So, here is it is. After nearly eight months and 200 films, the 2014 Indiana LGBT Film Festival lineup is announced!
October 5:Boy Meets Girl w/ “Dinner at 40” and “Dream Date”
October 12:Happy End?! w/ “What’s Your Sign?” and “A Last Farewell”
October 19:The Way He Looks w/ “Transmormon” and “First Clue”
October 28: Double Feature: Tru Love and Eat With Me
All shows are 6 pm at Stouffer Hall on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Campus. Admission is free. Donations are recommended in support of the films. Stay tuned here for previews and more throughout the festival!
On the final night, October 30, the festival will offer a double feature: The Night Watch and Wish Me Away. The first film is an adaptation of Sarah Water’s acclaimed historical novel Night Watch, the tale of two women whose lives are intertwined during World War II in London. The 2011 LGBT Film Festival closes with the award winning Wish Me Away, a documentary of the coming out story of country singer Cheley Wright. Free Pizza will be provided between films. Donations will be accepted at the door- anyone who donates is entered automatically for the door prizes!
On October 9th, the eve of National “Coming Out” Week, the Indiana LGBT Film Festival features 3 Veils, a poignant drama that follows the stories of three young Middle Eastern women living in the U.S., each with her own secret. The lives of the three women intertwine as each struggles to defy tradition and create her own reality. This film was selected for screening the night before the IUP Six O’Clock Series presents Hidden Voices, the Lives of LGBT Muslims.
This program highlights the many struggles and challenges facing sexual and gender minorities within the Muslim world and examines the complex intersection of religion, sexuality, and gender. The speaker, Faisal Alam, is a queer-identified Muslim activist, speaker, and writer of Pakistani descent who has traveled across the country and around the world to deliver his message. Using his own life experiences and exploring the complex history of the Islamic world, Faisal Alam sheds new light on the lives of an often invisible and silent community: Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning.
In this video, Faisal Alam contributes to keynote discussion at Creating Change Conference for Queer Muslim Revolution. Within this conversation, Faisal includes many of the topics he will discuss at the October 10, 2011 Six O’Clock Series.