Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party to Open Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is happy to announce Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party will be the Opening Night feature film for the inaugural year of Kaleidoscope, a new LGBT Film Festival to be held in downtown Little Rock, AR at The Studio Theatre on July 30 to August 2, 2015.

For the screening we are honored to have Director Stephen Cone in attendance for a Q&A and reception following the screening.  Stephen previously directed the multi-award winning The Wise Kids.

HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY spans the 24 hours containing the birthday pool party of 17-year-old preacher’s kid Henry Gamble. 
The night before the party, Henry and his friend Gabe, have a sleepover. Typical teenage boy chat quickly turns sexual, and it’s silently implied that Henry, on a search for identity, has a crush on Gabe.  

As dawn arrives on the day of the party, Henry’s mom Kat wakes in a state of limbo, middle-aged, with a secret. A little while later, Pastor Bob is making breakfast, and they are joined by Henry’s 19-year-old sister Autumn, home from college for the party. Later that afternoon, guests begin to arrive – the assistant pastor, youth minister, husbands and wives; sons and daughters trapped between youth and adulthood, as well as Henry’s own teenaged church and 
“secular” friends, including the closeted young Logan, who has eyes for Henry.

As day turns to night and clothes come off, Henry & Co. carefully navigate the religious strictures and sexual secrets held within the community, all struggling to tread the public and private, and their longing, despite themselves and their faith, for earthly love.

The film stars Cole Doman, making his feature debut.  Also of note to many Arkansans, former Little Rock resident Kelly O’Sullivan is one of the film’s many co-stars in a terrific ensemble cast.

The film premiered at the Maryland Film Festival, and has played at Frameline (San Francisco) and BAMcinemaFEST (NYC).

The screening starts at 7 pm on July 30 at The Studio Theatre. Passes for Kaleidoscope are now on sale at: http://goo.gl/bdrr3F