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HATE CRIME Premieres In Chicago May 11

Exclusive Engagement, May 11– May 18,

at Century Centre Cinema - 2828 North Clark

Thursday, May 11 – 7:00 p.m.

Special Premiere Screening Event to Benefit

Tickets are $15

(A portion of the proceeds goes to the Gay Liberation Network)

*Program includes: Pre-Show Presentation, Screening of “Hate Crime,” Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A with the Filmmakers and Representatives of the Gay Liberation Network

*Expected In Attendance:

Hate Crime Star SETH PETERSON

Writer/Director/Producer TOMMY STOVALL

Executive Producer MARC STERLING

Composer EBONY TAY

Gay Liberation Network ANDY THAYER


Opening Night Tickets are available at

Specialty Video, 3221 N. Broadway and 5307 N. Clark, or by calling GLN at 773-878-3697

Besides opening night, limited run begins Saturday, May 13 - Thursday, May 18

at

Century Centre Cinema

2828 N. Clark St.

PRESS CONTACTS: MONIQUE MOSS/DANIEL BERNSTEIN 310-275-0777 mmoss@wcpr.net


Film score composer/musician Ebony Tay will lead off this Thursday's opening night benefit screening for the Gay Liberation Network with a performance of her original music. Following the film, she will join a discussion with director and producer Tommy Stovall, lead actor Seth Peterson, and the Gay Liberation Network's Andy Thayer.


Tickets for the 7 PM, May 11th opening night are $15 and are available at the Century Cinema box office, both Specialty Video outlets (5307 N. Clark Street and 3221 N. Broadway), or by calling GLN at 773.878.3697. The regular run of the film begins Saturday, May 13 and runs thru Thursday, May 18th (regular run tickets available only at the Century Cinema box office).


The film's story . . .

Robbie and Trey live peacefully in a quiet neighborhood, until an unexpected conflict arises in the form of hostile new neighbor Chris, a preacher's kid. Blindsided by a brutal attack, Trey winds up in a hospital bed, fighting for his life. Chris becomes the prime suspect, but he has a solid alibi. After he himself becomes a suspect, Robbie desperately attempts to carry out a complex and dangerous plan that will uncover shocking secrets and turn many lives upside down.

A thought-provoking suspense drama, Hate Crime, a testament to the power of love and the damaging consequences of intolerance, is a film by Tommy Stovall, shot on location in Dallas, Texas. Seth Peterson (Providence) stars as Robbie, with Bruce Davison (X-Men, Runaway Jury), Giancarlo Esposito (Usual Suspects, Homicide: Life on the Street), Cindy Pickett (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Chad Donella (Final Destination), Susan Blakely (The Towering Inferno), and Lin Shaye (There's Something About Mary) rounding out the all-star cast.

"Hate Crime" won "Best Feature / Audience Choice" at the Sedona International Film Festival, "Best Feature / Audience Award" at the Out Takes Dallas Film Festival, "Best Feature / Audience Choice" at the Q Cinema -- Fort Worth Film Festival, and "Best Men's Feature / Emerging Film Award" at the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.


More Chicago Appearances By Hate Crime's Ebony Tay!

After a sold out Dallas show and well received week run Ebony Tay, Hate Crime singer/songwriter /composer will be performing original songs from the indie hit feature. Ebony will be performing the Top 20 Billboard remix hit "Jesus by 45" in an intimate acoustic set along with the first singles from her album, "Stories of the Firehorse."


Stargaze

Wednesday, May 10 -- 9 PM

5419 N. Clark Street

. . . or grab a cup of joe and listen in @

Uncommon Ground

Friday, May 12 -- 8 PM

3800 N. Clark Street


To learn more about this talented and unique artist visit www.ebontaymusic.com



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