It’s that time of year again! Here are the first Pre-Festival offerings (more details about the actual festival at the link: http://reelpride.org. LACE plans coming up soon. Ticket info for the festival iteself can be found at: http://reelpride.org/tickets/
Pre-Festival Warm-Up Nights: Out in the Night (Free)
Room 231 Isbister Building, The University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
Thursday, October 2, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
University of Manitoba
This documentary film is being shown in partnership with The University of Manitoba Women’s & Gender Studies Program through the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund
Directed by Blair Dorosh-Walther
USA, 2014, 75 min.
Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’.
Pre-Festival Warm-Up Nights: Night of Rights (Tickets at http://reelpride.org/tickets/)
Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (Documentary)
MTS Classroom, The Canadian Museum For Human Rights
Tuesday, October 7
Directed by Aerlyn Weissman and Lynne Fernie
Canada, 1992, 85 min.
Compelling, often hilarious and always rebellious, nine women paint a portrait of lesbian sexuality against a backdrop of tabloid headlines, book covers and dramatizations from lesbian pulp novels. The National Film Board of Canada has re-released this seminal classic documentary and REEL PRIDE is pleased to bring this multi-award winning film to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.
* GLAAD / L.A. Media Award for Outstanding Independent Film (Lesbian), 1994, Los Angeles – USA
* Public Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary, Festival international de films de Femmes, 1994, Créteil – France
* Genie Award for Best Feature Length Documentary, 1993, Montréal
* Best Documentary, International Film Festival, 1993, Durban – South-Africa
Also on October 7 (9-11 p.m.) Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (Documentary) Tickets at: http://reelpride.org/tickets/
USA, 2012, 89 min.
Directed by Michele Josue
Director Michele Josue brings us the Matthew Shepard behind the headlines. An honest and intimate portrait of Matt as he is remembered by those who knew him, it is the story of loss, love, and grief that does not go away. As such, the film will provide a proxy for a wide variety of people and communities to experience first hand the devastation of intolerance, the power of love, and the beauty of compassion.
* Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Award, Cleveland International Film Festival 2011
If you’re interested in going with other LACErs, email email@example.com.