2015 Program & Trailers

OUT ON SCREEN 2015 SCHEDULE & TRAILERS

FREE!  Public welcome!

All screenings 7:00 PM in the Dreyfus University Center (DUC) Theater or Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC) Room 221.

To view trailer, click on film title.

OPENING NIGHT!

WED 3/4 — LOVE IS STRANGE (DUC Theater)

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After nearly forty years together, Ben and George get married.  Shortly after, George is fired from his teaching job in a Catholic school.  No longer able to afford their Manhattan apartment, the couple must separate and move in with family and friends while they look for cheaper housing – a situation that weighs heavily on all involved. Starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, and Marisa Tomei.  Directed by Ira Sachs.

FRI 3/6 — APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR (DUC Theater)

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Shirin tries to juggle her multiple identities as ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual, and Brooklyn hipster in this unconventional comedy about overcoming heartbreak and coming out in an Iranian-American family.  The feature film debut of writer/director/actor Desiree Akhavan (HBO’s Girls).

TUE 3/10 — EAT WITH ME (DUC Theater)

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Elliot’s a chef in a struggling Chinese restaurant; Emma, his disapproving mother, is unhappy in her marriage. When mother moves in with son, both find a fresh take on life, love, and food in the heart of Los Angeles.  Starring Sharon Omi, Teddy Chen Culver, and Nicole Sullivan, with a special appearance by George Takei.

WED 3/11 — OUT IN THE NIGHT (DUC Theater)

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Directed by blair dorosh-walters, this documentary tells the story of “The New Jersey 4,” young African American lesbians who defended themselves against a homophobic attacker in New York’s West Village and wound up charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a “Gang of Killer Lesbians.”

TUE 3/24 — THE AMINA PROFILE (NFAC 221)

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During the Arab Uprising, a love story between two women — a Canadian and a Syrian American — turns into an international sociopolitical mystery spotlighting media excesses and the thin line between truth and falsehood on the Internet. Official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, this gripping documentary was directed by Sophie Deraspe.

THU 3/26 — DESERT HEARTS (DUC Theater)

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While waiting in Reno in 1959 for her quickie divorce to come through, reserved English professor Vivian Bell meets free-spirited artist and casino worker Cay Rivvers.  Friendship quickly moves into unexpected passion in this landmark lesbian romance, released in 1985.  Starring Helen Shaver, Patrice Charbonneau, and Audra Lindley, directed by Donna Deitch.

WED 4/1 — KUMU HINA (NFAC 221)

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A powerful feature documentary about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi, 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. Screening will be followed by a post-screening Facetime discussion with Hina Wong-Kalu,star of the documentary.

FRI 4/3 — PRIDE (DUC Theater — Two screenings: 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM)

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Inspired by the true story of a group of gay and lesbian activists from London who raised funds for the families of striking mine workers in Wales. Together, the two groups form an unlikely alliance, standing together in solidarity and friendship as the strike drags on. Starring Bill Nighy, Dominic West, and Imelda Staunton, winner of the 2015 BAFTA for Outstanding Debut.

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