PACE’s 6th Annual N LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Tickets On Sale 11 August 2014

From our friends in PACE (People Acting for Change and Equality):


PACE’s 6th Annual N LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Tickets On Sale 11August 2014

Shreveport LA — 5 August 2014 — Tickets will go on sale to the public Monday, August 11 for PACE’s 6th annual North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival to be held at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport, LA, 5-11 September 2014.

Tickets to the festive 6 – 7:30 PM, Friday (5 September 2014) Opening Night Reception can be purchased online at for $25 until 1 September 2014 and $30 afterwards.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served along with a cash bar.  Following the reception, the film “Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine” will screen at 7:45 PM.  Film tickets can be purchased through the Robinson Film Center (617 Texas Street, 318-459-4122,  Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, will be this year’s special guest, and will appear both at the reception and will conduct a Q & A after the film.  Both the Opening Night reception and film are expected to sell out as in the past.  Judy Shepard will also give a free public talk “The Legacy of Matthew Shepard” at 10 AM, Saturday (6 September 2014) in the Whited Room at Centenary College.

“Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine” is a new documentary framed through the personal lens of friends and family about the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard, a victim of one of the nation’s most heinous hate crimes.  Judy Shepard has since become an activist speaking to audiences nationwide about ways they can make their schools and communities safer for everyone, regardless of race, sex, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression:  “We realize that we must use the voice his death has given us.”

Another special event for this year’s festival will take place Saturday (6 September 2014) with the 7:15 PM showing of the award-winning romantic comedy “The Ten Year Plan” followed by a Q & A with the writer/director J. C. Calciano and actors Matthew Hamilton and Jack Turner (

Other films screening during the week-long festival beginning Friday (5 September 2014) at 1 PM are “The Circle”, “Open Up to Me”, “To Be Takei”, “Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers”, “Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda”, “The Dog”, “The Foxy Merkins”, “Appropriate Behavior”, and an evening of short films on Wednesday (10 September 2014) starting at 7:15 PM.  Trailers for the films and showtimes can be found at the film festival web site:  All film tickets are sold through the Robinson Film Center.

For more information about the film festival or about PACE, “People Acting for Change and Equality”, Northwest Louisiana’s leading advocacy organization for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, go to, find us on Facebook at, or visit the film festival web site:


Contact information
Gary McCollister, Film Festival Chair

Brad Campbell, Film Selection Chair

Submitted by
Adrienne Critcher, PACE Political Director



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