October 13 | 7pm | Arts 241 | Pride (2014)
Register here: https://libcal.usask.ca/calendar/events/pridemovie
Pride (2014) British historical comedy-drama film directed by Matthew Warchus. Based on a true story, it depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.
Jim Clifford and Alessio Ponzio from USask's History department will be hosting.
To Wong Foo (1995)
October 16 | 5pm USSU Pride Centre | To Wong Foo
No registration needed.
Elite Manhattan drag queens Vida Boheme (Patrick Swayze) and Noxeema Jackson (Wesley Snipes) impress regional judges in competition, securing berths in the Nationals in Los Angeles. When the two meet pathetic drag novice Chi-Chi Rodriguez (John Leguizamo) -- one of the losers that evening -- the charmed Vida and Noxeema agree to take the hopeless youngster under their joined wing. Soon the three set off on a madcap road trip across America and struggle to make it to Los Angeles in time.
Aimée and Jaguar (1999)
October 25 | 7pm | Arts 241 | Aimée and Jaguar
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Aimée & Jaguar (1999) is German drama film set in Berlin during World War II. It explores the relationship between Felice Schragenheim, a Jewish woman who has assumed a false name and belongs to an underground organization, and Lilly Wust, a mother of four married to a Nazi officer.
Mark Meyers and Alessio Ponzio from USask's History department will be hosting.
Forbidden Love (1992)
October 26 | 7pm | Arts 241 | Forbidden Love
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This documentary about lesbians in Canada alternates between fiction and non-fiction. Along with interviews of real women who discuss coming to terms with their sexuality during the '40s, '50s and '60s, there are dramatized scenes based on the "Beebo Brinker Chronicles," a series of hard-boiled lesbian pulp novels by Ann Bannon published during the '50s. Meanwhile, the interviewed women talk about Vancouver and Toronto's gay scenes of the time, which were their own pulp-worthy underworlds.
Valerie Korinek and Alessio Ponzio from USask's History department will be hosting.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
October 30 | 3:30pm |Arts 102 | The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
No registration needed.
When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.
Dr. Josh Morrison from USask's Department of English and the Women's and Gender Studies Program and Tasnim Jaisee, equity, diversity and inclusion project specialist will be hosting.