The films chosen for this series at Cinema Capitol were especially selected to show positive images and stories focusing on the LGBTQ+ community during the month of June.
These special Thursday evening showings are open to the public.
Sponsoring organizations in association with Cinema Capitol:
Sage Upstate is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the health and well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people in Central New York as they age. Sage Upstate is celebrating twenty-five years serving the needs of LGBTQ+ elders in Upstate New York.
The Oneida County Pride Association is a community-centered organization focused on serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community throughout Oneida County.
June 1st. – MILK.
Sean Penn stars as Milk. A 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
June 8th – Wild Nights with Emily
Molly Shannon stars as Emily Dickinson in Wild Nights with Emily, a humorous and bold take on this iconic American poet. This dramatization highlights the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson’s life, in particular, her relationship with another woman.
June 15th – Sublet
Stars John Benjamin Hickey. A New York Times travel writer comes to Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy with his partner back in New York. His five day visit and short relationship with a younger man helps him realize it’s not too late to try again.
June 22nd – The Death and the Life of Marsha P Johnson
Johnson was one of the icons of the gay rights movement in the 1960sand founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries with fellow luminary Sylvia Rivera. When Johnson’s body was found in the Hudson River in 1992, police called it a suicide and didn’t investigate. In this documentary, trans activist Victoria Cruz seeks to uncover the truth of Johnson’s death while at the same time highlighting the life of this LGBTQ+ social activist.