NORTHAMPTON, MA-“These new LGBT films are the most popular ones at LGBT film festival around the country,” says Jaime Michaels, executive producer/director of Out! For Reel. On Saturday, October 23, Out! For Reel kicks off its season with the award-winning lesbian romance, The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister at the Academy of Music Theater, Northampton, at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm for an informal social hour. A celebratory After Party will follow the film at the Clarion Hotel Ballroom, Northampton, 9:30 pm – 12:30 am.
If Jane Austen had written a lesbian love story with racy bedroom scenes and clandestine dalliances in the woods, it might come close to this captivating and award-winning film. Based upon a true story, this BBC-produced lesbian period drama portrays the remarkable life and loves of Anne Lister (1791 – 1840), who was a 19th century British landowner who dared to love women in Victorian England 200 years ago.
On Saturday, November 6, Out! For Reel will present Leading Ladies, a highly entertaining film about dance, true love, and coming out, at the Academy of Music Theater, Northampton, at 7:30 pm.
Packed with astounding dance sequences and an infectious pop soundtrack, Leading Ladies is alternately outrageous and touching, and sure to please everyone from film buffs to dance lovers to Hairspray fans. From a Toothbrush Tango in the bathroom to a grocery store takeover performance, shopping carts included, to a stunning nightclub dance number and ballroom dance competitions, Leading Ladies offers an indulgently satisfying array of dance. Starring Benji Schwimmer, 2006 winner of “So You Think You Can Dance” and renowned ballroom and Latin dancer Melanie LaPatin.On Saturday December 4, Elena Undone, a new lesbian romantic love story, will be screened by Out! For Reel at the Academy of Music Theatre at 8 pm. Touting bragging rights to having the longest lesbian kissing scene in the history of film, Elena Undone, portrays the passion, resistance, and pleasure of falling in love unexpectedly. It’s a great date film for a cold winter’s night.Tickets for all films are available online at OutForReel.org, or at the Academy of Music Box Office. Tickets are $11.50 Advance / $14.50 Door / $10 Students (Box Office only). To watch the film trailers visit OutForReel.org.
Out! For Reel’s After Party on October 23 will offer great dance music by the popular DJ Lori B, free hors d’oeuvres, cash bars, and free parking. Tickets are $7 Advance / $7 w/Film ticket stub at Door / $10 General at Door. Tickets are available only online at OutForReel.org or at the Door.
Out! For Reel LGBT Film Series is now the largest LGBT film series in the U.S. with over 11,000 attendees in the past two years. For more information visit OutForReel.org.