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Queer Film Series Begins

The LGBT Studies Program and the Women’s Studies Program are co-hosting a Queer Film Series this semester to provide the campus community the opportunity to view the remarkable old and new films being watched and discussed in select courses.

Visiting Assistant Professor of LGBT Studies Cael Keegan and Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies Michelle Martin-Baron organized the Queer Film Series, which  features films that they are screening in each of their classes. The series will consist of films from Keegan’s LGBT 101 “Intro to LGBT Studies,” LGBT 204 “Bodies of Difference,” and LGBT 301 “Queer Geographies and Migrations” classes, as well as Martin-Baron’s WMST 218 “Queer Representation in Theater and Film” class.

“It’s an exciting moment for thinking about queer representation; queer characters on television are starting to become more commonplace, major films have been made with explicitly queer content, and queer visibility is at an all-time high,” explains Martin-Baron. “Because of this synchronicity, Cael and I are opening up our class screenings to the HWS community.”

Films will be shown in the Albright Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. The first, which took place on Monday, Feb. 3, is “The Children’s Hour,” starred Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine and James Garner. Set in a private school for girls in New England, the story centers around the two founders of the school and events set in motion once a student accuses them of being lesbians.

The remaining schedule is as follows:

• Feb. 10: “The Kids Are Alright”
• Feb. 17: “Basic Instinct”
• Feb. 24: “Looking for Langston and Tea Sympathy”
• March 3: “Queer TV”
• March 10: “Brokeback Mountain”
• March 24: “Silverlake Life: A View From Here and Proteus”
• March 31: “Red without Blue and The Times of Harvey Milk”
• April 7: “Watermelon Woman and Tongues Untied”
• April 14: “Go Fish and Your Kunst is Your Waffen”
• April 28: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
• May 5: “The Living End and Otto, or Up with Dead People”

Check the Colleges calendar for updated times or locations.