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HollyWood to DollyWood FREE Screening Feb 25
Peace on Earth Film Festival (POEFF) is a not-for-profit festival
established to celebrate and encourage the work of independent
filmmakers from around the globe on the themes of peace, nonviolence,
social justice and an eco-balanced world. POEFF invites filmmakers’ challenging perspectives on issues such as
human rights, neighborhood violence, food deserts, domestic violence,
bullying, war, world politics, environment, economics and more, while
presenting alternatives of peace from all cultural perspectives.
The Film Festival takes place Feb 23 – 26, and all movies are FREE. First come, first served seating.
on Saturday, Feb. 25th – 2 great LGBT films will be shown.
INSPIRED: The Voices Against Prop 8 (89 min)
Directed by Charlie Gage
On November 4, 2008 the voters of California passed Proposition 8 revoking marriage rights for same sex couples.
The next day in Los Angeles a movement was born.
INSPIRED is a documentary film chronicling several people’s lives in the
wake of the passage of Prop 8. Arresting live footage follows average
people from all walks of life, inspired to action in ways they never
dreamed. Experience the passionate rallies and defiant marches of the
new gay rights movement as it swept through Southern California.
Intimate interviews reveal all the ways the movement comes together, and
the subtle and not-so-subtle ways it can be pulled apart from within.
INSPIRED: THE VOICES AGAINST PROP 8 goes behind the headlines and propaganda to explore the real people who make up a movement. More details about INSPIRED!
THEN, the Award Winning HOLLYWOOD to DOLLYWOOD by the Lane Twins!
On the fumes of a dream, twin brothers Gary and Larry Lane have
written a script with a plum roll for one of their idols, Dolly Parton.
Having had no luck getting the screenplay into her hands, they embark on
a cross-country journey to personally deliver it to her. They set off
from Dolly’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame heading East for Pigeon
Forge, TN. Driving an RV they (named Jolene) is friend and partner Mike
Bowen. All along Interstate 40 at rest stops, RV parks, bars, and hair
salons our intrepid band of travelers meet everyday Americans, as the
encounter everything from Floods in Nashville to an Oklahoma Tornado.
The journey is also one of discovery for the brothers, as well: their
relationship with their parents; their hopes, fears and ambitions; the
bigotry they’ve encountered; as they search for tolerance and acceptance
and the joy of realizing their biggest dream handing their screenplay
to Dolly Parton.
Featuring appearances by Leslie Jordan, Chad
Allen, Beth Grant, Dustin Lance Black, Ann walker, and maybe even Dolly
herself! Hollywood to Dollywood is a documentary of chasing dreams down
the road of life.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with the Lane Twins.
The festival takes place at the historic Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington. Chicago.
I would suggest getting there about 6:00-6:30 – if you want to both films.
Schedule that evening –
6:08 pm – 6:20 pm Break
6:21 pm – 6:42 pm Admissions (21 min)
6:43 pm – 6:45 pm White + Black = RED (2 min short)
6:45 pm – 8:14 pm INSPIRED: the Voices Against Prop 8 (89 min)
8:15 pm – 8:45 pm Q&A with Filmmakers of INSPIRED
8:46pm – 10:07 pm Hollywood to Dollywood (81 min)
10:08pm – 10:38 pm Q&A with Hollywood to Dollywood Filmmakers, THE LANE TWINS!
10:39pm – 10:44 pm Festival Closing