Thursday, June 7, 2012

PAST: FILM: Celebrate Pride Week with a Special Screening of "Out of Respect: A Story of Five" about Homeless Gay Teens and Young Adults in Milwaukee, Followed by Q&A with the Filmmaker over Skype, at BloomBars this FRI, June 7th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, All ages, by donation

Friday, June 7th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested Proceeds will benefit both the “Out of Respect” educational outreach campaign and BloomBars
Free popcorn and refreshments will be provided

Out of Respect: A Story of Five (2010, 69 min) see trailer, by Tess Gallun – chronicles the stories of five homeless LGBTQ young adults in their search for jobs, shelter and support on the streets of Milwaukee.  The film sheds light on a hidden crisis in our country: a homelessness rate for gay teens and young adults that is four times higher than for straight youth. This intimate documentary tells the stories of five homeless gay young adults as they leave the streets of Milwaukee, with assistance from a local housing and mentorship program. First person video diaries and emotional setbacks reveal the resilience and humor it takes to overcome abandonment by family, the system and society.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with filmmaker Tess Gallun, via Skype video. Tess is using this film to support a national educational outreach campaign on the issue of homelessness among LGBTQ youth. Additional support for the “Out of Respect” campaign can be shown through acquiring the DVD, which will be available for a $15 donation.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts. Volunteers wanted! Have a suggestion for a film? Know a local filmmaker who wants to screen their work? Want to lend a hand? Email with your ideas.

3222 11th St, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th one block, turn right on Kenyon, left on 11th

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