Jacey (Kate Hughes) tends to Valerie (Valynn Turkovich) by rubbing aloe on her rashes.

Jacey (Kate Hughes) tends to Valerie (Valynn Turkovich) by rubbing aloe on her rashes.

Presented by Living Proof Pictures and ArtsQuest

Steel Stacks’ Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas will host Living Proof Pictures’ premiere screening of Brandon C. Lay’s film Binge ∞ Purge, Sunday, May 22, at 7pm. Tickets are $10. The screening will be followed by a Talk-back session with Brandon C. Lay and the cast.  Binge ∞ Purge was written & directed by Brandon C. Lay, starring Valynn Turkovich, Kate Hughes, Orianna Nerino, Jeanie Olah, Maria Sole, Elizabeth Shumway, Ryan MacNamara and Bill Gibson 

Steel Stacks’ Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas is located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem PA 18015.

Brandon C. Lay of Bethlehem has been a Lehigh Valley filmmaker for the past ten years, producing original content and putting strong female performers at the center of his work. His last film, 2014’s “Macie on a Good Day” starring Jen Santos, Maria Sole and Elizabeth Archibeque focused on IDD (Individuals with Developmental Disabilities), addiction and body image.

The themes of body image, addiction and female empowerment are further explored in Binge ∞ Purge, raising awareness and funds with twenty-five percent of tickets sales being donated to NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association). Further proceeds will be used for Living Proof Pictures next project, a feature length film, “The Ground that Sinks” as well as a film festival submissions for Binge ∞ Purge.

Synopsis: Valerie (Valynn Turkovich of Macungie) loses her job of eight years and relapses into bulimia, sending her in a spiral of depression and introspection. It takes the new found friendship of the eccentric Jacey (Kate Hughes of Bethlehem) to help her find the path to recovery.

Binge ∞ Purge 40mins, N/R (Strong adult themes and language) Viewer Discretion is advised.  Talk back and trailers not included in the time.  For further info including a trailer, production stills and other relevant content check out Binge ∞ Purge’s facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LPPBingePurge/?ref=bookmarks