Monday, June 8, 2015

Pride Month Films Shown Every Monday at the Bezazian Library, Starting Tonight

The Queer Film Society, in association with The Chicago Public Library, present The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name, a free series celebrating Victorian era LGBT movies in honor of Gay Pride month. The series comprises four free screenings taking place on the first four Mondays in June – at the Bezazian branch at 6pm (doors at 5:30pm). All the screenings will feature discussion following the film.  The Bezazian is located at 1226 West Ainslie, and there is a small parking lot on Magnolia

The lineup for The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name focuses on LGBT characters – real and fictional – and themes within the repressive 19th Century Victorian era. This series contains films with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

Tonight -- Monday, June 8, 6pm-8pm:  Purple Sea (2009). Based on a true story, this Italian made LGBT film festival favorite is the story of the illicit love affair of Angela and Sarah who must go to great lengths (think Albert Nobbs) in 19th century Sicily in order to protect their romance. In Italian with subtitles.

Next Monday, June 15th:  Total Eclipse (1995). Leonardo DiCaprio plays the celebrated, self-indulgent poet Arthur Rimbaud whose love affair with another poet, Paul Verlaine (David Thewlis) creates havoc in Verlaine's life and career. An art house hit, based in fact, the film won raves for DiCaprio's sexually frank portrait of Rimbaud.

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