Five LGBT Films to be featured at the Garden State Film Fest in Atlantic City

Garden State Film Festival will screen
Garden State Film Festival will screen "The Ghosts of Ethan Dean"

The Garden State Film Festival announced today that five LGBT films will screen at the 2017 Garden State Film Festival in April in Atlantic City.

This year’s LGBT films include:

Love Wins

Saturday April 1, noon Resorts Hotel & Casino –Superstar Theater

Garden State Film Festival will screen "Love Wins"
Garden State Film Festival will screen “Love Wins”

Love Wins is a half-hour documentary that tells the story of two octogenarian women, Jan and Emily, who met and fell in love during a time when doing so was strictly taboo. Trailer link at:

The Ghosts of Ethan Dean

Saturday April 1-12:15 PM   – Resorts Hotel & Casino- Starlight Room

A young artist battles the ghosts of his past and discovers the only hope for redemption is through painting. Trailer link at:

Waking Up

Saturday April 1, 8:30PM Resorts Hotel & Casino Atlantic Ballroom

Three strangers accidentally get high at their friend’s wake and are determined to fulfill her “dying wishes”. Trailer link at:

Walk For Me-RH20

Sunday April 2, Noon Resorts Hotel & Casino Horizon

Hassan Kendricks is set to make his Femme Queen debut in the shimmering lights of the Ballroom scene voguing as a girl named Hanna.  Trailer link at:

The Lavender Scare

Sunday April 2- 12:15PM- Resorts Hotel & Casino- Starlight Room

With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be ‘security risks’ and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. Trailer link at:

“We are excited to be able to present this aray of LGBT films as a part of our 15th Annual Film Festival in Atlantic City, and shine a spot light on the extraordinary talent we are able to present,” says Margaret Fontana, the festival’s Executive Director

The  Garden State Film Festival runs from March 30-April 2, 2017. Individual screening tickets are $14 in advance and $15 at the door and weekend passes are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. All passes and tickets are available at and at festival box office.