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Laurier free film series explores 10 years of queer cinema
Jan 9/13| For Immediate Release
Katherine Spring, Associate Professor
Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications & Public Affairs
WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of English and Film Studies, in partnership with the Rainbow Centre, presents its winter film series, titled “Reel Queer: Ten Years Out At The Movies.” The Friday-evening screenings will showcase a variety of LGBTQ-related films, and brief introductions by members of the university and the greater community will provide insights to the films and their relationship to various aspects of the LGBTQ community.
Presenters include faculty members, PhD students, Rainbow Centre student coordinators and Colin Boucher, a representative of the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA).
The screenings begin at 7 p.m. in BA201, a classroom that boasts auditorium seating and the largest movie screen on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.
- Jan. 11: C.R.A.Z.Y. (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2005), presented by Stefan Sereda, Department of English and Film Studies
- Jan. 18: Milk (Gus Van Sant, 2008), presented by Glen Norton, Department of English and Film Studies
- Jan. 25: Circumstance (Maryam Keshavarz, 2011), presented by Nina Rakic, Rainbow Centre Student Coordinator
- Feb. 1: A Jihad for Love (Parvez Sharma, 2007), presented by Keevan Robertson, Rainbow Centre Student Coordinator
- Feb. 8: At Home at the End of the World (Michael Mayer, 2004), presented by Colin Boucher, ACCKWA
- March 1: My Summer of Love (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2004), presented by Christopher Owen, Rainbow Centre Student Coordinator
- March 8: Tomboy (Celine Sciamma, 2011), presented by Ethan Jackson, Rainbow Centre Student Coordinator
- March 15: Breakfast with Scot (Laurie Lynd, 2007), presented by Katherine Quanz, PhD student, Department of English and Film Studies
- March 22: Transamerica (Duncan Tucker, 2005), presented by Murrielle Michaud, PhD student, Department of English and Film Studies
The film series is co-sponsored by the Department of English and Film Studies, the Rainbow Centre, the Office of the Dean of Arts, the Diversity and Equity Office and the Laurier Film Society (a WLUSU club).
For more information, contact Associate Professor Katherine Spring at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-884-0710 ext. 4149, or visit the “Laurier Film Series” page on Facebook.