Tomorrow: America Screening at Rochester Jewish Film Festival

ImageOut is pleased to be the community partner for the JCC Rochester Jewish Film Festival’s screening of AMERICA on Saturday, August 5 at The Dryden Theatre, 6:45pm.

About the Film: “An Israeli swimming instructor who lives in Chicago returns to Israel after a 10-year absence to bury his father and sort through his affairs. There he reconnects with his beloved childhood friend, who lives with his fiancée, setting off a series of events that will affect everyone’s lives. Following the international success of the acclaimed film, The Cakemaker, writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer presents a visually beautiful and poignant story about friendship, sexual identity, trauma, and forgiveness. Best Actress Winner (Oshrat Ingedashet), 2022 Jerusalem Film Festival; Audience Award, 2022 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival; Critics Jury Prize, Miami Jewish Film Festival"

About the Screening: "This screening is dedicated to Michael Gamilla, ImageOut Film Festival Programmer, whose love of film, passion for fashion, and generosity of heart will forever be remembered by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him, including all of us at RJFF. Ofir Raul Graizer, the director of America, also directed The Cakemaker, one of Michael’s favorites. We miss you, Michael. This one’s for you.”

Film Trailer: https://youtu.be/c1oO9fG86b0

More Information & Tickets: https://jccrochester.org/events/america/

Sep 18: To Wong Foo Screening at Rochester Fringe Festival

Join us for an ImageOut Extra Special Pedestrian Drive-In Screening of TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR (1995), presented in partnership with Rochester Fringe Festival, on the evening of Monday, September 18 at One Fringe Place (100 W. Chestnut St. Rochester, NY 14604). 7:45pm showtime. Free. 13+.

About the Film: “See the first Hollywood studio movie to put drag queens front and center—where they have always belonged! In this hilarious and heartfelt comedy, three New York City drag queens (Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo) hit the road to Hollywood to compete in a beauty pageant…only to wind up stranded when their Cadillac breaks down on the outskirts of a small Midwestern town. They initially stick out in all the wrong ways, but soon the queens are teaching the residents a thing or two about guts, glitz, and glamor.”

About Pedestrian Drive-In: “2023: The Indefatigable Human Spirit - Enjoy movies outdoors at One Fringe Place! Grab a drink, a snack from a food truck, and experience a one-of-a-kind film event: outdoor movies on the big screen with personalized audio via our Silent Disco headphones. Seating is first-come, first-served. Please note: headphone use with deposit of your license/ID (to be returned upon exit).”

More Information: https://rochesterfringe.com/.../to-wong-foo-thanks-for...

Content Note: While our understanding of gender expression has evolved considerably since 1995, “To Wong Foo” holds up as a warm-hearted and inclusive crowd-pleaser about the importance of camaraderie, empowerment, and owning your truth.


Thank you for your support!

Thank you to everyone who helped make ROC Pride 2023 a fun and successful experience for ImageOut! From those who stopped by our information tables to those who attended our free Pride screening of BOTTOMS to those who marched with us in the parade and more, we appreciate you and your support of LGBTQ+ arts and culture in our greater Rochester and Monroe County community!

Supporting Community with Pride

During National Pride Month in June and ROC Pride Month in July, ImageOut was proud to sponsor and support events by: Cindy Arena (Out and About: A Queer Comedy Show), GV^2 (The Good, The Bad & The Funny Trans Open Mic), Town of Henrietta (Henrietta Pride), Pittsford CommUNITY (Pittsford Pride), Queer Handmade Rochester (Rochester's 4th Annual Queer Handmade Yardsale), Rainbow Seniors ROC (ROC Pride Picnic), Rochester Black Pride (Rochester Black Pride Weekend), Rochester Gay Men's Chorus (Friends Forever Pride Concert), Rochester LGBTQ+ Together (Pride Day at the Beach)!


Congratulations to our Managing Director Braden Reese on being named the 2023 Pride Honoree in Brighton, NY! We appreciate your leadership at ImageOut and in our greater Rochester community!


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Memberships are the lifeblood of a small, local non-profit. We rely heavily upon the support of our members to sustain our community programming and events throughout the year. Please help us to continue our mission of celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ arts and culture in Rochester and Monroe County, NY by purchasing a new or renewal 2023 annual membership today! We’d love to have you join our ImageOut family! Thank you for your support!

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Honoring Michael's Legacy

In conjunction with Michael's Lifetime Achievement Award last fall, we created The Michael Gamilla Fund to provide underwriting support for our film festival. We're certain that he would want to see LGBTQ+ film continue to thrive in our community, and this is a great way to ensure that.

Those interested can contribute to the Fund in honor of Michael’s legacy and in memory of our beloved dear friend. Checks can be mailed to our office at 274 N. Goodman St., Ste. A203 Rochester, NY 14607. They should be made payable to “ImageOut” with “Michael Gamilla Fund” in the memo line. Online donations can also be made via credit, debit or EFT.

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ImageOut: The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival, Inc. is a tax exempt, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our mission is to promote awareness, foster dialogue, and build community by showcasing LGBTQ+ arts and culture through films and other creative works in the greater Rochester, New York area. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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