Tickets go on sale Aug. 24th for PACE’s NLGLFF Sept. 9th Opening Weekend Reception with cast members from “A Very Sordid Wedding,” the sequel to “Sordid Lives”


Tickets go on sale Aug. 24th for PACE’s NLGLFF Sept. 9th Opening Weekend Reception with cast members from “A Very Sordid Wedding,” the sequel to “Sordid Lives”

Shreveport, LA – August 17, 2017

Tickets go on sale August 24th for PACE’s 9th North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival opening weekend reception and all films, including the spotlight film, Del Shores’ “A Very Sordid Wedding.” The week-long festival runs Sept. 8-14 at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport, LA.

The always-festive reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be from 6-7:30 pm, Saturday, Sept. 9th, with several cast members Emerson Collins, Blake McIver Ewing, and Ann Walker from the spotlight film in attendance to mix and mingle with festival attendees.  In addition, Moises Serrano, the principal of the documentary “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America” (Sunday, Sept. 10, followed by a Q&A and panel) will also attend the reception.

The spotlight film, “A Very Sordid Wedding,” will follow the reception at 7:45 pm, Saturday, Sept. 9th, with a Q&A afterwards by cast members Collins, Ewing, and Walker.  A strong equality message and LOL-fun is always a guarantee in a Del Shores’ film. PACE sold out Shores’ cult-classic “Sordid Lives” at its very first film festival in 2009, did it again with his “Southern Baptist Sissies” in 2013, and now is thrilled to feature “A Very Sordid Wedding,” Shores’ sequel to “Sordid Lives.”

Reception tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) and can be purchased online at the film festival website.  Tickets for “A Very Sordid Wedding” can be purchased from the Robinson Film Center (617 Texas St., 318.459.4122;  Both the opening night reception and film (tickets purchased separately) are expected to sell out quickly.  “A Very Sordid Wedding” will show two more times during the week-long festival for those who are unable to see it Saturday night.

Get your tickets early and don’t miss out on all the fun at our always festive reception and then at “A Very Sordid Wedding” where Aunt Sissy, sisters Latrelle and LaVonda and their dysfunctional family from “Sordid Lives,” drag queens, and a serial killer collide on an explosive night when a memorial service at Bubba’s Bar and a bigoted anti-equality rally at the Southside Baptist Church both go hilariously off the rails leading to an extremely unconventional wedding.

Reviewing “A Very Sordid Wedding” online at Film Threat, Bradley Gibson writes:  “This sequel to [Del Shores’] uproarious film “Sordid Lives” finds the residents of Winters, Texas (Shores’ actual hometown) in a kerfuffle over a gay couple who are coming back to town to see family and to announce they are having a baby via a surrogate.  The church is holding an Anti-Equality rally led by a pastor who declares the Supreme Court and the Constitution subordinate to his faith.  It’s almost as absurd as real life news in 2017.  However let us not forget that each of these over-the-top characters was inspired by a real person…Shores paints the characters, whether they are good hearted souls or sh%tty jerks, with incisive wit, wicked snark, and more than a little affection.”

Watch our film festival website for all the details on guest appearances, the opening weekend reception, Q & As, panel discussions, and summaries and trailers for all our films.  Festival passes can also be purchased at the festival website: $40 for 5 movies which is a savings of $12.50!

For more information about PACE, “People Acting for Change and Equality,” Northwest Louisiana’s leading advocacy organization for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, go to or find us on Facebook at


Sam Ortiz, Film Festival Co-Chair

(318) 773-4995


Brad Campbell, Film Festival Co-Chair


Submitted by

Adrienne Critcher, PACE Political & Communications Director