The Austin Gay And Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF), Out Youth and HRC Austin present a screening of the groundbreaking documentary series Her Story at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7 PM. After the screening on Wednesday, Meghan Stabler of the HRC Board of Directors will host a question and answer session with the filmmakers.
“As an organization, aGLIFF is committed to bringing LGBT content to Austin and we are so proud of our dedicated volunteers and the community that worked hard to bring Her Story and the remarkable women profiled in the series to Austin,” said aGLIFF President Charlie Ray.
Ahead of the film screening, there will be a chance to meet the cast of Her Story at a reception on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 PM. The reception will be held in the “Living Room” on the 8th floor of the Seven building at 615 West 7th Street and will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music by GirlFriend. Tickets to the reception are $50.
“We are hosting a fundraising reception and have partnered with Out Youth and HRC to support queer youth in Austin along with our own Queer Youth Media Project, a summer camp for LGBT youth, to create a film to premier at the festival in September. As state legislatures and ignorant politicians continue to attack the trans community, we know that being visible and standing together as a community to support our trans brothers and sisters is more important than ever.”
aGLIFF will also host a lunch at Out Youth with the cast for a meet and greet with area LGBTQ youth. A portion of the proceeds of these events will go to support the Queer Youth Media Project (a summer camp for queer-identifying youth sponsored by aGLIFF), aGLIFF and Out Youth.