GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, June 14 with a documentary featuring “unearthed” LGBT home movies from past decades. The Film Series is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month.
Each film begins at 7pm in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28thAvenue South). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming the titles of films in general press releases. But feel free to call the Library at (727) 893-1074 for the film title and other information about the film series. Or find titles and more information online: www.mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources.
About the June 14 film: While the LGBTQ community began to experience greater visibility in the wake of 1969’s Stonewall riots, generations had quietly lived their lives before, out of the public eye. Filmmaker Stu Maddux reveals this hidden history by unearthing a treasure trove of rare home movies made by gay and lesbian people – some dating back to the 1930s – that have long languished in the backs of people’s closets. Projecting the viewer back in time, these private moments open a fascinating window into the surprising vibrancy of unheralded LGBT lives. (Not rated)
As part of its LGBTQ Pride Month celebration, the LGBTQ Resource Center will feature a guest speaker from the Tampa Bay International Gay and International Film Festival (TIGLFF) who will briefly talk about TIGLFF and introduce the film.
Save the date, Thursday July 12, for the next film in the series. Three bullied teenage girls are going through the throes of finding themselves in this 2015 Swedish fantasy feature. In a dark world of teen violence, sexual confusion and marginalization, the girls have only each other. A seismic shift happens when they discover a curious plant in their greenhouse. It turns out to have mysterious magical qualities that, when consumed, transforms the girls temporarily into boys. But not only does their gender change, the world around them, and their response to it, is profoundly altered. (Not rated)
The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.