The Office of LGBTQIA and Women's & Gender Studies present "Queer Reels, Real Topics” for the fall and spring semesters.
The Texas Tech University Office of LGBTQIA and Women's & Gender Studies presents the "Queer Reels, Real Topics” film seriesfor the fall and spring semesters. Serving as an extension of the classroom, this film series merges education with entertainment about the LGBTQIA community.
Films of all genres serve an important community function by affirming lives, making the invisible visible and educating others about the stories and histories of other people. Recognizing the diversity of identities and perspectives within the LGBTQIA community, the films chosen for this year's series include identity, community, prejudice and normalcy.
During the fall semester, five films will be shown in the Student Union Building (SUB). All films are free and open to the public. Each film will be accompanied by reviewed film notes and followed by a commentary and analysis discussion.
On Tuesday (Sept. 12), the first film in the series, "Big Eden” will be screened at 7 p.m. in the Lubbock Room. From gay writer-director Thomas Bezucha ("The Family Stone”) comes this funny, heartwarming romantic tale of a 30-something gay man, Henry Hart, played by Arye Gross ("Ellen,” "Six Feet Under”) who returns to his childhood home in Montana when his beloved grandfather becomes ill. Once there, Henry confronts his unrequited passion for his high school best friend, Dean, and his feelings about being a gay man in a small town.
The other films selected for this series include:
- "Transpose” – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Escondido Theatre
- "Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride” – 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Lubbock Room
- "Boy Meets Girl” – 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Lubbock Room
- "The Last One: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt” – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Escondido Theatre
For more information and to check out the spring lineup, visit the Office of LGBTQIA website at www.lgbtqia.ttu.edu.