Monday, September 07, 2009

Gay & Lesbian Film Fest opens Friday

The Robinson Film Center will host P.A.C.E.'s Northwest Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Sept. 11-17.

The marquee event is an opening night reception and screening of "Sordid Lives" (sold out), for which actor Leslie Jordan will be the special guest. That's a pretty big deal for a locally organized fest.

The festival's content is pretty varied, too: documentaries about a kickboxer who has a secret ("Beautiful Boxer") and a relationship between a writer and an artist ("Chris & Don: A Love Story"); and features about Shakespearean teen love ("Were the World Mine"), white trash Texans ("Sordid Lives"), getting rid of a body ("Drool"), and a change in wedding plans ("I Can't Think Straight"). Click on the titles below for more info.

RFC recommends you book tickets in advance. You can check screenings, dates and availability here. For more about P.A.C.E., click here.

Festival schedule

"Sordid Lives"
With special guest Leslie Jordan
Friday, Sept. 11, 7:45 p.m.
SOLD OUT, but tickets may be released 30 minutes prior to screening

Saturday, Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:45 p.m.

"Were the World Mine"
Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7:45 p.m.

"Chris & Don: A Love Story"
Saturday, Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 5:15 p.m.

"Beautiful Boxer"
Saturday, Sept. 12, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 14, 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 5:15 p.m.

"I Can't Think Straight"
Saturday, Sept. 12, 9:45 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 14, 7:45 p.m.

1 comment:

JB Jones said...

I'm really looking forward to this event.

Long ago, I saw The Living End by Greg Araki at a Centenary Film Society showing and my life was changed forever. I realized I could make the movies I wanted to see! I didn't have to make Hollywood movies - and I didn't have to make hetero movies.

I wonder whose life will be changed this time.