It's that time of year again when Orlando hosts the Global Peace Film Festival. Don't miss your opportunity to see films from around the world, attend educational panels, meet filmmakers and special guests and hear from local activists about their work.
There are two Central Florida films in the festival this year and they are definitely worth checking out:
Billy and Alan," a 37-minute documentary, charts how Orlando Weekly writer Billy Manes coped after losing his partner, Alan, and endured homophobia. "Take Me Home," a 59-minute documentary, teaches about Orlando's homeless culture through personal stories." (taken from a recent Orlando Sentinel article)
The films will be screened at venues around Orlando and Winter Park including Rollins College, the Mad Cow Theatre, Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe (downtown Orlando), Valencia West Campus, and more. All of the films are $8 and the parties/panels are free to attend.
- Don't miss the opening night kick off party on Rollins College's "The Lawn" (aka the artist formerly known as Mills Lawn) Tuesday Sept. 17th at 7:00pm. There will be live entertainment, food, as well as a screening of the film Mistaken For Strangers at 8:30pm.
- Also free is the documentary, Take Me Home, playing at the Valencia West Campus on Thursday, Sept. 19th at 7:00pm.
- And finally, David, playing on Friday, Sept. 20th at 7:00pm at Valencia's Winter Park Campus.
Check out the full film schedule and follow all of the free public events on the Global Peace Film Festival FB page.