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SXSW 2015: ‘Out To Win’ (WATCH)



“From the director of Small Town Gay Bar and Continental, Out to Win is a documentary film that serves as an overview and examination of the lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and lesbian athletes from all over the world. Chronicling the present, framed within the historical context of those that came before, this film highlights the experiences of athletes who have fought and struggled, both in and out of the closet, to represent the LGBT community and their true selves. Featuring interviews with trailblazers including Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Billy Bean and more.

The film will premiere on SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015 at the Stateside Theatre (719 Congress Avenue) at 7 PM. SXSW Film, SXSports, Gold, Platinum and Film Wristband holders get priority access. Space permitting, single-admission tickets will be available for without valid badges or wristbands for $10 starting 15 minutes before showtime. After the show, The Iron Bear (121 W 8th Street) will host the post-screening premiere party starting at 9 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to grab a cocktail and mingle with gay and lesbian athlete and sports personalities.

For those unable to make the world premiere screening, the film will also screen on TUESDAY, MARCH 17 at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (320 E 6th Street) at 4 PM and again WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 out at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter (5701 W Slaughter Lane) at 2:30 PM.

Chase is the founder and Creative Director of, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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