UU Wellesley’s LGBTQ Interest Group sponsors LGBTQ-themed movies once a month. Everyone is invited for popcorn, entertainment, and a facilitated discussion following the film. Movies are shown on various nights of the week—sometimes Thursdays, sometimes Fridays, and sometimes Saturdays. Please check the schedule below. You can let us know you’re coming at Meetup.com or just show up and join the fun. We gather at 7pm in Rice House, and the movies begin at 7:15.
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Friday, September 14: Better than Chocolate (1999, Lesbian with trans issues, 1 hour, 38 mins
Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Meanwhile, Maggie's well-meaning but naive mother, Lila, gets divorced and decides to move to Vancouver and join the household. Soon after, Lila is befriended by Judy, a transsexual about to undergo a sex-change operation. Complications ensue as the conservative Lila learns the truth about Maggie, Judy, and their diverse group of friends.
Saturday, October 13: Disobedience (2018, Lesbian, 1 hour, 54 mins)
A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
Friday, November 16: Do I Sound Gay? (2014, Documentary, 1 hour, 17 mins)
A documentary about the stereotype of the gay voice.
Saturday, December 15: Love, Simon (2018, Gay, 110 mins)
Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
Thursday, January 17: Desert Hearts (1985, Lesbian, 96 mins)
Set in Reno, Nevada in 1959, this movie tells the story of a university professor awaiting a divorce who finds her true self when she meets a free-spirited younger woman confident in her romantic and sexual attraction.
Friday, February 8: I Can’t Think Straight (2008, Lesbian, 82 mins)
A young woman engaged to be married finds her life changed forever when she meets her best friend's girlfriend.
Saturday, March 16: A Fantastic Woman (2016, Trans, 100 mins)
Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. **Spanish, subtitles, won Academy Award for best foreign film, Sebastian Leilo director who also made Disobedience
Friday, April 5: Milk (2009, Gay, 128 mins)
Using flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archival footage for atmosphere, this film traces Harvey Milk's career from his 40th birthday to his death.
Saturday, May 18: Imagine Me and You (2005, Lesbian, 90 mins)
A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.
Thursday, June 13: The Out List (2013, Documentary, 60 mins)
A documentary about being among the LGBT community in modern society, told through interviews with LGBT celebrities and community leaders.