Film fest comes to Triad

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — OUT at the Movies and Triad’s LGBT Film Series will hold their OUT @ the Movies Fest ’14 from Nov. 14-16 at a/perture cinema, 311 W 4th St., University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Ace Exhibition Center, 1533 S Main St., and Wake Forest University (WFU) Porter Byrum Welcome Center, 1834 Wake Forest Rd.

A screening of the acclaimed Brazilian film, “The Way He Looks,” will be shown at WFU on Friday evening.

Bishop Gene Robinson will be on hand on Saturday at WFU for his documentary, “Love Free or Die” (immediately followed by a Q&A) and Shiv Paul and Chip Hines will be in town for two screenings of “Queens At Court” (Saturday and Sunday). Rodeo star and “Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo” subject, Char Duran, will venture from Colorado Springs, Colo., and J.C. Calciano and Jack Turner will travel from Los Angeles, Calif., for the screening of the romantic comedy, “The 10 Year Plan.”

Other films include “A Last Farewell”, “Barrio Boy,” “Dream Date,” “Helicopter Mom,” “Lilting” and “The Rubi Girls.” Pastors Brenda and David Poteat (“For The Bible Tells Me So”) will join the festival for a panel discussion immediately following a screening of “The New Black.” The festival includes a selection of shorts, including several from UNCSA School of Filmmaking alumni. Film times and locations are available online.

The festival will conclude Sunday evening with a celebrity reception and awards ceremony at Jeffrey Adams on Fourth, 321 4th St. N.W.

Additionally, on Nov. 14, 11 p.m., there will be a party at Club Snap, 1001 Burke St., and another celebrity reception at The Old Fourth Street Filing Station, 671 W. 4th St., on Nov. 15, 9:30 p.m.

Individual tickets for all screenings are $8, and a limited number of All-Access Festival Passes are available for $60. Individual tickets and festival passes are available online or one hour before showtime at each venue. Or, contact Rex Welton at 336-918-0902 to purchase tickets/passes by phone and/or to find out about partnership opportunities starting at $100.

The festival benefits North Star LGBT Center, OUT at the Movies and OUT @ the Movies Film Fest ’15.


Foundation to award grants

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford Green Foundation will present its 2014 grants on Oct. 28, 6 p.m., at the Greenhill Gallery in the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.

Awardees will be presented during the evening’s ceremony.

Volunteer recognition will also be part of the program.


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