Eleventh Annual LGBT Film Festival

Posted on 9/29/2014 2:01:08 PM

The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia (ICC) will kick off its 11th annual LGBT Film Festival on Sunday, October 5, with a 5:00 p.m. opening reception for all campus and community members. The location is Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP.)

Two short films, Dinner at 40 and Dream Date, will be shown at 6:00 p.m., followed by the feature length romantic comedy Boy Meets Girl.

The festival is being held on each of the four Sunday evenings in October. On October 12, the day after National Coming Out Day, the festival will feature Happy Endings?! a high-energy lesbian road movie. The two short subject films that evening are What's Your Sign and A Last Farewell.

On the third Sunday, October 19, the feature film will be The Way He Looks, a coming of age story of a blind teenager and his overprotective mother. The film has appeal to all ages. The short films that evening will be Transmormon and First Clue.

On October 26, the festival will offer a double feature: Tru Love and Eat with Me. The first offers an exploration of the relationships between a mother and daughter and the woman who becomes involved with one of them. The second feature that evening is a comedy/drama based on the relationship between a mother and her estranged son, who come together after the mother runs away from her boring life. Pizza will be served to all festival participants between the two feature films on the closing night.

There is no admission charge; donations are welcome. 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, and Political Science.

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

For additional information about the Film Festival and other ICC events, visit the Indiana Cares Campaign website, or write to ICC at indianacarescampaign@yahoo.com.