things to do in LA

Mazer Archives Lesbian Short Film Screening

Sunday, February 12, 2012
3:00pm until 6:00pm

Mazer Lesbian Archives Film Screening

Mazer Lesbian Archives Film Screening

These films take us on a journey of love and its many forms: a celebration of a 40-year relationship, the awakening of new passion, the rejuvenation of a troubled marriage, the awkward pratfalls of falling in love, the bond between a mother and son, and a love letter to a remarkable Los Angeles neighborhood.

Tiny and Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women
An intimate and humorous portrait of legendary jazz trumpeter Tiny Davis and her partner of over 40 years, drummer-pianist Ruby Lucas with rare jazz recordings, live performances, vintage photographs, and narrative poetry by Cheryl Clarke.
Directed by Greta Schiller, Andrea Weiss – USA, 1989, 30 min

Fresh Air Therapy

In this offbeat comedy from Germany, a lesbian couple discovers that counseling isn’t the only way to work out their differences.
Directed by Christoph Scheermann– Germany, 2009, 6 min
Audience Award Melbourne Queer Film Fest Australia 2010

Lust Life
Caught between what was and what could be, a woman who has lost her lust for life in the world’s most passionate city takes a chance.
Directed by Lynda Tarryk – USA, 2011, 9 min

Falling for Caroline
This feel-good romantic comedy tells the tale of Darcy, who becomes uncontrollably accident-prone whenever she’s around the girl of her dreams.
Directed by Christine Chew – Canada, 2010, 20 min
Audience Award for Best Short, ImageOut, 2009 (Rochester, NY);
Best Short Film, Queersicht Festival, Bern, Switzerland, 2009

and i am me
An honest and touching portrayal of the relationship between a lesbian mother and her adopted, Ethiopian son.
Directed by Alison Segar – USA, 2010, 16 min

East L.A. Interchange
This trailer for a work-in-progress documentary shows how excavating Boyle Heights’ unique multicultural past serves as a field guide for understanding how to encourage and support diversity, active citizenship, and a respect for differences.
Directed by Betsy Kalin – USA, 2012, 12 min

Filmmaker Q & A to follow.

The Mazer Archives, 626 North Robertson Bl. Los Angeles, Ca

Queer Things To Do In Los Angles Summer 2011

There are so many amazing events going on in Los Angeles this summer and I’ve decided to share a few of them with you… I am proud to be a part of such a rich and diverse community.  Please excuse the shameless self promotion.


“”We Who Are Sexy: The Whirlwind History Of Transgender Images In Cinema”
Saturday July 16 4:30pm at the Director’s Guild of America at Outfest

Join film historians Jenni Olson and Susan Stryker for a whirlwind ride through the history of transgender images in film. This program showcases rarely seen tidbits ranging from the bad old days of guys in dresses and pathological trannies through the empowered self-representations of the early ’90s and into the hot transgender best of the 21st century. Featuring clips from WE WHO ARE SEXY (KAMING MGA TALYADA), QUEENS AT HEART and BY HOOK OR BY CROOK.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Transgender Services

Tickets are $13 and include the Post-Reception, which features an Open Bar!

Mention the TG Film Fest when you call the Box Office for a $1 discount to this screening!

For tickets, visit or call 213.480.7065!

To see all the transgender films playing at Outfest 2011, click here.

More Upcoming TG Film Fest screenings!
Hollywood Youth Pride  July 10th, FREE
Youth Pride is for self-identified Youth, up to age 30-ish. 
Featuring selections from the TG Film Fest

Sunday July 10, 2p-11p
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood CA

The workshops are FREE, the delicious food is FREE, and jamming out to rock-your-body bands and performers is FREE too!

OUTspoken Sessions  7/22, FREE
an open mic and safe space for queer and ally youth 19 and under, Featuring selections from the TG Film Fest

Friday July 22, 6:30p-9:30p
KIWA’s Cultural Education Center
3471 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005

$3 at the door

This one-of-a-kind leadership conference builds the foundation for community members to take action for transgender rights through informative workshops including legal, health care, organizational development and much more

The TG Film Fest is co-present the ‘Art and Activism’ track focused on making and promoting art for social change.  The Transgender Leadership Summit’s Art and Activism track includes a screening of short films from the festival, a film production workshop, and an artist’s panel.Friday July 22 – Sunday July 24
Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
Sliding Scale
Join us for the after party Sat night, 7/23
Sweet Spot resident dj  BZZZRP!

Sweet Spot resident dj BZZZRP!

The Sweet Spot featuring the drag show PoMoLicious

Saturday, July 23, 9p-2am
The Palms, 8572 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood

Join us at 9 pm for PoMoLicious, a night of drag and gender bending performance followed by The Sweet Spot: Post Modern Sexual Dance Party at 10:30, featuring Bzzzrp! spinning filthy house and dirty electro beats. Get your tickets early for $5 here:

**Official party for TransPride & Transgender Leadership Summit!
$5 for pride and conference attendees, $10 for everyone else