Night at the Indies, an independent, live multimedia event which happens once a month in Vancouver, celebrates its one year anniversary with two queer films – One Summer in New Paltz, A Cautionary Tale and Proud Lives: Chris Bearchell – from award winning filmmaker Nancy Nicol.
Both movies will be shown at Pacific Cinematheque on Saturday, November 14th at 1:30pm. A q&a will follow with the director.
First up is One Summer in New Paltz, A Cautionary Tale. In February 2004, President George W. Bush called for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to enshrine a heterosexual definition of marriage. His announcement ignited a wave of civil disobedience same-sex marriages across the United States. Within days of the President’s announcement, Jason West, the 26 year old mayor of the village of New Paltz, New York, decided to use his power as mayor to marry same-sex couples. As news of the mayor’s decision spread, hundreds of gay and lesbian couples converged on the village of New Paltz asking to be put on the list to be married.
The second movie is Proud Lives: Chris Bearchell which commemorates Chris Beachell, celebrating her life and contribution to the queer movement in Canada. Chris Bearchell is a towering figure in the history of gay liberation in Canada. A courageous and compassionate woman, Chris began writing for the Body Politic (TBP) in 1975, and was in the forefront of founding some of the first lesbian and gay organizations in Canada.
Night at the Indies Vancouver Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
Saturday, November 14th @ 1:30pm
Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 / PWYC
Visit http://www.nightattheindies.com for more information.