We invite our teens and adults to a Collaborative Screening of the movie Pariah at 7 p.m. followed by a post-film panel with national scholars on queer and intersectional identities. Parents should be aware that the movie is rated R.
Pariah: 2011 (R) Directed by Dee Rees. A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities, jeopardizes friendship and family, and risks heartbreak in a desperate search for sexual expression. USA; 86 min.
Second Unitarian is proud to be a promotional partner with Film Streams on Gender Revolt!: A Celebration of Queer Cinema (August 26th – September 27th), a collaborative repertory series presented with UNO Women’s and Gender Studies Program. This series is generously supported by Sam Walker. Film Streams is located at 1340 Mike Fahey Street.
From the bawdy Pre-Code era when homosexuality was implied in the sensational stories of wayward souls, to the innuendo-heavy mid-century melodramas of directors like Douglas Sirk, to the New Queer Cinema movement of the late 80s and 90s, and arriving at a current climate where an LGBTQ story can win the Best Picture Oscar, the movies have been one of the most visible spaces for representations of queer lives and experiences. In ten films, Gender Revolt! will attempt to highlight this heritage. All show times are posted about two weeks prior to the showing. Find out more at filmstreams.org