Contact: Gulfport Public Library; (727) 893-1074
GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, April 13th with a comedy about bisexual Iranian-American woman. This is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month. Popcorn, candy, bottled water and soda are available. Donations will be accepted to benefit the LGBTQ Resource Center. Feel free to bring your own “brown bag” supper and beverages.
Each film begins at 7pm in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming the titles of films in public press releases. But feel free to call the Library at (727) 893-1074 for the film title and other information about the film series. Or find titles and more information at the Library’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.
About the April 13th film: (Not rated). This 2015 comedy was written and directed by and stars Desiree Akhavan as Shirin, an Iranian-American Brooklynite whose role in a “perfect Persian family” isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine (Rebecca Henderson), can’t understand why she doesn’t tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her moviemaking class are too ADD to focus on her for more than a second. Following a family announcement of her brother’s betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of pansexual escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine.
Save the date for the next film in the series, Thursday, May 11th. This Oscar-winning drama examines the life of a gay African-American boy as he evolves from bullied childhood, to teen coming of age, to young manhood while both being repelled and learning from the realities in his family and his urban Miami neighborhood that shape him.
Watch for announcements of other films as they are added to the series on the second Thursday of each month.