6th Annual Reel It UP! Film Festival

The UP Center presents its Sixth Annual Reel It UP! Film Festival, sponsored by Acorn Equality Fund.

Sunday June 7th

5:30 PM Out In The Night
7:30 PM Boy Meets Girl

Sunday June 14th

5:30 PM The Year We Thought About Love
7:30 PM Southern Baptist Sissies

Tickets are $8 for adults $7 for students/seniors for the 5:30 pm show $9.50 for adults $8 students/seniors for the 7:30pm show.

For the best price purchase a Festival Pass for all movies for $30 adults and $24 students/seniors.

You can purchase a Night Ticket (good for both movies) for $16 adults and $13 students/seniors.

For Tickets and more info visit unitingpride.org

 ABOUT THE FILMS

OUT IN THE NIGHT
75 min., Sunday, June 7 at 5:30pm

Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a “Gang of Killer Lesbians.”

‘ … a crucially important story that needs to be told and shared with a wide audience, and is a timely tale that fits with the current feminist push back against misogyny and street harassment.” -The Playlist

“an empowering, troubling, illuminative work and one of the more unforgettable documentaries of 2014.” -CultureCatch

BOY MEETS GIRL
95 min., Sunday, June 7 at 7:30pm

Eric Schaeffer’s new film, BOY MEETS GIRL is a poignant, sexy, romantic coming of age comedy about three twenty year-olds living in Kentucky: Robby, (Michael Welch, Twilight) and his best friend since childhood, Ricky, a gorgeous transgender girl, have never dated. Lamenting the lack of eligible bachelors, Ricky considers dating a girl. In walks Francesca, a beautiful young debutante waiting for her Marine fiance to return from the war. Ricky and Francesca strike up a friendship, and maybe a little more, which forces Robby to face his true feelings for Ricky. This is a sex/human positive modern fable and identification with it’s story crosses all gender and sexual orientation lines.

THE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE
68 min., Sunday, June 14 at 5:30pm

What happens when a diverse group of LGBTQ youth dares to be “out” on stage to reveal their lives and their loves? THE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE goes behind the scenes of one of the oldest queer youth theaters in America, with our camera crew slipping into classrooms, kitchens, subways, and rehearsal rooms with this fearless and endearing troupe. Boston-based True Colors OUT Youth Theater transforms daily struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, our cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories in school settings. Our film introduces a transgender teenager kicked out of her house, a devout Christian challenging his church’s homophobia, and a girl who prefers to wear boys’ clothing even as she models dresses on the runway. When bombs explode outside their building, the troupe becomes even more determined to share their stories of love to help heal their city. This year is the first year they dare to talk about love. Brave, inspiring, and funny…these are the inspiring LGBT youth that are leading us into the future.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES
138 min., Sunday, June 14 at 7:30pm

Southern Baptist Sissies is a film of the theatrical experience of writer/director Del Shores’ GLAAD Award-winning play about four gay boys growing up in the church. It explores the conflict between the caustic rhetoric of dogmatic religion and the fragile development of adolescent homosexuality while challenging hypocrisy, exposing damage and offering hope. The intimate experience of theatre on the film screen reveals the complicated emotions from all sides – the confused child, the struggling adolescent and the angry and damaged adult.


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