This summer Canadians will have many opportunities to attend Pride festivities in cities and towns across the country. In Lethbridge, the June celebrations will include the 6th annual Pride Film Fest hosted by the Library and Lethbridge Pride Fest.
“The Library has been showing LGBTQA+ films in June since 2012 at The Crossings Branch. For the past few years, we’ve had a formal partnership with Lethbridge Pride Fest, which helps us cross-promote our events and reach a wider audience,” says Library film organizer Paige McGeorge.
Paige says this year’s lineup includes Moonlight, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture this spring; as well as Two Hard Things, Two Soft Things, a documentary that explores the LGBTQ community in a remote Arctic community, and that film will be followed by a discussion hosted by Fairy Tales Presentation Society.
She notes that the June 7 film will be shown at Friends Place at The Crossings Branch and ALL other films will be in the Theatre Gallery at the Main Branch:
Wednesday June 7 – Date and Switch –N/R Nicholas Braun, Hunter Cope; two guys who make a pact to lose their virginity before prom find their friendship tested when one of them comes out of the closet.
June 14- Moonlight – 14A Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp; a chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami. 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture.
June 21 – Two Hard Things, Two Soft Things; this film explores the small but growing community of LGBT Inuit people living in Nunavut, amidst the backdrop of the establishment of an LGBT Pride festival in the territorial capital of Iqaluit. The event took place just months after Iqaluit participated in the national campaign of raising and displaying the pride flag on public buildings for the duration of the 2014 Winter Olympics to protest anti-LGBT laws in Russia, which set off an extended territory-wide debate about the role of homosexuality in Inuit culture.
June 28- Pariah- 14A Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans; a Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship , heartbreak and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Showtime for all films is 7:00 p.m.