Greetings and salutations to all our Sacramento BENT LGBTQ Film Festival Fans as we gear up for our 29th consecutive 2020 Film Festival!
As we all know, this year’s health crisis has closed theaters for now, putting BENT and other film festivals into uncharted waters. While we hope that we can safely present BENT in October at the Esquire IMAX Theatre (our intended venue this year), nothing is certain. Our viewers’ safety and well-being are our foremost consideration.
For this reason, we are exploring ways to present BENT online for home viewing. But the cost of doing so will be higher than what we had budgeted, relative to the income we would otherwise have received from theater ticket sales.
Accordingly, your financial support for BENT during Big Day of Giving, May 7, will be instrumental in our ability to present to our Sacramento Community the newest in LGBTQ-themed feature films, documentaries and shorts, to continue BENT’s role of creating a shared Community space.