The PRIDE Film Festival is dedicated to campus/community collaboration, and this year is no different. Two great events are just around the corner, and will get you revved up for the Festival weekend itself.
Don't miss these two great films!
It's STILL Elementary
Thursday, January 22nd
Indiana University Education Bldg Rm 1230
It's STILL Elementary presents a moving story about the power to ignite positive social change through documentary film and grassroots organizing. It examines the incredible impact of the film, It's Elementary over the last decade, and follows up with teachers and students featured in the first film to see how lessons about LGBT people changed their lives. It's STILL Elementary also documents the story behind the controversial PBS broadcast of It's Elementary and the infamous right- wing attacks on the film and its creators. It's STILL Elementary is a call to action for parents and educators to continue working for safe, inclusive schools. The PRIDE Film Festival Steering Committee and faculty and students in the Indiana University School of Education as well as current teachers will participate in a discussion following the film.
Monday, January 26th
Read Residence Hall - Community & Leadership Development Center
(Read Hall's Clark Wing, First Floor, parking available in Jordan Ave Garage)
XXY, which won the Critics' Week grand prize at Cannes, is as finely crafted film as a great work of literature. Many children are born intersexed. (Intersex is a general term for many genetic conditions in which a person is born with something other than the standard male or standard female anatomy.) On the surface, the film tells the story of a 15 year old Argentine girl named Alex (Ines Efron) who was born with what doctors called "sexual ambiguity," caused by an extra X chromosome. Alex has reached an age where she wants to make her own choices about her gender, but her family, as well as a visiting surgeon, all have other ideas. Cindy Stone, a local volunteer with ISNA (Intersex Society of North America), will lead a brief discussion following the film.
This screening was made possible by the generous support of the Indiana University Latino Cultural Center, the Commission on Multicultural Understanding, the Community and Leadership Development Center, CommUNITY Education Center, and First United Church.