8: The Mormon Proposition

Art Theatre

Showing films “shot through a queer lens,” Out at the Movies takes over the Art Theatre in Long Beach once a month, donating proceeds to breast-cancer and HIV/AIDS charities. For July, the group will feature 8: The Mormon Proposition, the controversial documentary revolving around the religion’s influence on the passing of Proposition 8 in California. Filmmaker Reed Cowan originally set out to create a movie about gay-teen homelessness and suicide in the state of Utah—but what he uncovered was the community’s deeply rooted homophobia tracing back to Mormon idealisms and a decades-long campaign against the LGBT population. An official selection by the Sundance Film Festival, this powerful film has been heralded as “a vital, important cry for an open dialogue.”
Thu., July 29, 9 p.m., 2010

 
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