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Organizers behind Out on Film, Atlanta's annual LGBT film festival, today announced the programming for this year's fest.
Out on Film takes place Oct. 3-10 at the Midtown Art Cinema.
This year's festival, the 26th Out on Film, will open with a comedy, "G.B.F." and closes with the award-winning "Bridegroom."
Speaking on the opening film, festival organizer Jim Farmer calls this year's opener is fresh and funny.
"‘G.B.F.’ is a gay ‘Mean Girls,’" Farmer. "Not only is it fresh and funny, with great dialogue but it has a cast of up and coming young talent - Michael Willett (‘United States of Tara’), Paul Iacono (‘The Hard Times of RJ Berger’), Xosha Roquemore (‘The Mindy Project’), Sasha Pieterse (‘Pretty Little Liars’) and Andrea Bowen (‘Desperate Housewives’) - and a supporting cast that includes Megan Mullally and Natasha Lyonne.”
The characters in the play “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” may like to gather over food but they are hesitant about referring to themselves as lesbians – at least initially.
“5 Lesbians,” opening July 3 courtesy of the Weird Sisters Theatre Project, is a comedy written – ironically – by two men, Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood. It takes place in 1956 where five women have gathered for the annual Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein meeting, where a highlight of the day is the crowning of the best quiche.
The women include Lulie Stanwyck (Tiffany Porter), the president of the society; Veronica “Vern” Schulz (Megan Rose), the buildings and ground chairman; Wren Robin (Jaclyn Hoffman), the society’s event chairwoman; and Ginny Cadbury (Annie York), the new girl in town, a transplant from the UK. There’s also Dale Prist, the society’s historian, played by a male in drag here, Bryan Lee.
Now an official part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Month, the Pride Run is gearing up for its 23rd annual event.
A collaboration between Atlanta Pride and Front Runners, Atlanta’s LGBT runners group, the 5K run is set for June 22.
The Pride Run has changed considerably since its early days, most notably in the number of competitors and the course, which has previously been held in areas such as Grant Park and Ansley before finding its current home beginning at Piedmont Park. It’s also a more advanced race than it used to be.
“Over the years, we have worked to enhance the quality of certain elements of the race,” said Front Runners President Bernie Colligan. “We have an electronic timing system this year. The route has also been refined and it’s now a high quality one.”