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It's Opening Night for FilmOut San Diego's LGBT Film Festival

SAN DIEGO, California -- Lights! Camera! Action! It's Opening Night for FilmOut San Diego's 16th annual LGBT Film Festival.

Eric Schaeffer's "Boy Meets Girl" romantic comedy will be making its West Coast premiere as the Opening Night attraction. The screening begins at 7:30 pm at the North Park Theatre in San Diego's hip neighborhood of North Park.

The star-studded event will include a Silent Auction beforehand, with all bids due by the start of the movie. This raises vital money to help sustain the nonprofit organization that presents LGBT-themed movies monthly, quarterly marathons and the annual film festival.

Director Eric Shaeffer and “Boy Meets Girl” cast members Michelle Hendley, Michael Welch and Alexandra Turshen are expected to attend Opening Night ceremonies and be available after the screening for a Q&A session. SDGLN Editor in Chief Ken Williams will moderate the question-and-answer session with the celebrities and the audience.

The cast will also attend the popular Opening Night Party at Claire de Lune’s Art Deco treasure, the Sunset Temple, just across the street from the North Park Theatre. Tickets are $25 for the the Opening Night movie and party.

To read SDGLN’s Q&A interviews with celebrities involved in FilmOut San Diego’s 16th annual LGBT Film Festival, click HERE.

FRIDAY, MAY 30

7:30 pm – OPENING NIGHT

“Boy Meets Girl” (2014), Director: Eric Schaeffer, 95 min, USA. WEST COAST PREMIERE.

This poignant, sexy, romantic coming-of-age comedy is about three twenty-somethings living in Kentucky. Robby (Michael Welch, Twilight) and Ricky (Michelle Hendley), a gorgeous trans girl, have been best friends since childhood. Lamenting the lack of eligible bachelors in their small town, Ricky considers dating a woman. In walks Francesca (Alexandra Turshen), a beautiful young debutante waiting for her fiancé to return from duty with the Marines. When Ricky and Francesca’s new friendship becomes intense, it forces Robby to face his true feelings. This is a sex-positive, human-positive modern fable that everyone can identify with, whether straight, gay, trans or bi.



With: “Beyond The Mirror’s Gaze” (2013), Director: Iris Moore, 4 min, Canada. WEST COAST PREMIERE.

In this endearing and playful animated short, two people discover their true selves by exchanging genitalia and sexual roles while broadening their acceptance of intimate exploration.

With: “Playing It Straight” (2013), Director: Michael Kenney, 20 min, USA. WEST COAST PREMIERE.

In this comedy, Patrick wakes up to the aftermath of his bachelor party the day before his wedding. Faced with his own inner turmoil, he’s forced to remove all obstacles to achieve his perceived wedded bliss.

About FilmOut San Diego

FilmOut San Diego affirms the ongoing integrity and boundless imagination of our community and the artists who tell our stories. We believe our work is an integral part of an ongoing effort to build a vibrant, affirming and sustainable LGBT community in San Diego County. We hope you will join us.

Financial support for FilmOut San Diego is provided in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture. While attending our festival, please spend time in America’s Finest City, support our neighboring restaurants, and enjoy the many museums, parks, beaches and other recreational facilities that out city has to offer.

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