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 Post subject: Film Nights for LGBT History Month presented by GMP
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:44 pm 
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Hi Everybody,

Have just received this (10 minutes ago) from Jenny-Anne which may be of interest to some. Just wish they would give us a bit more notice :roll:


LGBT History Month Greater Manchester Police's People & Development Branch and the Lesbian And Gay Staff Affiliation (LAGSA) Film Nights

Dear All

As part of LGBT History Month in February, Greater Manchester Police's People & Development Branch and the Lesbian And Gay Staff Affiliation (LAGSA) will be holding a number of Film Nights at the Sir David Wilmot Conference Suite, Sedgley Park Centre, Sedgley Park Road, Prestwich M25 0JT.

All the films shown will either have a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender theme. Each film will start at 6.30pm on the dates listed below.

It is free of charge to watch a film, although places are limited. The bar and lounge area will be open afterwards, so you can have a chat about the film or just catch up with friends and colleagues.

Bring your own popcorn and pick 'n mix for a night in to celebrate LGBT culture, comedy and heritage.

If you would like to come along please register your interest of which film you would like to see and the number of people attending at lagsa@gmp.pnn.police.uk at least 2 days before the showing of the film.

Thursday 4th February @ 6.30pm - Milk (Cert. 15)

Based on a true story and starring Sean Penn. Harvey Milk leaves New York in 1972 for San Francisco and gains focus in his life as a gay activist in San Francisco's Castro district. Gay rights activism turns to political activism as Milk decides he can be a more effective voice for the gay community as a politician, elected or not. Through several elections and losses both for a city seat and a state assembly seat, Milk becomes the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected to political office when he wins a San Francisco supervisor seat in 1977. His many political battlefronts include one with the national anti-gay Save the Children crusade, led and fronted by singer Anita Bryant. Closer to home, Milk has a continuing struggle with his fellow supervisor, Dan White, a staunch social conservative.

Tuesday 9th February @ 6.30pm - The Birdcage (Cert. 15)

The great improvisational comedy team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May reunited to (respectively) direct and write this update of the French comedy La Cage Aux Folles. Robin Williams stars as a gay Miami nightclub owner who is forced to play it straight and ask his drag-queen partner (Nathan Lane) to hide out when Williams's son invites his prospective--and highly conservative--in-laws and fiancée to a meet-and-greet dinner party. Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest play the straight-laced senator and his wife, and Calista Flockhart plays their daughter in a culture-clash with outrageous consequences. May's witty screenplay incorporates some pointed observations about the political landscape of the 1990s and takes a sensitive approach to the comedy's underlying drama

Thursday 11th February @ 6.30pm- Transamerica (Cert. 15)

Felicity Huffman of Desperate Housewives plays an uptight male-to-female transsexual named Sabrina Bree Osbourne (nee Stanley). Bree's life takes a sudden turn when she receives a phone call from New York. Her son, Toby (Kevin Zegers), has been jailed, and Bree needs to post bail for him. The only problem is, Bree didn't know she had a son, but her therapist refuses to give her written permission to have the final part of her sex-change operation if she doesn't go, so Bree heads east from her California home...

Wednesday 24th February @ 6.30pm - Beautiful Thing (Cert. 15)

The offbeat, underachieving denizens of a southeast London apartment building get an emotional wake-up call when two of the neighbours--two teen boys--unexpectedly fall in love. Tender-hearted kitchen-sink realism from Channel Four Films, adapted from the play by Jonathan Harvey.
***Contains adult themes and strong language***

"The opinions expressed in these films do not necessarily reflect the views of Greater Manchester Police. Some films may contain strong language"


Regards

Darren Haslam
Coordinator
Lesbian & Gay Staff Affiliation
Greater Manchester Police
Sedgley Park Centre
Sedgley Park Road
Prestwich
Manchester M25 0JT

Telephone: 0161 85 60604
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 Post subject: Re: Film Nights for LGBT History Month presented by GMP
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:24 pm 
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I'm a little disappointed by that selection to be honest. I'd hoped for something fresh and new to watch. :(

Claire xx


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