WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — OUT @ the Movies Fest will be held Nov. 12-15 with 20 screenings being shown at a/perture cinema, 311 W. 4th S.; Salem College, 601 S. Church St.; and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), 1533 S. Main St. The festival is presented by BB&T.

Each feature will be preceded by a short.

The festival will begin on Nov. 12, 7 p.m., with a screening of “Aging Gracelessly: Fifty Shades of Fay,” starring lesbian comic Fay Jacobs, at Diamondback Grill, 926 W. 4th St. Tickets are $20.

More viewings will take place on Nov. 13 with a screening of “Baby Steps” at UNCSA followed by a Q&A and then a celebrity reception at The Old Fourth Street Filling Station, 871 W. 4th St. Tickets for the show are $8. Film short “Noam” precedes “Baby Steps.” Afterward head out to Club Snap, 1001 Burke St., for a festival dance party.

On the morning of Nov. 14, enjoy a filmmaker brunch at Jeffrey Adams on Fourth, 321 4th St. N.W., followed by screenings at a/perture cinema and UNCSA. The evening will be concluded with the Southeastern U.S. festival premiere of “Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson.” The screening has been selected by Salem College as a 2015 cultural event with a post-screening Q&A, with documentary subject, Jane Anderson, and others. Anderson is Wilkinson’s great niece and an Emmy-winning writer and director. The show features Wilkinson’s art. A special performance by singer/songwriter Danielle Anderson (Danielle Ate the Sandwich) will take place at the brunch. A VIP reception will be held at 6 p.m. at Carolina Vineyards and Hops, 1111 Marshall St. S.W. #184, with Danielle Anderson, Jane Anderson, Tess Ayers, David Michael Barrett, Michelle Boyaner, Mary Dalton, Barbara Green, Van Hansis, Davey Roberson and Matt Smith. Admission is by festival pass only. The evening will wrap up with a celebrity reception. Afterward, Club Snap will host a late night dance party.

Screenings and individual ticket costs for Nov. 14 include: “Out to Win,” 12:30 p.m., a/perature cinema, $8 (preceded by “Tom Girl” short); “Tab Hunter Confidential,” 3 p.m., UNCSA (preceded by “A Flash” and/or “Clown Service” short); “The Girl King,” 3:15 p.m., UNCSA, $8 (preceded by “11 Life Lessons from an Awesome Old Dyke” short); “In the Grayscale,” 5:30 p.m., UNCSA, $8 (preceded by “My Name is Love” short); “Packed in a Trunk: and The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson” (preceded by “First Clue” short), 7:30 p.m., Salem College/Hanes Auditorium, optional contribution.

The event concludes on Nov. 15 with screenings of the remaining films, including Robert Camina’s 2015 documentary, “Upstairs Inferno.” Camina will be on hand for a Q&A immediately following the screening. The day ends with a celebrity reception/awards party at 9:30 p.m. at Jeffrey Adams on Fourth.

Screenings, held at a/perture cinema and individual ticket costs for Nov. 15 include: “Naz & Maalik,” 12 p.m., $8 (preceded by “A Flash” short); “Summer of Sangaile,” 12:15 p.m., $8 (preceded by “Flying Solo” short); “Forbidden,” 2:30 p.m., contribution (preceded by “Nowhere to be Found” short); “Upstairs Inferno,” 5 p.m., $8 (preceded by “Queer Knitter in the Queen City” short); and “Kiss Me! Kill Me!, 7:30 p.m. (preceded by “Day Drunk Gays: Brunchr” short).

Danielle Ate the Sandwich will perform at the West End Cafe, 926 W. 4th St., at 6 p.m.

Anderson will also hold a concert on Nov. 15, 6 p.m., at West End Cafe, 926 W. 4th St. Tickets are $10.

All-Access Festival passes are currently on sale for $60 online. Passes are good for one admission to any of the screenings, the celebrity receptions and Sunday evening awards party. Tickets for individual screenings are $8 and will go on sale at a later date. Announcement of the full slate of films will be made in mid-October.

Proceeds from the event benefit the North Star LGBT Center and UNCSA’s School of Filmmaking.

Visit the festival website to learn more about the films, other special events and visiting personalities.


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