Out at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Fest ’19

October 3rd – 6th

 

Tickets are also available at screening venues beginning 45 minutes before showtime.

Festival passes, flex passes and/or screening tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at WFU’s Byrum Welcome Center on Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th, beginning at 6:15 PM and at UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex on Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th, beginning at 11:15 AM.

To see the full schedule of films, please scroll down.

If you have questions and/or technical problems, please call Rex at 336.918.0902.

OUT at the Movies 2019 Film Festival Flex Passes

Tickets

49 available
OUT at the Movies 2019 Film Festival Flex Pass$40.00Includes 1 admission to 5 films of your choice

OUT at the Movies 2019 Film Festival Passes

Tickets

46 available
OUT at the Movies 2019 Film Festival Pass$75.00Includes 1 admission to all films

Festival Schedule

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Thursday, October 3rd

Wake Forest Byrum Welcome Center – 1834 Wake Forest Road
WORK IN PROGRESS SCREENING OF PROPER PRONOUNS
7:00pm – 60 min. – Documentary
Q&A
** FREE ADMISSION **
NIGHTLY RECEPTION
9:00pm Location: Wake Forest Welcome Center – 1834 Wake Forest Road

Friday, October 4th

Wake Forest Byrum Welcome Center – 1834 Wake Forest Road
Opening Night Film – 5B
7:00 pm – 94 Min. – Documentary – Q&A
Preceded by INSPIRE Award Presentation
NIGHTLY RECEPTION 9:00pm Location: Wake Forest Welcome Center – 1834 Wake Forest Road
OUT LATE DRINKS 10:00pm – Close Location: Fair Witness Fancy Drinks – 290 E. 4th St.

Film Details

Proper Pronouns

Screening is presented by North Star LGBTQ Center:

North Star LGBTQ Community Center’s mission is to foster community across intersecting identities through advocacy, compassion, education, and service.”

Screening is hosted by Wake Forest University’s LGBTQ Center

Thursday, October 3, 7:00pm; WFU’s Byrum Welcome Center

Directors: Meg Daniels and Manie Robinson | USA | 2019 | 58 minutes | English

Of 30 transgender, ordained ministers in the United States, six are in North Carolina. They all battle narrow-mindedness within the religious community, their families, and NC natives. In order to live their authentic selves, some have thrown their loved ones into personal identity crises. They preach bravely despite the danger they face as transgender persons living in the South. As transgender ministers, they also navigate their way through local, state, and national governing bodies who decide what it means to be a human being. Their journeys have challenged the filmmakers to re-evaluate their own religious beliefs. (Proper Pronouns is being screened as a work in progress.)

Q & A with Meg Daniels, Dawn Flynn, Liam Hooper, Debra Hopkins and Mykal Shannon, moderated by Angela Mazaris

5B

Friday, October 4, 7:00pm; WFU’s Byrum Welcome Center

Director: Dan Krauss, Paul Haggis | USA | 2019 | 94 minutes | English

At the heart of the HIV/AIDS crisis and widespread hysteria, a single number and letter designated a ward on the fifth floor of San Francisco General Hospital, the first in the country designed specifically to deal with AIDS patients. The unit’s nurses’ emphasis on humanity and consideration of holistic well-being was a small miracle amid a devastating crisis and the ensuing panic about risk and infection.

Q & A moderated by Dr. Sam Pegram

Preceded by Boldly Go:

Director: Christopher Cosgrove | Australia | 2019 | 6 min | English

A young gay man is hiding an embarrassing secret about his body. When a long-term crush begins seducing him at a party, he is forced to confront his shame and expose the truth or risk losing the boy of his dreams.

