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ASU's Queer Film Series runs through Oct. 11



Article Published: Sep. 9, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
ASU's Queer Film Series runs through Oct. 11


Appalachian State University's 11th annual Queer Film Series will be held every Monday for five weeks beginning Sept. 13. Movies are free and open to the public with discussions following each show.

All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons.

The schedule of films is as follows:

Sept. 13 - 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010, USA). This documentary provides insight into the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion and passage of Proposition 8, California's anti-same-sex-marriage legislation, as well as the Mormons' secretive, long-lasting campaign against gay rights across the country. The film is narrated by Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Milk.

Sept. 20 - Gen Silent (2010, USA). This film documents elderly LGBT people who hide their sexual identity to survive in the health-care system. The lives of six LGBT elders and a range of paid caregivers is shown, from those specifically trained to make LGBT seniors feel safe and accepted to LGBT elders who are discriminated against, abused and neglected. It is also a story of hope for the LGBT elders, as they come across growing groups of impassioned professionals trying to right the system to provide all LGBT seniors with the same care and compassion as other elders.

Sept. 27 - Were the World Mine (2008, USA). This film is about a high school boy, Timothy, who is prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through musical daydreams. After being cast as Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," he discovers a recipe for the play's magical love-pansy. With this recipe, Timothy turns most of his town gay in an attempt to make them all walk in his shoes.

Oct. 4 - Undertow (Contracorriente) (2009, Peru, in Spanish with English subtitles). A married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.

Oct. 11 - The OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lesbians) (2010, USA). Four older lesbians kill a younger one and try to get away with it. Directed by Cheryl Dunye, this film is a collective act, rethinking how to make films outside of the traditional system.

For more information about the Queer Film Series, visit the website at http://www.qfs.appstate.edu, or contact one of the following: Dr. Jill Ehnenn at (ehnennjr@appstate.edu) , Dr. Kim Hall at (hallki@appstate.edu) , or Dr. Davis Orvis at (orvisdl@appstate.edu)

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