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Joint Event! New York LBGT Film Festival: The Beirut Apt

  • Jun 11, 2008 · 5:30 PM
  • AMC Loew's 34th Street

Let's check out
NewFest 2008: The 20th Anniversary New York LBGT Film Festival in commemoration of Gay Pride Month. We'll attend the screening of
The Beirut Apt and
14 Degrees Eastwards afterward we'll head over to Burritoville (352 W 39th St b/t 8th/9th for a bite to eat and to discuss the film. This is a joint event with
The NYC Social Justice Movie & Dinner Meetup.
*** Nota bene: Before RSVPing, please read our guidelines: About Us *** Please be prepared to: * Update your RSVP (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s) * Arrive early/on time and look for familiar faces in the ticketholders line and otherwise * Pay for your meal, computing 30% for tax and gratuity Highly recommended:
Buy your ticket in advance to save time and guarantee yourself a seat. ### The Beirut Apt Features (UK , Italy, 2007, 50 mins) In Polish & German with subtitles & En with English subtitles Video US Premiere Directed By: Daniele Salaris ### 14 Degrees Eastwards 14 Grad Ostwärts Features (Germany, 2007, 62 mins) In German & Polish with subtitles with English subtitles Video US Premiere Directed By: Nicole Volpert Though located relatively close to major European gay meccas, and home to a growing LGBT culture, Poland remains virulently and sometimes violently homophobic ? as recounted by young activists as they attempt to stage a gay pride march. In Beirut, where homosexuality is forbidden, a small apartment serves as a sanctuary for four LGBT Lebanese of different faiths and cultural backgrounds to speak freely about their lives in a land divided by war, family, religion, and other countries' conflicts.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I showed up and didn't see anyone. I bought a ticket and went to the Theatre. At 5:55 I announced to the entire audience if the LGBT movie club was there. No one knew what I was talking about. Then I read in the catalogue a film about a 23 yr old TS who had a supportive wife and best friend who I saw in the lobby. This was traumatic since I am an unreadable post-op TS who has had an unsupportive wife who torturted me for 10 years while I trasnitioned and got surgery. I cried leaving the Theatre and banged my face into the glass door as I left. I now have a swollen lip. It was all lots of fun, guys! Let's do it again (not).

    June 11, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    work runs late, so i will have to meet you at the theatre itself.

    June 10, 2008

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