Tickets

150 available
Individual Admission: 5B$10.00

Lupe

Saturday, October 5, 12:45pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Directors:  Andre PhillipsCharles Vuolo | USA | 2019 | 77 minutes | English and Spanish

Lupe follows Rafael, a young Cuban immigrant searching for their lost sister,

Isabel, in New York City. Rafael is a trained boxer, and their search in the city’s gritty underworld often turns bloody. During a violent encounter in a brothel, Rafael reunites with Elsa, a woman from their shared past in rural Cuba. While Rafael and Elsa join forces to search for Isabel and share memories of their past in Cuba, Elsa realizes Rafael is suppressing their transgender identity. As the film explores Rafael’s friendships and relationships, a breakpoint of Rafael’s personal discovery journey looms large.

Q & A with Kerry Michelle O’Brien, moderated by Eden Lane

Preceded by: Welcome to the Ball

Director: Adam Vincent Wright | USA | 2019 | 5 min | English

A child learns sign language in hopes of making a new friend.

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: Lupe$10.00

From Zero to I Love You

Screening presented by Pride Winston-Salem: 

“Pride Winston-Salem’s mission is to celebrate our culture, honor diversity, inspire engagement, promote inclusion, provide community outreach and educate our friends, allies and supporters on equal rights for all.”

Saturday, October 5, 1:00pm; UNCSA’S ACE Theatre Complex

Director:  Doug Spearman | USA | 2019 | 106 minutes | English

Jack has what every man would want: a beautiful and successful wife, two smart and pretty daughters, a big house and a great job. He also has a secret that has been eating him alive for most of his life: he’s chosen the path of “normalcy” to the American Dream rather than face the fact he’s attracted to men. He tries to be the faithful husband and good father until one night he can’t do it anymore. A chance encounter at a party leads him straight to the man who will upend everything Jack has built. Will what was supposed to be a one-night-stand turns into a once-in-a-lifetime love for both of them?

(Darryl Stephens) is just a guy in Philadelphia who happens to have a history of getting involved with closeted married men. His father and his soon-to-be step mom are on him to find someone who’s actually available and to settle down. Instead, he starts an affair with a man named Jack (Scott Bailey) who is fifteen years into a perfect marriage with two beautiful children and an enviable wife. Their affair sparks something in Jack, and he starts confiding in those close to him that he’s gay, and developing feelings for Peter. The problem is that his coming out is overshadowed by Peter falling in love with somebody else, leaving Jack to stay in the closet, something which has disastrous consequences for the domestic bliss of both parties. Also starring Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy).

Q & A with Scott Bailey and Ann Walker, moderated by Del Shores

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: From Zero to I Love You$10.00

Before Stonewall

Saturday, October 5, 1:30pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director:  Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg | USA | 1985 | 87 minutes | English

In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay liberation movement had begun. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by LGBT Americans since the early 1900’s. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today’s gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance. Experience the fascinating and unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history. Narrated by iconic author Rita Mae Brown. Groundbreaking interviews with Ann Bannon, Martin Duberman, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Gittings, Harry Hay, Mabel Hampton, Dr. Evelyn Hooker, Frank Kameny, Audre Lorde, Richard Bruce Nugent, Jose Sarria and many more.   About the restoration: The 16mm negative was scanned and digitized at Periscope Films in Los Angeles. The file was then color corrected at Edition Salzgeber in Berlin, who created the DCP. Director Greta Schiller supervised the process and approved the new DCP.In 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity, the gay liberation movement began. Before Stonewall opens the closet door, uncovering the dramatic and sometimes horrifying public and private experiences of LGBT Americans since the early 1900s. Revealing and often humorous, fascinating and unforgettable, the film moves through decades of homosexuality in America, using historical footage and interviews with many who lived through an often brutal closeted history.

Tickets

71 available
Individual Admission: Before Stonewall$10.00

Rafiki (A Friend)

Saturday, October 5, 3:00pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya | 2019 | 83 mins | English and Swahili

Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, Rafiki is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” – but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

Preceded by the short – I Know Her

 
Director: Fawza Mirza | 2019 | USA | 3 minutes | English  
 
In the afterglow of a seemingly fated hookup, two women realize that perhaps they have a little too much in common.

