Local shorts, indie features, and national or international releases will stoke and satisfy your appetite for gay, lesbian, bi, trans, and otherwise queer-focused films, from hot romances to incisive documentaries to perverse suspense flicks. If you love queer movies and moviemakers, this festival is indispensable: Not only will you watch the pivotal LGBTQ+ films of the year such as The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (playing on opening night), Something Like Summer, and The Lavender Scare, you'll also get the chance to rendezvous with filmmakers and take cinema workshops. (Pro tip: Queen of drag queens BenDeLaCreme is hosting a screening of the classic psychological terror The Haunting on October 16.) See the full TWIST schedule here.
across Seattle, Seattle, WA