Join us for a free screening of “Boys Don’t Cry” at Common Root’s new location (211 N 14th, 3rd floor) Saturday, July 7th at 8 PM.
Made in 1999 about events that culminated at the end of 1993, this movie is closely based on true events. Directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Hilary Swank, this movie brought Swank to people’s notice and earned her the first of two Best Actress Oscars.
Premiere voted this movie as one of “The 25 Most Dangerous Movies.” Rated R for violence including an intense brutal rape scene, sexuality, language and drug use.
This film has a subtle power to subvert our usual assumptions about sexuality that makes this a notable film, and a key text of the so-called ‘queer’ cinema. This is not an easy movie to watch, but an important one. If you’re familiar with Brandon’s story at all, you’ll know this movie is like that other one and the ship sinks in the last act. This will be our first Movie Night in our new Space, third floor of the Foundry in the Green Room. Door should be open until 15 minutes after start. Text me at 402-560-1058 if you can’t get in.
As always, feel free to bring food and drink to enjoy and maybe share. Popcorn will be provided.