The Provincetown International Film Festival is set to feature a new documentary on the military's ban on gays serving openly. The policy, titled 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', was conceived as a compromise by the Clinton administration in 1993. Since then, 12,000 GLBT soldiers have been discharged under the policy. The issue is currently a hot topic as a recent federal court ruled the Armed Forces could only discharge soldiers determined to be detrimental to the group's mission. That is, a blanket statement that homosexuality is inconsistent with military cohesion and therefore a gay soldier must be detrimental to the group's mission and troop morale is unacceptable. This decision could mark the beginning of the end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'.

The film, Ask Not, by director Johnny Symons focuses its lens on the true national and human costs of the military's ban on gays & lesbians.

Ask Not delivers compelling reasons on the failure of the policy – a group of young gays attempt to enlist openly, interviews with veterans expose hidden flaws, and a video diary from a closeted soldier as he heads off to Iraq vividly unmasks the pain of the policy – making it a must see film.

Ask Not screens on Friday, June 20th and Sunday, June 22nd.

Also in Provincetown, don't miss director Tom Gustafson's spellbinding gay musical fantasy Were The World Mine – a feature length follow-up to his award-winning short film Fairies.

Timothy is elated when his eccentric teacher casts him as mischievous Puck in a school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Timothy, a social outcast in a homophobic community, loves Jonathon. Soon he discovers a potion that allows him to turn his town gay and make Jonathon love him. What happens when he reluctantly gives up his control over the town?

The Advocate said of the film, “Hedwig And The Angry Inch had better move over.”

Were The World Mine screens on Friday, June 20th and Sunday, June 22nd.

The festival opens with the North American premiere of Madonna's directorial debut in the film Filth And Wisdom. The New York Times said of the comedy, it has “a surprising sweetness, and, a charismatic lead performance by Eugene Hutz, frontman of the Gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello.”

The Provincetown International Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary starting June 18th. The festival plans to honor Quentin Tarantino with the Filmmaker On The Edge Award.

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