CineGLAAD is There as the 26th Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival Gets Underway

The 26th Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival, the longest running and largest LGBT media event in New England, kicked off last night for an eleven day run in which dozens of films, short films and documentaries will screen. CineGLAAD, GLAAD's film festival outreach program

which debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, will be in Boston to collaborate on multiple events.

Javier Fuentes-Leon's Contracorriente will be screened as part of the Boston LGBT Film Festival's tribute to Wolfe Distribution

This Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios will be presenting the festival's Community Award to Wolfe Distribution. Founded by Kathy Wolfe, Wolfe Distribution has been a leader in helping independent LGBT films reach audiences around the world for the past 25 years. Wolfe President Maria Lynn will accept the award at the ceremony, which will be followed by a special screening of Wolfe acquisition Contracorriente (Undertow). Contracorriente, from filmmaker Javier Fuentes-Leon, won the World Cinema Audience Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and tells the tale of a Peruvian fisherman who falls in love with a passionate artist.

On May 16, the final day of the festival, cineGLAAD will be co-presenting a screening of 8: The Mormon Proposition, the compelling documentary from director Reed Cowan that examines the role that the Mormon Church played in the passage of California's anti-gay Proposition 8. The film screens at 1:30 at the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston and will be followed by a panel discussion with GLAAD Senior Media Field Strategist Adam Bass, MassEquality Political Director Dee Dee Edmundson and Professor Iain Stanford of Harvard Divinity School.

For more information on the 26th Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://bostonlgbtfilmfest.org/

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