OutCentral and Outloud announce free movies in October

A night of free movies is provided by OutCentral in conjunction with Outloud! every Thursday at The Café at Outloud! from 7-10:00 p.m.

The event starts with a surprise short film selection and has a feature film presentation at 8 p.m. that will showcase a wide range of GLBT DVD releases and camp classics. This month, ten percent of Café sales from 6-10 p.m. will be donated to Nashville Pride.

Planned features include Whole New Thing on October 4, The Gymnast on October 11, Coffee Date on October 18, and ending with the camp classic All About Eve on October 25.

“Each week our group of regulars keeps growing, and it is nice to see so many parts of the community come together,” says Sister Right Sarong, event emcee. 

Jim Hawk from OutCentral says, “A night of free movies provides quality programming and another option for something to do on a Thursday evening.”

Todd Grantham with Nashville pride agrees, “This is a great partnership!” 

Brian Young, The Café at Outloud manager says, “We are thrilled with the turn out and are offering special menu items on movie night as a way of giving more options to the crowd.”

Film Summaries:

Whole New Thing

A precocious teenage genius is suddenly forced to adapt to the real world, while the real world around him is having some growing pains of its own in this independent comedy drama from Canada. Emerson Thorsen (Aaron WebberNova Scotia town. Emerson's English teacher, Don Grant (Daniel MacIvor), has a bigger problem than most with his new student -- Emerson becomes quite infatuated with Don, and isn't at all shy about expressing his attraction, while the closeted Don is torn between a desire to return his advances and the knowledge that he'd be throwing away his career in education if he even acknowledged them. Whole New Thing received its world premier at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival.) is an exceptionally talented and intelligent 13-year-old who has been raised and educated by his free-thinking parents, Rog (Robert Joy) and Kaya (Rebecca Jenkins). While Emerson is clever, witty, and has recently written his first novel, he doesn't seem to have very good socialization skills when he spends time with others, and as he enters adolescence, Rog and Kaya decide to enroll him in public school so he can learn how to function with others (as well as patching up some gaps in his education). While most of Emerson's teachers are happy to have him in class, his ambiguous sexuality and tart intellectualism make him an immediate target for bullies in his small

The Gymnast

The talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber, Lovely & Amazing) was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength and discipline that once fueled her sport into maintaining both a tedious job as a massage therapist and a loveless marriage. A chance meeting sets Jane on a new path: performing a CirqueDu Soleil style aerial act with a mysterious and beautiful dancer named Serena (Addie Yungmee). Each of them is illuminated by the presence of the other, but there are distractions. Jane is distressed by her lack of children while Serena is a closeted lesbian who tackles stereotypes with being an adopted Korean daughter of Jewish parents. As the stunning pair prepares to audition their act for a Las Vegas show, the gravitational pull between the two women becomes increasingly unavoidable... A visually compelling film that challenges notions of both ability and identity, The Gymnast is foremost a story about hope and taking the necessary risks to fully become yourself.

Coffee Date

When an internet 'Coffee Date' goes awry, comedy ensues… Uptight and impeccably groomed, Todd (Jonathan Bray) is set up on an internet blind date by his brother Barry (Jonathan Silverman). The date, to Todd’s surprise, is with Kelly (Wilson Cruz), a gay man. The two strike up a friendship and take revenge on Barry by reversing the joke, sauntering past him holding hands! Convinced that Todd is gay, Barry calls their mother (Sally Kirkland) who hops on the next plane. Despite Todd’s vehement denials, Mom now sees Todd’s love of movies and theatre, as well as his lack of interest in sports as clear signs she’d previously missed. It doesn’t take long before everyone in his life thinks he’s gay, including his co-workers (Deborah Gibson, Jason Stuart). This bedroom farce gets even more complicated when Kelly’s roommate (Elaine Hendrix) adds her chemistry to the fray! Heartfelt and hilarious, it’s a must-see movie with something for everyone!

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot tells the story of two struggling musicians, Joe and Jerry (Curtis and Lemmon), who are on the run from a Chicago gang after witnessing the Saint Valentine's Day massacre of 1929. Spats Columbo (Raft), the gangster in charge, orders the execution of Jerry and Joe. They escape in the confusion and decide to leave town, but the only out-of-town job they can find is in an all-girl band. The two disguise themselves as women and call themselves Josephine and Geraldine (later he changes it to Daphne). They join the band and go to Florida by train. Joe and Jerry both fall for "Sugar Kane" Kowalczyk (Monroe), the band's sexy Polish-American vocalist and ukulele player, and fight for her affection while maintaining their disguises.

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