GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library continues its monthly free LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, November 14 with a film about women falling in love against the backdrop of women’s lucha libre, Mexican-style wrestling. 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 28th Avenue South). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming film titles 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 November 14 film: A film fest favorite, this 2018 indie comedy/romance/drama tells the story of Zaynab, a Pakistani Muslim lesbian who cares for her TV-obsessed mother, who is also determined to find a husband for her daughter. After Zaynab meets and falls for a bold, spirited Mexican woman, she discovers herself more fully as she immerses herself in the sport of lucha libre, Mexican-style wrestling. “Unsentimental sweetness and pluck.” (Los Angeles Times) (Not Rated)
Save the date, Thursday December 12, for the next film in the series. This 2014 film is inspired by a true story. In 1984’s Thatcher-ruled Britain, a strike by the National Union of Mineworkers prompts a group of LGBT activists to raise money for the families of striking workers. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the LGBT group targets a small village in Wales where they decide to try and offer their donation in person. The strike drags on and the two groups find that standing together forms the strongest of all unions. “A joyous crowd-pleaser that genuinely works.” (Rotten Tomatoes). (Rated R)
Watch for announcements of other films as they are added to the series on the second Thursday of each month.
The LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 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 and the Library on the web at mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL. Or contact the LGBTQ Resource Center by email to LGBTQGulfport@gmail.com.