In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with James Nadeau, Executive Director of the Boston LGBT Film Festival which celebrates its 27th year and runs from May 5th to the 15th. There are over 100 films participating in this year’s festival. The focus is New European Cinema with films from all over Europe. The series begins in grand style with opening night screening of the U.S. Premiere of Tom Tykwer’s new film DREI (THREE) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. There are also several U.S. premiers of contemporary European films like French filmmaker Laure Charpentier’s beautiful and sexy GIGOLA and from Sweden the romantic comedy FOUR MORE YEARS and the US premiere of the fantastic German vampire film WE ARE THE NIGHT. This is a film not to be missed. From Germany comes Sabine Bernardi’s amazing film ROMEOS, the story of a trans youth’s struggle for love and acceptance in Cologne.
This struggle is a global issue. In America LGBTQ teens are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. Over the past year, numerous teens have taken their own lives after facing bullying incidents. When asked what advise he has for these kids, Nadeau stated, “I feel like it’s almost a cliché to say that it gets better but I think there’s truth behind that and you just have to be stronger. It’s hard to say this in retrospect, it’s hard to live in the moment and believe it will get better, but it’s simply the truth of it. I think back to my own upbringing growing up on military bases and thinking about how I was taught to be a tougher person simply because of the environment. I look back for the grace of god that I made it this far but it is tough and you have to be tougher than everybody else.”
Boston LGBT Film Festival kicked off on Monday April 25th with their annual Splash Party held at Mantra Restaurant at 52 Temple Place Boston, MA. OUTTAKE VOICES™ was there to help launch this year’s festival program and screen previews from the exciting lineup of over 100 films. The Splash party was open to all and free to attend. There was fabulous food provided by Mantra along with specialty drinks at the cash bar and lots of surprises.
Party Audio Montage: Boston LGBT Film Fest Insiders Speak OUT
The Boston LGBT Film Festival runs from May 5th to the 15th at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, and the Fenway Community Health Center in Boston. Updates to Come.
For Info & Tix: www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.org