Pride Film Festival 2014

Join Us in October for four great films!

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Michael Klahr Center will host Pride Film Festival

The Michael Klahr Center, home of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will host the 2nd annual Pride Film Festival for four evenings in October.

The program, which is free and open to all, will be held on Thursdays, October 2nd, 16th, 23rd, and 30th beginning at 7 p.m.

The Pride Film Festival is sponsored by The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Lithgow Library, The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta, The DownEast Pride Alliance,, GLSEN Southern Maine, and SAGE Maine.

The scheduled films include:

Thursday, October 2nd at 7 p.m.

Ma Vie En Rose (1997) (English translation: My Life in Pink)

Winner of the 1997 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film along with numerous other awards at film festivals throughout the world, this Belgian drama directed by Alain Berliner is a rare gem. It tells the story of Ludovic, a child who is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a girl. “It conveys the beautiful inarguability of being exactly who you are.” Entertainment Weekly. Rated R. Running time 88 minutes.

Thursday, October 16th at 7 p.m.

Orlando (1992)

Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel Orlando: A Biography comes to life in this 1992 Oscar nominated film starring Tilda Swinton and Billy Zane. “It is not about a story or a plot, but about a vision of human existence. What does it mean to be born as a woman, or a man? To be born at one time instead of another? To be born into wealth, or into poverty, or into the traditions of a particular nation? Most of us will never know. “ – Roger Ebert. Rated PG-13. Running time 94 minutes.

Thursday, October 23rd at 7 p.m.

Tongues Untied (1989)

This unique 1989 documentary stirred a community. “Marlon Riggs’s Tongues Untied rises above the ‘deeply personal’ — far above it — in exploring what it means to be black and gay. Angry, funny, erotic and poetic by turns (and sometimes all at once), it jumps from interview to confession, music video to documentary to poem.” — San Francisco Examiner. A quarter of a century after its release, director Marlon T. Riggs’ documentary is as relevant as ever. Rated R. Running time 55 minutes.

Thursday, October 30th at 7 p.m.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Just in time for Halloween! Come on and dress up and rock out! The New York Post calls this 2001 Sundance Festival Audience Award winner “A gender-bending rock musical that really delivers.” Hedwig started as an Off-Broadway cult smash and is now enjoying an acclaimed Broadway revival, and won the 2014 Tony Award for the best Revival of a Musical. The film version was adapted, directed by and stars the show’s creator, John Cameron Mitchell.  Since this showing is so close to Halloween, come dressed in your most outrageous costume and we’ll have a party after the film. Rated R. Running time 91 minutes.

The HHRC will provide light snacks and beverages, and donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, contact the HHRC at, call 207-621-3531.