Houston, We have a Theatre!
LEWISBURG, WV – The Appalachian Queer Film Festival announced today that the Lewis Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia will be the host venue for its 2014 festival. The Lewis Theatre is a 220-person theatre space designed for both performance art and film screenings. After a successful Kickstarter campaign followed by the installation of a new digital projector, the Lewis Theatre is well-equipped to handle this type of festival.
“We’re very excited about this space”, says AQFF Founder and Organizer, Tim Ward. “One of the reasons we chose Lewisburg as the home city for the festival was because of its reputation as a progressive town. This opportunity with the Lewis Theatre will show folks both in and out of West Virginia that sponsoring, partnering, attending, or participating in events like this is an essential way to breakdown barriers and create a dialogue around the perception of LGBT Appalachians. “
The Appalachian Queer Film Festival is a submission-based film festival with a focus on bringing LGBT film content and filmmakers to Appalachia. The festival is scheduled for October 23, 2014 through October 26, 2014 and is slated to be the premiere film festival in West Virginia.