URBANA — The Spurlock Museum and the University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center are hosting a film series this October.
From the Facebook event:
The LGBT Resource Center and Spurlock Museum present a film series in tribute to those who fought for justice LGBTQ+ community in the United States. The subjects of these films are often not recognized in relation to the events at Stonewall in June 1969, especially the political-raising events that took place prior to Stonewall. The films follow a chronological arc, and each will be followed by a discussion.
October 15: Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (trailer) Directed by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker, 2006
followed by a reception
October 22: Major! (trailer) and Happy Birthday, Marsha! (trailer)
Major! directed by Annalise Ophelian, 2015
Happy Birthday, Marsha! directed by Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel, 2017
The Spurlock is at 600 S. Gregory in Urbana.