Hot Off the Presses: New Festival Coming to Town

A news release has just gone out announcing a new film festival coming to Winston-Salem — OUT @ the Movies Fest ’14!

Here is the release:

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem and the Triad’s LGBT Film Series, is proud to announce our first film festival – OUT @ the Movies Fest ’14!

The festival, a recipient of an Innovative Projects Grant from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, will take place November 14th – 16th at a/perture cinema and on the campuses of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Wake Forest University

Highlights of the festival include a screening of the acclaimed Brazilian film, THE WAY HE LOOKS, at WFU on Friday evening, Bishop Gene Robinson will join us Saturday at WFU for his documentary, LOVE FREE OR DIE (immediately followed by a Q & A) and Shiv Paul and Chip Hines will be in town for two screenings of QUEENS AT COURT. Rodeo star and QUEENS AND COWBOYS: A STRAIGHT YEAR ON THE GAY RODEO subject, Char Duran, will be here from Colorado Springs, and JC Calciano and Jack Turner will travel from L.A. to join us for the screening of the romantic comedy, THE 10 YEAR PLAN. The festival will conclude Sunday evening with a celebrity reception and awards ceremony at Jeffrey Adams on Fourth.

Other films include A LAST FAREWELL, HELICOPTER MOM, LILTING and RUBI GIRLS. Pastors Brenda and David Poteat (FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO) will join us for a panel discussion immediately following a screening of THE NEW BLACK. In addition, there will be a selection of shorts, including several from UNCSA School of Filmmaking alumni. The full slate of films is available at

Individual tickets are $8.00 and will be available for all films at each venue, an hour before showtime. Tickets are also available at or by calling 336.918.0902. A limited number of All-Access Festival Passes with reserved seating are available for $60.00.

The festival will benefit North Star LGBT Center, OUT at the Movies and OUT @ the Movies Film Fest ’15.

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Can’t wait to check out the films I’ve not seen, and you know I’m a huge fan of The Way He Looks, which is Brazil’s submission to the Academy Awards this year. I’ve also written in the past about Live Free or Die, The Ten Year Plan, and Queens at Court. It’s a great lineup!

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