The LGFF opens with Freeheld tomorrow night.
The LGFF opens with Freeheld tomorrow night.

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Coming soon to theaters near you: the 20th anniversary Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

The complete schedule for the festival (which runs from Oct 8-18) is now on our Things To Do calendar: 64 screenings (including 11 shorts programs and seven "Thrive at $5" screenings), three special events, and two galas.

The festival kicks off tomorrow with the star-studded feature Freeheld at the Egyptian, about which Charles Mudede says: "Based on a documentary of the same name, the film is about a decorated New Jersey detective (Julianne Moore) who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and spends the end of her life fighting the county for the right to transfer her pension benefits to the person closest to her—her partner (Ellen Page). Steve Carell also has a role in this drama. Big names and big social issues are usually a good match."

Also recommended: Drag Becomes Him (Friday); Stories of Our Lives, Tab Hunter Confidential, Capitol Hill 2, and The Celluloid Closet (Saturday); and Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story (Monday).

The festival happens at SIFF Cinema Egyptian, Northwest Film Forum, Pacific Place, Re-bar, and 12th Avenue Arts.

Tickets range from $5-$33, and, once you've decided what you want to see, you can buy them from the Lesbian & Gay Film Festival calendar.