January 11, 2018


January 11, 2018


7 - 9pm


Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library

5501 28th Avenue South

Gulfport, FL 33707


The LGBTQ Resource Center


The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, January 11th with CLOUDBURST, a road movie about an elderly lesbian couple on their way to Canada. The Film Series 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.

About CLOUDBURST: Oscar-winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star in this 2012 film as a lesbian couple of 31 years who are threatened with separation by family members who think one should go into a nursing home. Instead, they flee together on an adventurous road trip to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal. Along the way, they encounter a young hitchhiker who has much to learn from the couple. Poignant and funny! CLOUDBURST is rescheduled following its cancelled screening in September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma. (Not Rated)

Save the date for the next film in the monthly series, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005), on Thursday, February 8th. A modern classic of LGBTQ stories, and a pioneering work of mainstream film, “Brokeback” stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as a ranch hand and rodeo cowboy who meet in 1963 while driving cattle in the west. At a time and in a setting where love between men is scorned, they forge a complicated bond that lasts through the years. An Oscar winner for Best Director, and nominee for many other Oscars and awards. “The Best Movie of the Year.” Miami Herald (Rated R)

Upcoming films in the series include: THE HANDMAIDEN (March 1st – schedule shift for this month only), ORIENTED (April 12th) and NO SECRET ANYMORE: THE TIMES OF DEL MARTIN & PHYLLIS LYON (May 10th). Watch for announcements of other films as they are added to the series on the second Thursday of each month.

The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

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