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NEXT UP?

 Our festival screenings are underway so stay tuned for news of where we go next. Our grassroots outreach is important too! Contact Us to explore screening and discussion opportunities for schools and universities, churches and synagogues, LGBTQ organizations, political and advocacy groups--communities of all kinds.

The Ties That Bind has a busy fall schedule ahead ~

  • Dec 20,2017: UNC Department of Psychiatry continuing education panel from12:30-2 PM. Location TBD.
  • Jan 29, 2018: Carolina Public Humanities program screening, Silverspot cinema, Chapel Hill NC at 7 PM; faculty and filmmaker panel discussion to follow to benefit UNC's LGBTQ Center

 

Where We've Been Lately

With the support of Equality-NC's Faith Outreach program, we shared the film with a group at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in North Wilkesboro, NC on Tuesday, August 29th. What a thoughtful, appreciative discussion we had following the screening.

Vermont, was so cool--not only those New England temps but everything about the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival! The Ties That Bind screened on Friday, August 25th. Thanks to all at The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival for giving us "newbies" such a great opportunity and great audiences.

We screened at the 125th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) in August 2017in Washington DC on Saturday, August 5th as part of the conference film festival. Thank you, APA!

 We are honored to have been part of this year's Indie Grits Film Festival in Columbia, SC held during April.

Thank you to all at the RiverRun International Film Festival for hosting and attending our world premiere in Winston-Salem as part of the NC Stories program on April 4th and 5th.  The audience response score there was 4.65 out of 5, and the Q&A sessions were deeply engaging!

Christine Bush, the filmmaker's sister and a principal subject in the film, and Director Diana Newton answer audience questions at the RiverRun International Film Festival

Christine Bush, the filmmaker's sister and a principal subject in the film, and Director Diana Newton answer audience questions at the RiverRun International Film Festival

Where We Were in 2016...

An excerpt from The Ties That Bind was shown as part of the NC Showcase of Works-in-Progress at the Cucalorus Film Festival/Connect Conference on November 9th in Wilmington, NC. Cucalorus has been identified as one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" by Moviemaker Magazine.

We showed a clip of our film at ALICE FEST  on March 13th at the Full Frame Theater in Durham, NC. ALICE FEST  is a film festival presented each year in March in recognition of Women’s History Month.  The festival showcases curated and submitted work by women with a special emphasis on women’s history and achievements.  ALICE FEST features short documentary films, experimental films, animation, multimedia projects, narrative films and works-in-progress.

We were also excited to screen a cut of The Ties That Bind as part of Fresh Docs--a works-in-progress film program co-sponsored by the Southern Documentary Fund and Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies on January 29th. Fresh Docs gave our audience of almost 100 people an advance look at the story and treatment, and gave filmmakers like us a chance to receive constructive feedback on story, structure, and characters through a facilitated dialogue following the film.  Thanks to all who came to see and discuss the film with us!