Stars, Sex and Stories at TLVFest

Alan Cumming, the actor you may know as the incomparable political operative Eli Gold on The Good Wife, will be the guest of honor at the 11th TLVFest, the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, which will run from May 29 to June 7 at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque.

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Lea DeLaria

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Colby Keller

The festival, which is a fixture of Pride Week in Tel Aviv, will feature dozens of films from Israel and abroad, as well as events with filmmakers and actors from around the world.

There will be a meeting with Cumming, who will receive a special award from the festival, on June 2 at 8 p.m. He wrote and directed The Anniversary Party, with actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. He has also had a thriving career in theater, starring as Hamlet in an acclaimed British production, and appearing as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret, for which he won a Tony, as well as many other awards. He is also a novelist and activist, and his recently published autobiography won wide acclaim.

Comedian, actress and jazz musician Lea DeLaria will also have a public meeting on June 2 at 8 p.m. DeLaria, who has had a long and varied career on screen and stage, is best known as Big Boo on Orange Is the New Black.

Other guests of this year’s TLVFest include Michelle Ehlen, an independent filmmaker and actress who will present her latest film, S&M Sally; Buck Angel, an adult film producer, actor and motivational speaker; Goodyn Green, a Danish photographer and filmmaker; and Colby Keller, who has been described as “The world’s most intellectual porn star.”

Read the full story in the Jerusalem Post