The Kaleidoscope Film Festival, which will be held Aug. 18-21 mostly at the Argenta Community Theater and The Joint in North Little Rock, announced its full lineup on KABF’s “T with Traci” show.

The festival, a division of Little Rock Film Society which highlights LGBT films and filmmakers, opens with Deborah Esquenazi’s “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four,” which tells the story of four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of rape, the director and subjects of which will be in attendance at the screening.

Southwest of Salem – Festival Trailer from Deborah S. Esquenazi on Vimeo.


Also on the lineup: Stephen Dunn’s “Closet Monster,” Andrew Stegall’s “Departure,” Julio Hernandez Cordon’s “I Promise You Anarchy,” Tim Kirkman’s “Lazy Eye,” Cal Skaggs’ “Road To Home,” Clay Liford’s “Slash,” Catherine Corsini’s “Summertime,” Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon’s “The Nest,” Robert L. Camina’s “Upstairs Inferno,” Alex Anwandter’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and Annalise Ophelian’s “Major!”

Among the first films to be chosen for the lineup was “White Nights,” director Mark Thiedeman’s adaptation of Dostoevsky’s short story of the same name, positioned in “a world of glittering lights and gay romanticism,” Thiedeman says.

WHITE NIGHTS TEASER (2016, Mark Thiedeman) from Mark Thiedeman on Vimeo.

The film, a self-described “pseudo-musical,” was scored by musician and visual artist Philip Rex Huddleston and stars Sean Oakley and Caleb Feeney in their debut cinematic roles.

Passes for the festival range from $10-$200, and are available here.