NCGLFF 10-Passes are on sale now!

10-Passes are on sale now for the 17th Annual North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.Passes are $85 and are available online only, at www.ncglff.org. Good news - buy online with no additional fees! Individual film tickets for $10 each go on sale August 6.

Twenty-eight feature films, 6 documentaries and 96 short films  from the U.S., Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Germany, Brazil, Israel, Sweden, Denmark and Iran will screen during our new 10-day festival. The festival kicks off with comedian Kathy Griffin, who will perform Aug. 10 at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Be sure to check out the list of special events that take place in venues around town as well as at the theatre:

-- VIP donor reception in the Connie Moses Ballroom on Aug. 11.

-- NCGLFF Family Day on Aug. 12, with face painters, story tellers, crafts and more at this free event for LGBT and allied families,

   including a free screening of “The Muppet Movie.”

-- Filmmakers Brunch Aug. 12 at the Durham Convention Center.

-- NCGLFF edition of karaoke on Aug. 15 at The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.

-- Singer/songwriter Matt Alber will perform Aug. 16 at The Casbah, 1007 W. Main St.

-- Grease Sing-A-Long on Aug. 17 in Fletcher Hall at the Carolina Theatre.

-- The Plaza Party 2012 on Aug. 18 on the Civic Center Plaza.

Film highlights of the festival include:

The Men Next Door – By Guest House Films and writer/director Rob Williams and producer Rodney Johnson. A romantic comedy about finding love a little too close to home.

Beauty – South African film that features a troubled and controversial protagonist, a middle-aged married man in self-denial.

Love Free or Die – Director Macky Alston and producer Sandra Itkoff bring to life the riveting story of Gene Robinson and the Episcopal Church at a crossroads. As the first openly gay and partnered Episcopal bishop, Robinson leads the fight for LGBT justice as the Church threatens to split over the controversy. Alston grew up in Durham. “Love Free or Die” was featured in April at the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, also at the Carolina Theatre.

Cloudburst – Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, if they’d made it to their golden years, retired on the Maine coastline and both happened to be Bonnie.

Margarita – About a live-in nanny for an affluent power couple caring for their teenage daughter.

Mosquita Y Mari – A coming of age story focuses on a friendship between two young Chicanas.

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