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: Rafiki (A Friend)$10.00

Sell by

Saturday, October 5, 3:45pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director:  Mike Doyle | USA | 2019 | 94 minutes | English

Does every relationship have an expiration date? Adam and Marklin are about to find out. Their 5-year relationship has gone from a passionate flame to a medium burn, forcing them to reconcile with each other’s shortcomings, all while watching their support network crumble around them.

Best friend Cammy’s latest beau checks all of her boxes—if you don’t count that he actually lives in a box;  Haley’s student is more interested in studying her than studying for the SATs;  and Elizabeth and Damon—the “stable” ones—are on the brink of divorce after 15 years of so-called bliss. But, in this mess, hope springs eternal as they all muddle their way through to try to make life work.

Preceded by the short – Boldly Go

 
Director: Christopher Cosgrove | 2019 | Australia | 6 minutes |English
 
A young gay man is hiding an embarrassing secret about his body.  When a long-term crush begins seducing him at a party, he is forced to confront his shame and expose the truth, or risk losing the boy of his dreams.

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: Sell By$10.00

Tongues Untied

Saturday, October 5, 4:00pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director: Marlon Riggs | USA | 1989 | 55 minutes | English

Tongues Untied is a 1989 experimental documentary film that seeks, in its author’s words to, “…shatter the nation’s brutalizing silence on matters of sexual and racial difference” and gives a voice to communities of gay black men, presenting their cultures and perspectives on the world as they confront racism, homophobia and marginalization.

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: Tongues Untied$10.00

The Garden Left Behind

Saturday, October 5, 5:00pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director:  Flavio Alves | USA | 2019 | 88 minutes | English and Spanish

The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina’s transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City. As Tina begins to transition, Eliana struggles to understand Tina and fears their life in America is not what they planned. Tina finds camaraderie in a small transgender advocate group, but soon finds herself fighting for the life she’s meant to live—facing violent threats, increasing medical costs, questions about her legal immigration status, and skepticism from the man she loves. She begins to lose hope but has unknowingly become the only hope for a shy young man who has been watching her closely from afar.

Q & A with Carlie Guevara, Kristen Lovell and Tamera Williams, moderated by Kerry Michelle O’Brien

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: The Garden Left Behind$10.00

The Queen

Saturday, October 5, 5:30pm; UNCSA’S ACE Theatre Complex

Director: Frank Simon | USA | 1968 | 68 minutes | English

At age 24, sometimes Jack is drag queen Sabrina. It’s 1967, and Sabrina is mistress of ceremonies at a national drag pageant in New York City. Jack’s protégé Richard enters the pageant as Miss Harlow. The camera goes behind the scenes, recording rehearsals leading up to the pageant, conversations in the dressing room (about draft boards, sexual identity, sex change operations and being a drag queen) and the jealousies that emerge before and after the competition. Who will win the crown?

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: The Queen$10.00

Gay Chorus Deep South

Screening presented by Triad Pride Performing Arts:

“The TPPA consist of LGBTQ members and their allies, who perform to entertain, enlighten and enrich while promoting equality and social justice for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity – fostering pride, understanding and acceptance.”

Saturday, October 5, 7:00pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director:  David Charles Rodrigues | USA | 2019 | 100 mins | English

Responding to anti-LGBTQ laws and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the South, bringing a message of music, love and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. They performed in churches, community centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting communities. The journey challenges members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices on a journey towards reconciliation. The conversations and connections offer a glimpse of a less divided America, where the things that divide us – faith, politics, sexual identity – are set aside by the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.

