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Do I Sound Gay?
 Do I Sound Gay?
Wed, Sept 9 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Is there such a thing as a "gay voice"? Why do some people "sound gay" – including some people who consider themselves straight? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture—but also a trigger for anti-gay harassment? After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about "sounding gay.” He explores these questions and more and includes revealing interviews with Margaret Cho, David Sedaris, and George Takei. Presented with HR Pride with speakers and discussion. (78 mins)

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3 & 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
 3 & 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
Wednesday, Sept 2 at 7:15pm
Presented with the Unitarian Church of Norfolk

Director Marc Silver’s (Who Is Dayani Cristal) new film examines the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis who was a passenger in a car parked in a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida on Black Friday, 2012. An altercation with a white middle-aged man, Michael Dunn, over the volume of the rap music being played on their car stereo resulted in Dunn firing 10 bullets into the car full of unarmed teenagers before fleeing the scene. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense. Thus began the long journey of trying to unravel the truth. The film examines the aftermath of this systemic tragedy, the contradictions within the American criminal justice system particularly the implications of the "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law, and the racial prejudices that ensued.
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Post-film discussion about racial relations and community activism.
Tessa Ellis leads a race relations conversation group at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk.
Daniel Brown of Empowerment and Uplifting Foundation.

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Mr. Holmes
 Mr. Holmes
In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it's too late. (104 mins)


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The Diary of a Teenage Girl
 The Diary of a Teenage Girl
This Sundance Festival darling is based on the acclaimed graphic novel about the sexual awakening of a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s. Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, "the handsomest man in the world," Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). Brimming with wit and intelligence, writer/director Marielle Heller captures the anxiety, passion, and wonder of adolescence. (102 mins)

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