HARTFORD — Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 23rd year this May, bringing to the region a wide range of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films. The festival runs from Thursday, May 27th through Saturday, June 5th, 2010.
“The screening committee has been working diligently since August to pull together a great line-up of films for this year’s festival. And, as always, we expect to bring several directors, actors and special guests to make the festival a unique cultural event for the state.” said festival director Shane Engstrom. Last year, festival attendees were treated to live question and answer sessions with filmmakers and actors from as far away as San Francisco and Newfoundland.
Presented by Out Film CT, the festival takes place at Cinestudio on the campus of Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, in Hartford, CT. Films are shown nightly at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on May 27th and May 28th at 3:00 p.m.
Admission prices are $9 for general admission and $7 for students and seniors, except $15 and $12 for Opening/Closing gala screenings (Friday, 5/28 & Saturday, 6/5) which includes the films, food, beverages and musical entertainment. Tickets will be available online two weeks prior to the festival or at the door.
A Cinema Café is offered on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m., featuring gourmet salads, and light meals from local area restaurants. Adding to the festivities, a silent auction is offered throughout the duration of the film festival. Movie buffs can bid on a wide range of items that include exotic travel, fine dining, artwork, spa packages, and fine wines.
For more information, call 860-586-1136, or visit www.OutFilmCT.org.