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8th Annual La Femme International Film Festival Screens The Glamorous Lie Despite Legal Threats

LA Femme Film Festival announces that the Film The Glamorous Lie to screen at the Festival on October 14, 2012.

 
PRLog - Oct. 11, 2012 - LA Femme Film Festival announced today that the 8th Annual LA Femme Film Festival 2012, October 11-14, 2012 is standing in the shadow of the First Amendment rights protecting those who have a unique voice.  “The First Amendment has long protected documentary films such as “The Glamorous Lie,” said La Femme Film Festival Director, Leslie LaPage.  See, for example, Dora v. Frontline Video, Inc. (1993) 15 Cal. App. 4th 536”,. The LA Femme Festival is under legal threat from lawyers representing one of the film’s subjects to “Cease and Desist” and cancel the screening of this Documentary.  
The Glamorous Lie documentary chronicles a love affair between former Oracle Executive Charles E. Phillips, Jr., now CEO of Infor, and his former girlfriend of eight-and-a-half years, YaVaughnie R. Wilkins.  Wilkins garnered international media attention two years ago when she purchased billboards in New York City proclaiming their relationship and his love; Wilkins is Executive Producer and the subject of the documentary.

The Glamorous Lie Documentary will have its West Coast Premiere at the LA Femme International Film Festival October 11-14 during La Femme Film Festival’s regular screening schedule. The Festival expects a successful screening.

Numerous legal threats by Phillips’ lawyers have already canceled screenings of this film at Vegas CineFest as well as three other festivals. The documentary has successfully screened at the Harlem International Film Festival as a world premiere, winning the Audience Award. The Harlem International Film Festival has suffered no legal ramifications to date. “So far, three festivals have chosen not to uphold the First Amendment rights which protect all of us in this country with freedom of speech,” LaPage says.  “If we allow people to bully us out of what is our right in this country, then what did we fight for and what do we continue to fight for?”

LA Femme International Film Festival understands that sometimes documentaries may be of a private nature or in this case chronicling the life and relationship of two people, one of whom happens to be a known business executive and Washington political figure.  Its interest is simply to allow the audience to decide the worthiness of this documentary.

The festival will run from October 11th-14th, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA, screening over 100 films highlighting independent features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and seminar/panels with Industry Professionals.  The four-day event hosts special networking parties at LA hot spots culminating in a gala Awards Ceremony attended by “A” List celebrities.  LA Femme showcases works “by women for everyone” from all over the world and is dedicated to celebrating and empowering female artists creating media for a worldwide audience.

To purchase tickets to The Glamorous Lie ($10) go to www.lafemme.org/tickets.   Festival VIP Passes cost $150; Tickets for individual films are $10.00; Seminars are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door. All events are held in Los Angeles. For information on the festival visit our website at www.lafemme.org.  

To view The Glamorous Lie trailer visit Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPB4ckd-BNA&feature=youtu.be




Media Inquiries: To register press credentials for the Festival or to schedule an interview with Leslie LaPage, contact A.J. Adelman 310.650.0220 or email llapage@lafemme.org. Visit the website at www.lafemme.org. LA Femme International Film Festival by Women for Everyone.

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