So proud to have been accepted for the 2018 PBS Online Film Festival! From July 16-27 you can now stream the shortened broadcast version of the film, then vote for it. You an even host a viewing party using a guide created by PBS.
We have been 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.
Where We've Been
- Oct 13-15: Indigo Moon Film Festival, Fayetteville, NC--10:30 AM on Saturday with Q&A
- Oct 14: TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Greenville, NC at 12:30 PM with Q&A
- Sept 15-17: Marquee on Main Film Festival in "Little" Washington, NC at 11 AM with Q&A
- Sept 17: First Baptist Church, 99 No. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC from 5-7:30 PM with potluck, screening, and Q&A
- Sept 22: NC Democratic Women Annual Convention, Winston-Salem, NC-- Opening night film at 7 PM
- Sept 24: Footcandle Film Festival, Hickory NC at 4 PM with Q&A
- Sept 24: 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.
- 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
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!
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!