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LGBTQ MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE @ STATION 40

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Date:
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Time:
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
lil d
Location Details:
3030b 16th street @ Mission

Movies
Every Thursday Station 40 hosts free movie night after Food Not Bombs at
8:30PM!

For the month of June we are showing Queer films, not because Obama oh-so
liberally declared June "Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Month," but
because it has always been the month we remember how fabulously we queer folk
have kicked hetero-patriarchy ass throughout history. Double features this
month!

Thursday June 3:

Jihad for Love: (2007) In a time when Islam is under tremendous attack from
within and without, "A Jihad for Love" is a daring documentary filmed in twelve
countries and nine languages. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma has gone where
the silence is loudest, filming with great risk in nations where government
permission to make this film was not an option. "A Jihad for Love" is the
world's first feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections
between Islam and homosexuality. Parvez enters the many worlds of Islam by
illuminating multiple stories as diverse as Islam itself. The film travels a
wide geographic arc presenting us lives from India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey,
Egypt, South Africa and France. Always filming in secret and as a Muslim,
Parvez makes the film from within the faith, depicting Islam with the same
respect that the film's characters show for it.

Breakfast on Pluto: (2005) An Irish boy becomes an emotional and sexual outcast
as the 1960s fade into the 1970s in this period drama from director
Neil_Jordan. When he was just a baby in the early '60s, Patrick Braden (Conor
McEvoy) was abandoned by his mother and left on the doorstep of a church
overseen by Father Bernard (Liam_Neeson). Placed in a foster home, sensitive
Patrick doesn't much care for the emotionally chilly attitude of his new
"family," and psychologically buffers himself against the world by writing
stories that make fun of Father Bernard and the other authority figures in his
life. As he grows into adulthood, Patrick (played as an adult by
Cillian_Murphy) also discovers that he enjoys dressing in women's clothes and
prefers the company of men, and as a teenager he falls into an affair with
Billy Hatchet (Gavin_Friday), a nightclub performer who also runs guns for the
Irish Republican Army. In the early '70s, Patrick -- who has since taken on the
drag name "Kitten" -- makes his way to London, where he becomes involved with
Bertie (Stephen_Rea), a small-time nightclub magician who gives the young man a
place to say, a sense of security, and a job as his on-stage assistant.
However, Patrick's idyllic life with Bertie proves short-lived when his old
friends come to town on IRA "business."

Added to the calendar on Thu, Jun 3, 2010 2:57AM
§movie night
by lil d
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