Out! For Reel LGBT Film Series celebrates its season finale on Saturday, May 5 with the western Massachusetts premiere of the new comedy/drama, “The Perfect Family”, starring Kathleen Turner and Emily Deschanel. The film screening will be held at the Northampton High School Theater, 7 PM, and the After Party will be held at Diva’s Nightclub in Northampton, 8:30 pm - Midnight. Advance tickets, trailer, and information are available at www.OutForReel.org.
The Perfect Family touts an all star cast including Kathleen Turner (Golden Globe winner), Emily Deschanel, (star of the hit FOX TV show “Bones”), Sharon Lawrence (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Richard Chamberlain (“Thornbirds”), Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”), Michael McGrady (“24”), and Angelique Cabral (“Friends With Benefits”).
The Perfect Family is a laugh out loud, heartfelt comedy / drama about a devout woman (Turner) who wants to win the Catholic Woman of the Year award. Her problem is that she lies about her entire family to make them “perfect” in the eyes of the church. Her daughter is a pregnant, vegetarian lesbian (Emily Deschanel) who plans to marry her partner (Angelique Cabral), her son (Jason Ritter) wants a divorce and is having an affair, and her husband (Michael McGrady) is a recovering alcoholic. Her struggle with her homophobia, her faith, and her love for her family is portrayed honestly with compassion and humor. This film examines universal family dynamics that everyone, LGBT and heterosexual folks, young and older, will definitely be able to relate to.
Tickets are $10 Advance / $12 Door / $16 Combo Film & Party / $8 Student w/ID. After Party tickets are $6 with film / $7 Advance / $8 Door. The film trailer and more information is available at www.OutForReel.org.
Out! For Reel LGBT Film Series screens the best in award-winning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender films from around the world in a nine month season. Now wrapping up its fourth season, Out! For Reel’s mission is to create and strengthen our LGBT community through cultural events, build connections to our heterosexual allies, and work toward the eradication of homophobia through the arts and entertainment. Over 25,000 people have attended Out! For Reel events since its inception in 2008.