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OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival: Enjoy in-person & streaming movies

This year, the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival returns to in-person events, starting on Friday, April 22, and running through May 1.

The 24th annual edition of this popular event – presented by Lexus, Gilead and Miami-Dade County – is expected to feature more than 45 international films, plus panel discussions, exclusive virtual showings, Cocktails and Cinema Happy Hours, and short programs. Click here to view the entire schedule.

(Photo courtesy of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival)

The festival is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Black Archives – Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW Second Ave., with the premiere of the African American comedy-drama “B-Boy Blues” (2021). Closing out the film festival on May 1 at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW Seventh Ave., will be the film, “Cop Secret” (2021), which is an Icelandic action comedy.

“This year’s OUTshine Film Festival theme is ‘Find Yourself Here.’ Audiences of all ages and backgrounds can find themselves represented and reflected in our films and can enjoy this experience with friends and family to spark meaningful conversations,” Mark Gilbert, board chair and interim executive director of the festival, said in a statement. 

Screenshot of the film, “Girl Picture (Työt Työt Työt).” (Photo courtesy of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival)

Interested? Tickets are already available for purchase and start at just $8 for individual films.

Want to check out the festival with friends and family? There are also group discounts and additional offers available.

For more information, call 877-766-8156 or visit

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