As one of the first LGBT film festivals of the calendar year, the Miami event will premier several films. On opening night, the festival presents the inaugural Lavender Heart Award to country singer Chely Wright. One of the films at the festival, "Wish Me Away," is a documentary about Wright's coming out. Other films include "Kawa," another coming-out film, based on the novel, "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" by Witi Ihimaera; the North American premier of "The Adored," a thriller; and "Seventh Gay Adventist," a film that explores the intersection of faith, identity and sexuality.
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