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Lakeview Library Pride Film Festival

Lakeview Pride Film Festival

The Lakeview Pride Film Festival takes place on the first four Thursday and Friday evenings during the month of June. The selections include feature-length films, documentaries and anime that celebrate LGBTQ+ people and stories during Pride Month. Thursday night's are Teen nights and on Fridays everyone is welcome! See the full lineup below:

TEEN NIGHT: Hearts Beat Loud (PG-13, 1hr 37min) | Thursday, June 2, 5-7PM

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Rafiki (NR, 1hr 23min) | Friday, June 3, 6-8PM

Despite a political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

TEEN NIGHT: Rent (PG-13, 2hr 15min) | Thursday, June 9, 5-7PM

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story.

Kumu Hina (NR, 1hr 17min) | Friday, June 10, 6-8PM

Kumu Hina is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident māhū, or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.

TEEN NIGHT: Out in the Open: A Celebration of the LGBTQ Community (NR, 1hr 29min) | Thursday, June 17, 5-7PM

OUT IN THE OPEN destroys the misconceptions, fears, and myths about the LGBTQ community. This documentary is aimed for at risk youth across the world, as well as their families, friends, and teachers. OUT IN THE OPEN presents that no single person is the same and that all people should be celebrated. OUT IN THE OPEN interviews celebrities, politicians, and everyday allies, straight and gay, who openly celebrate the LGBTQ community. These figures discuss how they coped with stereotypes attached to their sexual orientation by sharing personal experiences of coming to terms with their sexuality.

God's Own Country (NR, 1hr 44min) | Friday, June 18, 6-8PM

This simmering drama is a New York Times Critics' Pick and an award-winner at Sundance and Berlinale. Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) works long hours in brutal isolation on his family's farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives Johnny is confronted with new emotions. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny's life forever.

TEEN NIGHT: Sweet Blue Flowers (TV-14, 1hr 6min) | Thursday, June 23 5-7PM

Fumi and Akira have reconnected as best friends after being separated for years when Fumi moved away. A lot has changed since then: they go to different high schools, Akira has a doting older brother who follows her around, and Fumi is struggling with her relationships as a young lesbian. What hasn't changed is their deep love for each other.

Chavela (NR, 1hr 33min) | Friday, June 24, 6-8PM

Chavela is the captivating portrait of beloved singer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of popular Ranchera songs made her a beloved figure in Mexico, even as her androgynous appearance and unconventional life challenged norms of the day. After disappearing from the public eye for decades, Chavela makes a triumphant return to the stage, earning her a new level of international fame late in life.

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May 25, 2022