November 11, 2006 - Camelot Theatres
Doors open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM

“Loving Anabelle
Coachella Valley Premiere

Special Guest:  Katherine Brooks

Simone Bradley (Diane Gaidry), is Saint Theresa's prized young poetry teacher who finds peace and security within the boarding school's walls.  Surrounded by a lush atmosphere with little conflict, Simone has settled into a life of comfort and purpose educating her young female students.  Annabelle (Erin Kelly), is a charismatic and enchanting new student who quickly draws attention for her rebellious behavior.  Fearing Annabelle will influence the other students, rigid Headmistress (Ilene Graff), instructs Simone to keep an eye on Annabelle and get her under control.  Simone, however, quickly learns that the real challenge is not Annabelle's behavior but the attraction budding between the two.  As Annabelle pursues her teacher, she unleashes the passion that has been locked deep inside Simone, who must decide whether or not to enter into an affair that could cost her everything.  Inspired by the 1931 German classic, MAEDCHEN IN UNIFORM, director Katharine Brooks's “Loving Annabelle” gives a modern telling of the “forbidden love” story that continues to be controversial to this day.

Festivals 2006:  Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival, Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, CT (Connecticut) Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival, Gay Orlando Film Festival, Cinequest-San Jose Film Festival

Writer/Director: Katherine Brooks
Starring: Diane Gaidry, Erin Kelly, Ilene Graff, Kevin McCarthy, Michelle Horn and Marla Maples

Run Time:  78 min.
Rating:  NR
Official Website w/trailer