Chatham Community Library To Host Pride Month Film Series
Chatham Community Library is celebrating Pride Month with a four-part film series beginning on Thursday, June 6, from 6:00-8:00 pm, in the Holmes Meeting Room.
Films in the series include:
- 6/6: Stonewall (2015). The plot of this film revolves around the 1969 Stonewall riots, the violent clash that kicked off the gay rights movement in New York City. Stonewall was nominated for the 2017 ACTRA Awards for Outstanding Performance (Male) and for the Most Valuable Movie of the Year at the 2016 Cinema for Peace Awards.
- 6/13: Milk (2008). Milk is the story of of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. This film won two Oscars in 2009; Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Sean Penn) and Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Dustin Lance Black).
- 6/20: Love, Simon (2018). In this film, Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. Love, Simon won the 2018 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie: Comedy.
- 6/27: The Pearl (2016). The Pearl is a cinematic and intimate profile of four transgender women that come out in their senior years. Set in logging towns in the Pacific NW the visceral, observational story explores what it means to leave behind living as a man. This film was nominated for the Spotlight Award at the 2017 Cinema Eye Honors Awards.
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. The month has been recognized since 1970, one year after the Stonewall riots which took place on June 28th 1969, commemorating the impact the riots had on society. The riots are widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
These events are free and open to the public.