The UU Wellesley Hills LGBTQ Interest Group sponsors LGBTQ-themed movies once a month. Everyone is invited for popcorn, entertainment, and a facilitated discussion following the film. Movies are shown on various nights of the week—sometimes Thursdays, sometimes Fridays, and sometimes Saturdays. Please check the schedule below. You can let us know you’re coming at Meetup.com or just show up and join the fun. We gather at 7pm in Rice House, and the movies begin at 7:15.
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Saturday, September 14: The Incredible Adventure of Two Girls In Love (1995, Lesbian, 1 hour, 34 mins)
Randy Dean, a boyish lesbian who works at a gas station, has trouble performing in high school and is treated badly by bigoted locals because of her sexual identity. She begins an unlikely friendship with one of her school's popular girls, the affluent Evie (Nicole Parker). But when their friendship blossoms into a romance, the two find themselves struggling with the intricacies and pitfalls of discovering love, and having to reveal their relationship to friends and family.
Friday, October 18: Broke Back Mountain (2005, Gay, 2 hour, 14 mins)
In 1963, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are hired by rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) as sheep herders in Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, Jack makes a drunken pass at Ennis that is eventually reciprocated. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart, Alma (Michelle Williams), and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider (Anne Hathaway), the two men keep up their tortured and sporadic affair over the course of 20 years.
Saturday, November 16: The Celluloid Closet (1995, Documentary, 1 hour, 47 mins)
This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed include secrecy -- which initially defined homosexuality -- as well as the demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS, and finally the shift toward acceptance and positivity in the modern era.
Friday, December 13: Carol (2015, Lesbian, 1 hour, 58 mins)
Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.
Saturday, January 11: Boy Erased (2018, Gay, 1 hour, 55 mins)
Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. His father and mother struggle to reconcile their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.
Friday, February 7: Ella Undone (2010, Lesbian, 1 hour, 45 mins)
Fate brings two diversely different women together, and sets them on a collision course that will shatter their preconceived notions about love, life and the power of one's soul.
Saturday, March 21: Frida (2002, Lesbian, 2 hours, 3 mins)
Biopic of the bold and controversial life of artist Frida Kahlo. Set in Mexico City, this visually evocative film traces her lifelong, tempestuous relationship with her mentor, along with her illicit affairs with Trotsky and various women. Her forward-thinking artistic, political and sexual attitudes are explored as we witness a hard-drinking, passionate woman of the early 1900s, which earned an Oscar nomination for Salma Hayek.
Friday, April 10: The Danish Girl (2015, Trans, 2 hours)
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer..
Saturday, May 16: Booksmart (2019, Lesbian, 1 hour, 45 mins)
Academic overachievers Amy and Molly thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up on their high school peers. But on the eve of graduation, the best friends suddenly realize that they may have missed out on the special moments of their teenage years. Determined to make up for lost time, the girls decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night -- a chaotic adventure that no amount of book smarts could prepare them for.
Friday, June 12: Paris Is Burning (2010, Documentary, 1 hour, 18 mins)
This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their "house" culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey.