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PRIDE Film Festival

Presented by: Bloomington PRIDE

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Individual Ticket: $USD 17.00

Individual Ticket (Student/Senior) : $USD 10.00

Saturday Matinee: $USD 10.00

Saturday Matinee (Senior): $USD 7.00

Saturday Matinee (Student): $USD 0.00


Friday, February 28th 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Friday, February 28th 9:30 pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, February 29th 11:00 am Buy Tickets
Saturday, February 29th 1:30 pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, February 29th 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, February 29th 9:30 pm Buy Tickets


Want to see more than one screening?

The Festival Pass
will give you access to all screenings. If you purchase a weekend pass in advance of the festival, you will be entered to win two VIP tickets to see Melissa Etheridge in concert at the Brown County Music Center (Nashville, IN) on Friday, Mar 27 at 8pm.

The Trio Pass
will allow you to select 3 screenings of your choice for $35. Please note that if you are a student, you should purchase three solo tickets rather than the Trio pass, in order to take advantage of the student discount.

event logoThe 2020 Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival screens feature-length and short films that celebrate and explore the diversity of LGBTQIA+ experiences and support and promote the work of queer filmmakers and actors from around the world. Across its six screenings, the festival works to build awareness and acceptance, as well as appreciation for the myriad stories within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.

Please check the Pride website for the most up-to-date information about specific screenings. The following schedule is subject to change.

Friday, 7pm:

  • Cuban Heel Shoes Cuban Heel Shoes tells the story of two teenage boys in a marginal neighborhood of Madrid, in a place hostile to each of their desires. With serious family problems, and surrounded by an aggressive, macho, homophobic environment, they must lead a double life to hide their love relationship and their passion for flamenco dance.
  • Ayaneh – Set in Switzerland, our story follows Ayaneh, a young refugee from Afghanistan. One day at a public swimming pool she meets Anna and instantly feels attracted to her. As the relationship between the two women develops, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family.
  • Nobody Wants Your Truth – After two years in the shadows, Victor tests Alejandro for the very last time: either he reveals their relationship to the media or he loses him forever.
  • Embrasse Moi – Serial-romantic Océane Rose Marie has finally met the girl of her dreams, a photographer named Cécile. Unfortunately, no one around her will 1) believe her or 2) leave her alone long enough to make this relationship work.

Friday, 9:30pm:

  • Dinner for 4– A bisexual polyamory evangelist, a lesbian blogger who romanticizes monogamy, and a curious freelance photographer and her heterosexual boyfriend meet at dinner party.
  • Manning Up– James “Jamie” Lórien MacDonald begins testosterone treatments in the midst of his fledgling stand-up comedy career.
  • The Garden Left Behind– Tina Carrera, a Mexican trans woman, struggles to make a life for herself as an undocumented immigrant in New York City.

Saturday, 11am:

  • Lolo – Lolo is an openly gay 11-year-old trying to convince Max, his first love, to go public with their relationship at the school party.
  • A Normal Girl – Activist Pidgeon Pagonis was born intersex, not conforming to standard definitions of male or female, and experienced genital mutilation as a child. Now Pidgeon is fighting the medical establishment, seeking to end medically unnecessary surgeries and human rights abuses on intersex people in the United States and around the world.
  • Go Go Boy – A boy discovers his fabulousness while dancing in his bedroom.
  • Changing the Game – Transgender high school athletes from across the country compete at the top of their fields, while also challenging the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.

Saturday, 1:30pm:

  • Moving Day – Yariv is helping his son Dekel move into his boyfriend’s apartment on a quiet weekend afternoon. When he enters the apartment, he notices some strange things going on. When a plumbing problem occurs in the building, Yariv realizes that something very strange is going on.
  • Polter – José faces a paranormal event that breaks into his home. As he fights for his life against the supernatural powers, Jose will have to discover the secret behind the phenomena if he wishes to regain control of his home.
  • The HandmaidenWith help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri), a Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance. Based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

Saturday, 7pm:

  • Main Squeeze – A couple in an open relationship have their holiday slumber shattered by the unexpected arrival of a secondary partner, who is drunk and on an ill-conceived mission to establish her romantic dominance.
  • Bird of Paradise – A queer geriatric nurse learns one of life’s hardest lessons when he falls in love with one of his elderly patients.
  • From Zero to I Love You – Darryl Stephens plays Pete Logsdon a guy in Philadelphia who happens to have a history of getting involved with married men.

Saturday, 9:45pm:

  • Performance by Quarryland Men’s Chorus
  • Gay Chorus Deep South – In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South.

Doors open 30 minutes before each screening. Each screening is a general admission event. Bloomington PRIDE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Ticket sales cover film screening costs and venue fees.

WILL-CALL: Single screening tickets can be claimed at the BCT Box Office at any time after purchase. Box Office hours are 11am – 6pm Mon – Fri, 12pm – 5pm Saturday & Sunday, plus any time there is a show in the theater. Note that if you also have also purchased festival passes, those passes will only be available starting at 11am on Friday, February 28. Please plan to present your order confirmation when picking up your tickets or passes. The confirmation can be shown on your device; it does not have to be printed. A photo I.D. is also acceptable.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.

Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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P.O. Box 554
Bloomington, IN 47402

Bloomington PRIDE was founded in May 2013 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is to improve the lives of LGBTQ and people of all ages by creating safe and inclusive spaces, challenging stereotypes, celebrating LGBTQ and arts, and enriching south Central Indiana’s community and culture through events and services.

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