Friday, September 11, 2015

The Movies of the Reel Pride Board Members

In this series of interviews, Gay Central Valley highlights the Board of Directors of the Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival and the movies that move them...

The 26th Reel Pride Film Festival starts on Wednesday, September 16th and runs through Sunday, September 20th. 

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Board Member - Augie Blancas


Augie Blancas is the current Communications Director for Fresno Reel Pride. He's been volunteering for Fresno Reel Pride for several years. 


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FILM GENRE?

I love all films ranging from comedy, drama, a good 80's flick, to anything Marvel.


WHAT IS THE FIRST FILM YOU REMEMBER SEEING AS A CHILD?

THE PROFESSIONAL starring a young Natalie Portman who lives with a hit man. My dad would sneak me out of school and take me to movies, but they usually weren’t kid friendly.


WHAT WAS THE FIRST FILM YOU SAW MORE THAN ONCE?

When I was a kid, I would watch LADY AND THE TRAMP over and over again. I think I went through two tapes because I watched it that much.


WHAT MOVIES DO YOU WATCH WHEN YOU’RE NESTING AT HOME?

THE BREAKFAST CLUB, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, or any X-MEN movie.


WHAT FILM DO YOU MOST OFTEN RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS?

I’m still recommending a film from last year’s film festival called THE WAY HE LOOKS. It was a short prior to becoming a full-length feature film and it was just amazing. It goes to show the types of films we bring to the festival.


WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO AT THIS YEAR’S REEL PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL?

We have a great line-up of men’s films like IN THE GRAYSCALE and FOURTH MAN OUT as well as our free community screening of IN THE TURN.

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