Sunday June 5
Clean Sweep

OFFICIAL EVENT

10:00 AM, Cal Anderson Park, FREE
CLEAN SWEEP
Presented by Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and PrideFest

The first Sunday of every June, 300-400 volunteers show up, get fed, get a really cool t-shirt, and clean the streets of Capitol Hill, making them all shiny and new for Pride month. One of Capitol Hill's favorite events! Registration is free - we hope you can join us. Bonus points for getting together a team of 8-10 people.

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Thursday June 9
Queer Art Walk

OFFICIAL EVENT

6:00 PM, Capitol Hill, FREE
CAPITOL HILL ART WALK - QUEER EDITION
Presented by Capitol Hill Art Walk and PrideFest

The second Thursday of every month brings the Art Walk to Capitol Hill, but in June there is a big focus on queer artists. The event is totally free, and you can get a map of the queer artists and the entire artwalk in the jump.

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Saturday June 11
Seattle Pride Parade

12:00 PM, Volunteer Park, FREE
Volunteer Park Pride Festival
Presented by Seattle Pride

This event used to be the Pride Picnic, but Seattle Pride has reimagined and rebranded the event as both a kid's and an adult event. It's still free and a fun early Pride gathering.

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Sunday June 12
Luna Park Street Festival
TO BENEFIT PRIDEFEST   

11:00 AM, West Seattle, FREE
Luna Park Street Market (West Seattle)
Presented by Together Events, Ola Salon, and Duos Lounge and Catering

Join Together Events, Ola Salon and Duos Lounge and Catering for a fun day of live art, local artisans, live music, great food and a cash bar. Free to attend. All ages are welcome! DJ LA Kendall will be spinning and proceeds from food and bar sales will benefit Pridefest and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - Abbey of St Joan.

2940 SW Avalon Way, Seattle, WA 98126

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Wednesday June 15
Ziggy Stardust
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

8:00 PM, Central Cinema, $10
ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
(D.A. Pennebaker; 1973; UK; 90 min)

Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker focuses his lens on a 1973 concert by David Bowie, who performs under the moniker Ziggy Stardust with his glam-rock backing band, the Spiders From Mars. While some backstage footage of the theatrical singer-songwriter is featured, the majority of the film is devoted to the music played onstage, which includes hits, album cuts and covers of Rolling Stones and Velvet Underground songs. Bowie also shocks fans by announcing his intention to drop the Stardust persona.

Bowie Costume Contest - Win Backstage VIP Tickets to PrideFest!

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Thursday June 16
To the Limit
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

8:00 PM, Northwest Film Forum, $11
TO THE LIMIT
(Raymond Martino; 1995; USA; 98 min)

Deadly ninjas, hot Vegas nights, CIA skullduggery, a coveted CD-ROM, and superstars Anna Nicole Smith and Joey Travolta fuse into a white-hot action spectacular that will take your senses TO THE LIMIT! Anna Nicole Smith's first starring film role after being named Playboy’s Playmate of the Year!

Come dressed in your favorite Anna Nicole Smith ensemble!
Hosted/Narrated by John Criscitello.

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Friday June 17
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Crocodile Tears
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

7:30 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
CROCODILE TEARS (20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING)
(Ann Coppel; 1996; USA; 84 min)

Crocodile Tears was shot in 1996 with an abundance of community support, 120 thousand dollars in donations (before Kickstarter existed), and money from Ted Sod’s credit cards. It was the first locally made film to be screened at SIFF, originally as a rough cut, then a completed film. It was on the Festival circuit from '97-'99 and was self-distributed in three cities: Seattle, San Francisco and L.A. A VHS and DVD version was distributed by Culture Q Connection. A black comedy and post-modern Faust story, Crocodile Tears tells the story of Simon DeSoto, a Seattleite, who sells his soul to the devil in order to be free of HIV.

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Panel featuring the filmmakers of Crocodile Tears and 20 years of Seattle filmmaking to follow film (BRIDES TO BE TICKET-HOLDERS can enter early at 9pm to see panel, which will include the directors of Brides to Be).

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Brides to Be
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

10:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
BRIDES TO BE (WORLD PREMIERE)
(Kris & Lindy Boustedt); 2016; USA; 82 min)

Robin and Jenna are getting married. Robin is excited beyond words; Jenna is plagued by panic attacks and struggles to write her vows. But when they arrive at their secluded fairy-tale venue, sinister forces besiege them, threatening to tear them apart. BRIDES TO BE is both a love story and a psychological thriller, a timeless romance and a haunted house. Skillfully mixing genres, it explores how doubt and fear can be imposed upon us and infect us from within, but only if we let it.

