The 'Out in the Desert' Film Festival Launch Party is Jan. 4

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The launch party for the LGBT film festival, Out in the Desert, is Friday, Jan. 4 at the Fluxx Studio and Gallery, 414 E. 9th St., 7 p.m. Festival tickets and passes will be available at the party. An artist reception for the festival is Friday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., and it officially opens Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

Jaime J performs at the lunch party, and you can also watch trailers and enjoy some of complimentary food and drink, plus be one of the first to see what's on the festival program. For more on this year's festival, go to www.outinthedesertff.org.

The 2013 festival runs from Wednesday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 27. Buy your film passes now at a reduced rate — $125 for a full pass, $60 for a 10 program pass or $35 for a F5 program pass.

Festival organizers just released a series of film trailers to give us peek of what's to come. We'll post one almost everyday until the launch party.

Here's the first from Trevor Anderson's The Man That Got Away:

... the new short film written and directed by Trevor Anderson, with original music by Bryce Kulak. It's a musical documentary that tells the true life story of Trevor's great-uncle Jimmy in six original songs. (25 minutes, Canada, 2012) World Premiere: Berlin International Film Festival (DAAD Short Film Prize); US Premiere: SXSW 2012; Canadian Premiere: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival. Produced with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Arts Council, Bravo!FACT, NFB Filmmaker Assistance Program, and FAVA. More info at dirtcityfilms.com

Info on the soundtrack CD, featuring remixes by Chad VanGaalen, Cadence Weapon, members of Shout Out Out Out Out, DVAS and more, can be found here: itunes.apple.com/album/the-man-that-got-away/id500699270

THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY movie trailer from Trevor Anderson on Vimeo.

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