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Big fun coming up at the NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

I just got the word from my contact on the festival program committee (and a regular Blend reader) that Margaret Cho and Tab Hunter will be appearing at the 11th Annual North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) on August 10-13 at the historic Carolina Theatre in Durham.

Margaret will perform at the opening night event, along with LISP, “the World’s Greatest Gay Rapper.” Tab Hunter will host a special screening of Paul Bartel’s Lust in the Dust on 8/12. He will hold a Q&A; session as well as sign copies of his autobiography, Tab Hunter Confidential : The Making of a Movie Star (Algonquin Books, $24.95). Tab’s also the guest of honor at the festival’s reception.

The NCGLFF has been held since 1995; it’s the second largest LGBT film festival in the Southeast — and the biggest queer event in the state. It’s a roaring great time — queer Durham comes alive. There are folks I’ve met at the festival who drive in for the weekend from points all over the South to be out proud and take in a marathon of moviegoing.

This year’s festival includes 60 films from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain and other countries. There will be 4 world premieres, 8 Southeastern premieres and 47 North Carolina premieres featured at the fest.

For more information on films, schedules and festival updates, surf over to www.carolinatheatre.org. or http://festivals.carolinatheatre.org/ncglff.

Tickets go on sale Monday, July 17 at 11 a.m.

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