Tuesday, June 25 | 7:30pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza
This entertaining and heart-filled new film puts a modern, gay twist on a Cinderella story. Still recovering from the death of his mother, seventeen-year-old Rodney dreams of escaping his small southern hometown in pursuit of following in his mother’s footsteps as an award-winning pageant queen. Despite an onslaught of bullying and abuse from his step-father, stepbrothers, and classmates, Rodney calls upon his best friend Monique and a unique cast of southern characters to help him take the crown in an upcoming teen drag pageant in Atlanta, GA.
Directed by Jonothon Mitchell | Film Website
68 minutes | USA | 2019
PAGEANT MATERIAL is the winner of the 2019 OUT HERE NOW Celebration of Courage Award for Outstanding Narrative Feature.
BROTHERS is the winner of the 2019 OUT HERE NOW Celebration of Courage Award for Outstanding Short Film.
BROTHERS is a coming-of-age story following a Muslim Arab boy coming to terms with his sexuality. Upon recognizing that he is different through the lens of his family and society as a whole, he decides to face his fears with the support of an older brother who stands by him and encourages him to be himself, in the face of bias and adversity. This remarkable short film aims to shed light on LGBT-oppression in a familial, religious space that has yet to be portrayed on screen.