Award winning Sacred Hearts, Holy Souls being shown tonight

sacred heartsThe award winning film Sacred Hearts, Holy Souls will be shown tonight at the Ron Robinson Theater tonight.
The screening starts at 7pm.
The Arkansas Times, Little Rock PFLAG, Central Arkansas Pridefest, the Central Arkansas Library System and the Ron Robinson Theater present a special screening of Little Rock director Mark Thiedeman’s “Sacred Hearts, Holy Souls” to benefit Out in Arkansas, the Times’ coming LGBT publication. Tickets are $25.

A coming-of-age story about a gay teenager at a Catholic boarding school, “Sacred Hearts” has been widely praised: It won the Charles B. Pierce Award for Best Film Made in Arkansas at the 2014 Little Rock Film Festival, and Philip Martin of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette called it one of last year’s best releases. Filmmaker magazine has called Thiedeman “a star,” and The Hollywood Reporter said he was a director to watch.

Following the screening, Hendrix College professor and Arkansas Times columnist Jay Barth will host a panel discussion with Thiedeman and local LGBT leaders about the fight for equality in Arkansas post-Obergefell. A reception in the lobby of the theater will follow with complimentary drinks and light appetizers.

Out in Arkansas will be a daily online publication focused on the LGBT community in Arkansas. To donate or for more information, visit arktimes.com/outinark.

To purchase advance tickets, call Kelly Lyles at the Arkansas Times at 501-492-3979.