Friday, February 27, 2015

Akron Film +PRIDE presents LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS focused film series at the Nightlight Cinema

[Press release from CANAPI.]


Community AIDS Network and Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI) is proud to present Akron Film +PRIDE, an LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS-focused film series that will be featured at The Nightlight Cinema (30 North High Street). CANAPI, collaborating with Summit County Public Health, The Nightlight Cinema and The Gay Community Endowment Fund bring these contemporary issues to light on the second Monday of each month of 2015 at 7:00 p.m., February through November.

“Our goal is to bring informative and entertaining films to the Akron community,” said CANAPI Outreach and Risk Reduction Coordinator Joshua Morgan. “It is our hope that these will bring awareness to important issues in our community.”


The series began on February 9, 2015 with the documentary “The Last One,” and will continue on March 9, 2015 with “Cloudburst,” a comedy about a lesbian couple (Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker) who escape from a nursing home and travel to Canada to get married, picking up a young male hitchhiker along the way. Please visit www.canapi.org for the complete film series listing including trailers.

Tickets for each film are $10 and can be purchased at The Nightlight box office during normal operating hours or on their website at www.nightlightcinema.com. Parking is available at meters on North High Street as well as in the parking deck on the corner of North High and East Market. Both are free after 6 p.m. and all day on weekends.

These films have not been rated by the MPAA. Photo stills from each film are available upon request. Funding for this program has been provided by CANAPI, Summit County Public Health and The Gay Community Endowment Fund.

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