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’To Be Takei’ Opens Boston LGBT Film Fest Tonight

Thursday Apr 3, 2014

This evening the Boston LGBT Film Festival opens with a screening of To Be Takei, the new documentary by Jennifer Kroot and Bill Weber about actor George Takei.

It takes place at 8:00 pm at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

In addition, there are a limited number of tickets available for a pre-screening VIP Party at Empire at 6:30 pm. There is also a post-screening party, also at Empire. At the party will be Bill Weber, the editor and co-director of "To Be Takei."

Also on hand is director JC Calciano and actors Michael Adam Hamilton and Jack Turner. "The Ten Year Plan," Calciano’s latest comedy that features Hamilton and Turner, screens Friday night, April 4 at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square at 7:00pm. Calciano’s previous films, "eCupid" and "Is It Just Me?," screened at previous Boston LGBT film festivals.

Director Eric Schaeffer, whose newest film "Boy Meets Girl" also screens on Friday, April 4 at the Bright Screening Room at the Paramount Theatre in Boston, will be at the VIP event along with the film’s stars Alexandra Turshen and Michelle Hendley.

Tickets for the VIP Event, screening and post-screening party are $50.00. Tickets for the screening and post-screening party are $30.00. To purchase tickets online visit this website. For tickets for individual screenings, visit the Boston LGBT Film Festival website.

"To Be Takei" is an entertaining and moving look at the many roles played by eclectic 76-year-old actor/activist George Takei whose wit, humor and grace has allowed him to become an internationally beloved figure and internet phenomenon with over 6-million Facebook likes.

It balances unprecedented access to the day-to-day life of George and his husband/business partner Brad Takei with George’s fascinating personal journey, from his childhood in a Japanese American internment camp, to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on "Star Trek," to his current gig as "Official Announcer" of "The Howard Stern Show."

The doc features interviews with "Star Trek’s" William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig, as well as journalist Dan Savage and popular radio host Howard Stern.

For more on the Boston LGBT Film Festival, visit the Festival website.


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