Location: Ward 3 Community Room, 1510 E. Grant Road (West of Campbell Ave on South Side
1 – 2:25pm “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS” ( R ) “Bloody Hilarious” – LA Times; “You won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face” Peter Travers of Rolling Stone “What We Do In The Shadows“ introduces us to age-old vampire flatmates being filmed by a New Zealand documentary crew.
Stuck in their antiquated ways, the struggle to adjust to 21st century customs, like paying rent, sharing household chores and getting expressly invited into nightclubs.
2:40 – 4:16pm “THE LARAMIE PROJECT” ( NR – Adult Content) – “Gripping…intensely moving.” LA Times “A remarkable achievement an enduring American story.” SF Chronicle
In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard was found savagely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. “The Laramie Project” is a portrait of a town painfully forced to confront itself in the reflective glare of the national spotlight.
How did this small town with a “live and let live” philosophy become a town where young men could commit such a crime? The answer may lie in “The Laramie Project,” a stunning, profoundly moving picture of a community facing an incomprehensible event and its aftermath. (2002 Sundance Film Festival Opening Night selection.)
4:31 – 6.35pm “WORD IS OUT” ( NR ) “A milestone!” Dennis Lim, NY Times; “***** It could crack the stoniest heart.” Kieth Uhlich, Time Out New York “Word is Out” stories of some of our lives.
Word is Out premiered in 1977 as the first feature length documentary about lesbian and gay identity made by gay filmmakers. Audiences were startled and moved by the stories told by the film’s participants, After conducting 140 interviews, the filmmakers selected twenty-six people of various lifestyles, races, ages and backgrounds to tell the stories of their lives. The documentary was released in theaters around the world and shown on prime-time television. It helped untold numbers of people accept themselves, their friends and their families, and had an impact on American culture. Word is Out became an icon of the emerging gay rights movement and a landmark in documentary history, but time had taken its toll on the existing prints and the film was rarely seen. In honor of it’s place in our collective history, the Outfest Legacy Project and UCLA Film & Television Archive restored Word is Out with the generous contribution of the David Bohnett Foundation, creating a high-definition video of this DVD Premiere. Ripe for rediscovery, the film is at once a record of past struggles, an occasion for reflecting on how far we still have to go, and a masterpiece of the documentary form. Viewers will be charmed, touched and perhaps galvanized to action by this film’s emotionally breathtaking blend of candor, humor, love and humanity.
6:45 – 8.21pm “THE MATTHEW SHEPARD STORY” (NR) THE POIGNANT STORY OF A MURDER THAT MOVED A NATION. In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew’s killers’ trial–and the weeks leading to Matthew’s death — with unnerving detail. Stockard Channing delivers an unforgettable, Emmy Award winning performance as Matthew’s grieving mother, Judy., in a story of a murder that moved a nation to action. Also starring Law & Order’s Sam Waterston. Shane Meier portrays Matthew.
GAY PRIDE FLICKATHON*
WHEN: Sunday, October 28, 2018
TIME: 1PM to 8:30PM
WHERE: Ward 3 Community Room, 1510 E. Grant Road
(West of Campbell Ave on South Side of Grant)
SPECIAL NOTES: 1. There is no charge for admission – stay for one or all, see one and come back for another all movies are FREE.
2. Donations for snacks and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available – suggested between 50 cents and $2.00.
3.Absolutely NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PERMITTED, anyone obviously intoxicated will be asked to leave.
4.Start and Run Times are approximate, there will be 10 to 15 minute intermissions between movies.
* Presented by members and friends of The Men’s Social Network of Tucson in support of The Colby Olsen Foundation.
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