James Franco to Accept Ally Award at Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival


Screen Shot via YouTube. Interior. Leather Bar.

Screen Shot via YouTube. Interior. Leather Bar.

Celebrating 15 years of LGBT films, the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will hit silver screens around Miami and Miami Beach from April 26-May 5. The highlight of the festival will be a personal appearance by actor/author/director/professor James Franco who will be at the event to accept the HBO Latin America Ally Award for his career accomplishments and his support of the LGBT community. The Ally Award presentation will take place on Saturday, April 27, at the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center in downtown Miami immediately preceding the film Out In The Dark. Franco is famous for, among many other things, his portrayal of Harvey Milk’s boyfriend in the award-winning film Milk. His latest foray into the gay world is the exploration of the leather-bar culture in Interior. Leather Bar, which will be screened at the festival“We are thrilled to host an actor of James Franco’s caliber at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival,” said Franc Castro, executive director of the MGLFF. “His multi-faceted talents coupled with his contributions to LGBT film both in front of the camera and behind the scenes have helped shine the spotlight on LGBT cinema and a filmmaker’s right to free expression.”

Trailer after the jump for Interior. Leather Bar.

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