This four-film series showcases the diverse and vibrant spectrum of LGBTQ+ stories from around the world. Included in the series are two new films highlighting contemporary issues and LGBTQ+ life today, through both an international and American lens: Desire Lines, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and Queendom, which premiered at SXSW. 

Alongside these newer works are two classic films: Tongues Untied (1989) and The Watermelon Woman (1996), both hugely influential in expanding the boundaries of queer cinema and paving the way for greater diversity and representation within the industry. By centering the experiences of Black LGBTQ+ individuals and foregrounding their voices and perspectives, these films helped to create space for more inclusive storytelling and fostered a sense of belonging and empowerment within the queer community. Additionally, their impact extended beyond the realm of cinema, influencing activism, scholarship, and cultural discourse surrounding issues of race, sexuality, and identity.

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The NOFS Presents: LGBTQ+ Film Showcase is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the RAC. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment of the Arts.

The New Orleans Film Society and its year-round programs are supported by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans as administered by Arts New Orleans, The Ford Foundation, Perspective Fund, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.




Includes access to all four in-person films and the Virtual Cinema –– NOFS Members $45 | General $60


NOFS Producer’s Circle, Executive Producer’s Circle, Director’s Circle, and Director’s Circle Gold members receive FREE digital passes! Login to your member account to reserve yours today.



In-Person Screening Ticket –– NOFS Members $13 | General $16

Virtual Cinema Screening Ticket –– NOFS Members $8 | General $11

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Reminder: NOFS Members must login to their NOFS account using the pink Login Button before checkout to receive their member discount.

Click on the individual film to purchase tickets. 

Please note that some films play only in-person and will not be available in the Virtual Cinema. Screening information will be available on individual film pages.

View the 2024 LGBTQ+ Film Showcase film guide.

Click on the individual film to purchase tickets. 

Please note that some films play only in-person and will not be available in the Virtual Cinema. Screening information will be available on individual film pages.

View the 2024 LGBTQ+ Film Showcase film guide.

All screenings will be held at the Broad Theater. 

Please review the following description to best plan your visit.


The Broad Theater is located in the Tremé neighborhood at 636 N. Broad St, New Orleans. Limited parking is available in a surface lot at the front door with accessible spots, with recommended parking in The Broadside lot (across the street) and street parking throughout the neighborhood. There is a bicycle rack in the parking lot. (Bikes are not permitted in the venue.)


There is a level approach to the front door with 72-inch doorways and pull door handles. Inside, there are four steps up or a 64-inch wide ramp to the theater doors with 42-inch doorways and pull door handles. Theater 1 has two small steps or a 36-inch wide ramped entrance.

In Theater 1, there are at least two accessible seating options. These options have a level approach and are 66 inches wide by 48 inches deep. In Theater 4, there are at least four accessible seating options. These options have a level approach and are 36 inches wide by 48 inches deep. There are companion seats adjacent to accessible seats in both theaters.

The permanent chairs are 18 inches wide. The back extends 29 inches from the seat which sits 17 inches from the ground. The armrests are adjustable. Alternative chairs without armrests are available upon request.


There are two accessible public restrooms, one with urinals and stalls, and the other with only stalls. Please note: in the restroom with urinals and stalls, the approach to the largest stall is angled and 34 inches wide. There are no private restrooms available.


The Broad Theater sells food and drink (including alcoholic beverages) available for event attendees to purchase.


Patrons may request accommodation by completing this form or email questions to for more information about accessibility services offered.

The New Orleans Film Society is dedicated to equitable access to our programming. 

To request accommodation for a specific screening, please complete this form or email your needs and questions to for more details about the accessibility services offered.


All foreign-language films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles.

Assistive Listening Devices, which amplify program sound through headphones or hearing aids, are available by request (with a photo ID) at the Prytania Theatre.

Some programs are equipped with Descriptive Audio Tracks that provide narration through Assistive Listening Devices.


All foreign-language films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles.

The Festival can arrange for American Sign Language interpreters with advance notice at no cost to you. Two weeks notice is strongly preferred.


Please note: Prytania Theatre Uptown is a historic theater that may present challenges to Festival attendees using mobility devices. We apologize for these challenges and will have trained staff available for assistance. See more information on the Venues tab for location specific information.

Working service animals, such as guide dogs, are welcome to accompany Festival attendees. We are unable to accommodate pets or emotional support animals.

​​We are pleased to offer 50% off companion tickets for those assisting other patrons with accessibility needs at in-person screenings. 

Please call 504-309-6633 or email: your name and the guest you’ll be assisting and you will receive a discount code to book tickets or passes online. 


Should you need personal assistance, please contact us in advance of the festival via email or phone, or at the venue box office on site. 

