LGBTQ Film Festival
June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 1, 2021
Join us for some critically acclaimed films that feature LGBTQ stories to celebrate Pride Month this June. Please note that all films are rated R except Love Simon, which is teen-friendly.
June 10: Love, Simon
- Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying, and life-changing.
- Accolades: Won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film; Won the HRC Ally for Equality Award
- Come a little before the movie starts to make a button to show your pride and/or allyship!
June 17: Moonlight
- A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support, and love of the community that helps raise him.
- Accolades: Won Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture; Won Golden Globe for Best Picture
June 24: Milk
- In 1972, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) and his then-lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, with Milk determined to accomplish something meaningful in his life. In 1977 he becomes the nation’s first openly gay man elected to a notable public office when he wins a seat on the Board of Supervisors. The following year, Dan White (Josh Brolin) kills Milk in cold blood.
- Accolades: Won two Independent Spirit Awards; Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including wins for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor in a Leading Role
July 1: Carol
- Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.
- Accolades: Nominated for six Academy Awards, nine Critics Choice Awards, and four Golden Globes