Gender Revolt! A Celebration of Queer Cinema

Second Unitarian is proud to be a promotional partner with Film Streams on Gender Revolt! A Celebration of Queer Cinema (August 26th – September 27th), a collaborative repertory series presented with UNO Women’s and Gender Studies Program. This series is generously supported by Sam Walker.

From the bawdy Pre-Code era when homosexuality was implied in the sensational stories of wayward souls, to the innuendo-heavy mid-century melodramas of directors like Douglas Sirk, to the New Queer Cinema movement of the late 80s and 90s, and arriving at a current climate where an LGBTQ story can win the Best Picture Oscar, the movies have been one of the most visible spaces for representations of queer lives and experiences. In ten films, Gender Revolt! will attempt to highlight this heritage. Find out more at

2U events for the film series:

  • Teen Movie Night – August 28th We will start the evening at Film Streams to view The Celluloid Closet at 4:30. After the movie we will head over to Spaghetti Works to hold our discussion. Parents should be aware that the movie is rated R. The movie and dinner are on us! Please RSVP to by August 26th, so that we may make a reservation at Spaghetti Works. (We will also be discussing what movies we will be showing at Teen Movie Night in the upcoming months, so teens are advised to bring movie suggestions)
  • Teen and Adult Movie Night – September 19th Teens and adults are invited to see the movie Pariah at 7 p.m. and attend the post-film panel with national scholars on queer and intersectional identities. The movie is on us! The time is TBD as Film Streams has not yet released a movie time. Parents should be aware that the movie is rated R.