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Sunday, Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m.         Free Admission for This Screening

The Laramie Project

For the fifth year in a row, we present a film that never fails to have an impact on all viewers.  The Laramie Project recreates the efforts of a New York theatre troupe to shed light on a western town’s loss of innocence following a hate crime perpetrated on University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. The Laramie Project uses hundreds of hours of actual testimonies from people involved in the story of that murder – from Matthew’s family and friends, to the policewoman who found the 21-year-old’s battered body, and the two young men found guilty of beating him to death.  With a stellar and first-rate cast that includes Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Janeane Garofalo, Laura Linney and Peter Fonda, The Laramie Project is a harrowing, moving and hugely important monument to a dark day in recent history that we should never forget.  

Moises Kaufman, USA 2002, 97 min.
  www.hbo.com/films/laramie
 
 


Monday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.


Boy I Am

While female-to-male transgender visibility has recently exploded in this country, conversations about trans issues in the lesbian community often run into resistance from the many queer women who view transitioning as a "trend" or as an anti-feminist act that taps into male privilege. Boy I Am is a feature-length documentary that begins to break down that barrier and promote dialogue about trans issues through a look at the experiences of three young transitioning FTMs in New York City—Nicco, Norie and Keegan—as they go through major junctures in their transitions, as well as through the voices of lesbians, activists and theorists who raise and address the questions that many people have but few openly discuss.    Watch Trailer 

Sam Feder & Julie Hollar, USA 2006, 65 min.     http://boyiam.mayfirst.org

There's a new gender being born into Western Civilization, and Boy I Am is an important, entertaining, and disturbing film that elegantly and poignantly captures its birthing. Boy, oh boy... don't miss this one!

~ Kate Bornstein, author of Hello, Cruel World and Gender Outlaw

 

 


On Tuesday, there will be a short break in the EROS Film Festival line-up for a regularly-scheduled Cinestudio presentation of the film "Everything's Cool."  Visit www.Cinestudio.org for details.

 

 


Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Tick Tock Lullaby

Bursting with smart, tender observations on the travails of prospective parenthood, Tick Tock Lullaby is a sharply observed three-part exploration of sexuality and the search for sperm in hip thirty-something London. Spot-on dialogue, dynamic cinematography and perfect performances are the highlights of this gently unfolding intimate portrait of one lesbian couple’s struggle with whether (and how) to have a baby.
 
Butch-y artist Sasha (writer/director Lisa Gornick) and her attorney girlfriend Maya’s (Brit TV phenom Raquel Cassidy) heterosexual procreation envy are contrasted with a pair of other baby-making stories: A single female photographer who wants a child (but not a relationship) sleeps around with a series of young clueless guys while her coupled sister and her boyfriend entertain doubts (and sex and intimacy issues) as they try to make a baby the old-fashioned way.     Watch Trailer 

  Lisa Gornick, UK 2006, 73 min.    Official website 
 


 
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Curiosity of Chance

An already 'out' and eccentric teenager recruits a bizarre circle of friends - made up of two oddball outcasts, a straight jock he's crushing on and a drag queen - to help him bring down the homophobic bully threatening his would-be peaceful, high-school existence.

Combine teen angst, 80's style and music with the flare of drag queens -- and what do you get? The Curiosity of Chance. It's like a John Hughes film that couldn't be made in the 80's.   Watch Trailer

Russell Marleau, USA 2006, 98 min.  www.curiosityofchance.com 

 


Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Desert Hearts

Vivian is a repressed English professor who goes to Reno for a quickie divorce in 1959. She spends the weeks waiting for her final divorce papers at a dumpy dude ranch where she meets Cay, a beautiful young casino worker. The two develop a friendship that stirs desires in Vivian that she can not deny. Slowly their attraction deepens into bold sensuality as they develop a bond that renews their hearts. Desert Hearts pulses with a fabulous 50's soundtrack featuring Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and Patti Page.

Made for only $350,000 in 1985 when no one wanted to fund or star in a movie about lesbians, Desert Hearts is widely considered the first full-length lesbian love story, and its success paved the way for the proliferation of lesbian films we enjoy today.    Watch Trailer 

  Donna Deitch, USA 1985, 96 min.

