AID Atlanta and Out On Film are partnering up for a one-night-only outdoor screening of the Oscar-winning musical “Dreamgirls” on Saturday, May 8th.
The event will be held at the Springs Cinema and Taphouse, home of Out On Film’s successful screening of “Fame” last fall, and will mark the 15th anniversary of the film, an adaptation of the Broadway hit about the ups and downs of a 1960s girl group. Jennifer Hudson won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® for her role as Effie White.
The event marks a collaboration between two of Atlanta’s leading LGBTQ non-profit organizations.
“AID Atlanta is excited to be partnering with Out on Film on its first fundraising event since the COVID pandemic began,” says Nicole Roebuck, executive director of AID Atlanta. “As Atlanta’s oldest HIV/AIDS service organization, we are proud to have continued caring for our members and staff without service interruption during COVID. “
“At a time when we all have been largely inside because of the pandemic, it will be nice to enjoy an open air, socially distant event such as this,” says Jim Farmer, festival director of Out On Film. “I look forward to seeing patrons that we have not seen in a while and singing along to the movie’s iconic musical numbers.”
In addition to a costume contest and raffle prizes the night of the event, Out On Film will conduct an interview with the film’s Oscar-winning director Bill Condon the week of the screening to launch on social media platforms. Other events will be announced soon.
The event will begin at approximately 8 pm on May 8th. Tickets are $50 for a car of two and $25 for each individual attendee. All money raised will go to support each organization. Tickets for the screening are available at: aidatlanta.org/dreamgirls.
AID Atlanta is one of the largest AIDS service organizations in the nation with a 39-year history of serving people with or impacted by HIV/AIDS. AID Atlanta provides comprehensive medical, pharmaceutical, testing, treatment, and support services for thousands of Georgians each year. In 2021, AID Atlanta fundraising events will be an in person and virtual mix, kicked off by this partnership with Out on Film and Atlanta Wholesale Furniture.
Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival, is now in its 34th season and last year was designated as an Oscar® qualifying film festival. So far this year Out On Film has collaborated with ZAMI Nobla, the National Association of Black Lesbians on Aging, on the inaugural Women Sweet on Women Film Festival and conducted several virtual “In Conversation” event with filmmakers. Out On Film’s 2021 festival, expected to be a hybrid event, is scheduled for Sept 23 – Oct. 3, 2021.