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queer film • jersey city

film club

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Next Zoom June 12th

Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈


30 years ago this summer the LGBTQ+ world was caught up in the fervor of the 25th anniversary of Stonewall. Out of this energy came the first-ever movie about the historic event and it immediately garnered both praise and consternation. How could a film about Stonewall please everyone or possibly anyone? 30 years later we consider this film directed by Nigel Finch and produced by Christine Vachon. 


And for a behind-the-scenes look at the film, check out the IN THE LIFE story produced by John Catania here. Scroll forward to 51’27”


Also, view a story about Judy Garland’s death as a possible catalyst to the Stonewall Riots at this IN THE LIFE link (first story).


Watch the film on Prime Video.

Chillfest is partnering with Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) for a monthly Film Club. Chillfest programmers, John Catania and Charles Ignacio select films for members to screen at home and then meet on Zoom to discuss and critique. Zoom link information will be provided after joining the group.


1) Become a member of Stonewall National Museum & Archives, a vital organization preserving LGBTQ+ history for nearly 50 years. An Individual membership is just $35. Join here.​

2) Email with subject "Join Film Club" to for Zoom link

Once an SNMA member there is no fee to be part of the Film Club or Chillfest. Because of their collection of LGBTQ+ films, Film Club members will be expected to have a Netflix account and have access to YouTube.

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