Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival — The 24th annual cinema showcase concludes at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Tampa Theatre with G.B.F., a high school comedy directed by Darren Stein (Jawbreaker), in which a newly outed teen schemes to become the gay best friend of a clique queen. The movie is followed by a closing night wrap party ($15 at the door) at Martini Republic, 912 N Franklin St., near the theater.
Leading to that capper, the festival presents another evening of films tonight at BayWalk 20 in St. Petersburg, including Two: The Story of Roman and Tyro (6:30 p.m.); and transgender standup comedian Ian Harvie, Superhero (8:30).
Screenings also continue daily at Tampa Theatre, with $10 tickets and discounts for students and seniors with proper ID. Friday's lineup includes the Proposition 8 documentary The Campaign (4:45 p.m.); and the Spanish comedy Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf (6:30 p.m.). Saturday highlights include The Rugby Player (2:15 p.m.), profiling a hero of the United Airlines Flight 93 plane crash during the 9/11 terrorist attacks; a best-of-the-fest shorts program (4:30); and In the Name Of (6:30) about a conflicted Polish priest.
For complete information, visit the festival's website at tiglff.com.
Steve Persall, Times movie critic