Film Festival Highlights

The 9th annual North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival at the Robinson Film Center runs Friday, Sept. 8 through Thursday, Sept. 14 with an after-party Friday, Sept. 15 from 8-11 pm sponsored by The Times where festival awards will be presented.  Tickets are purchased as follows:

Happy Hour @ RFC Friday, Sept. 9 from 6 – 7:30 PM

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Happy hour at Abby Singer’s Bistro. Drink special: Liquid Suicide in honor of our opening film Suicide Kale.

Meet Brittani Nichols, producer, writer, and star of the film.

Suicide Kale w/ Q&A Friday, Sept. 9 @ 7:30 PM

Festival opens with Suicide Kale followed by Q&A with special guest Brittani Nichols, writer, producer, and star of Suicide Kale and plays “Nicol” on Amazon's Emmy Award-winning Transparent.

To win tickets and a $50 Abby Singer’s gift card, visit Jada's blog.

World Premiere of Small Town Rage Saturday, Sept. 10 @ 5:00 and 7:30 PM (SOLD OUT)

Worldwide premiere of Small Town Rage. Q&A with directors David Hylan, Raydra Hall, and principals following the 7:30 screening.

Small Town Rage is the story of the members of ACT UP Shreveport who fought against deeply ingrained prejudices in northwest Louisiana during the early years of the AIDS pandemic as they forced this community to address this disease that was killing so many of them, their friends, and their loved ones.  Lance Bass, formerly of the band NSYNC and a native of Mississippi, narrates the film.

NLGLFF Opening Reception Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6-8:30 PM

Reception with Brittani Nichols of Suicide Kale and David Hylan, Raydra Hall, and principals of Small Town Rage. Limited number of tickets still available here. The reception overlaps both screenings of Small Town Rage ensuring that there will be time to enjoy the film AND the reception.

Brunch @ RFC Sunday, Sept. 11

A Killer Brunch at Abby Singer’s Bistro followed by screening of Women Who Kill at 1:45 PM. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $12. For reservations call 318.459.4125.

Screening of Henry Gamble's Birthday Party w/ Q&A Monday, Sept. 12 @ 5:30 PM

Screening of Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party followed by panel on LGBTQ youth featuring psychologists from Caddo Schools and LSUS, a local pastor, and a local high school senior working to start a Straight/Gay Alliance at his school.

To win tickets and a $50 Abby Singer’s Bistro gift card, visit Loving This Life.

The Big Lebrewski Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 5-7:00 PM

"The Big Lebrewski" - PACE and LA Film Prize Mixer at Great Raft Brewery. PACE members get their first beer free! Half-priced Film and Music Prize regular passes! One free Viva beer to all who purchase passes. Food truck: Ono’s

Last Chance to Watch Small Town Rage Wednesday, Sept. 14 @ 5:15 PM

One last chance to watch Small Town Rage. 

Buy tickets here.

Shorts Program Wednesday, Sept. 14 @ 7:30 PM Shorts Program followed by Q&A with filmmakers Jordan Burbank and Nick Neon. You pick the winner!
Real Boy Screening w/ Musical Performance by Bennett Wallace Thursday, Sept. 15 @ 7:30 PM
Closing film Real Boy followed by musical performance by Bennett Wallace, star of the film.
NLGLFF After Party Friday, Sept. 16 from 8-11 PM After Party featuring announcement of winners of the 2016 NLGLFF Awards and The Times Prism Awards for outstanding LGBTQ people and their advocates. The winner of the Silo at Waterloo Big Gay Giveaway package will also be announced.