L/A Film Forum: 3 Shorts on Love!
Past Event ....... March 7th — 6:00 p.m.
The L/A Film Forum returns to LPL on Thursday, March 7 with three short films: Love is All You Need, April’s Heart, and Next Stop Love. The program is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. in the Library’s Callahan Hall. (6:00 social time with popcorn, soda and candy; the films begin at 6:15 p.m.) A facilitated discussion will follow the film showings.
Love is All You Need tells the story of Ashley, a young teen who is raised by the ‘picture perfect all-American family’ in the suburbs of California – with two moms, two grandpas, two uncles, and a little brother. But Ashley has a problem – she has a crush on a boy at school, which is against everything this world has every taught her. Ashley lives In a world where the terms “gay” and “straight” are switched, this young girl must face the fact that she is straight in a gay world. This undeniable attraction to the opposite sex causes her to be the constant target of verbal and physical abuse until she is driven to a tragic end. This short film is the first in a two phase project conceptualized by Kim Rocco Shields, who also wrote and directed the film.
April’s Heart is a Maine-made film based on the real-life stories from a suburban high school. The characters in the movie are survivors…like their real-life counterparts in the cast and crew … like the young people who dared to put their stories on paper, and like teenagers everywhere who balance their immense challenges with unbelievable strengths. Film premiered October 23, 2011 in Sanford, Maine.
Next Stop Love is the first film production from the artist Raphael Moses (2009) and includes a score by the jazz musician Rakalam Bob Moses.
The L/A Film Forum is co-sponsored by the Auburn Public Library, the Lewiston Public Library, and the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival with support provided by the Maine Humanitites Council. For more information, contact the LPL Adult Services Department at 513-3135 or LPLReference@LewistonMaine.gov
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