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JIC Post:By BOB CARLTONBirmingham NewsGrumpy old gay men, transsexual prisoners and homosexual hip-hop artists.The films in the first Birmingham Shout gay and lesbian film festival will feature all of those and more."It's a really diverse program that will appeal to a lot of different demographics," festival director Erik Jambor says. Birmingham Shout takes place April 28-29 at WorkPlay, 500 23rd St. South.Here is the feature and documentary lineup, with plot descriptions provided by festival organizers."Small Town Gay Bar." A documentary about the history and culture of gay bars in the rural South. (Opening night film.)"Summer Storm." A coming-of-age story about two friends who deal with prejudice and hidden yearnings at a summer camp."Loving Annabelle." A lesbian romance about a Catholic boarding school teacher who has an affair with a student."When I'm 64." Two men - a retired schoolteacher and a gruff cabdriver - discover romance late in life."The Aggressives." A documentary about a group of lesbians who identify themselves as "aggressives" and take part in black lesbian drag shows."Be Real." The story of community heroes who stand by their convictions."Cruel & Unusual." A look at the lives of male-to-female transsexuals who have been placed in men's prisons."Gay Sex in the '70s." A documentary about the gay sexual revolution before the AIDS outbreak."Pick Up the Mic." A glimpse into the gay hip-hop underground music movement.For times and ticket information, go to the festival Web site at www.bhamshout.com.
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