Cornell Cinema teams up with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies Film Series to present these two special programs in Willard Straight Theatre. First up is a free screening of Tarnation with filmmaker Jonathan Caouette in person. Caouette had been filming, journaling, photographing, and investigating his family since the age of 11, and in 2003 crafted it all into Tarnation, a formally explosive collage of memories, fantasies, and nightmares. It will be shown with his amazing new music video that chronicles the history of gay rights in American in just nine minutes. A month later, catch The Normal Heart, HBO's dramatization of Larry Kramer's largely autobiographical play about the AIDS crisis in the early '80s, when the disease was ravaging communities, yet public awareness and governmental response barely existed. For events taking place elsewhere, visit blogs.cornell.edu/lgbtstudies.
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