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Pro-gay rugby star Ben Cohen to attend ATL screening of ‘Legalize Gay’ documentary

Ben Cohen, a U.K. rugby star athlete and founder of the Atlanta-based to combat bullying and homophobia in sports, will be in Atlanta June 11 for a screening of “Legalize Gay” as part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall month of events.

The screening is a collaboration of the StandUp Foundation, Atlanta Pride Committee and Out on Film, Atlanta’s LGBT film fest where “Legalize Gay” had its world premiere last year. It is also a fundraiser for all three groups, with tickets priced at $15.

A Q&A with Cohen will take place after the movie screening, which is set for 7:30 p.m. at Midtown Art Cinema.

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‘Noah’s Arc’ director brings latest film to Atlanta

The Skinny

Gay filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk of “Noah's Arc” and “Punks” fame will release his latest feature “The Skinny” for a special one-week showcase in Atlanta.

“The Skinny” centers on a group of four young black gay men and their best lesbian friend who arrange a reunion in New York City a year after graduating from Brown University.

Though the film is a comedy, Polk says that serious issues affecting the LGBT community are addressed in the film, including HIV/AIDS, infidelity and date-rape.

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Out on Film releases full schedule for Atlanta LGBT fest

Out on Film, Atlanta's LGBT film festival, today announced the complete line-up for this year's festival. More than 50 films from around the world will be shown during the eight day festival.

“We are thrilled at what we consider to be one of the strongest line-ups in Out On Film history, with award-wining films, lots of premieres, guests and plenty of local flavor,” said Jim Farmer, festival director of Out On Film, via a media release.

Organizers previously announced a double feature -- “The Sleeping Beauty of East Finchley” and “Going Down in La-La Land” -- will open the week-long festival while “Judas Kiss” will close the week.

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Out on Film announces opening, closing pictures

Out on Film announces opening and closing filmsOut on Film, Atlanta's LGBT film festival, announced this morning a double-feature opening when the festival kicks off on Sept. 29. This year, “The Sleeping Beauty of East Finchley” and “Going Down in La-La Land” will open the week-long festival while “Judas Kiss” will be the final film shown.

“We are very excited about opening Out on Film with a first – a film for the ladies and then a film for the men, although anyone can enjoy either one of our opening night films,” said Jim Farmer, festival director of Out On Film, in a press release issued today.

Casper Andreas, director of “Going down in La-La Land,” has shown films at Out on Film before, including “The Big Gay Musical” and last year's Audience Award winner for Best comedy “Violet Tendencies.”