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Polari: Unabashedly Queer
Gays descend on Downtown for Polari's opening night
DAILY The Gay Place  October 17, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...Lights, camera, action! Opening night of Polari (the film festival formerly known as aGLIFF) lit up the State Theater last night to honor queer film, Austin's queer community, and the film festival founder, Scott Dinger...."

Polari Place
Come out! Come out! For Polari!
Columns  October 5, 2012, by Kate X Messer
"...In honor of our curiously rebranded and dearly beloved local film fest, we sprinkle these proceedings with Polari, the ancient British-cum-Italiano gay male slang for which aGLIFF was renamed (a great name for a zine or a queer literary mag, btw ...). ON OUR GAYDAR..."

Polari: 'Valencia' Then and Now
This weekend, Michelle Tea's Valencia hits Polari
DAILY The Gay Place  October 19, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...The only way to catch this film is to make it to a festival; currently there's no timeline for internet screenings. Or as Tea advises Austinites attending Polari, "You need to call in sick to work or break up with whoever is keeping you in on Saturday..."

aGLIFF/Polari Announces Dates and More
aGLIFF returns for its 27th year, with free activities all summer long
DAILY The Gay Place  May 27, 2014, by David Estlund
"...The one drawback to the September dates is that they partly overlap with the new StarGayZer music festival at Carson Creek, but as we’ve said before, Austin’s big enough for multiple queer festivals. Early bird badge pricing for aGLIFF is now available, and Polari (the nonprofit behind aGLIFF) is accepting film submissions through June 15. [image-1]..."

Polari: 'Animals'
Polari's strangest, darkest selection is worth a look
DAILY The Gay Place  October 19, 2013
"...The Polari Film Festival runs through Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Stateside at the Paramount, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, Studio 4D at UT, and Violet Crown Cinema, plus installation screenings at the Polari offices on the weekend..."

Polari: 'Five Dances'
Polari kicks off with a touching, thoughtful, and beautiful opener.
DAILY The Gay Place  October 17, 2013
"...The Polari Film Festival runs Oct. 16-20 at the Stateside at the Para­mount, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, Studio 4D at UT, and Violet Crown Cinema, plus installation screenings at the Polari offices on the weekend..."

Polari’s Audience Award Becomes a Legend
aGLIFF founder Scott Dinger on 25 years of queer cinema
DAILY Screens  October 15, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...The face behind Austin’s 26-year-old LGBTQ film festival is receiving a big thank you from the recently rechristened Polari: Come this year’s opening night gala, the Audience Award will be renamed to the Scott Dinger Audience Award, for the man who founded the fest in 1987...."

Polari: 'Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth'
Director Pratibha Parmar takes us on an Alice Walker tour
DAILY The Gay Place  October 20, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...The Polari Film Festival ran Oct. 16-20..."

aGLIFF/Polari
Columns  September 11, 2014, by Kate X Messer


Polari's Audience Award Becomes a Legend
aGLIFF founder Scott Dinger on 25 years of queer cinema
Screens Story  October 18, 2013, by Sarah Marloff


Outside of Society
Does Austin have enough room for two queer film festivals?
Screens Story  May 2, 2014, by Kate X Messer
"...Six months have passed since opening night of the 26th season of the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival – redubbed Polari26 (aGLIFF/Polari) – last October, and to say a lot has happened in the Austin LGBTQ film and arts scene is an understatement as big as Texas...."

Deep-Seated Divans and Homo Sectionals
'Don't just sit there!' implores Polari, giving us every reason to
Screens Story  October 11, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"..."Of course they're coming to sit here." Curran Nault is only kind of kidding about the motto of this year's LGBTQ film festival – Don't Just Sit There: Indulge, Engage, Create. The current Polari artistic director knows his audience, and knows that some folks come simply to be entertained..."

aGLIFF Sheds Its Skin
Introducing the Polari Film Festival
Screens Story  September 28, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival's vision certainly includes bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and asexual interests, but you wouldn't known it by the "check one or the other" name. So, after 25 years, aGLIFF is rebranding itself as the Polari Film Festival, taking its name from a centuries-old type of British slang used by the gay community, especially those working in theatre..."

Faster, Pussycat! 'GLIFF! 'GLIFF!
A busy Polari mentors young queer filmmakers and preps for aGLIFF
DAILY The Gay Place  August 6, 2014, by Sarah Mortimer
"...It's been a busy summer for Polari as they prepare to take over Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar with the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, September 10-15...."

The AggreGAYtor: October 16
What happened today in gay? Here's your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY The Gay Place  October 15, 2013
"...Ann Richards takes MDNA out, Stephen Fry gets smart, and Polari gets rolling, as your AggreGAYtor turns off the cell phone and S's the F U...."

To Zhoosh or Not to Zhoosh: aGLIFF Spiffs Up in a Word
The Polari Fest (nee aGLIFF) asks "What’s in a name?"
DAILY The Gay Place  September 27, 2012, by Brandon Watson
"...Perhaps nowhere are these lingual gymnastics more apparent than with the current fascination with Polari, a working-class gay slang used in Britain from the turn of the 20th century to the 1960s. In recent years, academia has brought it back into vogue..."

Talking Shop With Curran Nault
The Polari artistic director on programming to bridge divides
DAILY Screens  October 10, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"...As Curran and I got to know each other, the radio-television-film and queer studies academic invited me to sit for an interview to pick my memory banks about the Queercore music and film scene for his dissertation. Now, as the current artistic director of Polari, Austin's LGBT film festival (née Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival aka aGLIFF) Nault readies to launch the fest's 26th year, and it seemed a great time to revisit the sit-down between ol' queer culture colleagues...."

Gay Place
Boy, and Bern, and Cho, oh my. (Sorry, no Takai.)
Columns  October 18, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"...POLARI FESTIVAL THURSDAY Lesbiana, doc about Eighties feminist communities; Hot Guys with Guns, get hard, die harder; Elliot King Is Third, the topic is gay, dystopic is sci-fi; Reaching for the Moon, moony romance set in Brazil. Wooo! Thu., Oct..."

Gay Place
Christeene, Kings N Things, Funhouse, surely there's something to offend everyone
Columns  May 24, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"...Handsome, kind, reasonable, brilliant: Polari's Curran Nault appears at two events this week. ON OUR GAYDAR..."

Gay Place
From Outerspaces to Deep Inside, this is the week that is... gay
Columns  May 3, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"...POLARI MEMBERSHIP SOCIAL The film fest doesn't happen until October, but there is a lot that has to line up between now and then. Enjoy free bevs and appetizers, and learn how to become part of the team that makes Polari Polari (and if you still don't know what that means, think: aGLIFF)..."

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