Q & A with Ash Blow, moderated by William Southerland

Preceded by:

Short choral performance by members of the Triad Pride Performing Arts, directed by William Southerland, artistic director / conductor

Tickets

148 available
Individual Admission: Gay Chorus Deep South$10.00

Six Characters in Search of a Play

Saturday, October 6, 7:15pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director:  Emerson Collins | USA | 2019 | 89 minutes | English

Sordid Lives creator Del Shores’ new film of his one-man show, directed by Emerson Collins, proves once and for all that he is not a writer, he’s a self-proclaimed thief! In Six Characters In Search Of A Play, riffing on Pirandello’s classic title, Shores brings to life six one-of-a-kind characters he has met in real life that haven’t quite made it into one of his plays, films or TV shows. The audience will hear the truth behind how he collected these eccentrics and their stories as he portrays his hilarious, off-the-rails encounters with them. The audience will meet Yvonne, the anti-vegetarian Dallas waitress; Sarah, a Trump-hating elderly actress with an inhaler in one hand and a cigarette in the other; Jimmy Ray, the evolving, Magic Mike-loving latent Georgia redneck; Loraine, the once-brilliant drama teacher who has lost her damn mind and is now obsessed with porn; Marsha, the monkey-hating lesbian with COPD; and Aunt Bobby Sue, the racist Republican with a heart of gold. In this new film based on his one-man show, Del Shores (creator of Sordid Lives) proves once and for all that he is not a writer, he’s a self-proclaimed thief! In Six Characters In Search Of A Play, Shores brings to life six characters he met in real life that haven’t quite made it into one of his plays, films or TV shows. Hear the truth behind how he collected these eccentrics and their stories as he portrays: Yvonne, the anti-vegetarian Dallas waitress;  Sarah, a Trump-hating elderly actress with an inhaler in one hand and a cigarette in the other;  Jimmy Ray, the evolving, Magic Mike-loving latent Georgia redneck;  Loraine, the once-brilliant drama teacher who has lost her damn mind and is now obsessed with porn;  Marsha, the monkey-hating lesbian with COPD;  and Aunt Bobby Sue, the racist Republican with a heart of gold.

Q & A with Mat Hayes and Del Shores, moderated by Ann Walker

Preceded by Cognitive:

Director: Mat Hayes | USA | 2019 | 14 minutes | English

What if growing up in the church led you to believe you weren’t going to grow up at all?

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: Six Characters in Search of a Play$10.00

Where Justice Ends

Sunday, October 6, 12:00pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director: George Zuber | USA | 2019 | 51 minutes | English, Spanish

Where Justice Ends highlights the intersection of two important and timely topics of social justice: conditions within the U.S. prison system and the injustices that befall transgender people encountering the law. The films looks into why so many transgender people encounter the police, how those interactions often lead to discriminatory treatment and the inhumane conditions that transgender people all too frequently experience.

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: Where the Justice Ends$10.00

To the Stars

Sunday, October 6, 12:30pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director:  Martha Stephens | USA | 2019 | 109 Mins | English

In the early 1960s in small-town Oklahoma, mousy Iris is the high-school pariah and the target of bullies. When edgy, confident Maggie moves to town, the two become unlikely friends. The more time that Iris and Maggie spend together, the more they find in their relationship:  Maggie encourages Iris to be more assertive, and Iris offers Maggie a safe space to be herself. They connect through their vulnerability. But this is rural Oklahoma in the 1960s …

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: To the Stars$10.00

Primos (Cousins)

OUT at the Movies is proud to screen the Southeastern U.S. premiere of PRIMOS!

Sunday, October 6, 12:45pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Directors:  Mauro Carvalho, Thiago Cazado | Brazil | 2019 | 83 minutes | Portuguese

Lucas is a young man who lives with his religious aunt Lourdes in a quiet country town. He helps his aunt hold religious meetings with the ladies of the area, in the living room, playing religious songs on the keyboard. This quiet life will end soon as another aunt facilitates the arrival of his cousin, Mario, just out of jail. The clash of reality between the cousins ends up causing unusual situations and an unexpected attraction among the young men.

