3/7/04 Press Release
17th CT Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Announced!
Friday June 4 to Saturday June 12, 2004
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,
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
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."
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
Call the Festival Office on 860-586-1136, e-mail email@example.com.
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PO Box 231191
Hartford, CT 06123-1191 USA
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