Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Free Movie Night: "Through Gay Eyes", followed by Q&A with filmmaker

We are excited to announce that for the next (free) Movie Night at the UU Congregation in Andover, Friday, March 28, we will show “Through Gay Eyes”, an excellent locally made documentary. Deb Fowler, one of the two makers of the documentary, will be here for the screening and for Q&A afterwards!

From the film’s website: “ ‘Through Gay Eyes’ is a film project that gives a voice —a veritable revelation — to the embedded furtive lifestyle of gays. This documentary film will encompass personal stories that tap every realm of life and social context. ‘Through Gay Eyes’ extends beyond ‘coming out’ stories and delivers a profound realization that there still exists a silent and stifling vein in our society. Gay partners, parents and individuals tell their stories and rip the veil – emblazoning a promise toward our perpetual path of the Civil Rights Movement. ‘Through Gay Eyes’ wrestles with poignant and consuming questions that affect every member of society — bringing forth the invisible into a tangible piece of reality.”

Filmmaker Deb Fowler has been teaching English Language Learners at Lowell High School since 2005. In 2010, Deb was introduced to Connor Crosby (a junior at the time) and to the power of filmmaking. Together, Deb and Connor collaborated on “Through Gay Eyes”.

The timing of this particular screening coincides with the UUCiA’s 20th anniversary celebration of becoming a LGBTQ “Welcoming Congregation”, which will include a special worship service on Sunday, March 30.

As always, UUCiA Movie Night is free and open to the public. We provide the popcorn! To be more comfortable, please feel free to bring your own lawn chair or other portable chair. Please join us! Directions at this link.