Q & A to follow with Thiago Cazado and Mauro Carvalho, moderated by Rex Welton

Preceded by the short – Sweater

 
Director: Nick Borenstein | 2019 | USA | 5 minutes | English
Corey’s day couldn’t be worse.  Then, he get a free coffee.

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: Primos (Cousins)$10.00

Can’t Stop the Music

Sunday, October 6, 1:30pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director: Nancy Walker | USA | 1980 | 124 minutes | English

In this fictional account of the Village People, fashion model, Samantha, helps her roommate, Jack, try to get a record deal. When Jack’s demo isn’t great, she searches New York City’s Greenwich Village for a group of musicians to sing the songs for the demo. She finds one made up of a police officer, a cowboy, a construction worker, a soldier an Indian and a biker. The film details their rise to fame from New York to a climactic concert in San Francisco.

Q & A with Randy Jones moderated by Rex Welton

Tickets

Tickets are no longer available.

Changing the Game

Sunday, October 6, 3:00pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director:  Michael Barnett | USA | 2019 | 88 minutes | English

This documentary takes us into the lives of three high school athletes—all at different stages of their athletic programs, personal lives and unique paths as transgender teens:  Sarah, a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire;  Andraya, a track star in Connecticut openly transitioning into her authentic self;  and Mack Beggs, last year’s Texas State wrestling champion. Transgender athletes have to work harder than their cisgender peers in order to thrive in their field while also having the courage and resilience to face daily harassment and discrimination. These young athletes channel the negativity around them into a positive, to gain a sense of self-worth and validation. This film is their urgent, articulate plea for acceptance.

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: Changing the Game$10.00

Croce e Delizia (An Almost Ordinary Summer)

Sunday, October 6, 3:30pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director:  Simone Godano | Italy | 2019 | 100 minutes | Italian, French

In this romantic comedy, two very different families spend their holidays in the same house at the seaside: the aristocratic Castelvecchios and the working-class Petagnas. What brought such distant worlds together?  Tony and Carlo’s engagement announcement turns everyone’s lives upside down. Their commitment is put to the test by their stunned families. Convinced the match is wrong, the children set out to derail the nuptials. Will love triumph in the end? La Cage aux Folles meets Mamma Mia! in this light-hearted Mediterranean charmer.

In this hilarious and affecting romantic comedy, two very different families spend their holidays in the same house at the seaside: the aristocratic Castelvecchios, open-minded, eccentric, but quite selfish; and the working-class Petagnas, very tight-knit, and united around solid conservative values. What brought such distant worlds together? Only Tony and Carlo, the two middle-aged heads of the families, know! The unexpected announcement of their engagement will disrupt an apparently ordinary summer, and turn the lives of everyone around them upside down. But their commitment is soon put to the test by their stunned families, especially the eldest children, who are convinced that the match is wrong for all sorts of reasons and set out to derail the nuptials. Will love triumph in the end, or is it (as the Italian title would put it) a blessing and a curse? It’s La Cage aux Folles meets Mamma Mia! in this light-hearted and surprisingly touching Mediterranean charmer.In this hilarious and affecting romantic comedy, two very different families spend their holidays in the same house at the seaside: the aristocratic Castelvecchios, open-minded, eccentric, but quite selfish; and the working-class Petagnas, very tight-knit, and united around solid conservative values. What brought such distant worlds together? Only Tony and Carlo, the two middle-aged heads of the families, know! The unexpected announcement of their engagement will disrupt an apparently ordinary summer, and turn the lives of everyone around them upside down. But their commitment is soon put to the test by their stunned families, especially the eldest children, who are convinced that the match is wrong for all sorts of reasons and set out to derail the nuptials. Will love triumph in the end, or is it (as the Italian title would put it) a blessing and a curse? It’s La Cage aux Folles meets Mamma Mia! in this light-hearted and surprisingly touching Mediterranean charmer.In this hilarious and affecting romantic comedy, two very different families spend their holidays in the same house at the seaside: the aristocratic Castelvecchios, open-minded, eccentric, but quite selfish; and the working-class Petagnas, very tight-knit, and united around solid conservative values. What brought such distant worlds together? Only Tony and Carlo, the two middle-aged heads of the families, know! The unexpected announcement of their engagement will disrupt an apparently ordinary summer, and turn the lives of everyone around them upside down. But their commitment is soon put to the test by their stunned families, especially the eldest children, who are convinced that the match is wrong for all sorts of reasons and set out to derail the nuptials. Will love triumph in the end, or is it (as the Italian title would put it) a blessing and a curse? It’s La Cage aux Folles meets Mamma Mia! in this light-hearted and surprisingly touching Mediterranean charmer.

