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The rest of the lineup for the 12th annual Damn These Heels LGBT Film Festival has been released — and a breakout hit from this year's Sundance Film Festival is on the list.

Damn These Heels will run July 10-12 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City.

The festival's centerpiece film will be Sean Baker's "Tangerine," which follows Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez), a transgender prostitute searching L.A. on Christmas Eve for her unfaithful pimp boyfriend (James Ransone). The movie was a hit at Sundance, and it's noteworthy for being shot on iPhones.

The film's producer, Darren Dean, will take part in a post-screening Q&A. The screening is set for July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre.

Eight titles were announced earlier this month. Here are the remaining films that have been added to the Damn These Heels lineup (with synopses courtesy of the Utah Film Center, which is presenting the festival):

"Addicted to Fresno" (U.S.), directed by Jamie Babbit • "Two co-dependent sisters, a recovering sex addict and a lonely lesbian who work as hotel maids in Fresno, go to ludicrous lengths to cover up an accidental crime." Starring Natasha Lyonne ("Orange Is the New Black"), Judy Greer ("Jurassic World"), Aubrey Plaza ("Parks & Recreation"), Malcolm Barrett.

"Cut Snake" (Australia), directed by Tony Ayres • "A tense psychologically driven crime thriller in which one man discovers his biggest enemy to putting the past behind him is himself." Starring Sullivan Stapleton ("300: Rise of an Empire"), Jessica De Gouw and Alex Russell.

"Eisenstein in Guanajuato" (Netherlands/Mexico/Finland/Belgium/France), directed by Peter Greenaway • "The great Russian silent filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's personal discovery and sexual awakening in 1931 is illustrated in this delightfully raunchy and over-the-top biopic."

"Fourth Man Out" (U.S.), directed by Andrew Nackman • "A working-class guy living in small-town America reveals a secret to his four closest friends." Starring Parker Young, Evan Todd, Jon Gabrus, Chord Overstreet, Kate Flannery, Jennifer Damiano.

"Game Face" (U.S./Belgium), directed by Michiel Thomas • "An award-winning documentary that explores the challenges faced by LGBTQ athletes though the stories of Fallon Fox, a transgender MMA fighter, and Terrence Clemens, an aspiring college basketball player who happens to be gay."

"How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)" (Thailand/USA/Hong Kong/Indonesia), directed by Josh Kim • "An orphaned 11-years-old learns to play the game of life, doing whatever it takes to change his fate."

"In the Grayscale" (Chile), directed by Claudio Marcone • "Bruno has a seemingly perfect life, until it is suddenly turned upside down when he meets a young teacher helping him on an architectural project in the heart of Santiago de Chile."

"Liz in September" (Venezuela), directed by Fina Torres • "A party girl learns that she has a terminal illness prior to her annual birthday retreat. Not wanting to be pitied, she hides her illness from her friends who dare her to seduce a young woman who is living with her own grief."

"Margarita, With a Straw" (India), directed by Shonali Bose • "Laila is a young romantic and a secret rebel in a wheelchair. Undeterred by cerebral palsy, she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery. Her exhilarating adventures cause a rift both within herself and with those she is closest to. Ultimately, it is in the intensity of these bonds that she finds the strength to truly be herself."

"Misfits" (Denmark/Sweden), directed by Jannik Splidsboel • "'Misfits' is a coming-of-age documentary about three American teenagers from conservative Tulsa, Oklahoma, struggling with isolation and instability in a heartfelt story that portrays family bond, poverty, survival, love and the consequences of coming out as young LGBT people in the Bible Belt."

"Naz & Maalik" (U.S.), directed by Jay Dockendorf • "Over the course of one Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, two closeted Muslim teens have their secretive lives rattled by FBI surveillance. Intimate and meditative, 'Naz & Maalik' examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds."

"While You Weren't Looking" (South Africa), directed by Catherine Stewart • "The changing landscape of post-Apartheid South African politics and lifestyles is portrayed through three queer relationships."

"Xenia" (Greece/France/Belgium), directed by Panos H. Koutras • "After the death of their mother, 16-year-old Danny leaves Crete to join his older brother, Odysseas, who lives in Athens. Born from an Albanian mother and a Greek father they never met, the two brothers, strangers in their own country, decide to go to Thessaloniki to look for their father and force him to officially recognize them."

Damn These Heels also has a lineup of receptions and after-parties for sponsors, VIP package holders and passholders.

Passholders and sponsors have priority access to the opening-night film — François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend" — and a limited number of individual tickets go on sale for $15, starting Thursday at the Rose Wagner box office or via ArtTix.

Ten-ticket passes are available for $50, and VIP packages are on sale for $150, at the festival's website. Individual tickets for all screenings are $7, at the Rose Wagner box office or through ArtTix.org.

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