GlobaLGBTQ+ Film Festival


Location: Browning Cinema, Debartolo Performing Arts Center

Friday, October 6, 6:30PM



Chavela (2017)

GlobaLGBTQ+ Film Festival

Known as a raucous, entertaining raconteur, Chavela chose the stories she liked best, breathed life into them and made them manifest. In her amazing journey from a 14-year-old rejected runaway from Costa Rica to world-renowned, Grammy-winning Mexican icon, this dream weaver took bits and pieces of who she was and who she wanted to be and wove them into reality. Although she didn't officially "come out" until she was 81-years-old, Chavela carefully crafted a public persona as a powerful, rebellious, free-spirited outsider, a sexual outlaw who blazed her own unique trail until she left the physical plane at the tender age of 93. 

This is a free but ticketed event.

Fri 10/6/17 6:30PM

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Friday, October 6, 9:30PM



The Wound (2017)

GlobaLGBTQ+ Film Festival

Xolani (Nakhane Touré) joins the other men in his Xhosa community on a journey to the South African mountains to initiate a group of teenagers into manhood. His entire existence starts to unravel when a defiant initiate from the city becomes aware of Xolani’s homosexuality, which is framed against conflicting notions of masculinity and the community’s taboo on same-sex attraction.

Fri 10/6/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema   Buy Tickets


Saturday, October 7, 6:30PM



Inside the Chinese Closet

GlobaLGBTQ+ Film Festival

This documentary explores the push to perform heterosexual lifestyles in modern China and follows individuals as they struggle with conforming. In a desperate attempt to meet their parents' expectations, Andy goes on a hunt for a lesbian woman to marry and Cherry in search of a baby to adopt. Being homosexual makes it hard to align with their families' and society's expectations, but both Andy and Cherry are determined to do things “the right way.” 

This is a free but ticketed event.

Sat 10/7/17 6:30PM Browning Cinema   Buy Tickets


Saturday, October 7, 9:30PM



XXY (2007)

GlobaLGBTQ+ Film Festival

Alex (Inés Efron), an intersexed 15-year-old, has lived as a woman her entire life. When her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires and their 16-year-old son Ãlvaro (Martín Piroyansky) to visit them at their house on the gorgeous Uruguayan shore, Alex is immediately attracted to the young man. The potential relationship adds yet another level of complexity to her personal search for identity. 

This is a free but ticketed event.

Sat 10/7/17 9:30PM Browning Cinema   Buy Tickets


Sunday, October 8, 3:00PM



Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika (2017)

National Theatre Live


America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. 


Sun 10/8/17 3:00PM Browning Cinema   Buy Tickets


Presented by Student Government

With the support of:

Center for Civil and Human Rights / DeBartolo Performing Arts Center / Department of Anthropology / GALA SMC/ND / Department of Art, Art History & Design / Gender Studies Program / Department of Film, Television, and Theatre / Higgins Labor Program / Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures / Institute for Latino Studies / Department of Romance Languages and Literatures / IU South Bend Women’s and Gender Studies Program / Department of Philosophy / Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies / Department of Psychology / Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies / Program of Liberal Studies / Saint Mary’s Department of Gender and Women's Studies / Spectrum of Notre Dame / Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures