The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse break-dancing next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon: for $8, you get one ticket for a screening at the Out! For Reel LGBT film series, held at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on Saturday, June 11 (up to a $16 value). Choose between the following options:
- The eCupid screening at 5 p.m.
- A Marine Story screening at 7:30 p.m.
Wrapping up its third season, Out! For Reel holds monthly screenings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender films from around the world. The first celluloid feature of the evening is eCupid, a romantic comedy that follows a newly single gay man as he searches for true love on the Internet and finds more than he bargained for. Or choose to view A Marine Story, an award-winning drama about a female soldier who is discharged from the military when she is discovered to be a lesbian and finds renewed purpose in training a teen for boot camp. The feature is preceded by Chained!, a short film about wallet chains and their centuries-long feud with metal detectors, by Betsy Kalin, who will be present at the screening.
A gala after-party follows the festival, featuring a cash bar, dancing, and free rein to survey the theater for untapped popcorn deposits. Tickets at the door cost $14, but Groupon holders receive a $5.50 discount.