Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Howl Is Sold Out!

Advance tickets for ImageOut's Opening Night screening of Howl are now sold out! The announcement of the year's first sold out screening always signals an increase in ticket sales, so make sure you purchase your tickets ASAP if you haven't already. Opening Night has sold out completely for the past four years running, so consider this a warning if you haven't yet bought your passes for The Four-Faced Liar. And there are only 16 tickets remaining for Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!

A limited number of rush tickets may become available for our sold out screenings. Rush tickets are only available on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you'd like a chance at them, make sure you line up at the door well before the screening's scheduled start time.

Our final in-person ticket sale will be this Thursday, September 30th from 6-8pm at the ImageOut office in Village Gate. You can also purchase tickets online through the ImageOut website up until Thursday, October 7th at 5:00pm.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


ImageOut members can see the amazing documentary, STONEWALL UPRISING, for free at the Little Theatre. All you have to do is show up for the 6:30pm screening tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 28) and show your ImageOut Membership Card. You are also invited to a light refreshment at the cafe following the screening.

NOTE: This is for tonight's 6:30pm screening only.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Not your grandmother's filmstrips...


For some folks, just the utterance of the word alone is enough to conjure up less-than-pleasant images of history classes past; stuffy, dry, dull, dusty old filmstrips from 9th grade featuring the battle of wherever, or the first president to accomplish whatever. And then there were those health class filmstrips...but that's an entirely different blog post...AHEM!

This year's lineup of Feature Documentaries at ImageOut is anything but dull! Whether it be with a good laugh, a good cry, or some fascinating bits of information just waiting to be absorbed, our docs offer a nice alternative to the average fictional fare. Here are some of the highlights from this year's program:

Be sure to grab tickets for these great films before its too late!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Syracuse-native Stars in A Marine Story

The gorgeous and extremely talented Paris Pickard will be in attendance at the showing of her amazing film A Marine Story at ImageOut 18. The film is a candid and unique view on the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. More than just a story about army policy, it is a deeper examination of the lives altered and damaged by "outing" in this particular workplace.

Paris's performance and attendance are both good reasons to join us on Saturday, October 16 at the Cinema, but they aren't the only ones; Dreya Weber (LGBT screen veteran from The Gymnast, and aerial choreographer for rock legend P!nk) puts in a top-notch turn as Alex, the target and victim of DADT. Weber and her husband Ned Farr have crafted a touching tale of small-town life and the difficulties hiding from your past, present, and future.

Don't miss out. Get your tickets today!

View the trailer for A Marine Story here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tickets Sales Update ...

... or more like Ticket Sales Warning! As we enter the second week of ImageOut ticket sales, some shows are proving to be more popular than others. If you are planning on seeing Howl and/or Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! at the Festival, be advised that these two shows are close to selling out. So get your tickets within the next few days before they run out!

Closely following these two films in sales (and would most likely sell out as well), in no particular order, are The Four-Faced Liar, From Beginning To End, Is It Just Me?, Room In Rome, You Should Meet My Son!, Violet Tendencies, Undertow, The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, and Elena Undone.

Other popular titles include: Plan B, Twisted Love (shorts), Just Curious (shorts), Purple Sea, Children of God, The String, We Have To Stop Now, A Frozen flower, Wild About Harry, BearCity, Making the Boys, A Marine Story, and Word Is Out.
You can purchase your ImageOut tickets online until Oct. 7. Our next phone-in and in-person ticket sales at our Village Gate office is tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 25 from 12:30 to 4:00pm.

Do not delay your ticket purchase for too long or you'll be sorry!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ImageOut 18 Guest Roster

Have you seen the amazing lineup of guest stars and guest filmmakers who are gracing the ImageOut "red carpet" this year? Household names and up-and-coming talents in the world of LGBT cinema share the spotlight for 10 days in Rochester. Popular and internationally-acclaimed stars such as Casper Andreas, Jesse Archer, Cathy DeBuono, Jill Bennett and many others will be attending the screening of their respective films at ImageOut to meet their fans and to talk about their movies.

So be sure to have your tickets, enjoy the movies, and meet our guests! Check out our website for more information.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Online Ticket Sales Now Open!

Just a reminder that festival tickets are now available through the ImageOut website. Scroll down the page to get step-by-step instructions for making your ticket purchases, or just click the blue "BUY TICKETS" link at the top of the page, and select which films you'd like tickets for.

Also on that page, you'll find the schedule of all the upcoming in-person ticket sales, the first of which will be THIS SUNDAY, September 19th, from 12:30 - 4:00pm in the ImageOut office (Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman Street, Bldg A, Suite A209).


The winning films at the recently concluded Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival have been announced. And a couple of our ImageOut 18 Gala screenings came out victorious. Our gorgeous Closing Night film, THE SECRET DIARIES OF MISS ANNE LISTER, won the Audience Award for Best Feature. While UNDERTOW, our Centerpiece Feature, won the Jury Award for Best Feature.

But the big winner at AGLIFF is the comedy short, YOU MOVE ME, which won both the Audience and Jury Awards for Best Narrative Short. YOU MOVE ME screens with THE OWLS at ImageOut.

BEARCITY New Trailer

Finally! The trailer for the fab, funny and hairy movie, BEARCITY, has been released and we've posted it on our website. Check it out here.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

UNDERTOW for an Oscar?

UNDERTOW, ImageOut 18's Narrative Centerpiece Feature, was recently submitted by Peru as its official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film competition at the 2011 Academy Awards. A film festival favorite and already a winner of various jury and audience awards all over the world, UNDERTOW will definitely represent LGBT cinema at its best if it makes it to the final list of nominees.

I hope you get a chance (it's currently one of our bestsellers!) to see this amazing and touching drama at ImageOut in October. It's definitely one of my favorites in the lineup. Watch the trailer in our website and tell me that you weren't moved. Because that's just cold.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Festival Fair THIS FRIDAY!

Seriously, what else do you have going on tomorrow evening? Come join us for snacks, drinks (cash bar available), and witty repartee regarding this year's festival lineup. Buy tickets early for those shows that are sure to sell out, and hang around for two great films. Those planetarium seats are really comfortable!

Festival Fair

When: Friday, September 10, 6:30pm - Midnight
Where: Strasenburgh Planetarium
at the Rochester Museum & Science Center
657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Cost: FREE!


7:00PM: Loving Annabelle
9:00PM: Kick Off
TICKETS: $5 each in advance ($6 each at the door)

Monday, September 6, 2010

ImageOut 18 Program

Now that the ImageOut 18 program guides are all over Rochester, I hope you've had a chance to grab your copy and have enjoyed checking out our film offerings for October. This has been a very tough year for some reason, probably because of all the high-quality film options we have. But I'm very satisfied with the resulting Festival lineup. It's a very strong program and I want to personally highlight the amazing lesbian and trans choices this year.

So what films have caught your attention? Anything you are looking forward to see? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

In the weeks leading to the festival, we will be posting some of our recommendations and favorites here in the blog.

For now, click here for the latest trailer of the controversial film, TICKED-OFF TRANNIES WITH KNIVES. I'm posting it here as it will give you an idea of what the film is about and how graphic the violence could be. We love this film but we want you to be aware of what it's about. Is this too gory or bloody for you? This is nothing compared to the movie so just be warned!