Monday, September 07, 2009

NW La Gay & Lesbian Film Festival opens Sept 11 at Robinson Film Center; movies continue through Sept 17

Leslie Jordan will be in Shreveport this weekend as the celebrity guest to open the first P.A.C.E. NW LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, says Adrienne Critcher. He will conduct a press conference at 3 p.m., Fri, Sept 11 at the Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St.

Jordan is no stranger to Northwest Louisiana, says Critcher, as he filmed the 2008 television series “Sordid Lives: The Series” on location here. His role of “Brother Boy” in the TV series was a reprisal of his role in Del Shores’ film adaptation of Shores’ own play “Sordid Lives” which also stars Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke and Beau Bridges. Jordan is also widely-known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of “Beverley Leslie” on Will & Grace.” Jordan’s book “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet” is currently in bookstores.

Leslie Jordan will help P.A.C.E. kick off the film festival at the Opening Night Reception from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Robinson Film Center. During the reception, Jordan will perform 10-15 minutes of his stand-up comedy act. The reception will feature music by The Peekers. Advance ticket sales to the reception end Tuesday, September 8th, but reception tickets will be available at the door for $15 cash.

The Opening Night film “Sordid Lives” is sold out but a few tickets may become available at 7:15 p.m. at the Robinson Film Center box office opening night.

Other festival films showing Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13, and then repeating Monday through Thursday, Sept. 14-17 are: “Drool”, “Were the World Mine”, “Chris & Don: A Love Story”, “Beautiful Boxer”, and “I Can’t Think Straight”.
Tickets: the RFC box office or web site at:

Adrienne Critcher, Film Festival Chair


JB Jones said...

I'm beyond excited about this.

I remember when (over a decade ago) Centenary's film society showed a little film called "The Living End" by Greg Araki. My life was changed FOREVER.

I always knew I wanted to be a filmmaker, but it was that day I realized I could make the movies I WANTED to make.

Film is a powerful tool for change. SB has been needing this.

Jakeuss said...

Hooray for Shreveport!!!