This year’s festival opens on a serious note at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston March 29 with A Moment in the Reeds an intimate romantic film about a Syrian refugee and the Finnish college student he falls for. The film, fresh off its premiere at the BFI London International Film Festival, is an auspicious debut from filmmaker Mikko Makela. Director Mikko Makela will be in attendance.I’d like to also give a shout out to BPM (Beats per Minute), which will be showing at the Paramount Center on Thursday, April 5th and is free to the public. The movie is about societies response (or maybe it is better say lack of response) to the AIDS crisis impacting Paris in the early 1990s and is entwined with a heartbreaking love story.
This year’s festival will host screenings at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Paramount Theatre at ArtsEmerson, The Brattle Theater in Cambridge and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. If you’d like to learn more about this year’s festival visit the Wicked Queer website. There is also information about volunteering if you’d like to get more involved with this wonderful group.