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  1. Gary Carnivele

    OUTwatch – Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival Brings the Best of International Queer Cinema to the North Bay

    OUTwatch – Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival will happen November 4 – 6, 2016, at Third Street Cinema in Santa Rosa. This year’s theme is More Than Meets The Eye. For its third year as one of Wine Country’s fastest-growing film festivals, OUTwatch will showcase five fantastic feature films and three thought-provoking documentaries. Festival sponsors and festival pass holders are invited to attend the VIP Opening Night Party, Friday at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa, an event catered by El Coqui replete with live entertainment and wine by Deerfield Ranch Winery. On Saturday afternoon, all ticket holders are invited to Brew in Santa Rosa for “Real Boy” Brunch with a live performance by Joe Stevens of Coyote Grace.

    OUTwatch is determined to bring the best of International LGBTQI Cinema to the North Bay. The festival has expanded to three days of screenings. This year, the schedule is: Friday, November 4 – 7:30 p.m. Political Animals is an informative and engaging documentary about the four out lesbians who fought for LGBT equality in California’s Assembly. Saturday, November 5 – 2 p.m. Real Boy is a unique documentary about Bennet Wallace, a young man finding his voice as a transgender singer/songwriter. 4:15 p.m. Hunky Dory is a gritty and heart-warming feature about a bisexual bohemian drag queen who finds himself caring for his precocious pre-teen son. 7 p.m. Summertime is a sexy French romance about the relationship that forms between two feminist activists during the swinging 70s. 9:15 p.m. Retake is psychodrama about two men on a road trip. Sunday, November 6 – 1 p.m. Women Who Kill is a dark comedy about lesbian exes who produce a podcast about female serial killers. 3:15 p.m. Check It is an un-flinching documentary about homeless youth struggling to create a brighter future for themselves. 5:30 p.m. Lazy Eye is a character-driven feature about a gay man facing middle age and sudden appearance of ‘the-man-that-got-away’ during a sizzling desert weekend.

    If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Co-producers Gary Carnivele, Jody Laine and Shad Reinstein, please call Gary Carnivele at 707.584.2006 or email

    Calendar Listing
    Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6. OUTwatch – Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival will happen November 4 – 6, 2016. An exciting Festival is planned, featuring eight important films, a catered Opening Night VIP Party and a brunch at Brew featuring a performance by Joe Stevens of Coyote Grace. Festival Passes: $75. Each film: $10. Address: Third Street Cinema 620 3rd Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Phone: 707.584.2006 Web site:


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