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Pride Month: Films and Soundtracks

Thirty days of books and more!

Films & Soundtracks

The cover is split in half. The top half shows a white woman with wind-swept blonde hair. She is wearing a fur coat and looking into the distance. The lower half of the screen shows a woman with dark hair pulled back. She is looking at something off the page. Carol

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"Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage."

 

 

 

 

 

Photo centered on the cover of many of the ballroom performers featured in the film.

Paris is Burning

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The "unblinking behind-the-scenes story of the fashion-obsessed New Yorkers who created 'voguing' and drag balls, and turned these raucous celebrations into a powerful expression of fierce personal pride."

 

 

 

 

Black woman with short cropped, bleached hair, wearing a white tank top, grinning, with her eyes closed. She is outlined in green, against a bright pink background. There is a white woman's face in the foreground. She is also smiling.

The Watermelon Woman

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"Cheryl, a young black woman in a video store, is making a documentary about an obscure black actress from the 1930's. When she discovers that the actress (known as "the Watermelon Woman") had a white lesbian lover, Cheryl just happens to fall in love with a very cute white woman herself!"

 

 

 

White girl with long blonde hair, wearing a pink, floofy dress and long pink gloves. She is placed against a blue sky, where we see a series of cheerleaders flying through the air.

But I'm a Cheerleader

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"Megan's super normal suburban existence is filled with friends, pom-poms and rah-rah enthusiasm until her parents suspect that she may be showing deviant tendencies."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image of a Black man's face. It is divided into three segments, each depicting a different time in his life. The color shifts as he ages, from teal, to purple, to light blue. The title is in glowing capital letters at the bottom of the image.

Moonlight

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"A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami."

Moonlight won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay in 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the right hand side of the screen, we see a well-dress, clearly well off Asian couple, the man standing behind the woman, who is sitting, His hand is on her shoulder. On the left hand side of the screen, we see another woman, dressed in a maid's uniform, being gripped by the back of the head by a man who is standing behind her, hidden in shadow. His gloved hand is reaching forward to rest on the head of the wealthy woman. The two women are holding hands.

The Handmaiden

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"In 1930s Korea during the Japanese occupation, a young Korean thief poses as a maid working for a Japanese heiress to help a swindler rob her of her fortune."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Milk, sporting a campaign button, standing in front of a montage of images from his story.

Milk

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"Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk."

 

 

 

 

 

Silhouettes of two children in blue, holding on to intricate gates, also in blue, against a red background.

Fun Home: original cast recording

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Music by Jeanine Tesori ; book and lyrics by Lisa Kron ; based on the book by Alison Bechdel.

Beth Malone, Alexandra Socha, Sydney Lucas, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, with supporting singers; orchestra; Chris Fenwick, conductor/piano/keyboard.