shorts from filmmakers across the globe, including Hawai‘i, Canada, Germany, Venezuela, Mexico, France and more. Some of this year’s selections have screened at premiere festivals in Sundance, Cannes, Toronto and Berlin.

The Opening Night Film, "Strike a Pose", will launch the festival on Saturday, August 6 at 7 p.m. The film reveals the truth about the lives of seven of Madonna's male dancers during and after their experiences in her “Vogue” music video, "Truth or Dare" documentary and Blonde Ambition Tour.  It received the 2nd Place Panorama Audience Award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. Two of the film’s stars, Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Kevin Stea, will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening.

HRFF27’s signature Red Carpet Event (RCE), will be on Saturday, August 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Luce Pavilion.

The RCE will be an all-evening affair featuring a hosted bar and signature cocktails by Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand and tasty bites from Honolulu’s most popular eateries including Chef Chai, RumFire Waikiki, FreshBOX, The Pig & The Lady, La Tour Café, Chiko’s Tavern, Café Kaila and The Baker & Butcher.

The RCE is the party of the year to mix and mingle with an unprecedented number of visiting film delegates, celebrities, actors and filmmakers. There will be live entertainment with over 400 in attendance.

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