LV LGBTQ+ Film Series

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Thursday, February 29 - 7:00 p.m.
Mutt - feat. a pre-recorded virtual interview with Actor Cole Doman

Located at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

2023 | NR | 1 hr 24 min watch trailer

Directed by: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz

Starring: Lío Mehiel, Cole Doman, Mimi Ryder, Alejandro Goic

Feña, a young trans guy bustling through life in New York City, is afflicted with an incessantly challenging day that resurrects ghosts from his past. Laundromats, subway turnstiles, and airport transfers are the hectic background to this emotional drama that overlaps past, present, and future. Settling the disharmony of transitional upheaval in relationships familial, romantic, and platonic is Feña’s task at hand, and his resulting juggling act is equal parts skillful, fumbling, and honest. The poignant moments he finds between himself and others – as the distance between them closes – are warm, true, and touching.

Vuk Lungulov-Klotz’s directorial debut is, at once, precise and wholly relatable in its grand humanity. A visceral lead performance by Lío Mehiel embodies inbetweenness. Mutt earns its most difficult discussions through its tenderness towards each character’s struggle with the complexity of trans life, Latinx life in America, and of human life at large.

In English and Spanish with English Subtitles

This screening will be followed by a pre-recorded virtual interview with actor Cole Doman.

For more information, visit the SteelStacks film page

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Tuesday, March 26 - 7:30 p.m.
TV Talk: The L Word (20th Anniversary) virtual program

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Registrations end 10 minutes before the advertised start time. At that time, everyone who registered will get a Zoom link sent to them. Zoom is free to use and only requires a quick download to run. We will also be streaming this event via Facebook Live on the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas page.

Talking, laughing, loving, breathing, fighting, f***ing, crying, drinking, riding, winning, losing, cheating, kissing, thinking, dreaming, and MORE. Join The Lehigh Valley LGBTQ+ Film Series Curators for another TV Talk; this time commemorating the 20th Anniversary of The L Word, which originally aired in January of 2004! This groundbreaking series has not only redefined LGBTQ+ representation on television, but has also sparked crucial conversations about love, identity, and diversity. Come explore the show's rich narratives, diverse characters, impactful themes that have made it a cultural phenomenon, and how many times Jenny said something utterly obnoxious.

For more information, visit the SteelStacks film page

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Wednesday, April 17 - 7:00 p.m.
Last Call at Maud's 

Located at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

1993 | NR | 1 hr 17 min watch trailer

Directed by: Patrick Poirier

Some genuinely wild women take center stage in Paris Poirier’s vivacious and historical documentary about Maud’s; an establishment that had been the longest-running lesbian bar in the United States. This venerable San Francisco establishment opened in 1966, when lesbians were still very much in the closet. Maud’s flourished throughout the 1970s and 1980s, enjoying an international reputation as a meeting place for lesbians and their friends, only to be shut down in 1989 as a result of the community’s shifting priorities.

Provocative personal stories of coming out, sexual politics, and softball are mixed with flashbacks to the Hollywood gay bars of the 1940s and the vice raids of the 1950s. The vintage photos and personal interviews (with Mary Wings, Judy Grahn, Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin, Sally Gearhart, JoAnn Loulan, and Rikki Streicher, to name a few) are an invaluable window into lesbian history.

A witty and informative look at cultural evolution in the making, Last Call at Maud’s salutes and preserves an era in history when bars were the only cultural institutions in the lesbian community.

For more information, visit the SteelStacks film page

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