Call for Suggestions: GLBT Film Festival
Hello all! I hope you all are enjoying the Summer months and the Summer heat. Indiana is a little rainy here, so today’s a good day to finally catch up with some blogging.
We have an exciting year coming up for Pride Alliance!
First, the new office is up and running- soon we will be hooked up to the internet and ready to rule the world from our little closet. In case you haven’t heard, we’ve moved across the hall- to a tight fit office #213 🙂 New slogan: “In the closet? You’ll feel right at home here!” heheehee. We’re now fully stocked with all sorts of reading material for you to take home with you, so once the semester gets started, check our Calendar for events and office hours to come by and meet us!
SO, one of the big events that Pride Alliance helps out with is the annual GLBT Film Festival in Indiana, PA hosted by Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia (ICC) every Sunday in October. We have 1 student so far on the selection committee and one fill in. It would be nice if one more person is interested in sitting on the film selection committee; time requirements would be weekly meetings plus viewing many films over the monthof Sept. Email the Pride Office ASAP with your contact information and your class schedule (or whatever schedule you know as of now) so that they can take you into consideration when planning the meetings.
Now for what I really wanted to ask you about: the film selection committee looks at a wide variety of films from around the world. There are ALOT of films out there. SO, if you are interested (or just that bored) please surf the net in search of some films released THIS YEAR (maybe late 2008, too) that look interesting and send on your suggestions to us!
Lastly, I really wanted to share this article, because it gave me hope that I am not doomed to reliving the coming out horrors every time I want to see two men kiss on screen! It’s a new world folks!!!
Sundance 2009 marked a turning point in gay cinema — gay films that aren’t actually gay films… a “post-gay” response to the death of the coming-out movie.
By Corey Scholibo An Advocate.com exclusive article posted January 26, 2009
Have a lovely day today!