Annual Film Series - Spring 2015 Film Screening Schedule

Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen Film Series - this year's theme:
Spring 2015
All screenings at 7pm 

Tuesday, January 27: The Paper Mirror
Textor 103

In 2010, Alison Bechdel is in the process of writing "Are You My Mother,” a follow up to 2006’s award-winning "Fun Home." Known for her decades-long comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For, "Bechdel’s artistry is in a transitional phase, as is world-renowned painter Riva Lehrer’s, as she moves from art focusing on disabilities into other subjects This intimate short documentary captures this pivotal collaboration between two influential artists.

Tuesday, February 10: Still Black: A Portrait of Black TransMen
Textor 101

The stories of six thoughtful, eloquent and diverse transmen. Preachers, teachers, students and activists, each man brings a colorful and complex richness as he describes his relationship to himself, as well as others in his life, and their connections to their bodies, social status and the consequences of being black, transgender and men.

Wednesday, March 18: Gen Silent
Presented in partnership with the IC Gerontology Institute
Textor 102

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender older people who fought the first battles for equality now face so much fear of discrimination, bullying and abuse that many are hiding their lives to survive. Thousands are dying earlier than their straight counterparts because they are isolated and afraid to ask for help. But a growing number of people are fighting to keep LGBT aging from meaning aging in silence.

Tuesday, April 7: Queer China, ‘Comrade’ China
Textor 101

A comprehensive historical account of the queer movement in modern China, the film documents the changes and developments in LGBT culture that have taken place over the last 80 years. The film examines how shifting attitudes in law, media and education have transformed queer culture from being an unspeakable taboo to an accepted social identity. It features exclusive interviews with over three dozen leading queer activists, scholars and filmmakers.

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