Film Screening: For Love and Life (with the filmmaker!)

This event has been cancelled for this date. We apologize for the inconvenience.


The Reel Queer Film Series at the center will screen JEB's film For Love and Life on April 15 at 6pm. Following the screening, filmmaker JEB (Joan E. Biren) will speak and answer questions.

The 1988 film For Love and For Life places the 1987 March on Washington in perspective among the major political events of our times. It recounts how the events were organized, and creates all the immediacy of being there. This exciting presentation explores all six days during which 650,000 lesbians, gay men and their supporters came to Washington, DC and made history. The inaugural display of the Names Project Quilt, the largest civil disobedience ever at the Supreme Court, the first community Wedding and the Harvey Milk Memorial are just some of the events highlighted from this historic March and Rally. The energy and emotions of these events are presented through the speeches and sounds of the March, a comprehensive narration, and hundreds of dramatic images. For Love and For Life is both emotionally powerful and enormously entertaining.

Joan E. Biren (JEB), an internationally-recognized documentary photographer and filmmaker, has been chronicling the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals for more than 30 years. A self-taught photographer and filmmaker, JEB is the author of two groundbreaking collections: Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians (1979) and Making a Way: Lesbians Out Front (1987) and the filmmaker of multiple films documenting LGBT history.


Reel Queer Film Series screenings at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are sober-social events, no alcohol will be present.


The Reel Queer Film Series is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


April 15, 2020 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
at Bayard Rustin Way
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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