LEWISTON-AUBURN — The L/A Film Forum will show three love-themed films at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at the Lewiston Public Library.
"Love is All You Need?" tells the story of Ashley, a young teen who is raised by the 'picture perfect all-American family' in the suburbs of California with two moms, two grandpas, two uncles and a little brother. But Ashley has a crush on a boy at school which is against everything this world has every taught her. Ashley lives in a world where the terms "gay" and "straight" are switched and she must face the fact that she is straight in a gay world. This undeniable attraction to the opposite sex causes her to be the constant target of verbal and physical abuse until she is driven to a tragic end.
"April's Heart" is a Maine-made film based on the real-life stories from a suburban high school. The characters in the movie are survivors like their real-life counterparts in the cast and crew, like the young people who dared to put their stories on paper, and like teenagers everywhere who balance their immense challenges with unbelievable strengths.
"Next Stop Love" filmmaker Rafael Moses said, "This is my first short film shot in 2009. It was a wonderful experience. My cast and crew were so great and supportive. I got to shoot on 16mm film which is an amazing process in itself. My father Rakalam Bob Moses scored the film (with Davd J. Sullivan at Native Pulse). It's great to be able to collaborate with him and the score definitely brought a new life to the short."
All Film Forum events are free and open to adults. Light refreshments will be served at each film.
The L/A Film Forum is made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council. Local co-sponsors of the series include the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival and the Auburn and Lewiston public libraries. For more information, call 207-513-3135 or email LPL@LewistonMaine.gov. The library is located at 200 Lisbon St.