The third annual “Out
on Screen” Film Festival will continue its screenings at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point through March and mid-April.
film screenings are free and open to the public. Each begins at 7 p.m. in the
Dreyfus University Center Theater, offering audiences the latest award-winning
independent and feature films to explore the diversity of the lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) spectrum. “Out on Screen” is presented
with support from UW-Stevens Point's Gender and Sexuality Alliance student
organization. The second installation of the film series includes:
- Tuesday, March 25, “Valentine Road” – This
documentary chronicles the 2008 murder of 15-year-old Larry King by classmate
Brandon McInerey, and discusses homophobia and racism.
- Thursday, April 4, “Margarita” – This Canadian
drama tells the story of a Mexican lesbian nanny who confronts unemployment,
deportation and love.
- Friday, April 4, “Kill Your Darlings” – This
feature recounts the previously untold story of a murder that brought together
a young Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and
William Burroughs (Ben Foster) at Columbia University in 1944.
- Monday, April 7, “All About My Mother” – A
grieving mother encounters a pre-op transwoman prostitute, a pregnant nun and a
lesbian actress who help her after she loses her son.
- Wednesday, April 9, “Saving Face” – A story of
unspoken loves and contemporary cultural taboos, "Saving Face"
depicts the journey of two women learning to live their lives honestly.
- Monday, April 14, “G.B.F.” – A teen comedy about
a young man who comes out as the first openly gay student at school. Three
popular girls race to bag the fashionable "Gay Best Friend," and he
must choose between skyrocketing popularity and the friends he is leaving
Faculty and Staff Gay-Straight Alliance brings together LGBTQ+ individuals and
their allies across campus to reduce fear, prejudice and discrimination. The
group educates the campus community on LGBTQ+ issues and promotes a safe and
open environment to welcome, encourage, discuss and support diversity.
For more information on the “Out on Screen” Film Festival, including film
trailers and a complete schedule, visit OutOnScreen.wordpress.com.