Tickets

73 available
Individual Admission: Croce e Delizia (An Almost Ordinary Summer)$10.00

Tell it to the Bees

Sunday, October 6, 4:30pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director:  Annabel Jankel | UK | 2019 | 108 Mins | English

Gripped by a failing marriage and the care of her young son, Lydia finds solace in her growing bond with the town’s recently returned female doctor, Jean. But this is the 1950s in post-WWII rural Scotland, and the women’s relationship prompts raised eyebrows in their provincial circles. Based on the novel by Fiona Shaw, Tell It To The Bees is a story of courage in the face of terrifying intolerance and a heart-wrenching portrait of a love against all odds.

Preceded by the short, The Tingle Test

Director: Rhett Wade-Ferrell | Australia | 2019 | 6 minutes | English

Two best friends try out the tingle test while dumpster diving

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: Tell it to the Bees$10.00

Sauvage (Wild)

Sunday, October 6, 5:00pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director: Camille Vidal-Naquet | France | 2019 | 99 minutes | French

Wild follows the erotic journey of 22-year-old Leo, a male prostitute who trades in love as much as lust and wanders through life without rules or restrictions. Through encounters that offer glimpses into the complicated and visceral world of male sex work, Leo finds himself searching for affection anywhere he can get it — whether it’s the unrequited love for his hustler friend, Ahd, or in the arms of an older, vulnerable client. Will Leo choose his freedom and the dangers that come with it or the comforts of a stable relationship?

(Advisory: contains male frontal nudity, sex scenes and frequent drug use)

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: Sauvage (Wild)$10.00

More Beautiful for Having Been Broken

Sunday, October 6, 7:00pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director: Nicole Conn | USA | 2019 | 111 minutes | English

Three broken women running from their lives are brought together by one amazing young boy. Samantha, a single mother, copes by dancing; McKenzie runs to escape;  Vivienne drinks to kill her pains. Each is isolated. Nothing but surrendering to passion, trusting in life, and receiving a greater love can fully help them move through their intertwined grief and loss.

Q & A to follow with Nicole Conn and Lissa Forehan, moderated by Lee Ann Manning

Tickets

75 available
Individual Admission: More Beautiful for Having Been Broken$10.00

Circus of Books

Sunday, October 6, 7:15pm; UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex

Director: Rachel Mason | USA | 2019 | 92 minutes | English

In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason, looking for a way to support their young family, answered an ad in the Los Angeles Times. Larry Flynt was seeking distributors for Hustler Magazine. What they expected to be a brief sideline led to their immersion in the LGBT community as they bought a local adult bookstore, Circus of Books. They became the biggest distributors of gay porn in America. The film focuses on their double life, trying to maintain the balance of being parents at a time when LGBT culture was not yet accepted. They faced jail time for a federal obscenity prosecution and let their store be a place of refuge at the height of the AIDS crisis. Circus of Books offers a rare glimpse into an untold chapter of history and is told through the lens of daughter, Rachel Mason, an artist, filmmaker and musician.

Q & A with Rachel Mason and special guests, moderated by Rob Davis

Tickets

150 available
Individual Admission: Circus of Books$10.00

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