Tuesday, April 2 (DUC Theater @ 7PM)
Note: This post got stuck in our queue. Our apologies to those who looked earlier for further info on Facing Mirrors and our thanks to those who attended the screening.
Wednesday, March 20 (DUC Theater @ 7PM
The fifth film in FSGSA’s Out on Screen: LGBTQ Film Festival is Facing Mirrors.
Tuesday, March 12 (DUC Theater @ 7PM)
Friday, March 15: Double Feature! (DUC Theater @ 6:30PM)
Special Program Hosted by Professor Andrew Stoner, UWSP
Opening Night of the 2nd Out On Screen LGBTQ Film Fest, sponsored by the UWSP Faculty-Staff Gay-Straight Alliance, is just around the corner.
This year’s festival showcases nine award-winning independent films that explore the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community here and abroad.
Check out the 2013 Fest Program and Trailers to preview our exciting lineup of films. All screenings are free of charge and open to the public.
To all who attended Out on Screen — students, faculty, staff, and community members — a heartfelt thank you! We hope you found our festival of recent award-winning LGBTQ films as thought-provoking, informative, inspirational, occasionally infuriating, and entertaining as we did when we selected them for our series.
The final offering in this spring’s Out on Screen film series is Hit SoHard: The Life and Near-Death Story of Patti Schemel. This pull-no-punches documentary traces Schemel’s biography from her coming out and emergence on the Northwest music scene through her years as the drummer for Courtney Love’s seminal rock band “Hole.”
The film unflinchingly chronicles not only Schemel’s musical career, but her drug addiction, homelessness, and subsequent recovery. It’s a compelling story made all the more immediate thanks to director P. David Ebersole’s effective interweaving of contemporary footage and material with Schemel’s own Hi8 recordings of those tempestuous and heady years.
Winner of the 2011 Outfest Grand Jury Awards for both US Dramatic Feature Film and Outstanding Screenwriting, The Wise Kids is a character-driven coming-of-age story set in a Baptist church community in Charleston, South Carolina. Graduating seniors Tim, Brea, and Laura find themselves in that transitional space where life seems to be nothing but questions without answers and the future is scarily wide open.
This week’s Out on Screen feature is Circumstance, winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. Set in contemporary Iran, in the unseen world of underground youth clubs and parties, the film tells the story of wealthy Atafeh and orphaned Shireen, whose passion for personal freedom and for each other leads to unforeseen consequences for themselves and their loved ones.
We invite you to join us for the Midwest film fest premiere of Mosquita y Mari, the engaging coming-of-age tale and official selection of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
After the film, stay and share your thoughts on the film during a post-screening discussion moderated by Dr. Rachael Barnett, Ethnic American Literature scholar and co-chair of the UWSP Faculty-Staff Gay-Straight Alliance.
This week’s Out on Screen feature is Celine Sciamma’s Tomboy, a charming tale about the sometimes complicated relationship between one’s heart and one’s body. When the kids in her new neighborhood mistake 10-year-old Laure for a boy, she decides to spend her summer as Mikael. What will happen when summer ends and the neighborhood kids discover Laure/Mikael’s secret?
The second film in the Out On Screen film festival series is Gun Hill Road, written and directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green, and starring Esai Morales (NYPD Blue; American Family) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs). Set in the Bronx, Gun Hill Road tells the story of macho Enrique (Morales) who, after three years in prison, returns home to a world he no longer understands.
Join us for our inaugural Out on Screen presentation, We Were Here. This deeply moving documentary looks back on the early days of the AIDS crisis in San Francisco and offers a revelatory portrait of the community that came together to confront the crisis with love, compassion, and determination.