The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, October 12th with OTHER PEOPLE, an independent comedy about a gay son returning home to care for his dying mother. 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 OTHER PEOPLE: A struggling gay comedy writer in New York City (Jesse Plemons) returns home to Sacramento to care for his dying mother (Molly Shannon) and clash with his homophobic father (Bradley Whitford) in this funny and affecting 2016 “dramedy” from Saturday Night Live writer Chris Kelly, marking his directorial debut. “Smart, lovely, funny, occasionally edgy, slightly cynical and ultimately heart-tugging.” (Chicago Sun-Times) (Not Rated)
Save the date for the next film in the monthly series, THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (1994), on Thursday, November 9th. In this crowd-pleasing, hilarious favorite, drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, inviting 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.
Upcoming films in the series include: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (December 14th), GIRLS LOST (January 11th), BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (February 8th), and THE HANDMAIDEN (March 8th). 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.