fourth annual “Out on Screen” Film Festival continues at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point throughout March and April, sponsored by the Faculty
and Staff Gay-Straight Alliance.
film screenings are free and open to the public. Each film begins at 7 p.m. at
one of two campus locations. “Out on Screen” offers audiences a lineup of award-winning, independent
feature films and documentaries that explore diversity along the lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and queer spectrum.
series continues with:
March 24, “The Amina Profile,” Noel Fine Arts Center Room 221 – During the Arab
Uprising, a love story between a Canadian woman and Syrian American woman turns
into a sociopolitical mystery. The film was an official selection of the 2015
Sundance Film Festival.
March 26, “Desert Hearts,” Dreyfus University Center Theater – A reserved
English professor meets a casino worker in a landmark film about lesbian
April 1, “Kumu Hina,” Noel Fine Arts Center Room 221 – A documentary about a
transgender Native Hawaiian woman who is a respected teacher and community
leader. This screening will be followed by a Facetime discussion with Hina
Wong-Kalu, star of the documentary.
April 3, “Pride,” Dreyfus University Center Theater – Inspired by the true
story of gay and lesbian activists from London who raised funds for the
families of striking mine workers in Wales and formed an unlikely alliance. The
film won a 2015 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Outstanding Debut
For more information on the “Out on Screen” Film Festival, including
film trailers and a complete schedule, visit OutOnScreen.wordpress.com.
The Faculty and Staff Gay-Straight Alliance aims to bring together
LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies across campus to reduce fear, prejudice and
discrimination. The group educates members of the campus community on LGBTQ+
issues and promotes a safe and open environment to welcome, encourage, discuss
and support diversity.