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Next Zoom September 6th

The next film to be discussed on Tuesday, September 6th at 6:30pm will be THE HALF OF IT, directed by Alice Wu. This will be our second film this year by Wu as we like to consider the scope of a director's work. A little over 15 years after Alice Wu made SAVING FACE she is back with her second film, THE HALF OF IT. Like her first, the movie features a queer Chinese American protagonist and this time the character is Ellie Chu, a high schooler who lives in the fictional, very white town of Squahamish with her immigrant father. She's in love with a girl named Aster Flores, but instead of pursuing her own feelings, opts to help a boy woo Aster via love letters and text messages. This is a classic teenage rom-com, but with an LGBTQ twist. You can find THE HALF OF IT on Netflix.

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 inquiry@stonewall-museum.org 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.