The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free community screening of The Year We Thought About Love, a documentary about a daring LGBTQ youth theatre troupe. The screening will be followed by a talk back facilitated by Kim Ketterer, Youth Programs Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
“The Year We Thought About Love” goes behind the scenes of one of the oldest queer youth theaters in America, with our camera crew slipping into classrooms, kitchens, subways, and rehearsal rooms with this fearless and endearing troupe. Boston-based True Colors: OUT Youth Theater transforms daily struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, our cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories in school settings. Our film introduces a transgender teenager kicked out of her house, a devout Christian challenging his church’s homophobia, and a girl who prefers to wear boys’ clothing even as she models dresses on the runway. When bombs explode outside their building, the troupe becomes even more determined to share their stories of love to help heal their city.
Awards and Reviews:
Best Documentary, Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
"Laughter—that’s the constant power that drives "The Year We Thought About Love," a film about an LGBTQ youth troupe out of Boston." After Ellen
"Alive, bold, and beautiful...The Year We Thought About Love is a vital story for every youth educator and theatre practitioner to see. The strength of this film is its complexity: featuring stories of many LGBTQ youth from the vantage points of school, home, community, and peer relationships—and providing illustrations of young people’s strength, beauty, and love—all in the process of making a play." Youth Theatre Journal
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