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By Film Threat Staff | April 12, 2005

The 7th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival has unveiled their line-up of, you guessed it, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered films that will be featured during the 10 day event from April 22nd to May 1st. The screenings will take place at The Regal Cinema South Beach, The Byron-Carlyle Theater in North Beach and Cinema Paradiso (located in Fort Lauderdale).
The 10-day festival will kick-off on Friday, April 22nd with the Opening Night Gala presentation and East Coast Premiere of Craig Lucas’ The Dying Gaul at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami, followed by a party at the Bank of America Tower’s famous SkyLobby. The Opening Night festivities will be hosted by Award Winning actress Bea Arthur.

Again, the Opening Night festivities will be hosted by Bea Arthur.

On Wednesday April 27th, the Festival will present the Centerpiece Gala and North American Premiere screening of “Summer Storm” by Marco Kreuzpaintner at the Byron-Carlyle Theater in North Beach with a sports-themed after party at the Ronald W. Shane Watersports Center (home of the Miami Beach Rowing Club).

The Festival closes on Sunday, May 1st with the Closing Night Gala, Florida Premiere presentation of Craig Chester’s “Adam & Steve” at the Byron-Carlyle Theater followed by a party at the Bass Museum of Arts, which is simultaneously featuring an exhibition of Christo’s work.

This year’s festival will also pay tribute to filmmaker Gregg Araki who will be presented with an HBO Career Achievement Award prior to the screening of Mysterious Skin on Monday, April 25, 7:30pm. Gregg Araki’s career has included such critically acclaimed films as “The Doom Generation,” “The Living End” and “Nowhere.”

For the full schedule, visit the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival website.

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