Weekend Picks

Pride Picks Vol. II

We’ll be at this weekend’s BBQ hosted by our friends from St. Albert Pride! So drop by and say hello as we’re really excited to tell you all about our eclectic and relevant LGTBQ collection, free Library membership and more!

Paris Is Burning

We’d sure love to have this film in our collection, but it’s proving to be a hard DVD/Blu-Ray to come by. Anyway, here is a great YouTube link to watch on of the most thought provoking and alluring docs of the ’90s.

Paris is Burning YouTube

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U.K. gay activists work to assist miners during their extended strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

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The Normal Heart

A film drama that tells the dramatic, poignant and often-exasperating story of the early days of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early ’80s, taking an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.

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Weekend Picks

Pride Picks Vol. I

Explore the best in LGBTQ film at the Library and don’t forget to celebrate Pride Month at next weekend’s BBQ hosted by our friends from St. Albert Pride!

Tangerine

It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles.

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Summertime

Carole and Delphine fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole.

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My Own Private Idaho

The haunting tale of two young street hustlers: Mike, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him; and Scott, wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike’s desire.

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Long Weekend Long Play Ed.

A couple +3hr heavy hitters for the long weekend.

Enjoy.

Malcolm X

The life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.

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JFK

The story of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison whose investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy became an obsession.

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Mother’s Day Ed.

The Joy Luck Club

The stories of four native-born Chinese women and their American-born daughters, showing the influence each has on the others’ lives, and how they are the same and different.

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Mommy

A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive fifteen year old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable menage, the peculiar, new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.

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Mermaids

New England…the early 1960s. A sexy and unpredictable single mother of two is a source of constant embarrassment to her confused 15-year-old daughter, who’s trying to deal with her own sexual awakening–and not having an easy time of it. Based on a novel by Patty Dann.

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