You can find my mini-reviews of a number of SLGFF films—including Chris Colfer's Struck by Lighting (the opening-night gala screening) and Cheryl Dunye's postmodern porn flick Mommy Is Coming—right here. (Meanwhile, Charles gushes about the SLGFF doc I Stand Corrected in Art House.)
For now, one don't-miss film, screening this Sunday at the Egyptian:
Call Me Kuchu
Winner of the Teddy Award for best documentary at the Berlin International Film Festival, Call Me Kuchu tracks the state of gay life in Uganda—a country where newspapers feature gay men's faces next to the headline "Hang Them! They Are After Our Kids!" where lesbian women are subjected to "curative rape" by relatives, and where the legislature is pushing for laws that would make homosexuality punishable by death. From this swamp of fatal hatred, Kuchu draws a humane story that is crushingly upsetting but laced with proof that the international community will no longer tolerate this shit. This is the must-see film of SLGFF 2012.
And here's the trailer:
Full SLGFF 2012 info here.