URI announces Reel Talk schedule Films, dialogue, and sexually diverse perspectives

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. -xxx- For Further Information: Jan Sawyer, 401-874-2116