Social Hour 7:00pm; Screening 8:00pm
Director Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Woman) brings us The Owls, a generational anthem for Older Wiser Lesbians, aging revolutionaries in a world they cannot control. Raised in the shadow of “the pathological lesbian” films like The Fox, The Children’s Hour and The Killing of Sister George, these women embraced the utopian vision of Lesbian Nation and came out with great optimism in their relationships, work, and daily lives. Caught between a culture that still has no place for them, and a younger generation of lesbians and queers who are indifferent to their contributions, OWLs are facing a unique set of circumstances that have yet to be compassionately or truthfully addressed. Chicago favorite Guinevere Turner joins other cast members, V. S. Brodie, Deak Evgenikos, Skyler Cooper and Cheryl Dunye in this funny, humane look at the bonds that restrain, and the dreams that remain. (2010, 66 min., USA)
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