During Main Street Kent’s Rainbow Weekend, enjoy free showings of three award winning LGBTQIA+ films. Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided. Films will be shown with captions. No registration required. For adults 18+.
All of these films and more are available to stream for free on Kanopy with your KFL card!
Friday, October 13 at 4:00 PM: The Way He Looks. (2014, 1hr 36min, NR)
Set against the music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro’s coming of age tale, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a sweet and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who’s fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana. When Gabriel, the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him reconsider his plans. Meanwhile, Giovana, grows jealous of this new found companionship as tensions mount between her and Leo.
Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and the Teddy for Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. Nominated for Outstanding Film – Limited Release at the GLAAD Media Awards.
Saturday, October 14 at 1:00 PM: Rafiki (2018, 1hr 22min, NR)
Despite a political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Nominated for two prizes at Cannes Film Festival.
Saturday October 14 at 3:00 PM: Straight Up (2019, 1hr 36min, NR)
Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a relationship that’s all talk and no sex. Writer-Director-Star James Sweeney delivers a razor sharp rom-com that’s equal parts Classical Hollywood and distinctly 21st century, exploring just how elastic our definitions of love and sexuality can get.