PACE announces Audience Awards from film festival

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

People Acting for Change and Equality, or PACE, announced the audience awards from the 9th week-long North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Viewers at the festival rated the films they saw.

"A Very Sordid Wedding" directed by Del Shores won Audience Favorite Feature Film. The film returns to the dysfunctional family in the Texas town of Sordid Lives to see what happens when gay marriages come to communities that are not ready to accept it.

The favorite comedy was "Signature Move" directed by Jennifer Reeder. The tale explores how culture impacts the search for identity in a lesbian love story between a Pakistani-American Muslim lawyer and a Mexican-American bookstore owner.

Best Documentary went to "Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America" directed by Tiffany Rhynard. The story follows an activist who was brought to America as an infant and faces the challenges of being both undocumented and gay.

The audience's favorite short film was "Picture This" directed by Jari Osborne. The film features Andrew Gurza discussing the realities of sex, disability, and queerness.

PACE is Northwest Louisiana's leading advocacy group for the LGBT community.

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