If recent history bears repeating, the good karma surrounding the documentary The Case Against 8, which is just one of several LGBT highlights during the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), could make an even bigger impact in the Tennessee LGBT community than we're expecting.
On one of this month's Out & About Today segments, NaFF Artisitc Director Brian Owens discussed the equality wins that have followed the documentary.
Filmed over 5 years, The Case Against 8 follows the recent Supreme Court victory against California's Proposition 8. The documentary will have two screenings. The documentary is front and center April 17, opening night of NaFF, as well as an encore screening on Friday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m..
Thursday night's premiere includes a partnership with HRC-Nashville. For a limited time, you can purchase a ticket to the Thursday night screening and also become a member of HRC-Nashville. Tickets are only $13 and can be purchased here while supplies last.
"Members of the LGBT community are still denied the freedom to marry in 33 states, including Tennessee," said HRC-Nashville Membership Outreach Co-Chair Blake Brockway. "We are hoping this film will spark discussion that will continue to propel the marriage equality momentum in Tennessee. This film takes a somewhat personally invasive look into the lives of the four plaintiffs and counsel behind the Prop 8 victory and audiences will see their struggle, along with their success during one of the most pivotal moments in civil rights history."
Other LGBT highlights include:
Kidnapped for Christ: April 21 6:15 p.m. & April 22 1:45 p.m.
Test: April 21 8:45 p.m. & April 23 3:30 p.m.
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear: April 18 12:00 p.m. & April 25 5:45 p.m.