For Immediate Release: January 31, 2013

L.I. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Presents PETUNIA ‘Out at the Movies’

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(Long Island, NY) On Sunday, February 17 at 7pm Out at the Movies Presents PETUNIA, a hilarious romantic comedy about a young gay man who mistakenly believes that a vow of celibacy will simplify his life, “Petunia” screens in the monthly Out At The Movies series, presented by the L.I. Gay and Lesbian Festival at Cinema Arts Centre, 631-423-7610 www.CinemaArtsCentre.org

Join the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival the Cinema Arts Centre as we showcase a different LGBT film each month.

Members:$10 / Public: $15 (includes reception) Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

ETUNIA, a hilarious romantic comedy about a young gay man who mistakenly believes that a vow of celibacy will simplify his life

His name is Petunia. Charlie Petunia (Tobias Segal). At first glance, he looks positively Bond-like in his tuxedo, but in fact he is the polar opposite of the suave lady-killer. Instead of drinking martinis and living it up, Charlie spends his brother’s wedding reception avoiding the dance floor and securing his self-imposed celibacy by snapping the rubberband on his wrist anytime he feels aroused by the formal-wear-clad young men in the room. The Petunia family has a storied history of avoiding real feelings: Mom, Felicia, (Christine Lahti) is a therapist who needs a shrink of her own; dad, Percy, (David Rasche) hides erectile dysfunction under an oblivious and disaffected non-personality; and brothers Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Adrian (Jimmy Heck) are hiding infidelity and sex addiction, respectively. Throw in mean NYC princess Vivian (Thora Birch) for a sister-in-law, and you have Charlie’s biggest problem: his crazy family. Charlie finally finds a guy he’s willing to break his “no sex” vow for when he meets and starts dating George McDougal (Michael Urie). But George is hiding something from Charlie – his wife (Brittany Snow) – and their relationship hits a complicated snag when she returns unexpectedly from a long trip . . . With super quirky, yet highly sympathetic characters, great acting, and hilariously unpredictable twists and turns, Petunia will make you think about love, life and how family plays a part in who you turned out to be. (USA, 2012, 92 min., color, Blu-ray | Director: Ash Christian | Cast: Brittany Snow, Christine Lahti, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Michael Urie, Thora Birch, Tobias Segal)

Since 1973, presenting the best U.S., International, Independent & Repertory films on 3 screens 365 days of the year, in a comfortable ambience including the sculpture garden & The Sky Room Café, the Cinema Arts Centre is located at 423 Park Ave (just south of 25a), Huntington, NY 11743 (25 miles east of New York City). Admission for regular programs: $11.00. Discounts for members, seniors, students & children. CAC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. For further information call 631-423-7610. To sign up for weekly email schedule: info@CinemaArtsCentre.org

Membership and Schedule: www.cinemaartscentre.org

The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.



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