URI announces Reel Talk schedule Films,
dialogue, and sexually diverse perspectives
KINGSTON, RI-September 16, 1999 -- This fall, URI continues it Reel
Talk series which focuses on films, dialogue, and sexually diverse perspectives.
The series held at URI's Kingston campus is free, open to the public, and
is designed to promote understanding of the self and others. All are welcome.
Reel talk is sponsored by URI's Counseling Center; the Department of
Housing and Residential Life; the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender
Association; and also the Committee to Eliminate Homophobia and Heterosexism
at URI. If you would like more information, please contact the discussion
leader or Grace Frenzel at the Counseling Center, 874-2288. The schedule
for the fall semester follows:
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Opening Night Party. (Memorial Union
Gallery) The evening will feature refreshments and After Stonewall,
a documentary that looks at people and events that define the lesbian and
gay movement since the Stonewall Riots of 1969. The film highlights that
the struggle for equal rights must continue. Discussion leader: Andrew
Winters, assistant director of Housing and Residential Life.
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2 - 3:15 p.m. The Forum Room, Multicultural
Center. It's Elementary. You be the judge of this extremely controversial
film that features elementary schools in which teachers address sexual orientation
differences. The film highlights the view of the children's perspective.
Discussion leaders: Gary Burkholder, graduate student, psychology, and
Lisa Bowleg, assistant professor, psychology.
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 4 p.m. Atrium One, Memorial Union. The Celluloid
Closet. From cruel stereotypes to covert love, to activist triumphs,
this film shows the history of the gay men and lesbians on television. Included
in the film are anecdotes from actors, writers, and commentators. Discussion
leaders: Jean Walton, associate professor of English, Women's Studies and
Film Studies, and Mary Cappello, associate professor of English.
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Browning Hall. La Cage Aux Folles,
the very funny and touching story of a gay man and his transvestite partner
coping with the arrival of their son, his fiancée, and her very conservative
family. Discussion leader: Gary Burkholder, graduate student, psychology.
For Further Information: Jan Sawyer, 401-874-2116