Join us at The Cary on May 31, 7 PM for a free screening starting at 7 PM! Part of the Local Premieres program. Q&A with filmmaker to follow.

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Our Road Trips with the Film

So proud to have been part of the 2018 PBS Online Film Festival! You can now stream the shortened broadcast version of the film. The Ties That Bind was rated as the # 1 and # 2 picks by judges from the PBS programs American Experience and Frontline, respectively.

We were fortunate to partner with the renowned PBS program, To The Contrary, to become part of the festival this year. The Ties That Bind was previously featured in To The Contrary's About Women and Girls film festival, which highlights the rights and struggles of women, girls and diverse communities and is broadcast nationally on PBS.

  • Oct 13-15, 2017: Indigo Moon Film Festival, Fayetteville, NC--10:30 AM on Saturday with Q&A

  • Oct 14, 2017: TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Greenville, NC at 12:30 PM with Q&A

  • Sept 15-17, 2017: Marquee on Main Film Festival in "Little" Washington, NC at 11 AM with Q&A

  • Sept 17, 2017: First Baptist Church, 99 No. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC from 5-7:30 PM with potluck, screening, and Q&A

  • Sept 22, 2017: NC Democratic Women Annual Convention, Winston-Salem, NC-- Opening night film at 7 PM

  • Sept 24, 2017: Footcandle Film Festival, Hickory NC at 4 PM with Q&A.

  • Sept 24, 2017: Charlotte Film Festival, Charlotte, NC at 3:10 PM with Q&A.

  • Dec 20,2017: UNC Department of Psychiatry continuing education panel from12:30-2 PM. With Q&A.

  • Jan 29, 2018: Carolina Public Humanities program screening, Silverspot cinema, Chapel Hill NC at 7 PM; faculty and filmmaker panel discussion followed to benefit UNC's LGBTQ Center.

  • October 14, 2018: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX.

  • October 17, 2018: Public Library, San Angelo, TX, co-sponsored by The Gathering and Open Arms Rape Crisis Center & LGBTQ Services.

  • November 2018: Carrboro Film Festival, screening at 9:15 PM, with Q&A.

  • January 31, 2019: The Seymour Senior Center, Chapel Hill, NC, 2 PM, with Q&A.

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, 2018. 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, 2017. 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 Washington DC on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 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 2017.

Thank you to all at the 2017 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!