Still from ‘brfocKINGton.'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The GayCharlotte Film Festival will be held April 23-26 at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd.

One featured film, “brocKINGton,” is a documentary short profiling the experiences Blake Brockington, a transgender youth activist who died as the result of suicide on March 23 (see story on page 9). It be shown during a free community event on April 26, 6 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers and the community. Additional screenings of the short will occur for valid ticket holders before other films that weekend: Friday, April 24, 6:45 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 3:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. The film received Best Documentary Short at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival. It was created by Elon University student filmmakers Mason Sklut, Maggie Sloane and Sergio Ingato.

The festival kicks off with “To Be Takei” on April 23 at 7 p.m.

Other films with dates and times are: April 24, “Tiger Orange,” 7 p.m., and “My Straight Son,” 9 p.m.; April 25, “The Circle,” 4 p.m., “Tru Love,” 7 p.m., and “Out in the Night,” 9 p.m.; and April 26, “The Dog,” 2 p.m., “Boy Meets Girl,” 4 p.m., and “Eat With Me,” 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10/at the door, $8/online and $5/Charlotte Film Society members, students and seniors.


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