This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. You can read more from Michael at his blog here – and his book, Love Never Fails :: Building Bridges Between the Church and the Gay Community will be available for pre-order soon (Fall 2014, IVP).
At the end of this month, I’ll have an opportunity to serve alongside a peacemaking organization who will be hosting the first ever LGBT/faith-based film festival with our friends from Level Ground.
Level Ground fills an important niche in both the film-festival circuit and wider national dialogue around faith, sexuality and gender. By focusing on small-venue programming, offering intimate discussions and provocative panels featuring prominent leaders, writers, artists, scientists and theologians, and hosting events around the films, the festival will become a national innovator in film-festival programming, art curation and the LGBT dialogue.
Film featured (like God Loves Uganda) in the festival will be screened in local theaters and businesses within walking distance of beloved, charming Old Town Pasadena. In addition to opening and closing galas and the awards brunch, Level Ground will also offer five private galas, each limited to 40 guests. These events will include a meal, a screening and an intimate conversation with filmmakers and LGBT/faith leaders.
To buy tickets to the event, click here.
You can view the schedule for the 2014 Level Ground Film Festival here.