Oak Park Public Library hosts LGBTQ Film Festival

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By Oak Park Public Library

Many people think that June is the only month with Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) events, but here in Chicago, another major Pride event takes place every fall. The Reeling International Film Festival is Chicago's long-running showcase of national and international LGBTQ films. To celebrate this annual festival, the Oak Park Public Library is hosting its very own LGBTQ festival, spanning four Sundays from September 21 through October 12. What is unique about the library's film program is that all of the selections have come from our online IndieFlix collection and will be streamed into the Veterans Room projection system. IndieFlix is a new library online service which allows users to stream thousands of films, including shorts, feature films, and documentaries. 

These are this year's LGBTQ Film Festival highlights:

Sunday, September 21, 2 pm

"Zenne Dancer"(2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg Film Festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story. 

Sunday, September 28, 2 pm

"Assume Nothing" (2009) 82 min. New Zealand. Many of us assume that there are only two genders and that being female or male follows from the sex of our biological bodies. Focusing on the art, photography, and performances of four "alternative" gender artists, "Assume Nothing" poses the question: What if "male" and "female" are not the only options?

Sunday, October 5, 2 pm

"Three Veils" (2011) 117 min. US. Winner of the ARPA International Film Festival Best Feature Film award, "Three Veils" is the story of three young Middle-Eastern women living in the United States, each with their own stories that ultimately blend into each other and reveal the connections between the women.

Sunday, October 12, 2 pm

"Heart Breaks Open" (2011) 81 min. US. Jesus, a model queer activist and advocate, discovers that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, including his relationship with his ex-boyfriend and a future living with the virus.

All films will be shown at the Main Library, 834 Lake St., in the Veterans Room. 

Contact:
Email: communications@oppl.org Twitter: @OakParkLibrary

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MrMister  

Posted: September 11th, 2014 8:05 PM

Nice job, Oak Park Public Library. Our community used to be very LGBT-friendly, but has become less so in the past years. This is heartening to see.

OPNative  

Posted: September 10th, 2014 7:56 PM

Glad to see this! Looks like a great event.

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