LGBT Film Festival follows tradition of inclusion, engagement, excellence

The Boston LGBT Film Festival begins Thursday and continues until April 12 at Brattle Theatre as well as other venues throughout the city. PHOTO BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFFPeter Jackson, director of 2005’s “King Kong” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, once said, “The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.” The organizers of the Boston LGBT Film Festival have been heeding that advice for 31 years now, compiling short and feature-length films that showcase stories for an LGBT audience.

“I think there’s something really interesting and magical about sitting in a room full of gay people watching a gay film,” said James Nadeau, executive director of the Boston LGBT Film Festival. “I remember seeing ‘Hedwig [and the Angry Inch]’ for the first time in a theater in Berlin, in a room full of gay people, and it’s an odd experience because you realize that you’re not the only one getting the joke.”

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