Burnaby film series salutes Pride all summer long

The Burnaby Public Library is paying tribute to Pride with its Friday flicks all summer long.

The Friday night movies are shown at the Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway, every Friday evening. Screenings are all free, and no registration is needed.

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On Friday, July 5, audiences can take in the Academy Award-winning Moonlight, a coming-of-age film about a young gay African-American man growing up in a rough part of Miami. It’s on at 6:30 p.m.

On July 12, the featured movie is But I’m a Cheerleader, a 1999 film about a naïve teenager who is sent off to a “rehab camp” when her family suspects she may be lesbian. It’s on at 6:50 p.m.

For July 19, it’s Love, Simon, the story of 17-year-old Simon Spier, who hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay and who doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. It’s on at 6:30 p.m.

July 26 features Call Me By Your Name, the 2017 film set in Northern Italy in 1983, when 17-year-old Elio begins a relationship with his father’s visiting research assistant, Oliver. It screens at 6:10 p.m.

In August, Friday Flicks starts on Aug. 2 with Carol, the story of two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. It’s on at 6:20 p.m.

The Aug. 9 screening is The Danish Girl, a love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. It starts at 6:20 p.m.

For Aug. 16, the movie is Pride, director Matthew Warchus’ story of the unlikely friendship forged between a small community of striking miners in Wales and the London-based gay activists who raise funds to feed their families in the summer of 1984. It was inspired by actual events. The screening is at 6:15 p.m.

For more information, call 604-522-3971, see www.bpl.bc.ca/events or inquire at any library information desk.

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