3/7/04 Press Release

17th CT Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Announced!

Friday June 4 to Saturday June 12, 2004

KEY FACTS

Venue: Cinestudio, Trinity College, Hartford

Tickets $8 General Admission and $6 Students & Seniors
($12 and $10 for Opening and Closing Night programs)

Tickets will be available in advance from several outlets to be announced.

Festival program online (in May) at www.OutFilmCT.org.


The dates for the 17th Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, presented by Alternatives, Inc., have just been announced. The Festival will run from June 4 through June 12, 2004 at Cinestudio, Trinity College, Hartford.

The Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival's celebration of outstanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender cinema is the highlight of June GLBT Pride month in Connecticut for 17 years. This year's festival will as always demonstrate the power of film to offer new experiences and viewpoints, and the Festival committee is working hard to encourage the widest possible attendance.

"The festival has never been more relevant in this climate where the debate of gay issues is again at the forefront of the media. We are more aware than ever of our mission to provoke, stir, educate and entertain our audiences, regardless of their orientation," says Festival Curator Suzanne Shayer, "it is a tall order that we have always embraced. We strive for a very diverse range of films at the Festival."

Some titles included in the committee's early selections are the delightfully comic GOLDFISH MEMORIES, an Irish drama to entertain both boys and girls; the gripping documentary DANGEROUS LIVING about the burgeoning, but precarious, gay culture in the developing world.

"LATTER DAYS, the provocative drama about a young missionary tempted to defy his church and family, is a very exciting film we are
considering," says Festival Director Dan Millett. "Each film is very different, but each offers a personal vision which will really engage an
audience."

Also on the schedule, the award winning documentary JIM IN BOLD offers an inspiring, educational tale as three gay filmmakers venture out on a road trip to explore the state of America's queer youth.

The committee has been working since then screening the many films under consideration, ranging from features and documentaries to shorts, to be shown over the nine days of the Festival. Millett says "there is so much great material that the Festival is guaranteed to be outstanding." As for the rest of the films that will be candidates for this year's Audience award, "we have a great festival shaping up, but it is still too early to know the final selections, we will announce the full schedule, including special events, in early May."

NOTES

Cinestudio is at Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Screener, stills and publicity material will be available for all features upon announcement of the lineup.

Call the Festival Office on 860-586-1136, e-mail glff@yahoo.com.

Festival Sponsors

Adell Donaghue Design, Cinestudio, Fleet Bank, Aetna, innewsweekly, Metroline, The Pond House, Chartwells

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Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Web address (including application form)
http://www.OutFilmCT.org
phone: 860-586-1136
PO Box 231191
Hartford, CT 06123-1191 USA
Presenting Outstanding Queer Cinema since 1988