Oct 13, 2012 · 7:30 PM
Our next once-a-month Independent Film Night will be on Saturday, October 13 (read further for film synopsis)! Because of limited space, the event is limited to the first twelve individuals who RSVP Yes. If you don't get a seat in time, feel free to sign up on the waiting list to receive an automatic RSVP seat and e-mail notification in the event of a cancellation (last minute cancellations are not uncommon so watch your e-mail closely, especially the last week & day before an event). We are right on the rail! Those who RSVP will receive the Downtown Tempe address (and directions for railing or driving in) over e-mail the day before.
There is no cover charge and free parking, but we ask that you bring a finger-food hors d'oeuvre (as opposed to a munchie - no chips/cookies/desserts etc. please) for twelve and a bottle of wine (or non-alcoholic bubbly) to share. Dessert will be provided. (Other notes about hor d'oeuvres, ovens & such appear under the group description "Read More About Us" tab on the left side of our home page.) If you RSVP Yes and later find you cannot make it, please change your RSVP to No as soon as possible (preferably a week in advance or sooner) so someone on the waiting list to be notified in time to change their plans. Please arrive no later than 7:50 (7:30 please if you need to heat an hors d'oeuvre yet). The movie will begin promptly at 8:00.
So bon appetit in both the mental and culinary realms!
Brokeback Mountain (2005) is the heartbreaking story of two cowboys (Jack & Ennis) who fall in love in a culture where this is not accepted. It is a beautiful and tragic story of love and innocence, shame and self-loathing.
This film won 95 awards, including multiple Oscar, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit awards & nominations, and the former two are especially notable considering its sensitive subject matter. It is packed with beautiful symbolism, innocence and honesty, and it is important. It is important because Jack and Ennis' story is being played out everyday in ours and many other cultures. I was so moved by this film and feel that, regardless of whether you are gay or straight, you end this film yearning for the metaphor of Brokeback Mountain--a vision of a land removed from prejudice, where we are all free to be ourselves.