|queer film fest benefit upcoming...
||[Jun. 16th, 2006|10:35 am]
The New Orleans Lesbian Community
Press Release – For Immediate Release|
June 16, 2006
WHO: Cox Communications, here! Films, and Reel Identities LGBT Film Festival
WHAT: A benefit screening of the film “The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Greene”
WHERE: Cowpokes’ Marigny Theater, 1030 Marigny Street
WHEN: 8pm Friday, June 30th, 2006
PRICE: $12 – All proceeds to benefit Reel Identities LGBT Film Festival
CONTACT: Margaret Coble, Publicity Director, Reel Identities LGBT Film Festival – firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
Capping off Gay Pride month, Cox Communications in partnership with here! Films and Reel Identities: New Orleans Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival will screen the new gay comedy, “The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Greene,” on Friday, June 30th at 8pm at the Marigny Theatre behind Cowpokes, 1030 Marigny Street. Tickets are $12, with all proceeds benefiting Reel Identities.
Based on the hit underground comic strip, "The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green" centers on Ethan, a 26 year-old professional 'assistant' looking for love in all the wrong places – that is, until he meets and dates Kyle Underhill, a recently 'out' pro baseball player. Things progress wonderfully until Ethan's ex-boyfriend Leo threatens to sell the house that Ethan lives in, setting into motion a series of deceptions on Ethan's part to keep his house and his relationship with Kyle intact. By enlisting the help of a 19 year-old real estate assistant who has a romantic agenda of his own, Ethan discovers his web of secrets and lies will not be easily untangled. The result is a hilarious and endearing portrait of contemporary gay romance. Starring Daniel Letterle (“Camp”), David Monahan, Diego Serrano, Dean Shelton, Meredith Baxter (“Family Ties”), and Shanola Hampton.
This will be the only opportunity to see this film in theatrical release in the New Orleans market - following its nationwide release, the film will play on the here! television network. here! is available as subscription video on demand in New Orleans on Cox Digital Cable Channel 1 for $6.95 per month.
here!, America's first gay television network, was established in 2002 and is currently available to more than 50 million households nationwide. here! offers a wide variety of groundbreaking and acclaimed original movies and series plus the world's largest collection of gay and lesbian films appealing to the broad-based, diverse LGBT audience. here! is available across the U.S. via satellite and is offered by all major cable providers nationwide increasingly as a subscription video on-demand (SVOD) service. here! is also available to broadband homes via major Internet TV providers. here! Interactive Media, a new online division of here! Networks, has more than 2 million unique visitors a month through sites including Gaywired.com, GayMonkey.com, LesbiaNation.com and GaySports.com.
Reel Identities LGBT Film Festival will enter its fourth year in 2007, temporarily sidelined in 2006 by the after effects of Hurricane Katrina. For more information about Reel Identities, visit: http://www.reelidentities.org.