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Queer Faith Film Festival

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 12:53pm to Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:00pm
Paul Robeson Campus Center

Dance Theater, 3rd Floor

Dan Karslake, Documentarian, For the Bible Tells Me So
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Maren Greathouse

In celebration of LGBTQ History Month and our upcoming celebration of National Coming Out Day in mid-October, all campus and community members are invited to attend this exciting film series highlighting THREE important documentaries about LGBTQ Identity through a faith-based lens!

All Events are FREE and open to the public! Refreshments Provided!

Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School
Tuesday, October 2nd
5pm, Paul Robeson Campus Center Dance Theater (3rd Floor)
HINEINI (Hebrew for ‘Here I am’) chronicles the story of one student’s courageous fight to establish a gay-straight alliance at a Jewish high school in the Boston area and the transformative impact of her campaign on her entire community.
Watch the Trailer Here!!

For the Bible Tells Me So
Followed by Discussion by Documentarian Dan Karslake
Wednesday, October 3rd
5pm, Paul Robeson Campus Center Dance Theater (3rd Floor)
Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson -- we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.
Watch the Trailer Here!!

Thursday, October 4th
5pm, Paul Robeson Campus Center Dance Theater (3rd Floor)
Set in contemporary Iran in the unseen world of Iranian youth culture, filled with underground parties, sex, drugs and defiance, CIRCUMSTANCE is the story of two vivacious young girls -- wealthy Atafeh and orphaned Shireen -- discovering their burgeoning sexuality and, like 16 year-old girls anywhere, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into and lives of safety, both young women are forced to make life-changing decisions. Keshavarz’s debut feature is a bold, exhilarating coming-of-age story that recreates some of the vibrant, underground, youth-led subcultures in Iran that exist in defiance of the restrictive Islamic Republic.
Watch the Trailer Here!!