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    LGBT Film Festival in Harvard Square

     


    From May 6th to the 16th The Boston LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 26th anniversary with a selection of films that showcases the best in LGBT cinema from around the world.


    These exciting, groundbreaking films will be screened at the The Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge,  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at the new Fenway Community Health Center on Boylston Street.


    The Festival will be focusing on LGBT Latino/Latina cinema with films from Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Portugal. There are a number of "not to be missed" films on the schedule:


    1. Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Woman) returns this year with her new dark comedy The Owls starring Skylar Cooper and Guinevere Turner.

    2. The Festival will also be screening the Sundance Audience Award winning ghost story Undertow by Javier Fuentes-Leon.

    3. Landmark LGBT film distributor Wolfe Releasing will receive the Boston LGBT Film Festival Community Award for their 25 years of getting LGBT films into theatres.


    Additional Festival highlights:



    1. The area debut of Kevin Hamedani's Zombies of Mass Destruction, queer horror at its best.

    2. The New England premiere of "Rivers Wash Over Me." The movie that Film Comment critic Amy Taubin calls "one of the best undistributed films of 2009."

    3. The spectacular rockumentary Riot Acts.

    4. The New England premiere of Kareem Mortimer's stunning Bahamanian film Children of God.

    5. The world premiere of Stu Maddox's new documentary on LGBT aging, Gen Silent.


    Please contact us if you are interested in advertising or co-presenting films in our program. 


    The Boston GLBT Film Festival launch party will take place on April 26th at Ginger Park, with the announcement of the full schedule of films, panels and events, and the unveiling of the new program. Please keep an eye on the Festival website www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.org for updates.


    Quick Facts About the Festival:



    1. Affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for 18 years.

    2. Over 20,000 tickets sold over the past 5 years

    3. The largest LGBT Film Festival in New England, screening works from over 20 countries.

    4. The Festival demographic spans all ages with programs geared towards LGBT youth and LGBT Elderly and everyone in between

    5. Last year the Festival had 32 community co-presenters representing the diversity in the LGBT community.

    6. This past year the Festival has co-presented Queer film at a number of other festivals including:

    • The Boston Jewish Film Festival
    • The Boston International Latino Film Festival
    • Reel Love - presented by Prism
    • New Films from Quebec
    • Boston Underground Film Festival
    • Boston Irish Film Festival


    About the LGBT Film Festival


    The Boston LGBT Film Festival celebrates, displays and distributes work by and for LGBT media makers - work that enertains, enriches and enlightens all audiences in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities.  The annual Festival screenings showcase international, US, and local film, video, and other media, fostering a greater sense of awareness and community among LGBT and LGBT-friendly audiences.

    As New England's premiere LGBT film organization, the Festival reaches out to the cullturally rich and diverse communities of the region through Screenings on Tour and Festival Partnerships, in collaboration with other film festivals.  With its Young LGBT Filmmakers program, the Festival provides education, outreach and exposure for emerging fillmmakers.

    The Boston LGBT Film Festival aims to stimulate thought and encourage dialogue while offering exposure and continued presence for filmmakers, artists and community organisations. 
             
    James A. Nadeau
    Executive Director
    LGBT Film Festival 
    executivedirector@bostonlgbtfilmfest.org

    Amit Dixit
    Chief of Operations
    LGBT Film Festival
    operations@bostonlgbtfilmfest.org