The DAMN THESE HEELS! LGBT Film Festival is Utah’s only film festival celebrating LGBT cinema. Presented annually by the Utah Film Center, DTH! showcases the best international and domestic, documentary and narrative LGBT films. Founded in 2003, DTH! strives to foster a greater sense of community by presenting films that explore historical and contemporary issues, and ideas of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender experience.
2011’s festival featured 13 films including:
The Utah premiere of the Academy Award winning BEGINNERS starring Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor,
Directed by Mike Mills
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer and that he has a young male lover. (U.S.A., 105 min.)
Official Selection — 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, 2011 SXSW
Directed by Maryam Keshavarz.
A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager’s growing sexual rebellion and control her brother’s dangerous obsession. (Iran/U.S.A./France, 95min.)
Audience Award Winner, World Cinema Dramatic — 2011 Sundance Film Festival
Directed by Pierre Thoretton.
This documentary portrays the relationship between fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and his lover, Pierre Bergé, and the sale of their art collection followingYves’s death. (France, 98 min.)
Official Selection — 2011 San Francisco Film Festival, 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
2012 line-up coming soon!