"This timeless classic is one of the best lesbian love stories ever - and also happens to have one of the hottest love scenes." - Jenny Stewart, PlanetOut.com


 


Friday, Nov. 16, 9:20 p.m.


Laughing Matters... The Men

The third installment in her series on queer comics, Andrea Meyerson, whose “Laughing Matters” and “Laughing Matters…More!” won audience awards in festivals worldwide, now brings the boys to the forefront in this hilarious offering. Shot in her winning formula that interweaves stand-up material with candid interviews, viewers are given the opportunity to at once laugh and simultaneously understand the voyage that has led these performers to the stage...and what performers! Meet sexy Kansan Andre Kelley, who boasts being the only black comic never to have appeared on B.E.T.; Scott Kennedy, whose three years in military school and youth in rural Texas makes for hilarious anecdotes; Alec Mapa who went from growing up in a conservative Filipino Catholic family to being the first openly gay Asian regular on a television series; Bob Smith, who was the first-ever out gay comic to appear on "The Tonight Show" and to have his own HBO comedy special, and Bruce Vilanch, who all of Hollywood calls when they need fresh and funny material.

Andrea Meyerson, USA 2007, 85 min.       www.alloutfilms.com/men
 

 
 

 

 


Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m.


Truths & Transformations

Truths & Transformations, a feature-length documentary, probes whether the gay community should embrace traditional institutions or find ways to preserve their queer identity now that assimilation is legal.  

A lightening rod for self examination and dialogue, the film offers a glimpse into the lives of people whose truths have transformed their personal, familial, and sexual identities.  Abandonment, incest, consumerism, semantics, conformity, and ignorance play against a stirring political backdrop leading viewers to decide whether we should all be reaching for the proverbial brass ring.

Caren Block & Paula Dowd, USA 2006, 65 min.              Official website
 
PRESENTED WITH...

Chalk

A short film by Connecticut filmmaker Philippe Gosselin... 
Chalking has long been a preferred medium of self-expression for students at Wesleyan University, especially within the queer community. Groups of students often go chalking under the cover of night, and the campus wakes up covered in hilarious, thought provoking, and often confrontational queer messages. When University President Doug Bennett announces a ban on all sidewalk chalking, the students respond–how else?–by throwing a rocking chalking party.  

Philippe Gosselin, USA 2004, 6 min         http://philippegosselin.com/chalk
 

Please join us on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for a free reception at the theater!


Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.

The Bubble

From the director of YOSSI & JAGGER and WALK ON WATER.

Three young Israelis, two guys and a girl, share an apartment in Tel Aviv`s hippest neighborhood: headstrong Lulu, who works in a bath products boutique; flamboyant Yali, who manages a trendy café; and brooding music store clerk Noam, who spends his weekends serving at checkpoints in the National Guard. When Noam meets and falls in love with a Palestinian man named Ashraf, he and his friends conspire to help Ashraf stay on in Tel Aviv illegally. They participate in a beach rally, celebrating a peaceful coexistence, and calling for an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories. But ultimately, their carefully constructed utopia is shattered by the political and social realities of the Middle East, and the constant outbursts of violence.             View trailer     

Eytan Fox, Israel 2006, 117 min.            Official website 
 


 
 
Tickets available at the theater:

  t $8 general admission per film
  t $7 seniors/students per film with proper ID
  t FREE ADMISSION for all Trinity Students with ID

 

 

  Artwork by Rich Nelson

Our sincere thanks for your support:

The Trinity College Office of The President 
The Trinity College Office of Multicultural Affairs 
The Trinity College Student Government Association 
The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program 
The Department of Sociology 
The Department of Educational Studies 
The International Studies Department 
The Philosophy Department 
The Women, Gender, and Resource Action Center


The Trinity College AV Department
James Hanley

                     




EROS, which stands for Encouraging Respect of all Sexualities, is the gay/straight alliance at Trinity College.  Members of EROS are committed to fostering awareness about issues of differing sexualities on campus, with the ultimate goal of creating a more tolerant environment for gays, lesbians, and bisexual students.  Click here to visit EROS' home page