Gay old time to be had at Rio “Diversity” festival

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The Ambiguously Gay Duo

The Ambigu­ously Gay Duo

Rio de Janeiro isn’t just the set­ting for an ani­mated movie fea­tur­ing macaws.

It’s also the venue for the third annual Diver­sity in Ani­ma­tion fes­ti­val, which gets under­way this Fri­day, May 6.

Fea­tur­ing a lineup of gay, les­bian, bisex­ual, trans­sex­ual and trans­gen­der ani­mated films, it con­tin­ues until May 13 at the Cine Cul­tural Jus­tica Federal.

This year’s pro­gram includes a spe­cial devoted to J.J. Sedel­maier that includes 11 episodes of The Ambigu­ously Gay Duo. Pro­duced by Robert Smigel, the shorts ran spo­rad­i­cally on Sat­ur­day Night Live from 1996 to 2002.

A spe­cial pro­gram on the festival’s final day will screen the three top prizewin­ners, cho­sen by the Pop­u­lar Jury, Tech­ni­cal Jury and Fes­ti­val Jury.

There are 22 entries in the short film com­pe­ti­tion, divided into two pro­grams. As well, the fes­ti­val fea­tures 18 pre­mieres. There’ll also be a ret­ro­spec­tive of the best films and win­ners from last year’s fest.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Diver­sity in Ani­ma­tion fes­ti­val, visit its Web site at

[Via Ani­ma­tion Mag­a­zine]

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