Teen Coming-of-Age Story Next in LGBTQ Film Series

10 Aug 2017

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, August 10th with a Canadian film about a closeted teen coming-of-age. 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.

Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming the titles of films in general 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 August 10th film: In this 2015 inventive, independent Canadian film, a closeted Newfoundland teen named Oscar (Connor Jessup) dreams of becoming a special-effects makeup artist, and is terrified of his macho father finding out the truth about his sexuality. His fear is magnified by his recollection of a brutal act of homophobia he witnessed in his earlier formative years. When Oscar becomes attracted to Wilder (Aliocha Schneider), a handsome and worldly co-worker at the hardware store, he is forced to confront his fears. Also starring Isabella Rossellini, voicing the role of Buffy the hamster, to whom Oscar confides all! The film won the Best Canadian Feature award at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Not rated)

Save the date for the next film in the monthly series: Thursday, September 14th. Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star as an elderly 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 a 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 hilarious!

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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