Level Ground.

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 Ugandain 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.


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About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).


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