Silver Screenings is a social group with the purpose of bringing together retirement-age gay men in a casual, relaxing setting so we can meet and make friends.  Each event consists of meeting in my condo for an hour of social mixing, drinks & a lite dinner and watching a gay film of special interest to the group.

I started this group for gay men who, like me, are single and entering their retirement years with fewer social opportunities; men who've lived a full life and continue to participate in the cultural scene around them ...and love movies.  Men who want to connect and engage with other gay men with similar enthusiasms but find themselves out of the age-range for Internet dating, bars and the usual gay social clubs.

The movies chosen for Silver Screenings are ones slightly out of the main stream and deal with gay characters, gay situations and/or gay history.  Movies like: I Love You, Phillip Morris, The Broken Hearts Club, Gods and Monsters and documentaries like: The Celluloid Closet.  While fun and entertaining to watch, the films are chosen to be the kind that spark interesting conversations afterward.

 

 

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Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Screening of "Vito"

    5 SilverScreeners | 5.00

    Vito        2011 Documentary Some of you younger members may not have heard of Vito Russo -even I was a bit hazy about his life and legacy.  It's shocking that such an... Learn more
  • March 15 · 6:00 PM

    Screening of "The Birdcage"

    7 SilverScreeners | 5.00

    The Birdcage   1996  Nathan Lane, Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Calista Flockhart, Christine Baranski.  Directed by Mike Nichols. Too mainstream for Silver... Learn more
  • February 15 · 7:00 PM

    Screening of "Far From Heaven"

    6 SilverScreeners | 4.00

    Far From Heaven   2002  Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid & Dennis Haysbert.  Written & directed by Todd Haynes. After experiencing gay life in the 70s in our Dec screening,... Learn more
  • January 11 · 6:00 PM

    Screening of "Gay Sex In The 70's"

    8 SilverScreeners | 4.00

    Gay Sex In The 70's   2005 Documentary No, it's not a porn flick.  Having personally lived thru those times, I wasn't sure I wanted to revisit them in a documentary. ... Learn more
  • November 9, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Screening of "Before Night Falls"

    7 SilverScreeners | 5.00

    Before Night Falls   2000    directed by Julian Schnabel This is not an easy film to watch -but it's a great one.  A strong and inspiring testament to the resilient... Learn more
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