Mark Rucker'sSundance competition entry Die Mommie Die has been named the opening night film of the fifth annualMiami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival which takes place from April 25 to May 4.
Richard Day's GirlsWill Be Girls, whichalso played in the Sundance Film Festival, will the centerpiece gala screening,while Brad Fraser's Leaving Metropolis will be closing night gala screening.
80 films will bescreened at the festival which focuses on the best of queer internationalcinema with programmes such as Global Passions featuring short films fromaround the world.
The festival has also partnered with MIX Brasil toshowcase short films from South America, and touts itself as the leading US gayand lesbian venue for films from Spain and Latin America and by US Hispanicdirectors.
Announcing theprogramme, executive director Philip Matthews and programme director CarolCoombes said that other films screening include Diego Lerman's Tan DeRepente from Argentina,Francesc Bellmunt's Lisistrata from Spain, Juan Luis Iborra's Valentin from Spain, Aurelio Grimaldi's WorldOf Love from Italy, Eloyde la Iglesia's The Bulgarian Lovers from Spain and Lisa Gornick's Do I Love You' from the UK.