We hope this email finds you well in this new year! It has been an exciting few months for "The Abominable Crime" and we wanted to share some news and let you know about upcoming screenings in the US, and our European and UK premieres!
On February 11th, "The Abominable Crime" was broadcast on national television in Belize! The film was brought to Channel 5 by local activist Caleb Orozco, who is leading the legal challenge to end the criminalization of homosexuality in Belize.
We are thrilled to be part of the national conversation about LGBT rights in Belize!
We are also pleased to announce that "The Abominable Crime" is now being distributed in North America by Passion River Films. Passion River is making the film available to libraries and educational institutions across the country. If you’re interested to bringing the film to your school or library, you can find more information here.
We also wanted to let you know about upcoming screenings of "The Abominable Crime" on both sides of the Atlantic!
Philadelphia, PA – February 27th
The Caribbean Alliance for Equality is bringing the film to the Metropolitan Community Church of Philadelphia on Thursday, Feb 27th at 7pm. Micah Fink and Maurice Tomlinson to be in attendance.
Davis, CA - February 27th
The UC Davis School of Law on will show the film on February 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM. Check the screenings page for more details about the location of the screening.
Queens World Film Festival – March 6th
We are pleased to be taking part in the 2014 Queens World Film Festival! The film will be showing on Thursday, March 6th at 8:30 pm at the Secret Theatre. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit here.
Queer Spirits! Film Festival, Toronto – March 14th
The Queer Sprits Film Festival at the University of Toronto will be screening the film on Friday, March 14th at 5 p.m., at the Innis Town Hall. A panel discussion and a Q&A with Maurice Tomlinson will follow.
Roze Filmdagen Film Festival, Amsterdam, March 15th and 22nd.
We are incredibly excited to be making our European premiere at Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam’s LGBT Film Festival.
The film will be screened twice. For ticket information and screening locations, keep an eye on the screenings page.
Saturday March 15, 15.45h
Saturday March 22, 13.30h - Micah Fink, Maurice Tomlinson, and Simone Edwards will be in attendance!
BFI London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, March 29th and 30th.
We are honored to announce our UK premiere at the BFI London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival! The film will be screened three times:
Saturday March 29th, 14:00 at the National Film Theatre at BFI Southbank, Studio screen Saturday March 29th, 20:45 at the National Film Theatre at BFI Southbank, screen NFT2 Sunday March 30th, 13:10 at the National Film Theatre at BFI Southbank, Studio screen NFT1
Micah Fink and Maurice Tomlinson will be at all three screenings!
Of course, we want to extend an enormous thank you to all our Kickstarter supporters, who enabled us to complete the film. And also many, many thanks to the folks at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, whose ongoing support has been crucial since the very beginning of this project.
We will also be announcing dates and times for screenings in Portland and Washington, DC, soon, so please keep an eye on our screenings page or our Facebook page for more details! We hope to see you at a screening soon!
Also if you have thoughts or suggestions for screenings -- or would like to organize one on your own, please contact Tara, our outreach coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Abominable Crime Team