June is Pride Month, and the SPCC Cinema Club is offering you a chance to choose from three films that help capture defining moments in the modern 2SLGBTQIA+ "liberation" movements.
Please click on the movie you would most like to see on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Little Prince, (62 Wellington St, Stratford, ON)
Reservations will open at 10 a.m. on June 1 for the winning movie.
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Drama/historical drama 129 minutes
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Jeremy Irvine; Jonathan Rhys Meyers; Ron Perlman
Kicked out of the house by his parents, a gay teen moves from Indiana to New York's Greenwich Village and comes of age politically against the backdrop of June 1969's Stonewall riots, the beginning of the modern LGBT+ liberation movement. This is an independent, small-budget film released to mixed reviews that captures a unique moment in history through fictional characters.
Director: Tom Hopper
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard, Matthias Desplat
This film is based on the lives and romance of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. The critically acclaimed movie, which received multiple Academy Award Nominations, stars Eddie Redmayne as Elbe, a CIS man who lived as a woman and eventually became one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery in 1930, long before it became mainstream. Alicia Vikander won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Biopic/historical drama 128 minutes
Director: Gus van Sant
Cast: Sean Penn, Emilie Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco
Sean Penn won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, San Francisco City Supervisor and so-called "Mayor of Castro Street" in this critically acclaimed movie, directed by Gus van Sant. The first openly gay politician elected in U.S. history, Milk was assassinated in 1978, fueling mass outrage--and solidifying gay and lesbian opposition to systemic prejudice and hatred. This critically acclaimed movie also won Best Original Screenplay.