For more information about particular programs, feedback about ways we can improve our offerings, or questions about services not described, please email



Please join us in embracing our community guidelines at all New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) events by:

  • Acknowledging with gratitude the land we occupy as the colonized Indigenous space known first as Bulbancha
  • Sustaining authentic relationships with our neighbors, especially the Afro-descendent communities that continually shape New Orleans
  • Including people equitably of every race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, ability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, age, physical appearance, language, citizenship, and socioeconomic status
  • Protecting each other’s health by staying home when sick
  • Treating others with dignity and respect, especially NOFS volunteers and staff implementing NOFS policies and procedures
  • Enjoying alcohol and other refreshments responsibly and mindfully

We will not permit:

  • Disruptive behavior of any kind that interferes with screening events
  • Use of personal electronics during NOFS screenings, especially cell phones and unauthorized recording devices
  • Non-compliance with the direction of NOFS staff and volunteers regarding NOFS policies and procedures
  • Verbal or physical harassment, including abusive language and gestures, threats, cursing, or sexual language directed at others
  • Any form of discrimination or harassment, including, but not limited to, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, sexism, or body shaming
  • Using firearms or other dangerous weapons in NOFS spaces to intimidate or harm volunteers, staff, or attendees

By purchasing a ticket or entering NOFS event spaces, you agree to join us in this Code of Conduct. If you are found to be in violation of these agreements, you may be removed from events by a designated staff member. If you witness or experience a violation of these agreements, we encourage you to report the incident anonymously via this form or send an email to

By entering NOFS event spaces, you consent to photography and recording (audio and video) and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by NOFS and its affiliates and representatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2024 NOFS Presents: LGBTQ+ Film Showcase will feature in-person programming from May 29-30 and virtual programming from May 29-June 2.

For in-person screenings, please plan to arrive in time to be in your seat 15 minutes prior to showtime, or else your seat will be released. We will not issue refunds to ticket holders who arrive later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the film.

The NOFS Presents: LGBTQ+ Film Showcase will take place at the Broad Theater in New Orleans.  See the Venue tab for more information.

Use the Pass + Tickets tab to purchase

We highly encourage ticket purchases to be made in advance as our physical screenings have limited capacity, and some Virtual Cinema screenings may have view capacity limitations.

Physical tickets will not be provided. Simply show the ticket on your mobile device (our preference) or bring your personally printed copy to be scanned at entry.

Tickets are available online up until each physical screening begins. After that time, tickets will be available at the onsite Box Office, located at the venue entrance, by joining the Rush Line.

The Box Office will open one hour prior to the first screening and close one hour after the beginning of the last screening of the day. For the safety of our staff and guests, cash and checks will not be accepted. Please be prepared to pay with a debit or credit card, or Apple/Google Pay via smartphone.

If you are not going to use your purchased ticket, you can transfer it to a friend through Eventive using the email used for purchase.

If you can no longer attend and have purchased a pass or tickets, please consider your purchase a donation to the New Orleans Film Society. Your support means the world to us and helps us continue our year-round programs.

Passes and tickets are otherwise non-refundable. All sales are final.

YES! All customer payment information is submitted securely to our payment processor, Stripe, using the most stringent, PCI Level 1 compliant security protocols.  Eventive stores customer credit card details securely, and the festival staff does not have access to your credit card information. You may request that your payment information be unlinked from your account by choosing the “account settings” link at the upper right while logged in and viewing the New Orleans Film Society organization page.

Rush Lines will form in a designated location at the venue half an hour before the scheduled screening. Any available seats will be released on a first-come, first-served basis to those in line.

YES! If you purchased the pass or ticket, you may transfer it to a friend using the email you used for purchase and logging into

Transferring a pass or ticket:

Step 1 – Select My Passes or My Tickets from the top right menu. 

Step2: Click the gear to the right of SHOW BARCODE for the pass or ticket you wish to transfer.

Step 3: Select Transfer Pass or Transfer Ticket.

Step 4: Enter the email of the person you will be transferring the pass or ticket to.

At this time, the recipient will get an email prompting them to accept the pass or ticket. They will need to click the link in the email and accept the pass or ticket to complete the transfer.

Customer Service Availability

If you need assistance before the festival we are available via phone at 504-309-6633. 

Available Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 6 PM

If you need help after these hours, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Members can email anytime!

Frequently Asked Questions

You can purchase individual tickets to screen films in the 2024 NOFS Presents: LGBTQ+ Film Showcase Virtual Cinema between May 29 to June 2.

All feature length films and shorts programs playing in the 2024 NOFS Presents: LGBTQ+ Film Showcase Virtual Cinema will be available to watch anytime from May 29 at 7pm CST through 11:59 PM on June 2.

