"It Gets Better" Film Festival


14 Pews, a microcinema in the Houston Heights presents the “It Gets Better Film Festival” over the Thanksgiving holidays. The festival showcases gay and lesbian-themed films. There will be panel discussions, one specifically discussing if there has been a sudden outbreak in suicide among gay teenagers. The festival will conclude with a Gay Teen Awards Ceremony to recognize and honor gay teens and their contribution to our community.

11/26, Friday @7 p.m.
Outrage, directed by Kirby Dick, delivers a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Come check out its Houston premiere.

11/27, Saturday @10 a.m.

Sole Journey documents the stories of brave families and individuals from across the United States who have joined the Soulforce movement to confront the anti-LGBT rhetoric of James Dobson and Focus on the Family.

The Wedding Matters Series is a collection of video testimonials by gay married couples who speak about their personal stories and thoughts on gay marriage.

11/27, Saturday @2 p.m.
For the Bible Tells Me So follows the experiences of five Christian families — including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson -- and how  discover how they handle the realization of having a gay child.

11/27, Saturday @5 p.m.
Quinceanera is about a young Mexican-American girl who becomes pregnant a few months before her quinceñera celebration. A discussion on growing gay in a Latino culture will follow the screening.

11/28, Sunday @11 a.m.
Beyond Hatred, a documentary filmed in cinema verite style by director Olivier Meyrou, tells a story simply, though it is by no means a simple story. One night in September 2002, 29-year-old François Chenu, an openly gay man, was walking through a park in Rheims when he was beaten and drowned in a pond by three skinheads.

11/28, Sunday @ 2 p.m.
Out in Silence is about the harrowing, ultimately successful battle of a gay teen and his mother against recalcitrant school authorities when the teen is brutally attacked for coming out in his small western Pennsylvania high school.



14 Pews
800 Aurora St.
Houston, TX


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