More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Cocktails with cineGLAAD & The Four-Faced Liar Toast Park City Festival-goers
On Monday Night, GLAAD stepped into the snow for a “reel” good time and held its first “Cocktails with cineGLAAD” filmmaker appreciation event at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. This intimate cocktail reception supported LGBT filmmakers and allies at
the festival and served as a networking opportunity for industry professionals from across the country.
Partnering with GLAAD in this event were Associated Film partners OneZero Productions and 6140 Productions, whose 2010 Slamdance film, The Four-Faced Liar, screened twice earlier in the week to sold-out crowds and standing ovations.
"The Four-Faced Liar" chronicles a story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings, looking to find themselves in New York City. Audience members found themselves following a Bohemian, adventurous pair of best friends who meet a seemingly perfect couple at a local Irish pub in the West Village. Through their chance meeting, the four bond and, over time, their relationships with one another morph into love, betrayal and heartbreak for all.
Bridgit (Marja-Lewis Ryan; Actor/Writer/Producer) offered a compelling performance and was said to have captured the complexities of a young lesbian girl wanting something she never thought she could have. In her commanding, honest illustration of the struggles one faces when dealing with a long-term, committed relationship and coming to terms with her own sexuality, Molly (Emily Peck) shone brightly throughout the story. Trip (Todd Kubrak), Greg (Daniel Carlisle) & Cory (Liz Osborne) delivered rousing performances as well, offering wonderful, intelligent support and quirky hilarity. The palpable progression of these youthful characters, who each in their own way, come to deal with shifting paradigms and paramours, tangibly resonated with audience members, many of whom echoed empathetic sentiments of an all-too-familiar urban queer experience, newly captured in a story that truly shines.
For more information about “The Four-Faced Liar” film, cast & crew, please visit http://www.thefourfacedliarmovie.com.
(This blog entry was written by GLAAD's Membership Event Coordinator, Elliott Elsner)