Reel Queer Film Series: My Friend, The Mayor

[Image description: In the top right of this image is Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center's logo which has 4 purple tear drop shapes above the name of the center in a black font with the slogan "Serving the LGBT Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley" to the right of this are two speech bubble icons. The left one is black with rainbow details fashioned to look like a film reel. The right one is lined in black but mostly white with the title of the event in black and purple reading "Reel Queer Film Series" To the right of this in smaller print is the address of the center, 522 W Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way Allentown, PA 18101. Taking of the entirety of the rest of the right hand side is a photo of the film cover which features the title of the film at the top "My Friend the Mayor - Small Town Democracy in the Age of Trump" and below this is a middle aged white man (Sean Strub) holding a Sean Strub for Mayor sign which is green and white. In the bottom right corner of the movie poster reads "A film by Max Westerman" followed by some other information about the movie that is not quite legible. Below the speech bubble title icon are rainbow film strips that lead your eyes to the information about the event below. This information is as follows, "2nd Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. - October 14: My Friend the Mayor, Guest speaker: Sean Strub - Q&A - Film runtime: 82 mins."]

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 "My Friend, The Mayor," featuring a talkback with the film subject Sean Strub, an ACT UP veteran and mayor of Milford, Pennsylvania.

Among the first to be hit by the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Sean Strub’s political ambitions took a backseat as he struggled to survive. Now 60, he is running for mayor of a conservative town in Pennsylvania. How will this liberal, openly gay ex-New Yorker and founder of POZ, a magazine for people with HIV, fare in a rural community that voted for Donald Trump? My Friend, The Mayor follows his two-month campaign through to its nail-biting finish. The documentary, filmed by Sean’s friend and former Dutch TV-correspondent Max Westerman, is an inspiring and hopeful portrayal of small-town democracy in the age of Trump. The election of a controversial president has energized voters at the local level, with many getting involved in surprisingly bipartisan ways.

The Reel Queer Film Series is supported in part by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

For more information about this series, please email [email protected].

October 14, 2021 at 6:00pm - 9pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
at Bayard Rustin Way
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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