Believe Out Loud—the online Christian network advancing global LGBT equality—will host the New York City debut of Level Ground, the world’s first faith-based LGBT festival, at the Marble Collegiate Church and Middle Collegiate Church from November 14-16th.
The Level Ground Film Festival will open with a film screening of “Paris is Burning,” the critically acclaimed documentary about New York City’s ball culture in the late eighties among LGBT communities of color. The film “The Last One: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt” will also be showcased at the festival, followed by a dialogue with the film’s director Nadine Licostie on the quilt, a representation of the global AIDS epidemic, and the quest to sew on its last piece.
Grammy nominated Christian rock star Jennifer Knapp will give a special live performance at the film festival as part of her Inside Out Faith Tour for her soon- to-released album “Set Me Free” and conduct a reading of her newly released book, “Facing the Music,” followed by a book-signing. Jennifer Knapp took the Christian music world by storm when she came out as a lesbian in 2010, and has since become an outspoken advocate for LGBT inclusive faith.
The Collegiate Churches of New York—the oldest, continuous Protestant congregation in North America— along with its two ministries Marble Collegiate Church and Middle Collegiate Church are proud sponsors of the Level Ground Film Festival. Intersections International, which runs the Believe Out Loud program, is the multi- cultural, multi-faith, global initiative of the Collegiate Churches of New York.
Cost: Free / Suggested
donation of $5-10. Tickets for Jennifer Knapp’s concert are $10.
To see a complete listing of events and reserve tickets for the Level Ground Film Festival, visit: http://onlevelground.ticketleap.com/. Tickets for Jennifer Knapp’s concert are $10, but all other festival events are free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5-10.
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