GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library continues its free monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, February 13 with a film about two Kenyan girls that want more from life than to become wives. 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 February 13 film: It is said that “Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives.” Kena and Ziki want something more. The girls remain close friends while resisting the political rivalry between their families. They support each other to pursue dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety “A lyrical ode to finding a kindred spirit amidst an uncaring majority.” (RogerEbert.com) (Not Rated)
Save the date, Thursday March 12, for the next film in the series. Simon Spier is a nice normal teenage guy, in a normal loving family, and he’s looking forward to graduation. He also has a secret: he’s gay. He has yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Working through these issues becomes hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. “This film is a funny, heartfelt, and truly touching teen romantic comedy that instantly becomes a modern classic for today‘s generation.” (Molly Freeman – Screen Rant) (PG-13)
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.