The 2014 Level Ground Film Festival, the world's first faith-based LGBT film and arts festival, has announced their full program and tickets are on sale now for all events during the festival's ten day run February 21 to March 1 in Pasadena, California. The Level Ground film festival seeks to educate attendees and cultivate a better way of relating across our differences.
This year, Level Ground will be screening recent GLAAD Media Award nominees Bridegroom and Geography Club. The documentary feature Kidnapped for Christ, which focuses on the rarely examined practice of sending "troubled teens" to overseas faith-based "rehabilitation" camps and is executive produced by Lance Bass and Mike Manning, will also screen during the festival. As part of the Legacy Series, iconic LGBT-inclusive films including Paris is Burning, Philadelphia and more will be presented. The closing night gala will feature a screening of Fried Green Tomatoes.
GLAAD will host a Legacy Series screening of We Were Here, a powerful documentary about the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. This deeply moving film interweaves the stories of five people who found themselves at the forefront of the crisis thirty years ago, and provides an intimate look at the fear, emotional devastation and collective determination that manifested in the virus' wake. GLAAD staff will also be presenting "Why Language Matters," a workshop to empower real people to share their stories and talk about LGBT lives and issues to promote understanding, increase acceptance and advance equality.