‘Out of the Closet’ film series sponsors screening

By Dave Maley, August 29, 2018
Documentary highlights queer youth theater troupe.

The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series at Ithaca College will open its fall slate with “The Year We Thought About Love,” a documentary that goes behind the scenes of one of the oldest queer youth theaters in America. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. in Textor 103.

What happens when a diverse group of LGBTQ youth dares to be “out” on stage to reveal their lives and their loves? “The Year We Thought About Love” takes its cameras into classrooms, kitchens, subways and rehearsal rooms to document the Boston-based True Colors: OUT Youth Theater. When the Boston Marathon bombs explode right outside their building, the troupe becomes even more determined to share their stories of love to help heal their city.

Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, and the theme of this year’s series is “Connecting Through Community.” For more information, visit www.ithaca.edu/lgbt.