P.A.C.E presents the 11th N LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Film tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 27, for PACE’s 11th North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival which runs Thursday, September 5th through Sunday, September 8th at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport. The festival will show LGBT-themed feature-length and short films with Q&A’s, panel discussions, and visiting directors, producers, writers, and lead performers at many of the films and at our reception.
The feature films to be shown are: “Saint Francis,” “The Garden Left Behind,” “Gay Chorus Deep South,” and “Sell By”; the shorts are: “Gloria,” “Will,” “Zero One,” “Dani Boi,” and “Children Alike.” All individual film tickets are purchased through the Robinson Film Center (http://robinsonfilmcenter.org/; 318-459-4122; box office: 617 Texas St.). Festival passes and reception tickets can be purchased now at the festival website: http://nlglff.org/2019-reception/.
About festival passes: You’ll proudly wear your cool festival pass on a lanyard to show your support for the film festival and gain admittance to all four feature films plus the Shorts Program. Once all your films get “punched” on your pass, you’ll be able to vote for our festival awards. Passes are $45, include some other perks, and are purchased online at http://nlglff.org/2019-reception/.
About our reception: Our always festive reception will be from 6-7:30 pm on Saturday, September 7 with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Among visiting film principals at our reception will be “Sell by” writer/director Mike Doyle (who played “Four Seasons” songwriter Bob Crewe in “Jersey Boys”), and “Sell By” lead actor Scott Evans (who is fantastic as “Oliver” in “Grace and Frankie” and is the younger brother of actor Chris Evans). Reception tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) and are purchased online at http://nlglff.org/2019-reception/.
The film following our reception, “Gay Chorus Deep South,” usually sells out fast: in response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, joined by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, embarks on a tour of the Deep South. Many of the Chorus members had fled the pain and prejudice of the South, but now return on a journey of reconciliation through the soaring power of music, humanity, and a little drag. You can also catch “Gay Chorus Deep South” on Thursday or Friday of the festival. Our always fun #ThrowBackThursday film will be “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” starring gay icon Dolly Parton.
Watch our film festival Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nlglff/ or our film festival website http://nlglff.org/ or follow us on Instagram @_nlglff_ for more information on guest appearances, our reception, festival passes, Q&A’s, panel discussions, summaries and trailers for all our films, and other special events. PACE is deeply grateful to our generous sponsors who make our highly successful film festival possible! They are listed on our festival website: http://nlglff.org/sponsors/.
For more information about PACE, “People Acting for Change and Equality,” Northwest Louisiana’s leading advocacy organization for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, go to www.pacelouisiana.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pacelouisiana.
Sam Ortiz, Film Festival Chair
Adrienne Critcher, PACE Political & Communications Director