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St. Cloud OUT Presents: 
The 2007 St. Cloud GLBTA Film Festival! 

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2007 St. Cloud GLBTA Film Festival

The "Sixth Annual" St. Cloud GLBTA Film Festival is Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th, 2007, so plan on attending both nights!

Schedule of Events

Friday March 16th, 2007
5:30 p.m. Doors open - Arrive early and enjoy the Veranda Lounge and concession stand.
6:30 p.m. Live music by Leesa

7:00 p.m.

Keep Not Silent -
8:00 p.m. Intermission:
8:15 p.m. In My Fathers Church -
9:00  p.m. Moderated discussion -
  ASL Interpreters will be available for our deaf and hearing impaired audience.

Saturday March 17th, 2007
5:30 p.m. Doors open - Arrive early and enjoy the Veranda Lounge and concession stand.
6:30 p.m. Live music by Leesa.
7:00 p.m. The Gymnast -
8:30 p.m. Intermission:
9:00 p.m. Live entertainment: Leesa Performs!
9:30 p.m.

Almost Normal -

  ASL Interpreters will be available for our deaf and hearing impaired audience.
All times are ‘start’ times and are subject to change.


Keep Not Silent
  Winner of the Israeli Oscar for Best Documentary, as well as eight international awards, Ilil Alexander's stunning debut film boldly documents the clandestine struggle of three women fighting for their right to love within their beloved Orthodox communities in Jerusalem. All three are pious, religiously committed women. All three are lesbians, and members of a secret support group called the “Ortho-Dykes.”

Though their life choices exact a devastating price, these women are committed to confronting their duality, and accept the toll with a profound compassion toward their society. Miriam-Ester fights her aversion to a man's touch for the sake of her family and ten children, while Ruth's husband shockingly permits his wife to see her female lover twice a week. Yudith, a Rabbi's daughter, declares her sexuality openly as she believes “lies are the worst sin on earth.”

Ingenious cinematic techniques underscore the excruciating pain of constant self-suppression, and provide the anonymity necessary for these women to continue living in their communities. Their courageous fight for self-realization, honesty and acceptance is an extraordinary model for those who struggle with issues of religious and sexual identity.

In My Father's Church
  Charissa is a lesbian who wants a church wedding, but it doesn't seem to help that her dad is the pastor of the town's United Methodist Church. While he has been quietly supportive of his daughter's lesbian relationship, Charissa's father knows he would put his career at risk if he chose to officiate at her marriage ceremony. In 1999, the Methodist church took a firm stand by suspending a pastor for officiating a same sex union—and the clashes between clergy and gay couples have been making headlines ever since. Compelling and honest, IN MY FATHER'S CHURCH is a poignant exploration of the intersection of homosexuality and religion, from the perspective of someone who has much at stake.

Though disappointed by her father's resistance to marry her, Charissa and her bride-to-be Kelly continue to make their wedding plans—finding support in surprising places, and eventually are married by Charissa's uncle. This emotionally charged story of one woman's attempt to reconcile her love, faith and family brings to life the deep conflicts that gay marriage has caused in many churches—and for many individuals trying to maintain their faith while preserving their own identities.

The Gymnast

Winner of 10 Best Feature Awards at film festivals around the world!

The talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber, Lovely & Amazing) was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength and discipline that once fueled her sport into maintaining both a tedious job as a massage therapist and a loveless marriage.

A chance meeting leads sets Jane on a new path: performing a CirqueDu Soleil style aerial act with a mysterious and beautiful dancer named Serena (Addie Yungmee). Each of them are illuminated by the presence of the other, but there are distractions. Jane is distressed by her lack of children while Serena is a closeted lesbian who tackles stereotypes with being an adopted Korean daughter of Jewish parents. As the stunning pair prepares to audition their act for a Las Vegas show, the gravitational pull between the two women becomes increasingly unavoidable...

A visually compelling film that challenges notions of both ability and identity, THE GYMNAST is foremost a story about hope and taking the necessary risks to fully become yourself.



Almost Normal

What if everyone in the world was gay? Except for you.

Brad Jenkins is gay, just turned 40 and is still single... He's depressed.

Reminiscing, Brad confides to his best friend since high school, Julie, that he wishes he could just be normal. Maybe then he could have scored with the hottest jock at his school, Roland Davis. 

Suddenly taken back in time, Brad wakes up and finds himself back in high school in a world which is now gay. To be straight is considered deviant behavior.

Meeting Roland Davis this time, the two become the hottest couple at school. But then something else happens to Brad. He runs into Julie. When suddenly normal becomes...Well, Almost Normal.



Visit Leesa's Web Site
  Vibrant, soulful, and distinctive; Leesa plays what is in her heart and what is on her mind.

Her music has been called "strangely magnetic", by Muse magazine. This charisma is paired with lyrics that are deep in thought and rich with emotion. She plays her guitar in a "new millennium-acoustic" style which makes an easy yet contrasting platform for her punk rock soul.

Leesa's painfully honest delivery acts as a mirror that audiences from vastly disparate backgrounds can look into and find their own connections and freedoms. This self taught musician has a down-to-earth ease on stage yet will shock you with her intensity.

Leesa's ten years experience has seen her perform in a variety of venues, from small intimate cafes to formal theatres. She also plays for music festivals and has donated her time and talents for several benefit shows.

During this time, Leesa has produced two albums and is working on a third. Her passionate debut album, Love Like War was released in 2003. Raw and unrelenting, this album was only a sneak peak as to the depth of Leesa's abilities. 2005 saw the release of her second album, This Is Me. This endeavor focused on exploring the possibilities of collaboration, and expanding her variety of sound. Leesa's yet-unnamed third album will feature herself as producer, giving the songs a perfection of her intent, and is due out sometime in 2006. Leesa will begin recording her third album this fall.


Ticketing Information

Pioneer Place On Fifth
To purchase tickets in advance simply
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Visit Pioneer Place on Fifth on-line

Visit Pioneer Place on Fifth on-line

Purchasing Information:

(320) 203-1233

Pioneer Place on Fifth
22 5th Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301


Admission to Friday March 16th only:

Admission to Saturday March 17th only: $10
Discounted Pricing for Both Nights: $12

Please Note: 
If you would like to make a monetary donation to St. Cloud OUT for the film festival, you can contact a member of the Film Festival Committee at

Film Festival Marketing Materials

Advertising Information and Order Forms:
Click here to view and print the Advertising Information and Order form.
Click here to view the Microsoft Word format of this form allowing you to complete electronically.
Click here to submit an Order Form via the Internet.

Film Festival Posters:
Click here to view the 2007 Film Festival Poster (11"  X 17" - Poster Size)
Click here to view the 2007 Film Festival Poster (8.5" X 14" - Legal Size)
Click here to view the 2007 Film Festival Poster (8.5" X 11" - Letter Size)

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Feel free to e-mail the film festival committee at with any questions.

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