Gay and Lesbian films to debut at Jepson 

THIS SUNDAY night, the Jepson Center for The Arts plays host to the Inaugural Reception of the latest addition to our community’s growing list of not-for-profit, specialized film societies.

Formed under the First City Network banner, The Savannah Gay & Lesbian Film Society aims to provide a steady, year-round program of acclaimed, positive-themed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender-related cinema of all kinds, from short subjects to full-length features and from documentaries to narrative titles.

The Jepson’s Neises Auditorium, with its high-quality video projection and 200+ seating capacity provides an ideal setting for such a series, which organizers say will lead up to Savannah’s first-ever LGBT Film Festival, to take place sometime in 2009.

This event includes two separate programs, starting at 6 pm with a compilation of six “funny and touching” shorts, featuring the highly praised No Bikini, awarded the 2008 PlanetOut Grand Prize. After an intermission/reception, the second program starts at 8:30 pm, with the 95-min. award-winning documentary Pageant, focusing on five of the 52 men who competed in the 34th Miss Gay America Pageant. At least one member of the film’s cast will be on hand for a Q & A afterwards.

The society’s next scheduled screening at the Jepson will be on Sun., Oct. 12, when they’ll show Tru Loved in coordination with StandOut Youth of Savannah.

More at connectsavannah.com. cs

The Savannah Gay & Lesbian Film Series

When: Sun., 6 pm & 8:30 pm

Where: Jepson Center for The Arts

Cost: $15 per program (incl. reception) in adv. or at door

Info: firstcitynetwork.net, 897-5455


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