2018 Outflix Film Festival Preview Party & Local Short Film Competition

Sponsors: Jacob & Scott Gettig, Christine Weinreich & Nathan Weinreich

Join us for the preview party of the 21st Annual Outflix Film Festival. The event, held at the Crosstown Arts building (430 N. Cleveland) will reveal this year’s festival line-up and winners of our local short film competition. Special guest judges from Oxford Film FestivalIndie Memphis, and the local filmmaking community will also host a panel discussion following the competition. Light food and beer/wine provided (ID required). Free to the public. Donations accepted.

The local short films that we will be showing are:

Graham and Zeke (8 minutes)
Director – Cheryl Monique
Producers Allie Sultan (in attendance) and Cheryl Monique
Graham Bell and Zeke Miller, a transgender couple, are navigating life mid-transition. They share their insights surrounding love, gender, and pet snakes. Through this film they invite us into their lives, openly discussing the ups and downs that they face in their journey to a more perfect union.

Motions (9 minutes)
Director – April “skyy” Blair (in attendance)
Two women meet, fall in love and go through the motions in a very short span of time.

Conway Pride (22 minutes)
Director – Stephen Stanley
Producer – Joe Bush
Producer – James Winston
The small Arkansas town of Conway has had an annual LGBT Pride Parade since 2004. Its 2017 edition is threatened when the founders and local activists, John and Robert, both pass away. The adopted children of the couple band together to save a local institution and honor their gay dads.

6:30 pm
430 N. Cleveland st.
Free, donations accepted.

The 2018 Outflix Film Festival runs September 7-13th at Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill. To learn more information about this year’s festival, visit: outflixfestival.org. Outflix Film Festival is a program of OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ Community Center for the Mid-South.

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