WATCH THE TRAILER
Directors and cast in attendance.

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Saturday June 18
Best Shorts
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

12:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
BEST SHORTS
(various directors & countries; 90 min)

Don't miss this collection of best short films from Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 2015 festivals. There's something for everyone in this incredible collection of entertaining films.

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Naz and Maalik
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

2:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
NAZ & MAALIK
(Jay Dockendorf; 2014; USA; 85 min)

JURY AWARD WINNER – 2015 Seattle LGFF

Naz and Maalik are gay Muslims in Brooklyn—but nobody knows they’re together, especially their devout families. The teenagers are happy traipsing around the city selling lottery cards to earn extra money until they find themselves being followed by the FBI for a simple misunderstanding. Their lives now disrupted, Naz and Maalik have to face who they are and what they want with each other and out of life.

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Portrait of a Serial Monogamist
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

4:30 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL MONOGAMIST
(Christina Zeidler & John Mitchell; 2015; Canada; 84 min)

CENTERPIECE FILM – 2015 Seattle LGFF

When Elsie (brilliantly played by comedian Diane Flacks) coolly breaks up with her performance-artist girlfriend, her friends challenge her to stay single and stay out of the clubs for a while...but prospects seem to be everywhere. Featuring a catchy pop-punk soundtrack and an unforgettable cat funeral, PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL MONOGAMIST is a clever and fresh comedy offering thoughtful insight into romance, friendships, and growing up.

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Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

8:00 PM, Egyptian, $10
MAPPLETHORPE: Look at the Pictures
(Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato; 2016; USA; 108 min)

COURTESY OF HBO

The only thing more outrageous than Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs was his life. He was obsessed with magic and in particular, with what he saw as the magic of photography and the magic of sex. He pursued both with insatiable dedication. Jesse Helms denounced the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, with the words "Look at the pictures." Twenty-five years later, this film does just that, with unprecedented access to Mapplethorpe archives and work.

ART ACTIVISM PANEL FEAT. JOHN CRISCITELLO FOLLOWING FILM

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Rocky Horror Picture Show
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

MIDNIGHT, Egyptian Theater, $12
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
(Jim Sharman; 1975; UK; 100 min)

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Hilarity and musical numbers ensue.

HOSTED BY SIFF (EGYPTIAN THEATER)
Tickets available from venue - Festival Passes can be used for entry!

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Seattle Women's Pride

6:00 PM, Q Nightclub, $30-45
Seattle Women's Pride
Produced by The Seattle Lesbian

Seattle Women's Pride starts promptly at 6 p.m. and you won't want to miss a minute! Music, Dancing, Comedy, Drinks, Snacks & Swag - arrive early to take in all the fun! Headliner: Comedian Dana Goldberg
Tickets available from venue - Festival Passes can be used for entry!

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Sunday June 19
Major!
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

1:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
MAJOR!
(Annalise Ophelian; 2015; USA; 91 min)

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER -- TRANSLATIONS 2016!

Black transgender elder and activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy has been fiercely advocating for her girls—trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s prisons—for over 40 years. A veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion, a survivor of Attica State Prison, and a former sex worker, Miss Major is a living library of the queer rights movement. MAJOR! uses innovative storytelling to personalize this vibrant and charismatic woman with love and humor.

Contains adult language and mention of rape.

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Last Men Standing
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

4:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
LAST MEN STANDING
(Tim Hussin and Erin Brethauer; 2016; USA; 65 min)

A new documentary, produced by the San Francisco Chronicle, follows eight long-term AIDS survivors who never expected to survive the epidemic. Its spring premiere in San Francisco was greeted to a standing ovation and it was selected for inclusion in this year's Frameline LGBT film festival (which plays the same day as our screening).

PANEL OF LONG-TERM SURVIVORS TO FOLLOW FILM

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Robbie Turner Classic Movies
TWIST OF PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION   

7:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $10
(ROBBIE) TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
(Various; USA; 80 min)

Drag performer Robbie Turner, from RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 8) is known for glamour, elegance, and style. Robbie is inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, and in this special closing night of TWIST of Pride, you'll see some of her favorite scenes from classic movies, from comedy, musicals, and (of course) dramas. And yes, Mr. DeMille, she is ready for her close-up.

