MILFORD - The Black Bear Film Festival will kick off with its opening night gala at the Hotel Fauchere on Friday, October 20th at 6 p.m. located at 401 Broad St., Milford.
This event will include a three-course dining experience with music, celebrities, awards and guest star Tab Hunter, along with the opening night movie of the 2015 documentary “Tab Hunter Confidential”produced by Allan Glaser.

Ticket patrons can expect a three-course meal prepared by innovative chef, Michael Glatz that includes a delicious salad, dinner and dessert. Along side of the savory food, there will be an interview with Tab Hunter following the screening.                                                                         

Allen Glaser’s “Tab Hunter Confidential” ‘Hollywood’s All American Boy Had A Secret’ will screen at 8 p.m. Tab Hunter was one of Hollywood’s most bankable romantic stars during the 50’s and 60’s in such movies as Battle Cry and Damn Yankees. Hunter is also gay. With over 40 films to his credit, this candid showbiz biography reveals the pressures of Hunter’s double life- and his decision to step out of the closet. Cast includes Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, Clint Eastwood, George Takei, Portia de Rossi, Noah Wiley, Connie Stevens and more.

More film icons

Other film icons attending the opening night gala include John Doman, who is known as "Falcone" on GOTHAM, "Rodrigo Borgia" on BORGIA, and "Rowles" on THE WIRE, Larry Kramer, an Oscar nominee, American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist who began his career rewriting scripts while working for Columbia Pictures, which led him to London where he worked with United Artists, Tom Fontana, an 8 time Emmy Award winning writer and producer, known for Copper (2012), Borgia (2011), Oz (1997), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and St. Elsewhere (1982), and Carleton Carpenter, an actor, singer, dancer, composer, and author, who appeared on television, made many records for Debbie Reynolds, Kaye Ballard, Marlene Dietrich and Hermione Gingold, and films in “Two Weeks with Love” with Debbie Reynolds where he received first Gold record from a Motion Picture.

Black Bear Film Festival Executive Director, Bob Keiber stated, “we have something for everyone, and we want this Festival to be one to remember.”

Ticket info

Tickets for the Gala are $90.00 per person and can be purchased online at http://www.blackbearfilm.com/tickets/. All Gala and Gold Passes come with a free Festival weekend ticket to ride The Black Bear Express, sponsored by Chant Realtors. Individual movie tickets went on sale September 15th and can be purchased at the door for $12.00 or online for $10.00.

For more information about the Black Bear Film Festival, Gala tickets, Gold Pass, or individual movie tickets, call 570-409-0909 or visit their website at http://www.blackbearfilm.com/.