Annual LGBT Film Festival Opens Sunday, Oct. 3

Posted on 9/28/2010 3:43:57 PM

The seventh annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival begins on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. with the screening of Violet Tendencies, a gay comedy starring Mindy Cohn of TV’s The Facts of Life. The movie will be shown in Beard Auditorium, Stouffer Hall.

The festival continues at 6:00 p.m. on each of the remaining four Sunday evenings in October.

Two community organizations—Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia (ICC) and the Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG)—are cosponsoring the series, along with several IUP organizations and academic departments.

  • On October 10, the eve of National Coming Out Day, the festival features A Marine Story, a drama based on the real-life experiences of lesbians in the military.
  • On the third Sunday, October 17, the feature film will be a documentary titled 8: The Mormon Proposition. This film reveals the behind-the-scenes financial support of the Mormon Church in opposing gay marriage in California.
  • On October 24, the festival continues with Purple Sea, an Italian language film (English subtitles.) Based on a true story, the film explores the old-world European tradition of women passing as men.
  • On the final night, October 31, the festival will offer a double feature: Undertow and Is It Just Me? The first film won a major award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It is a Spanish language film (English subtitles) set in Peru. The festival closes with a romantic comedy about gay men who meet online.
  • Several selected short films, including Rockin’ the Rainbow, Do Not Bend, The Queen, Hens and Chicks, The Best Is Yet to Come, and Last Call will be shown before the feature films during the first four weeks.

There is no admission charge; donations are accepted.

The Indiana LBGT Film Festival is made possible with funding from various departments and organizations at IUP, PFLAG of Indiana, and ICC and with the support of individual donors. IUP organizations cosponsoring the festival include Pride Alliance, the GLBT Commission, the Lively Arts at IUP, Women’s Studies, the Honors College, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the departments of English, Sociology, Political Science, and Spanish.

Beard Auditorium is located in Stouffer Hall at 175 Maple Street on the IUP campus. Directions and a map

For additional information about the LGBT Film Festival and other ICC events, write to ICC at, or visit the Indiana Cares Campaign.