All Rossmoor Residents and Friends
are Invited to the

​ 2019 LGBT FILM FESTIVAL​

​​Wednesday, June 12
​​sponsored by the
LGBT Alliance Club of Rossmoor
​​All films shown in Peacock Hall

Secret Diaries of Miss Ann Lister

Director: James Kent
U.K., 2010, 92 minutes
In English, with subtitles
Some nudity, sexual situations
Rated TV-14

12:00 noon

 Anne Lister was a land-owning lesbian in early 19th century England. She defied the conventions of her time by asserting her intention to live openly someday with a woman partner. 

Throughout her life she kept diaries which chronicled the details of her daily life. About one sixth of them — those concerning the intimate details of her romantic and sexual relationships — were written in a code that was not deciphered until the 1980s.  

Anne Lister and her world are vividly depicted in this BBC celebration of a woman determined to overcome any obstacle to living and loving on her own terms.
  

Cuartro Lunas

Director: Sergio Tovar Velarde
Mexico, 2014, 110 minutes
In Spanish, with English subtitles
Not Rated; nudity, sexual situations
  

2:00 pm

This film dramatizes four stories of gay desire and personal struggle, each symbolized by one phase of the moon.  A young boy fights to suppress his growing attraction to his male cousin; a clandestine relationship between two reunited friends leads to conflicting outcomes; the appearance of a third party throws off the balance of a committed gay relationship; and a family man gives into his obsession over a handsome male prostitute.

This engaging and emotionally rich film explores the different journeys of its protagonists in their search for love and self-acceptance.

TransMilitary

Directors: Fiona Dawson & Gabriel Silverman
USA, 2018, 93 minutes
In English, with subtitles
Not Rated
  

4:30 pm

“TransMilitary” is an acclaimed documentary that chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace, and First Lieutenant El Cook), defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. 

They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon, in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve.  The transgender ban was lifted in 2016, but now that President Trump has reinstated it, their futures again hang in the balance. 

Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the country), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service.
  

Bonus Sing-Along

6:20 - 6:40 pm

2018 (USA)
Director: Bryan Singer

  
During the intermission before the festival’s final film, there will be a showing of the cast of the film “Bohemian Rhapsody” performing Queen’s legendary 21-minute set from the 1985 Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, London. 

The concert, one of many held worldwide on the same day, was a benefit to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine, the country’s worst in a century. 

The audience will be enthusiastically encouraged to sing along to some of Queen’s greatest hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are The Champions,” and more.

Pride

Director: Matthew Warchus
U.K., 2014, 117 minutes
In English, with subtitles
Rated: R
  

7:00 pm

This funny, heart-warming, and ultimately thrilling film is inspired by an extraordinary true story.  It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. 

Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.  As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.