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Sunday, August 7 – Outrageous
A classic Canadian film, this portrayal of Toronto female impersonator Craig Russell and his schizophrenic roommate broke several moulds when first released in 1977. Is generally considered the first “mainstream” gay film. Rated R for gay content.
Monday, August 8 – Private Romeo
In an all-male military academy several boys begin reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – and slowly the play takes over and becomes the story (although with an intriguing ending). Rated PG.
Tuesday, August 9 – Prom Night in Mississippi
Follows the seniors of Charleston, Mississipi’s high school as they plan and execute their first integrated prom, sponsored by Morgan Freeman. Rated PG.
Wednesday, August 10 – Mambo Italiano
The son of Italian immigrants to Canada struggles to find the best way to reveal to his parents that he’s gay. Rated PG-13 for (tame) gay themes.
Thursday, August 11 – Transamerica
A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns she once fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling in New York. Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and drug use.
Friday, August 12 – Better than Chocolate
Two lesbians meet in Vancouver and move in together, which gets complicated when the mother and brother of one of them move in. The mother has her eyes opened wide! Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language.
Saturday, August 13 – Pride
UK gay and lesbian activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. Rated R for language.
Sunday, August 14 – Milk. The story of Harvey Milk, first gay person elected to major political office in the US, who was murdered several months into his term. Considered one of the best stories to show some of the beginnings of gay policies in the US. Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief violence.
Film list subject to change without notice.