In partnership with the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. Clark St., presents differing, often radical explorations of sexual orientation and gender identity in the series "Pioneers of Queer Cinema."
The series introduces and reacquaints audiences with landmark queer works and their makers, while aiming to inspire new conversations and renewed action surrounding the complex obstacles LGBTQ+ communities continue to face.
Films slated to run include:
The Watermelon Woman (Aug. 2 and 6)
Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (Aug. 3 and 7)
The Living End (Aug. 9 and 13)
Blackstar: An Autobiography of a Close Friend and Choosing Children (Aug. 10 and 14)
Parting Glances (Aug. 16 and 20)
The Times of Harvey Milk (Aug. 17 and 21)
Nitrate Kisses (Aug. 23 and 27)
Paris Is Burning (Aug. 24 and 28)
Desert Hearts (Aug. 30 and Sept. 3)
Coming Out Under Fire and Tongues Untied (Aug. 31 and Sept. 4)