FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA, Ga., September 21, 2020 –– OUT Georgia Business Alliance is proud to serve as Community Partner and sponsor of three films during the 33rd annual Out on Film Festival, presented by WarnerMedia.
Running September 24 through October 4, 2020, the Out on Film Festival will bring 39 features (24 narrative films, 15 documentaries), 15 shorts programs with 82 films, and a web-series representing 20 countries to LGBTQIA+ and Ally supporters.
OUT Georgia is sponsoring three feature films, including Ahead of the Curve, Cicada, and Gossamer Folds, and OUT Georgia Members and Supporters can use discount code OGBA2020 to save 10% off access to these films.
Ahead of the Curve – Friday, September 25
From its start in 1990, Curve magazine was a visionary and unapologetic celebration of lesbian life from cover to cover. Facing the magazine’s possible demise in 2019, director Jen Rainin and Curve founder Franco Stevens explore questions of lesbian visibility, legacy, and current day issues through interviews with contemporary LGBTQ+ tastemakers, “celesbians” including Melissa Etheridge, Jewelle Gomez, Denise Frohman, Kate Kendell, and Lea DeLaria, along with rich archival footage recounting the formation of a lesbian cultural institution.
Suggested viewing time is Friday, September 25 at 2:15pm Eastern, followed by the live Q&A at 4:00pm.
Cicada – Friday, September 25
“Cicada” follows Ben as he comes out to the world and develops an intense relationship with Sam, a man of color struggling with deep wounds of his own. As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, Ben ultimately gains the strength to face a childhood trauma he has long suppressed.
Gossamer Folds – Sunday, October 4
In 1986, ten-year-old Tate is uprooted and unwillingly moved to the suburbs of Kansas City. As his parent’s marriage unravels, Tate finds solace in the unlikely friendships of his next-door neighbors: a retired college professor and his transgender daughter, Gossamer. Directed by Out On Film favorite, Lisa Donato – in her feature film debut – has a way with her actors from Alexandra Grey as the titular characters.
Suggested viewing time is Sunday, October 4 at 4:00 pm Eastern, followed by a live Q&A at 6:00 pm.
About Out on Film
Since its official inception in 1987, Out On Film has grown to become one of the major LGBTQIA+ film festivals in the country. Now an Oscar® qualifying film festival and one of USA Today’s 2020 Reader’s’ Choice picks as one of the top 20 film festivals in North America, Out On Film hosts an 11-day film festival in September as well as programming throughout the year. Sponsors for the event include WarnerMedia, The Georgia Voice, the National Endowment for the Arts, Georgia Council for the Arts, the Fulton County Arts Council, Edge Media Network, Jonathan Buckhead (proprieter, Jonathan Shapero), Georgia Film Office, Craig Hardesty, Project Q Atlanta, Atlanta Pride, Out Front Theatre Company, MEAK Productions, Cornerstone Financial, Jim Anderson, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Eldredge ATL, Peach ATL, the DeKalb Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (Discover DeKalb), Bill Kaelin Marketing, AARP, Georgia Production Partnership, MAAP, John Sartain and Mike Nifong, Warren Gump, Howard Yorek, Ultimate Software, Canadian Consulate General Atlanta, and the German Consulate General Atlanta
About OUT Georgia Business Alliance
OUT Georgia Business Alliance proudly serves as Georgia’s only LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce.
Since 1994, OUT Georgia Business Alliance (formerly the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) has served the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community by advocating for the most inclusive and equitable business environment; providing support and resources to fuel economic growth; and driving meaningful community connections and impact across the State of Georgia.
OUT Georgia Business Alliance is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and is a proud affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact us at OUTGeorgia.org or info@OUTGeorgia.org.