Movie screenings and picnic celebrate pride in Grand Park

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Pack a picnic and enjoy an exclusive outdoor film screening. The Proud picnic and movie night focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer perspectives. Short films from Outfest Fusion Festival as well as feature-length films will be presented by filmmakers and actors who will share insight about their art.

The feature film, “When The Beat Drops,” follows the queer black performers in one of Atlanta’s top dance groups as they prepare for their biggest competition to date. In a press release, debut director Jamal Sims described dance as a “superpower” that can “elevate the queer community.”

Short films include the world premiere of “Venus Retrograde,” which follows a young non-binary person of color, and their journey of self-love and revelation of self.

This free event is open to all ages and will feature music from DJ Bianca Oblivion plus an array of food trucks.

The Proud Picnic and movie night will take places on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Grand Park.

Grand Park is located between Grand Avenue and Hill Street, convenient to the Civic Center/Grand Park stop on the Red and Purple Metro lines. Visit http://grandparkla.org/event/proud-picnic-2018

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