Charlotte: Film fest showcases documentary

Carolinas News Notes

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.

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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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info: charlottelgbtfilm.com. facebook.com/gaycharlottefilm/events.

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