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The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents free screenings of LGBTQ-themed independent, arthouse, and documentary films! Talkbacks follow each screening. All of the films we screen are not rated higher than PG-13.
The film screenings are held in person on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.
Join us for "MAN MADE," featuring a talkback with Robert Cooper, Jr. head coach of the Philadelphia Kings.
MAN MADE takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men (who, like the film's director, were assigned female at birth), take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition in the world, held in Atlanta. MAN MADE is a character-driven, intimate, and riveting verité-style competition film, but also a unique social justice narrative. It speaks to the ways in which we all choose to define and reshape ourselves, both figuratively and literally.
The Reel Queer Film Series is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding Partnership. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by PPA Partner Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.
For more information about this series, please email [email protected].
This will be a sober-social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Alcohol will not be present.
Funding has been provided in part by PA Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
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