Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Kings, Queens & In-Betweens


Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 88 minutes

Kings, Queens & In-Betweens
Kings, Queens & In-Betweens
Kings, Queens & In-Betweens


Welcome to the Crown Jewel of Drag in the Midwest: Columbus, Ohio. Who knew? Everybody will after watching this fab documentary, filmed entirely in our “fantastic Gay Snow-Bubble in the middle of Ohio.” Gender is the New Frontier,and here are the pioneers who are defining, redrawing, and crossing those borders. Working within a supportive and nurturing community of artists and activists, this group of men, women, undecideds, and don't-label-me's are putting it all onstage for the empowerment and entertainment of all communities. They fight ignorance and prejudice, both within and without the LGBTQ community, with make-up, defiance, and the pleasures (and pain) of duct tape. Call them what you will (and they do not give a damn what that is), they are two things for certain: they are Strong and they are Fabulous. KINGS, QUEENS & IN-BETWEENS will introduce you to your new heroes. So grab your Viking Hats, push-up bras, Day-Glo wigs, or repurposed Browns' jerseys and join the party. You know you want to. –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 9:15 PM

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 11:15 AM

10% Cinema

Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Related Daily Postings
Gender as a Concept: A Conversation with Director Gabrielle C. Burton

Gabrielle C. Burton

Gabrielle C. Burton grew up in Buffalo, NY. She is an actress, writer, and director who helms Five Sisters Productions. A graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe, in 2013 she received the Ohio Arts Council's Artist of Excellence Award and the Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award for Best Non-Fiction.

"Manna From Heaven" (2002), KINGS, QUEENS & IN-BETWEENS (2016)

Charity Burton, Gabrielle C. Burton, Jennifer Burton, Maria Burton, Ursula Burton

Gabrielle C. Burton, InLine Productions (Joe Buscemi, Dominic Buscemi, David Foulk, Torin Scott), Jason Tostevin, Mike Yearling, Charity Burton, Jennifer Burton, Ursula Burton, Marlin Hambrick, Theresa Jakob, Joe Kurzer, Seth Martin, Jacob Sanders, Autumn Shah, Michelle Williams

Gabrielle C. Burton, Anita Kwan, Mike Yearling

Principal Cast
Julia "Jake" M. Applegate & Live Gjestvang, Liz Balk / Mr. Cool Ethan, Becky Harrison / The Reverend Roy Rogers, Andrew Levitt / Nina West, Erin J. Morton / Akasha O'Hara Lords, Sile Singleton, Jac Stronger / Midwest Gender Queer, Chris / Virginia West

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LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

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