Pride: A Celebration Of Queer Stories
June 1–26, 2023
This June, the JBFC celebrates LGBTQ+ stories with a selection of one-off screenings and events. In partnership with The LOFT, we are offering free, limited supply of tickets to enjoy these INCREDIBLE cinematic offerings!
Discover the black queer origins of rock n’ roll in Little Richard: I Am Everything, celebrate trans lives with a special Community Matters, and join George Mackay, Bill Nighy, and Imelda Staunton in the feel-good true story of British LGBT activists, Pride.
Plus relive iconic moments from queer cinema history with The Watermelon Woman & Funeral Parade of Roses.
JUNE 7: Pride (2014) - with screening of short Incomplete with Sasha Korbut Q&A (director of Incomplete)
7:00pm Q&A (PRE-Screening of INCOMPLETE, Pre-Q&A w/ Sasha Korbut) Theater 1
7:30pm Screening of Pride (2014) Theater 1
Regular Pricing - $11 (members) $16 (non-members)
This event will include a screening of Sasha Korbut's short film INCOMPLETE, followed by a brief Q&A with Sasha & Chris Holliday, and then the screening of the film PRIDE.
TOTAL RUNTIME including Short, Q&A and feature: 150m (Runtime is approximate).
Pride (2014) is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. This touching comedy stars Bill Nighy (Living, Love Actually), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Andrew Scott (Fleabag), and George Mackay (1917).
"The kind of hearty, blunt-force drama with softened edges that leaves audiences applauding and teary-eyed." Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Pride" is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser of a movie, but it has some potent points to make, and the reality of what happened has a power of its own." Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.
"If Pride were a politician, you'd want to vote for it, march for it, and sign up to make calls for it." David Edelstein, Vulture.
Incomplete tells the story of a man sharing a love letter about longing for someone he has never met. It explores one man's loneliness, and poses a question: do we need another person in life to feel complete or are we missing a connection with ourselves?
Moderator Chris Holliday
Guest Speaker Sasha Korbut
Guest Bio -
Sasha Korbut is a film producer, writer, dancer, and actor based in New York City. Korbut has studied at The Joffrey Ballet School and worked with leading dance companies in South Korea, China, Spain, and the U.S. He has contributed to numerous print and online magazines including OUT, Filmmaker Magazine, and Medium. As a freelance PR and outreach agent, he works with multiple distribution companies such as Kino Lorber, Mubi, Corinth Films, and Neon. He has been featured in HBO, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Mashable, and Time Out New York.
Limited Free Tickets are Available (limit 1 per registrant)
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