Films unlocked on June 2 will still be granted a 48 hour watch period.

WATCH WINDOW: 48 hours

When you unlock a virtual screening, you will have the “unlock window” duration to begin watching. Once they start watching (i.e., click “Play”), you will have the “watch window” duration to play the content. 

To purchase and or use tickets and/or passes, you will be required to create an account in Eventive. You will need to log in to this account to access your tickets, passes, and virtual films, so hold on this information! Tickets will be sent to the email address attached to your account.

When you purchase a ticket you will also receive a confirmation email that includes information about when your selected program will be available for viewing and a link to open it up. Click the “Watch Now” button or visit your festival page and click on the original listing for the program. 

If you’ve already ordered a ticket with your logged in account, you will have the option to “Watch Now” from the virtual screening page. If you are not logged in the button will read “Unlock Now”. Simply log-in using the pop-out or the button in the top right corner of the page and proceed to Menu.

You can connect your computer to your TV or another external monitor via HDMI cable.

Due to content protection restrictions, the Screen Mirroring feature on Smart TVs and other devices cannot be used. Many browsers built into Smart TVs and other devices will NOT allow protected content to play.

If you have an Apple TV, Fire TV or Roku device, you can use the dedicated Eventive apps for these platforms after booking your ticket online. If you have a Chromecast, you can cast to it from Chrome on your computer or Android phone. If Chromecasting, must have 3rd generation or later Chromecast stick.

Important note: Due to content protection restrictions, the Screen Mirroring feature cannot be used. Additionally, HDMI or other video dongles cannot be connected to your device. Instead, use AirPlay or our dedicated TV app to watch on your TV.

To Chromecast from a mobile Android device:

Make sure your mobile phone or tablet is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device. Tap the “Cast” icon in the lower right hand corner of the player. If no icon appears, this means casting is not supported on your device.

To Chromecast from computer:

Open the content in the Google Chrome browser. Click the “Cast” icon in the lower right hand corner of the player. If no icon appears, this means casting is not supported on your device.

To check the compatibility of your device, please click here.

Please click here for troubleshooting more detailed tech questions.

Content can be watched on PCs running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch films on Android tablets and phones using Chrome, and on iPhones and iPads using Safari.

Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser. Internet Explorer is not supported.

To watch on an iPhone or iPad, use Safari on iOS 11.2 or later.

To watch using an Android device, use Chrome on Android 6.0 or later.

Please click here for troubleshooting more detailed tech questions.

Selected films will include closed captions. 

Live Chat Support from Eventive and additional technical troubleshooting resources are available through Eventive by clicking “Need Help?” in the top right corner of your browser window. Or by visiting This feature is monitored by Eventive technicians and available 9am-11:59pm CST 7 days a week, with limited support outside these hours as well. If you need to reach a member of the NOFS team, please see Customer Service Availability. 


  1. Hover the cursor over the video you are currently watching to make the video controls visible.
  2. On the bottom right, click on the sprocket icon.
  3. Click on the subtitles button and select English to enable on-screen captions. Click on Audio Track and select Audio Description to enable Audio Descriptions.

Note: If a film is in a language other than English and has subtitles burned into the image, you do not have to enable subtitles or captions. 

We are aiming to have every film supported with captions and encouraging filmmakers to create audio descriptions.


For any device, you will need a robust and reliable internet connection. Check your internet speed by running a speed test. The minimum recommended bandwidth for streaming is 5 Mbps download speed. For 1080p quality we recommend a minimum of 8 Mbps download speed. 

PASS – Think of it as a virtual badge. You will use it to unlock virtual programs before and during the festival.  

LIVE STREAM PROGRAM – For our purposes, a Live Stream event will include those that happen at a specific time and occur live (Q&A, Panel Discussions, Round Tables) and/or are the recorded versions of live events that occurred earlier in the festival. 

GEO-BLOCK – On rare occasions, the festival will be asked to limit the audience of a given program to a specific geographic area. Should a program be geo-blocked, it will be noted in the home page for the presentation and will also be found on the watch page of the virtual festival in the Geo-Blocked section.

AVAILABILITY WINDOW – This is the time frame during which a program is available.

UNLOCK WINDOW – This is the time frame one has after unlocking a program to begin watching it.

WATCH WINDOW – Once a program is unlocked, the watch window is the amount of time one has to view the program.

All scheduled program times are listed in Central Standard Time.


Have questions? Our team is available from 10 AM – 6 PM CST Monday through Friday via:

  • Live chat by clicking the teal “Contact Us” envelope icon in the bottom right corner of our website
  • Email at 
  • Phone at (504) 309-6633