HRC Tennessee proudly announces reception for filmmaker Christine Vachon

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Nashville – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is pleased to announce a community-wide reception for film producer Christine Vachon. Ms. Vachon produced Todd Haynes’ controversial first feature, Poison , which was awarded the Grand Jury prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, she has gone on to produce some of the most acclaimed American independent films including Camp , Party Monster , Far From Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), One Hour Photo, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Boys Don’t Cry (Academy Award winner) Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, I Shot Andy Warhol, Go Fish, and Swoon .

Vachon is in town for the Nashville Film Festival and will be the 2003 recipient of the Freedom in Film award from the First Amendment Center. The Center, with offices at Vanderbilt University and Arlington, Va., works to preserve and protect First Amendment freedoms through information and education. Past recipients of this award include Robert Redford who received the award for his lifetime commitment to independent film and video makers in 2001. Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte and Charles Burnett are also past recipients of the award that has been given out annually since 1999.

The $35.00 ticket price include a pass to the reception as well as a complimentary ticket to the Friday (April 30) evening 10 th anniversary screening of the cult classic Go Fish which is part of the film festival to be held at the Regal cinema at the Green Hills Mall. Passes that include film passes will be exclusively available at Outloud Books and Gifts at 1709 Church Street, Nashville through Sunday, April 25, or while supplies last. After April 25 th your $35 donation will be welcome at the door of the reception on Saturday evening.

The reception will be held Saturday, May 1, 5 – 7 p.m. at the newly opened Alan LeQuire gallery at 4304 Charlotte Avenue in Nashville, TN. Alan LeQuire, the sculptor whose recent work Musica can be scene in the Music Row roundabout, will also be at the reception which will be catered by The Way Station in Old Hickory, TN.

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The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.