Film & Discussion Series

Film & Discussion Series

The Film & Discussion series consists of five movies, including pre-film lectures and stimulating post-film discussions. Participants earn continuing education credits upon completion of the series.

Join Us as Penn State Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion

Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Spring ’17 Film & Discussion series will follow the development of the LGBTQ movement in America through a combination of Hollywood films and independent productions.

Certified practitioners will lead discussions on areas related to LGBTQ issues following each week’s film screening. The series will begin with the documentary “After Stonewall,” and weekly discussions will cover topics such as the changes Stonewall brought, stereotypes in film and internalized homophobia and the stigma, fear and perceptions of main stream society about the LGBTQ community. This series is Act 48 eligible.

MARCH 16: Before Stonewall (1984/Unrated/87 Minutes)
Issues of homosexuality and lesbianism from the early 1900s to the Stonewall Riots in New York are examined.

MARCH 23: Children’s Hour (1961/Not Rated/108 Minutes)
When a troublesome student is punished for one of her many misdeeds, the mean-spirited youngster rushes to her wealthy aunt and accuses best friends Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine of having an “unnatural relationship.”

MARCH 30: Boys in the Band (1970/R/118 Minutes)
Boys in the Band is among the first major American motion pictures to revolve around gay characters and is often cited as a milestone in the history of LGBTQ films.

APRIL 6: But I’m a Cheerleader (1999/R/85 Minutes)
A satirical romantic comedy about Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader whose parents send her to a residential in-patient conversion therapy camp to cure her lesbianism.

APRIL 13: The Danish Girl (2015/R/119 Minutes)
A story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Wegener and wife Gerda. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Time: Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Location: R/C Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre

Cost: $25 per person

How to Register:

  • Register Online. Important! If you are registering someone other than yourself (e.g., a parent registering a child), you will be acting as that person during the registration process; enter their information, not your own.
  • Register by Mail or Fax. Fill out the registration form (call 570-675-9253 to request one) and return it by mail or fax.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education
P.O. Box 410
State College, PA 16804-0410
fax: 814-863-2765

Registration question? Please call 814-867-4973 or email

If you have program related question or would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information on the next Film & Discussion series, please email or call 570-675-9253.

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