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Schedule of Public Screenings

Charlie Chaplin with movie camera.  Announcement that screenings are open to the public and that admission is free.

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Marquee announcing 21st Century LGBTQ Cinema program

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Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 - 7PM

A LOVE TO HIDE movie posterWednesday Night at the Cinematheque
21st Century LGBTQ Cinema

A Love to Hide (Un amour à taire)

(d Christian Faure, Pascal Fontanille & Samantha Mazeras -- 2005 -- French) 102 min. 

A Love to Hide is a French film made for television, directed by Christian Faure, which aired in 2005. It is loosely based on the book Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel by Pierre Seel.

The action takes place in France during the Second World War. A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood friend Jean, a homosexual in a clandestine relationship with his lover Philippe. They are safe for the moment, thanks to Jean's plan to pass her off as a Christian employee of his laundromat, under the name Yvonne. However, a bad decision made by Jean's troublesome brother Jacques causes Jean to be wrongly accused of being the lover of a German officer. Jean is then forced into a Nazi labor camp. (wikipedia)

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Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 - 7PM

A SINGLE MAN poster featuring Colin Firth and Julianne MooreWednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
21st Century LGBTQ Cinema

A Single Man

(d Tom Ford  w Tom Ford, David Scearce -- 2009 -- USA), 101 mins. 

Mourning the loss of his partner Jim, George Falconer, an English professor working in Los Angeles, is finding life increasingly difficult to face. After being ignored by the family of his partner upon his death, George has now decided to end it all by committing suicide. While preparing for his departure, George encounters some of the people he has met during his time in Los Angeles and they notice a change in the man.

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Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 - 7PM

EYES WIDE OPEN poster featuring two Jewish men facing each otherWednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
21st Century LGBTQ Cinema

Eyes Wide Open

(d Haim Tabakman w Merav Doster -- 2009 -- Israel), 93 mins. 

A middle-aged Orthodox Jew, Aaron (Zohar Strauss), living and working in Jerusalem with his wife and children, meets a homeless 19-year-old student, Ezri (Ran Danker). Aaron offers to give Ezri work as his assistant at his family's butcher shop. The two men grow close and their attraction becomes sexual. Aaron must now confront his own sexuality, his feelings for Ezri and his obligations to his family and faith. But when the truth gets out, there are serious repercussions for his transgression.

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Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 - 7PM

PARIAH poster featuring production shots of the stars of the movieWednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
21st Century LGBTQ Cinema

Pariah

(w/d Dee Rees -- 2011 -- USA), 86 mins. 

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. (imdb)

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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 - 7PM

FREE FALL poster featuring two men kissing

Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
21st Century LGBTQ Cinema

Free Fall

(d Stephan Lacant  w Stephan LacantKarsten Dahlem -- 2013 -- Germany), 100 mins. 

Although he has a girlfriend and a baby on the way, a police officer (Hanno Koffler) falls in love with a male colleague (Max Riemelt). (imdb)

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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 - 7PM

REACHING FOR THE MOON poster featuring two women embracing

Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
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Reaching for the Moon

(d Bruno Barreto  w Matthew ChapmanJulie Sayres -- 2013 -- Brazil), 118 mins. 

The film dramatizes the love story of the American poet Elizabeth Bishop and the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Set largely in Petrópolis between the years 1951 and 1967, the film tells the story of Bishop’s passionate and often tumultuous life with Soares in Brazil. (wikipedia)red separator line

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 - 7PM

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR poster featuring two women about to kiss

Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
21st Century LGBTQ Cinema

Blue Is the Warmest Color

(d Abdellatif Kechiche Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix -- 2013 -- France), 187 mins. 

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (imdb) red separator line

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 - 7PM

CAROL poster featuring the two starring actresses

Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
21st Century LGBTQ Cinema

Carol

(d Todd Haynes  w Phyllis Nagy -- 2015 -- USA/UK) , 118 mins. 

Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.

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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 - 7PM

TANGERINE poster featuring a silhouette of two people walking down a city street against an orange sky

Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
21st Century LGBTQ Cinema

Tangerine

(d Sean Baker  w Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch -- 2015 -- USA) , 88 mins. 

A hooker tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. (imdb) 

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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 - 7PM

THE HANDMAIDEN poster featuring cast

Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
21st Century LGBTQ Cinema

The Handmaiden

(Park Chan-wook  w Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyun -- 2016 -- Korea), 168 mins. director's cut/145 min. general release 

With help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri), a Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance.

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Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - 7 PM

MOONLIGHT poster depicting a face shaded in 3 colors with each shade showing the person at a different age

Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
21st Century LGBTQ Cinema

Moonlight

(d Barry Jenkins w Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney -- 2016 -- USA), 111 mins

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

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Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 -7 PM

BEACH RATS poster featuring young men at the beachWednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
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Beach Rats

(w/d Eliza Hittman -- 2017 -- USA) 98 min.

Frankie (Harris Dickinson) struggles to escape his Brooklyn home life. He balances his time with a new girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), his friends, and chatting with older men on the Internet, whom he meets up with for sex and drugs. He does not, however, identify as bisexual or gay to his girlfriend or male friends. He just "has sex with men", in the words of one of his Internet partners. Frankie attempts to compartmentalize his life by having sex with older men, to avoid them happening to know his friends. This becomes increasingly difficult, however, as he moves about the area and happens to run into them, or lures them to meetings for drugs. (wikipedia)

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