Fun in Girls Shorts Reel Affirmations 13: Washington DC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Date: Tuesday, 10/21/2003
Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: DCJCC
Tickets: $0

Type: Collection of short films

Metro Weekly Rating: (3 out of 5)

by Kristina Campbell

ALTHOUGH THERE are some sparkling moments in this collection, it's best that the offering is free, because there are some duds among the diamonds.

Backseat Detour () and Esme Seeking () are both affirming, succinct stories about two young girls in dramatically different settings breaking out of the mold and being themselves. In Backseat Detour, it's worth persevering through all of the discomfort leading up to the smile at the end of the film -- which is infectious. And haven't we all, at one time or another, been bridesmaids who felt like a farce and couldn't wait to get back into comfortable shoes, like in Esme Seeking?

Also showing: Binge Babies at the Truck Stop and Beauteous. (See the Date This shorts program for reviews)

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Festival Venue:
Cecile Goldman Theater at the DCJCC
1529 16th Street, NW; Washington, DC 20009. (202) 518-9400. (map)
3 blocks east of Red Line Metro / Dupont Circle station.

You may buy your tickets or passes in advance: Online at or by phone at (800) 494-TIXS (494-8497). Or you may visit the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U Street, NW, WDC); the DCJCC (1529 16th Street, NW, WDC); Lambda Rising (1625 Connecticut Avenue, NW, WDC); or Universal Gear (1601 17th Street, NW, WDC).

For more info visit the official Reel Affirmations website.