Triad: Film fest seeks sponsors

Carolinas News Notes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The 5th Annual OUT at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Fest, presented by BB&T, will be held from Oct. 4-7 at a/perture cinema, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and other local venues and is currently seeking sponsors for the event.

The four days of movies include narratives, documentaries and shorts, Q&As, celebrities and parties. Screenings of up to 30 films will be offered, including the organization’s first movie, “Latter Days.”

This festival also marks the 15th anniversary of the OUT at the Movies series.

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Sponsorship opportunities and festival passes are already available online. Sponsorship levels are: executive producer, $5,000; producer, $3,500; director, $2,500; assistant director, $1,000; cinematographer, $750; lead actor, $500; supporting actor, $250; and aficionado, $100. Festival donors are also welcomed and encouraged to give as able.

In the meantime, OUT at the Movies will screen “A Million Happy Nows” on July 14, 7:30 p.m., at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, ACE Theatre Complex, 1533 S. Main St.

Producer/writer/actor, Marisa Calin, and actor, Crystal Chappell, will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A followed by a reception.

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Veteran soap opera actress, Lainey Allen (Crystal Chappell) is finding it harder to remember her lines. She decides not to renew her contract, and moves with her partner, Eva (Jessica Leccia), to the beach. The move highlights small changes in Lainey’s personality and mild depression. When Lainey starts to forget more than can be attributed to stress, Eva insists on seeing a doctor.”A Million Happy Nows” chronicles Lainey and Eva’s changing relationship as they deal with the diagnosis of Lainey’s early-onset Alzheimer’s and the prospect of a woman’s future of dependence on the woman who was once in awe of her, became everything to her and will now look after her.

Tickets are $8/advance and $9/at the door.

The following day, there will be a brunch honoring the actors. More detail will be available online as the date nears.

info: outatthemovieswinston.org.

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