OUT Twin Cities Film Festival Opening Night with Chris Kluwe via Skype
6 PM - 7:30 PM: The film 'Break Through' followed by Q&A and discussion with producer Don Merritt, director Aaron Hosé, actor Gabrielle Shulruff and ally, Tammy Aaberg. Check out the trailer at http://vimeo.com/49996147
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Social Hour with limited complimentary hors d'oeuvres and Silent Auction
8:30 PM - 10 PM: Speakers Ian Harvie, Comedian and Chris Kluwe, via Skype from Oakland, CA, with Emcee Edward Moody, WCCO.
10 PM - 10:30 PM: Entertainment by the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus.
10:30 PM - 1 AM: Dance with the incredible DJ Shannon Blowtorch.
Synopsis for 'Break Through.'
In September 2010, 18 year-old Tyler Clementi took his own life following the online posting of a secret video, made by his roommate, of Tyler's sexual encounter with another male student. This tragedy and betrayal touched people across the country, but none more intensely than young adults questioning modern sexual mores and how they affect their own sexual identities. Break Through is a raw, eye-opening documentary following a group of impassioned theatre students who come together to produce a play aiming to shed light on the many stigmas and equality-rights issues faced by LGBT youth in the United States today. Throughout the creative process, they face the truths about themselves and their families. In the end, they learn the importance of self-acceptance and of overcoming their fears, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Graves 601 Hotel Ballroom (View)
601 North 1st Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|