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Thursday June 23
Peaches Christ and Bianca Del Rio
TO BENEFIT PRIDEFEST   

7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, Egyptian Theater, $20-$100
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BIANCA DEL RIO
Presented by Capitol Hill Art Walk and PrideFest

Don't miss the SEATTLE PREMIERE of the Peaches Christ production, "Whatever Happened To Bianca Del Rio?" Find out what happens when two aging drag sisters live out their later years together in a hag-arrific house of horrors. Former child-star and RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio wants to re-mount the show she did as a little girl when her hit song "I've Written A Letter To Draggy" dominated the vaudeville circuit but her drag-sister Peaches Christ proves to be a burden on wheels. Don't miss this psycho biddy stage-show celebration of insanity. Bianca dolls and rat sandwiches included!

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Friday June 24
Trans Pride

5:00 PM, Cal Anderson and environs, FREE
TRANS PRIDE
Presented by Gender Justice League

Trans Pride will take place on Friday, June 24 in and around Cal Anderson Park. Due to changes in how Broadway is used in regards to street closures with the advent of light rail in the neighborhood, there is a strong indication that Broadway and the Seattle Central College Plaza will not be available for use as a place to gather prior to the march. Please keep an eye on transprideseattle.org for updates for updates.

5:00pm – Lineup for march.
6:00pm – Step into street, and March!
6:30pm – Arrive at Cal Anderson Park
7:00pm – Celebrate Trans* Pride Seattle!

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Saturday June 25
Capitol Hill Pride

OFFICIAL EVENT

12:00 PM, Capitol Hill Light Rail Station Lot & Denny Way, FREE
CAPITOL HILL PRIDE
Presented by PrideFest

We've been doing great Saturday pride events on Capitol Hill for 5 years now, but this is the first time we're breaking apart our park activities from our festival activation. Capitol Hill Pride, presented by Delta Air Lines, will take place on the Sound Transit Light Rail Lot and the Denny Festival Street. National talent like Lady Bunny, Candis Cayne, and Mario Diaz and the BFD Crew grace our stage, in addition to a ton of Capitol Hill performers. Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Arts & Crafts, and the most memorable Pride festival you'll ever attend on Capitol Hill!

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Family Pride

OFFICIAL EVENT

1:00 PM, Cal Anderson Park, FREE
FAMILY PRIDE
Presented by PrideFest

Drag queen storytime! Kid's activities! Kid's entertainment! One of Capitol Hill's favorite Pride events and fun for all ages. 1-4pm.

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Queer Youth Pride

OFFICIAL EVENT

4:00 PM, Cal Anderson Park, FREE
QUEER YOUTH PRIDE
Presented by Gay City and PrideFest

We're working closely with our friends at Gay City to produce a great event for Queer Youth, by Queer Youth. Includes spoken word, fun activities, entertainment by your peers, and a fun day overall.

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Seattle Dyke March

5:00 PM, Seattle Central College, FREE
Seattle Dyke March
Presented by Seattle Dyke March

Rally at Seattle Central College 5-7pm, then 7pm March. Finish in Cal Anderson Park by 8pm.

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Sunday June 26
Seattle Pride Parade

11:00 AM, Downtown Seattle - 4th Avenue, FREE
SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
Presented by Seattle Pride

The last Sunday of every June, the Seattle Pride Parade kicks off at 11am Downtown Seattle, followed by PrideFest's Pride Festival at the Seattle Center. Look for PrideFest's giant rainbow flag - the last contingency in the parade.

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PrideFest at Seattle Center

OFFICIAL EVENT

12:00 PM, Seattle Center, FREE
PRIDEFEST AT SEATTLE CENTER
Presented by PrideFest

It's all led to this moment! PrideFest, presented by Delta Air Lines, is the largest free Pride Festival in the country, and our plans for 2016 are bigger than ever. It was a madhouse when Big Freedia headlined Bumbershoot. At PrideFest, you get in for free, so it's likely to be even crazier. Candis Cayne headlines. A few returning PrideFest favorites to celebrate our 10th annual event include: Cazwell, Kristine W, She (of God Des and She), RuPaul Drag Race Contestant Robbie Turner, and much much more. Noon-8pm. Dance, play in the fountain, eat, shop, and rally for the challenges ahead!

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Delta

PrideFest: To Equality and Beyond

Absolut

TWIST of Pride

Gay City