‘Out on Screen’ LGBTQ+ Film Festival at UW-Stevens Point

The 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.

The 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.

The series continues with: 

·      Tuesday, 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.

·      Thursday, March 26, “Desert Hearts,” Dreyfus University Center Theater – A reserved English professor meets a casino worker in a landmark film about lesbian romance.

·      Wednesday, 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.

·      Friday, 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 Award.​

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. 

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