The Sundance Film Festival, which this year takes place Jan 16 to 26, is generally considered the first stop on the year-long festival circuit. The reception a film gets at Sundance can make or break it or a film career. It has been the launching pad for such gay classics as The Times of Harvey Milk, Howl and Paris Is Burning. This year, there is a new and exciting crop of LGBT films screening at the Park City, Utah, festival, including at least three trans-themed films: 52 Tuesdays, Drunktown's Finest and My Prairie Home, a documentary featuring Canadian musician Rae Spoon.
Among the gay films are Love Is Strange, by Ira Sachs, whose last film, Keep the Lights On, was a huge hit a couple years back; To Be Takei gives actor and activist George Takei the documentary treatment; and super-sexy French thriller Stranger by the Lake, which is ending its successful festival run with a screening at Sundance.
For more of what's happening at Sundance, check out the video interview above with our festival veteran Peter Knegt. Keep watching Daily Xtra for all your LGBT movie news.