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Monday Movie Nights at The Korner

Updated: Apr 4

+ALL QUEERPORT EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED+


Beginning in January, we curated one full year of queer movies that shaped us at one of our favorite places in downtown Shreveport, The Korner Lounge. We teamed up with the local bar to host a movie night on the third Monday of each month. These movie nights are FREE and 21+, but we do plan on having all-ages screenings coming soon (keep an eye on social media and the blog for that announcement!). Donations are accepted at the door.


Here's a look at all the movies we have coming up this year:


MARCH 16

I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT (2008)

As her wedding day approaches, a feisty bride (Lisa Ray) falls in love with a shy Muslim woman (Sheetal Sheth) who is also dating a man. Release date: November 21, 2008 Director: Shamim Sarif


APRIL 20

PINK FLAMINGOS (1972)

A bizarre fat woman (Divine) and her misfit family compete with a Baltimore couple (David Lochary, Mink Stole) to be named the filthiest people alive. Release date: May 17, 1972 Director: John Waters


MAY 18

KIKI (2016)

In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather on the Christopher Street Pier to practice the performance-based art form Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna's music video "Vogue" and the documentary "Paris Is Burning." Release date: January 26, 2016 Director: Sara Jordenö


JUNE 15

TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR (1995)

Elite Manhattan drag queens Vida Boheme (Patrick Swayze) and Noxeema Jackson (Wesley Snipes) impress regional judges in competition, securing berths in the Nationals in Los Angeles. When the two meet pathetic drag novice Chi-Chi Rodriguez (John Leguizamo) — one of the losers that evening — the charmed Vida and Noxeema agree to take the hopeless youngster under their joined wing. Soon the three set off on a madcap road trip across America and struggle to make it to Los Angeles in time. Release date: September 8, 1995 (USA) Director: Beeban Kidron


JULY 20

MOONLIGHT (2016)

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Release date: October 21, 2016 Director: Barry Jenkins


AUGUST 17

BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (2000)

Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn't that crazy about him. So she's stunned when her parents decide she's gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham. Release date: August 11, 2000 Director: Jamie Babbit


SEPTEMBER 21

THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT (1994)

When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship. Release date: August 10, 1994 Director: Stephan Elliott


OCTOBER 19

BOYS DON'T CRY (1999)

Based on the true story, trans male Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town of Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon falls for Lana (Chloë Sevigny), an aspiring singer, and begins to plan for their future together. But when her ex-convict friends, John (Peter Sarsgaard) and Tom (Brendan Sexton III), learn Brandon's secret, things change very quickly. Release date: September 2, 1999 Director: Kimberly Peirce


NOVEMBER 16

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (1985)

In a prison cell somewhere in Latin America, two very different men warily confront each other. Molina (William Hurt) is first seen wrapping his head in a towel, in the shape of a turban, while Valentin (Raul Julia), bearded and classically macho in appearance, watches with a mixture of fascination and revulsion. During the time spent together, the two men come to understand and respect each other. Release date: July 26, 1985 Director: Héctor Babenco


DECEMBER 21

PARIAH (2011)

Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). A lesbian, Alike quietly embraces her identity and is looking for her first lover, but she wonders how much she can truly confide in her family, especially with her parents' marriage already strained. When Alike's mother presses her to befriend a colleague's daughter (Aasha Davis), Alike finds the gal to be a pleasant companion. Release date: December 28, 2011 Director: Dee Rees

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