FEST: Pride Film Fest @ the Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre in Albany is hosting the 2015 Palace Pride Film Series this week. Taking place over the course of three days leading up to Albany’s annual Pride Festival, this series of movies and events highlights various aspects of the modern day LGBT experience. Each night we will pair a feature film with a special guest speaker or performer.

All tickets are general admission and priced at $15; $10 students. A series pass for all three films is also available for $30. A portion of all tickets sales to be donated to the Pride Center of the Capital Region.

Here’s the schedule of films and special guests:

(2005, 103 minutes, rated R)
With special guest Calpernia Addams: transgender actress/activist

“Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine”
(2014, 99 minutes, unrated)
With special guest James Clementi, spokesperson for the Tyler Clementi Foundation, LGBT activist and brother of the late Tyler Clementi

FRIDAY (JUNE 12), 7pm
“Out to Kill”
(2014, 83 minutes, rated R)
With special guest Tom Goss, actor, activist and singer-songwriter

A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/12-14/15
Capital Pride Fest @ Washington Park, Albany, 6/13/15, FREE
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, 6/20&21/15
Dad Fest @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 6/21/15, FREE
Solid Sound @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 6/26-28/15
New York State’s 4th of July Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/4/15, FREE
Schenectady County SummerNight @ State Street, Schenectady, 7/10/15, FREE
Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass., 7/10-12/15
CountryFest @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/11/15
Bang On a Can Summer Music Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/15-8/1/15
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/16-19/15
The Black Arts and Cultural Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/1/15, FREE
The New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/12/15, FREE
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/12/15, FREE
The Plaza at 50 Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/16/15, FREE
FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/18-20/15

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