OPENING – 38° Lovers Film Festival

Tuesday, April 18th will officially begin the 38th edition of the Lovers Film Festival, the oldest Italian festival on LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex issues) that will take place from 18 to 23 April 2023 at the Cinema Massimo, the multiplex of the National Museum of Cinema.

To inaugurate the festival tuesday evening, at 18, in Mole Antonelliana, the film and theater actress, television and radio presenter, always multifaceted, versatile and innovative Ambra Angiolini, partoness of the edition and protagonist of a talk with Vladimir Luxuria.
The evening will also feature an appearance by Priscilla, the world’s most famous Italian drag queen, whose performances will accompany all the days of Lovers.

The inauguration will then continue at Cinema Massimo (9pm) with the presence of Alessia Crocini, LGBTQI+ rights activist and president of the Associazione Famiglie Arcobaleno for the past year and a half, whose speech will precede the screening of the Festival’s first film: Chrissy Judy by director Todd Flaherty, who will be present.


Chrissy Judy (USA, 2022)
by Todd Flaherty
We all have that friend who is “too much”, always over the top, a drama queen. We can’t help loving them, though. If this friend also happens to be a drag queen, then it is a real Chrissy and Judy situation. An ironic comedy, that looks deeply into queer culture (mainly American), analyzing its unique features and the relations between its members, which can be annoying (but also humorous). A glance at the challenges that gay men have to overcome in their search for love, social acceptance, romance, identity and at their triumphs.