On Wednesday, February 6th, the Footcandle Film Society is happing to partner with the Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series to screen the documentary FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO at the Carolina Theater in Downtown Hickory at 7:00pm.
The film has been described as a hard-hitting, ethically deep, and thought -provoking documentary that hopes to open minds and hearts about homosexuality, the Bible, and the healing that can take place in families with gay or lesbian children. It received a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and won numerous Audience Favorite awards at film festivals across the country including the Seattle Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival, Provincetown and Outfest.
The film has a local connection as the filmmaker, Dan Karslake, is the nephew of Bill and Martha Karslake of Hickory.
The following evening, Thursday, February 7th, the Visiting Writers Series will host the author Armistead Maupin on the Lenoir-Rhyne University campus. Armistead Maupin grew up in Raleigh, graduated from Chapel Hill and has been a powerful voice for the LGBTQ community for many years. He is best known for his ground-breaking serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, Tales of the City, which was made into a mini-series starring Laura Linney.
Armistead will speak at PE Monroe Auditorium on February 7th at 7:00pm. His talk is free and open to the public.