Thursday, March 23, 2023

First of Two Area LGBTQ Film Festivals Takes Place This Weekend

Pride month is approaching and Hampton Roads is fortunate to have two LGBTQ film festivals planned for Spring 2018.  This first takes place this weekend at the Slover Library in downtown Norfolk.  The Norfolk Public Library, in collaboration with the LGBT Life Center, PFLAG of South Hampton Roads, Naro Video and Hampton Roads Pride present the Slover Library’s third annual LGBT Film Festival.

Two films will be shown each on May 5 and 6 in Room 640 of the Slover Library.  On Sunday afternoon, there will be a social hour that will include refreshments with Joe Ritchie playing piano.  This event is free and open to the public. Films to be show are the following:

Saturday, May 5th, 1PM:

52 Tuesdays, (PG-13)

16-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.

4pm:  Holding the Man (Unrated)

Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet.

May 6th, 12:30 PM:
Princess Cyd, (Unrated)

Eager to escape life with her depressive single father, 16-year-old athlete Cyd Loughlin visits her novelist aunt in Chicago over the summer. While there, she falls for a girl in the neighborhood, even as she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.

May 6th, 2:30 PM:
Gods and Monsters (Rated R)

The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.

Next month, the LGBT Life Center will present its annual Reel It Out queer film festival from June 7-10 at locations around Hampton Roads.  Films and events include:

  • SHORT FILM SHOWCASE, June 7, 7:00 PM, ODU, University Theater
  • Women Who Kill, June 8, 7:00 p.m., Todd Rosenlieb Dance Theater
  • Body Electric, June 9, 7:00 p.m., Virginia Aquarium
  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Sunday, June 10, Wells Theater

For more information and tickets to the Reel It Out festival, please visit their website HERE.


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