OUTeast is planning a reel-y amazing event this year! The second annual OUTeast Queer Film Festival will be taking Halifax by storm June 20-23 at the Neptune Studio Theatre and this year they’ve added something new to their Saturday night festivities—a prom.
Saturday June 22, 10pm, the Atrium in Citadel High School will transform for the BGF: Big Gay Prom.
Festival producer Andria Wilson is feeling enthusiastic about the new addition to the festival.
“It’s a really big step for us to throw a large scale event like that,” says Wilson. “Leading up to this we’ve been doing partner events in terms of our special events but this is really our party.”
The prom will take place after one of Wilson’s favorite films in the festival G.B.F., Gay Best Friend. The film is a comedy directed by Darren Stein and written by George Northy about a boy who thinks his life is over when he is outed to his classmates. However, soon the queen bees of the school take her under their wing in competition to have their very own gay best friend.
This year’s festival will also feature screenings of a broad range of documentaries about the infamous Divine, I Am Divine, to the French film Les Invisibles (The Invisible Ones). The festival will even be showing a film directed by and featuring James Franco, Interior. Leather Bar.
“This year’s lineup is a real growth from where we were last year,” says Wilson. “The way I feel about this year’s program is that it’s really a sure thing. Anything you go to is going to give you a special experience and it’s going to give you something to talk about when you leave the theatre and that’s what’s most important to me.”
Screening tickets can be purchased at the Neptune Theatre Box Office and festival passes are available online at outeastfilm.com and Venus Envy. Special event tickets can be purchased at Venus Envy as well.