Gay-Straight Alliance at Mount Union College to Hold Film Festival

April 08, 2010

The Gay-Straight Alliance at Mount Union College will hold a film festival October 7 through the 10 timed to coincide with National Coming Out Day on Thursday, October 11.

Each evening at 7 p.m., light refreshments will precede a 7:30 p.m. screening followed by a discussion led by a faculty member. These sessions will be held in the North Reading Room of the Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center.

On Sunday, October 7 Saved will be presented. In this film the protagonist is forced to deal with the consequences of her attempt to save her boyfriend from his homosexuality. Dr. Ivory Lyons, associate professor of philosophy & religious studies and the director of African American Studies will lead the discussion.

TransAmerica will be presented on Monday, October 8. This film tells the story of a trans-American journey made by a preoperative male-to-female transsexual and her son. Dr. Andrew Price, professor of English, chair of the Department of English and instructor of gender studies will lead the discussion.

On Tuesday, October 9, Paragraph 175, a documentary about Paragraph 175 of the German penal code under which the Nazis were able to incarcerate more than 100,000 people. Professor of English Dr. Michelle Collins-Sibley will lead the discussion.

Brokeback Mountain will be presented on Wednesday, October 10. This movie features a romance between two ranchers in Wyoming who both marry despite their love for one another, reuniting monthly on the mountain where they first fell in love in 1968. Dr. Gwen Gray-Schwartz, assistant professor of English will lead the discussion.

Throughout the week, a series of five movies will also be shown on CCTV: Middle Sexes, Little Miss Sunshine, Kiss of the Spider Woman, My Beautiful Laundrette and The Execution of Wanda Jean.

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