Join our friends at Fresno Reel Pride 2014
Sent to mailinglist subscribers on September 3, 2014
It was 25 years ago that a Fresno State student organization participated in the first National Coming Out Day and established a local gay and lesbian film festival on campus. From those humble beginnings, Fresno Reel Pride has grown today into the sixth oldest and one of the largest gay and lesbian film festival in the United States.
The full lineup is now set for the 25th Annual Fresno Reel Pride Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which will run from Wednesday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in the Tower District — at the historic Tower Theatre, Cal Arts Academy Severance Studio, and The Voice Shop.
Join our friends at Fresno Reel Pride for their hilarious opening night film, “Helicopter Mom,” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m., at the Tower Theatre. Mom always knows best — or so she likes to think — in this comedy that has high school senior Lloyd (Jason Dolley) ducking his overbearing mother, Maggie (Nia Vardalos from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”). Although Lloyd is trying to figure out his sexual orientation himself, Maggie has decided he is indeed gay, and she’s going to do anything and everything to help him, even if it means posting a profile on a gay dating site and applying for an LGBT college scholarship. Lloyd’s absent father, who re-appears to give heartfelt advice; a cute cheerleader at his school, who confuses Lloyd even more; and a helpful teacher (played by folk singer Lisa Loeb) round out the ensemble cast in this fun-filled farce.
You can buy tickets and festival passes for Fresno Reel Pride online now.