Film festival focuses on lesbian life
The Miranda Film Festival will present films about the diverse experiences of lesbian life and the social context of female sexuality.
Scheduled films include "Boys Don't Cry," 3 p.m.; "Sex Monster," 5:15 p.m.; "Chutney Popcorn," 7 p.m.; "Watermelon Woman," 9 p.m.; and "Shades of Gray," by Lawrence filmmaker Tim DePaepe, 10:30 p.m. The festival is Saturday at 3139 Wescoe Hall at KU.
During the festival donations will be accepted for the "Bring Miranda Home" campaign to help a lesbian couple in Lawrence locate their daughter, Miranda Budiman, who was kidnapped by her father in 1998 and taken to Indonesia. In 1999, federal authorities issued a warrant for the father's arrest but Miranda has not been found.
Portraitist shows works in Ottawa
Ottawa Portrait artist John Boyd Martin will show his works in May at the Carnegie Cultural Center, 501 S. Main St. A reception will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 6.
Martin's paintings hang in more than 60 venues throughout the United States, including the Pentagon. He is known of his blending of light, shadow and surrounding space.