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October 26, 1994
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sujata Massey
Lesbian-Gay Film Festival at Hopkins and
The 1994 Baltimore Lesbian and Gay Film Festival will run Oct.
19-29 at The Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Film
Forum, with screenings of more than 80 films in 20 programs
spanning 11 days, making it the city's second-largest film
The festival is sponsored by the Baltimore Film Forum (BFF), the
Diverse Sexual and Gender Alliance (D-SAGA) at Johns Hopkins
(formerly known as B-GALA), and the Baltimore Alternative.
"We are happy that we have opened the festival up to more
voices in the community," said Stephen Kent Jusick, the
festival's curator and a 1992 Johns Hopkins graduate who works in
the film industry in New York City. "This year, we have more
programs telling the stories of women, people of color, and
youth." Most of the films to be screened were produced in the
last two years, which have witnessed a blossoming of films about
"The Baltimore Film Forum is proud to produce the 1994
Baltimore Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, because it furthers our
mission to increase community awareness of the great diversity
within one of the major art forms of this century," said Victoria
Westover, executive director of the Forum.
Some highlights of the nine programs to be screened at the BFF in
The Baltimore Museum of Art include:
Fri., Oct. 28
The festival's guest of honor, black British film maker Isaac
Julien, will appear at a screening of two of his films; The
Attendant, and the Baltimore premiere of A Darker Side of Black,
which explores homophobia in rap music. Co-sponsored by Donna's
at the BMA.
The 11 programs taking place at The Johns Hopkins University
include several programs on gay youth; on Saturday, Oct. 29, a
documentary about teenagers, Out: Stories of Lesbian and Gay
Youth, is co-sponsored by Parents and Friends of Lesbians and
Gays. The festival wraps up with "Gender Bending," a program of
short films all about camp and cross-dressing, on Sat., Oct. 29.
All films will be screened at either the Baltimore Film
Forum at The Baltimore Museum of Art, Charles and 31st Streets,
or at three locations on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood
campus in Baltimore: Shriver Hall, Room 3 in Shaffer Hall, and
the Bloomberg Center's Schafler Auditorium. Parking for Shriver
and Shaffer Halls is available immediately upon entering the
university from Art Museum Drive. Parking convenient to the
Bloomberg Center is located along San Martin Drive.
Tickets are $6 general admission, and $5 for students,
seniors, BFF and BMA members. For information or a free program
guide which includes maps and detailed listings, call the
Baltimore Film Forum at (410) 889-1993. Advance tickets may be
charged to a credit card by calling (410) 235-0100.
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