Thursday, July 12, 2007

Newsline Issue #1 - Phila International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival


13th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Newsline #1 – July 10th, 2007


The Philadelphia Film Society is thrilled to present the 13th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, beginning this Thursday night, July 12th, 2007 running through the next 12 days and wrapping up on Tuesday, July 24th, 2007.

We promised a non-stop fresh, flesh & fun-filled, two-week summer event and we’re ready to deliver! If you haven’t done so yet, check out the festival program guide, decide what you NEED to see and order your tickets in advance, shows are already getting close to sellout capacity.


Beginning Thursday, July 12th the daily Newsline updates will only be sent out to the Newsline Subscription list. We’d like to keep you in the loop with all of the festival’s daily updates, additions, gossip, celebrity appearances, parties and sellouts. To continue receiving these daily updates just head directly to and subscribe to “Newslines”.

It’s a simple and great way to keep up on everything that’s going on !


No, not that four letter word! We’re talking about “love”. This year’s opening-night film is a sexy romantic-comedy that follows a “bar-cruising hottie who finally falls in love…with the wrong guy!”

Directed by Caspar Andreas (Slutty Summer) and starring Charlie David (Dante’s Cove), the recipient of this year’s “Rising Star Award”, A Four Letter Word is sure to put everyone into the “bar-cruising”, “fall-in-love” mentality, just in time for the opening night party at the Hyatt Regency.

The movie gets rolling at 7:30pm at the Prince Music Theater and then the partying begins promptly afterwards as complimentary shuttle service will be on hand to ensure everyone gets to the after-party.

DJ Lady Miss Kier (of Deee-Lite) will be the guest DJ spinning groovy dance concoctions as we party into the night with celebrity guests including A Four Letter Word director Caspar Andreas, the film’s sexy star Charlie David and Entourage’s Rex Lee.

Film Only Admission $15
Party Only Admission $35
Combination Ticket $50 / $45 for PFS Members


To purchase Festival tickets, visit, call 267-765-9700 ext. 4 (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.) or visit any Philadelphia area TLA Video store (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.).

Remember, subscribe to newslines as we’ll start to highlight the must-see, must-be places each day throughout the festival.

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Since its conception in 2001, the Philadelphia Film Society remains dedicated to the presentation of film and video in the Greater Philadelphia area as a powerful form of artistic expression and a unique force for cultural diversity and international understanding. Founded in 1995, the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival presents a rainbow of GLBT films and video images from around the world.

This year’s festival has been made possible by the generosity and support of the Members of the Philadelphia Film Society and our Presenting Sponsors: Avis, City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce, Pennsylvania Film Office, Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, here! Networks and TLA Entertainment Group; Official Sponsors: Anheuser-Busch, Tylenol-PM, Sundance Channel, Eventions Productions, Scion, Triumph Brewing Company, Twenty21, Penn’s Landing Corporation, Parrot Bay, Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Cashman & Associates and University of the Arts; Partner Sponsors: Plumer & Associates, Inc., Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, Modern Eye, Fest In Philly, Crowne Plaza, Sofitel Hotel, B-Side, Mixto, Hoffman Design Group, Haru, Hangar 1, PA Festivals and Premier Tours; Patron Sponsors:Jennifer Angelo Design, Marathon Grill, Sisters, Campus Philly, PhillyCarShare, Lucky Strike Lanes, P.I.N.K., The Restaurant Collection, Caviar Assouline, Vitamin Water, Philadelphia Trolley Works, Neff Associates Inc., Philly Fringe Festival, Vesuvio, Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, McCormick & Schmick’s, Allied Advertising, The National Condominium Residences, 12th Street Gym, Whole Foods, FuntasticFotos, Prince Music Theater, Bluecoat, American Apparel and Philly Aids Thrift; and Media Sponsors: Gaydar Magazine, Where Philadelphia, Metro, Philadelphia City Paper, Philly Gay Calendar, HX Philadelphia and Queer Times.

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