CCA’s latest series celebrates the explosively creative LGBTQ+ cinema movement with a monthly special program.
Each program features an introduction, and many are preceded by or followed by a reception or party.
No Dresscode Required : 7p Thursday, Dec 14
"Joyous … A moving portrait of love conquering all … Long before the movie’s over you’ll be as much in love with its subjects as they obviously are with each other … a heartwarming affirmation that decency sometimes prevails.” –Variety
Victor and Fernando, beauty professionals in Baja California, Mexico, are considered a lovely couple … until they decide to marry, currently illegal in their home. As they battle to become the first gay couple in a place filled with homophobia and inequality, they face a wave of criticism and outrage from public officials. Cristina Herrera Bórquez follows the story as soon, Victor and Fernando’s love begins to win over the powerful members of the region’s high society. (Mexico, 2017, 91m)
Call Me By Your Name : 7p Thursday, Jan 18
"At once light, joyful and emotionally devastating, with deeply affecting central performances. A full-hearted romantic masterpiece.” –Empire
It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Luca Guadagnino’s film features a screenplay adapted by James Ivory from Andre Aciman’s famed novel. (Italy, 2017, 132m)
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin : Feb TBA
“Captures the zest with a joyous filmmaking style: breezy editing, fun ‘70s graphics and the use of great archival footage from the city’s past. It’s all great fun, from beginning to end.” –San Francisco Chronicle
Jennifer Kroot’s documentary examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan) Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70’s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.