Annual Film Series - Fall 2016 Film Screening Schedule
Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen Film Series - this year's theme:
Queer Voices, Queer Stories
All screenings at 7pm, in Textor 101
Tuesday September 6th: To Be Takei
Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband Brad on this star's playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love. And, the 50th anniversary of Star Trek takes place this month – the first episode aired September 8, 1966.
Tuesday October 4: El Canto del Colibri - in Spanish, with English subtitles
Much like the seldom-heard song of the hummingbird, the voices of Latino fathers are rarely heard in addressing LGBTQ issues. A story of Latino fathers dealing with issues of immigration, faith, marriage equality, machismo, culture, and the process of their LGBTQ children coming out.
Tuesday November 1: The Same Difference
A compelling documentary that broadens the definition of what it means to be part of the African American lesbian community. Self-identified studs—and the women who love them—discuss hypocrisy in terms of gender roles, performative expectations, and the silent disciplining that occurs between community members. This film also features actress Felicia “Snoop” Pearson from The Wire, AzMarie Livingston from America’s Next Top Model and Empire, Dee Pimpin from Catfish, Crissle West from The Read podcast, and Lea DeLaria from Orange Is the New Black. From stud-on-stud relationships, to coming out as bisexual, and from AGs who decide to get pregnant, to studs dressing femme for pay, director Nneka Onuroah’s engaging documentary ensures that no topic is left untouched.
Thursday December 1: We Were Here
Documents the coming of what was called the “Gay Plague” in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed, and provides insight into what society could, and should, offer its citizens in the way of medical care, social services, and community support. Early in the epidemic, San Francisco’s compassionate, multifaceted, and creative response to AIDS became known as “The San Francisco Model.” In its suffering, San Francisco mirrors the experience of so many American cities during those years. In its response, The San Francisco Model remains a standard to aspire to in seeking a healthier, more just, more humane society.
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