For the next installment in its ongoing screening series, Winston-Salem’s International LGBT Film Festival OUT at the Movies will present writer/director Jamie Patterson’s award-winning drama Tucked, which will be screened on Sept. 8 at the ACE Exhibition Complex on the campus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.
The story details the friendship that develops between Jack (Derren Nesbitt), a boisterous and boozy drag queen recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, and Faith (Jordan Stephens), an up-and-coming drag performer who learns the ropes of the lifestyle from this unlikely mentor. Despite coming from different backgrounds and generations, Jack and Faith come to a better understanding of themselves – and each other.
Rex Welton, the co-founder and director of the festival and screening series, described Tucked as “a drama about love, loss, and friendship – a feel-good movie with a great charm and sense of humor.”
The film was hailed by Jennie Kermode (www.eyeforfilm.co.uk) as “an odd-couple tale with a lot of heart, Tucked is a real charmer, a celebration of growing old disgracefully and a celebration of how society has changed for the better. Warm-hearted and easy to engage with, whatever your own background, it’s deserving of a wide audience” – and won the Audience Award as Outstanding Narrative Feature and the Grand Jury Award as Outstanding International Narrative Feature, at this year’s L.A. Outfest.
This OUT at the Movies screening marks the last before its International LGBT Film Fest, which is scheduled for October 4-7 in Winston-Salem. The opening-night film is You Should Meet My Son 2, and director Keith Hartman and actors Emory Duncan and Tyler Richmeier will be on hand for the screening and sponsor/filmmaker party. Other highlights include the documentary To a More Perfect Union: U.S. vs. Windsor, with special guest Judith Kasen-Windsor, the widow of Edith Windsor; a 15th-anniversary screening of Latter Days, which was the very first film screened at the very first festival in 2003; acclaimed filmmaker/playwright Del Shores will perform his show Six Characters in Search of Play at Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance; and much more. The climactic awards party will be held Oct. 7 at Canteen Market & Bistro.
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Festival passes are $75, tickets for Six Characters in Search of a Play are $25, individual screening passes are $10, and flex passes will be available this week. All the details regarding the upcoming festival can be found at www.outatthemovieswinston.org.