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Queer Reels; Real Topics - Big Eden Film Screening Tonight!

Texas Tech University Office of LGBTQIA and Women’s & Gender Studies proudly presents a film series, Queer Reels, Real Topics for the fall and spring semesters.  Serving as an extension of the classroom, this film series merges education with entertainment about the LGBT+ community. 

Films of all genres serve an important community function by affirming lives, making the invisible, visible, and educating others about the stories and histories of people.  Recognizing the diversity of identities and perspectives within the LGBT+ community, the films chosen for this year's series include identity, community, prejudice, normalcy, etc.

During the fall Semester, five films will be shown on the Texas Tech University campus in the Student Union Building. All films are FREE, and open to all students and the community. Each film will be accompanied by reviewed film notes and followed by a commentary and analysis discussion.

On September 12, the first film in the series, Big Eden (2000) will be viewed at 7 p.m. in the SUB Lubbock Room. From out gay writer-director Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone) comes this funny, heart-warming romantic tale of a thirty-something gay guy, Henry Hart (Arye Gross, Ellen, Six Feet Under) who returns to his childhood Montana home when his beloved Grandfather becomes ill.  Once there, Henry confronts his unrequited passion for his high school best friend Dean (Time DeKay) and his feelings about being a gay in a small. Town.  But Big Eden residents defy the stereotype of "small town, small minds." As Henry works through his emotions, the townspeople quietly conspire to help him along, until Henry realizes new possibilities for both friendship and romance.

The lineup continues as follows;

·       *October 5, 6:30 p.m. in the SUB, Escondido Theatre with Transpose (2017)

·       *October 10, 7:00 p.m. in the SUB Lubbock RM, Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride (2009)

·       *November 14, 7:00 p.m. in the SUB Lubbock RM, Boy Meets Girl (2014)

·       *November 30, 6:30 p.m. in the SUB Escondido Theatre, The Last One: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt (2014)

For more information and to check out the spring lineup, visit the Office of LGBTQIA web site at;

CONTACT: Jody Randall, Director, Office of LGBTQIA,


Patricia Earl


Womens Studies Program

Event Information
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Date: 9/12/2017

SUB Lubbock Room