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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 26, 2006

Rainbow Festival reflects diversity of gay community

Advertiser Staff

RuPaul stars in "Zombie Prom," a musical spoof of horror films and comic books, screening at 9:30 p.m. today as part of the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival.

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The 17th annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (formerly The Adam Baran Gay & Lesbian Film Festival) continues through Sunday at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts.

The lineup includes documentaries, feature films, shorts and animation all reflecting the diversity of the gay community.

Tickets are $10, available 30 minutes before each screening.

There's also a free mixed plate of offerings 4 p.m. today that includes "Calling Nate," about gender identity; "Gender," a dark comedy; "Yellow for Hermaphrodites: Mani's Story," a New Zealand documentary; and "Boy Wonder: Reel Ghetto Queer," about Louis, who is a straight male by day and a transvestite prostitute by night.

Go to www.hrff.org for the full schedule of films.

The film festival is presented by the nonprofit Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation.