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September 30, 2011

Stonewall Uprising This Sunday!

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RU12? Community Center proudly presents “From Stonewall to Marriage: A Film/Discussion Series”.  In celebration of LGBTQ History Month, RU12? Community Center will sponsor a month long series of film screenings at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington,  that will accent important moments, people, cultural markers, and events that have helped to define the Gay Rights Movement.  The screenings will be held in the Pickering Room the first four Sundays in October at 2:00 pm beginning October 2nd, 2011.

Sunday Oct. 2nd 2:00 pm

Stonewall Uprising:  This documentary traces the events that led up to the 1969 “riots” at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, through interviews with participants and observers, dramatic re-enactments, and stock footage from the decade leading up to the “riots”.

Sunday Oct. 9th 2:00 pm

The Celluloid Closet:  A documentary based on the groundbreaking book by Vito Russo which explores the representation of the gay community in the history of film.  Filled with interviews from the cast and crew of some of Hollywood’s most exploitive, subversive, and embracing films with or dealing with gay characters.  This film will open your eyes to a new way to “read” cinema.

Sunday Oct. 16th 2:00 pm

Last Call at Maud’s: Offering an unprecedented look at Maud's, the world's longest-running lesbian bar, this documentary profiles the major events that lead to its creation, the role it played in the community and its importance in the gay and lesbian rights movement. See how this San Francisco establishment for women changed throughout the years thanks to police raids, the advent of AIDS and a constantly evolving population.

Sunday Oct. 23rd 2:00 pm

8: The Mormon Proposition: This even handed documentary examines the passing of Proposition 8 in California in the 2008 election, and the level to which organized religion affected its passing.  Allowing both sides of the story to speak for themselves 8 is a thought provoking film that is sure to ignite a new fie under community response to marriage equality, not only at the state level but on the national level as well.  In this final film in the series we hope to remind the community that there is much more work to be done and the time for complacency is not now.




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