PACE’s 6th Annual NLGLFF Tickets On Sale Aug. 11

8/5/2014
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PACE’s 6th Annual N LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Tickets On Sale Aug. 11

Shreveport, LA – August 5, 2014

Tickets will go on sale to the public Monday, August 11 for PACE’s 6th annual North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival to be held at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport, LA, September 5-11, 2014.

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine is a new documentary framed through the personal lens of friends and family about the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard, a victim of one of the nation’s most heinous hate crimes. Judy Shepard has since become an activist speaking to audiences nationwide about ways they can make their schools and communities safer for everyone, regardless of race, sex, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression: "We realize that we must use the voice his death has given us."

Another special event for this year’s festival will take place Saturday, September 6th with the 7:15 pm showing of the award-winning romantic comedy “The Ten Year Plan” followed by a Q & A with the writer/director J. C. Calciano and actors Matthew Hamilton and Jack Turner (www.10yearplanmovie.com).

Other films screening during the week-long festival beginning Friday, September 5th at 1 pm are The Circle, Open Up to Me, To Be Takei, Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers, Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda, The Dog, The Foxy Merkins, Appropriate Behavior, and an evening of short films on Wednesday, September 10 starting at 7:15 pm. Trailers for the films and show times can be found at the film festival web site: nlglff.org. All film tickets are sold through the Robinson Film Center.

For more information about PACE, north Louisiana’s leading advocacy organization for the LGBT community, go to www.pacelouisiana.org. For more information about the film festival, visit nlglff.org.

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2013 NLGLFF Audience Favorites

Bridegroom

“Bridegroom” tells the story of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom, two young men in a loving committed relationship that was cut short when Bridegroom died in a tragic accident, and Crone was treated as a total stranger to Bridegroom by the hospital and Bridegroom’s family. This film illustrates more powerfully than any speech ever could what can and often does happen to people in a relationship without the legal protections of marriage as they find themselves completely shut out and ostracized.

Southern Baptist Sissies

“Southern Baptist Sissies” is a film version of Del Shores’ award-winning play about four gay young men growing up in Dallas in the church. The comedic drama is very much Shores’ own story and resonated with local audiences as it explores how gay fundamentalist Christians reconcile their love for their church with its oppressive message. Despite all the heartbreak, there is some much-needed comic relief throughout the film, and finally, a message of hope. Tickets for the opening weekend showing of “Sissies” sold out in two hours! Shores and four of the film’s actors participated in a Q & A after that showing.

Love Is All You Need?

"Love is All You Need?" depicts an alternate universe where most people are gay and straight people are a persecuted minority. It effectively brings home to people who may find it hard to understand otherwise, the cruelty and consequences of intolerance and bullying simply for who one loves.

Reception passes are now on sale!

Please be aware that tickets are not issued for the event. Your purchase results in your name being added to the reception guest list.

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Reception Details

Who:  The North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival featuring Judy Shepard
What:  Meet & Greet Reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar
When:  September 5th, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where:  Robinson Film Center
617 Texas Street
Shreveport LA 71101
Price:  Reception tickets are $25.00 now through September 1st.
After September 1st the price increases to $30.00!

2014 Special Guest Judy Shepard

Judy Shepard

Judy will be in town on Friday, September 5th, and Saturday September 6th. After the reception, be sure to stay and watch Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine. She will be meeting guests at the opening reception on Friday, and speaking at Centenary on Saturday morning, which gives you two opportunities to meet her.

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