View photos from the 2014 Level Ground Film and Arts Festival here.

Marble Collegiate Church proudly hosts a weekend of LGBT Understanding: Level Ground Film and Arts Festival, as part of our yearlong Diversity Series: Remember, Reflecting, Reconciling, with the support of the Collegiate Churches of New York and Believe Out Loud on Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Join us for a weekend of dialogue as we explore our common ground on Faith, Sexuality and Gender through Art, Film and Discussion in a welcoming, inclusive and intimate setting. All tickets are free (except the Jennifer Knapp concert on 11/15) but registration is required. When registering at Level Ground’s website, please put “0” in the ticket dollar amount box.

Don’t miss the Friday, November 14 screenings at Middle Collegiate Church as part of Level Ground’s 2014 Traveling Road Show.

Saturday, November 15

11:00am - 12:00pm: On Gender Conformity - A mixed media program including short films and live performances by Mac Shannon and Larry Darnell Penn Whitfield followed by a dialogue. (Chapel)

12:30 - 1:30pm: Lunch - Join Level Ground, Believe Out Loud and Marble Church staff team for Lunch and learn more about the vision of Level Ground and ways you can join them in their mission to create safe space for dialogue through art. (Loft)

1:00 - 2:00pm: Stations of the Cross: The Struggle for LGBT Equality - Artist, Mary Button’s fourteen images of the Stations of the Cross are a series of artistic representations of the Passion of Christ, depicting the story of his death from his sentencing to the laying of his body in the tomb. This series combines images depicting the struggle for LGBT equality through the 20th and 21st century. Each station illustrates the many ways in which the pursuit of justice for LGBT peoples is embedded in the history of the United States. (Sanctuary)

2:00 - 4:30pm: 10th Anniversary Screening - In Good Conscience: Sister Jeannine Gramick's Journey of Faith film screening followed by a dialogue with Barbara Rick, Sister Jeannine Gramick, and Marble’s Sister Carol Perry, SU. (Sanctuary)

4:00 - 7:00pm: Shower of Stoles - Curated by Martha Juillerat, Director of the Shower of Stoles Project, and former Presbyterian minister, the stoles are displayed with the hope that God's loving church will someday fully recognize and accept the gifts of its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members. The stoles on display are represented from all genders and ethnicities. (Loft)

7:00 - 9:00pm: Jennifer Knapp in Concert: Set Me Free - An evening of music and storytelling with Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning musician, Jennifer Knapp and her Inside Out Faith tour. She will be playing songs from her soon to be released album, Set Me Free, along with some old favorites. Tickets $10 (Sanctuary)

Sunday, November 16

1:30 - 3:00pm: Film screening of The Last One: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt, followed by a dialogue with Director Nadine Licostie. (Labyrinth)

2:00 - 3:00pm: Book Signing and Dialogue with Jennifer Knapp: Facing the Music
Enjoy a more intimate engagement with Jennifer Knapp. She will read from her newly released book, Facing the Music, dialogue with the audience, and book signing. (Loft)


4:00 - 6:00pm: Listening for Grace Theater Performance, Hosted by Jane Clementi from the Tyler Clementi Foundation - Ted & Company, led by veteran actor Ted Swartz, uses humor and storytelling to talk about issues of faith and social justice. Listening for Grace is a funny, powerful, and poignant performance which gives voice to our fears and hopes when a faith community engages in questions around same sex relationships. (Sanctuary)

Additional Information

For more information on our GIFTS fellowship go here, or contact, (212) 686-2770, ext. 260.

Childcare will be provided for each event. Please reserve your childcare needs with Brian Hampton (212) 686-2770.