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Be Gay Do Crime – June 2024

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Celebrate Pride Month with our fun new series, Be Gay Do Crime! We all know and love such traditional depictions of criminality as The Godfather and GoodFellas, but there’s also a rich history of LGBTQ films about living on the other side of the law. Whether directly dealing with queer characters and narratives or simply possessing a gay subtext, the films here all live up to the meme that inspired it. Tickets are available now, so make sure to do the time and get some for Be Gay Do Crime!

Les Diaboliques at The Frida Cinema

Les Diaboliques – Jun 2 – 4 
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot | 1995

The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle (Paul Meurisse), is murdered by an unlikely duo — his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle’s corpse mysteriously disappears.

Rope at The Frida Cinema

Rope – Jun 5 – 6 
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 1948

Two men (John Dall & Farley Granger) murder a man in cold blood for the thrill and invite his parents over for a celebration to prove they have committed the perfect crime, but they also have to deal with their former schoolmaster (James Stewart), who becomes suspicious.

 

Dog Day Afternoon at The Frida Cinema

Dog Day Afternoon – Jun 7 – 9
Directed by Sidney Lumet | 1976

Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny (Al Pacino) and Sal (John Cazale) attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny’s motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.

The Living End at The Frida Cinema

The Living End – Jun 14 – 17
Directed by Gregg Araki| 1992

Writer/director Gregg Araki’s acclaimed Outlaw Couple romance is a take-no-prisoners story of two HIV-positive lovers on the run in 90’s America. Nominated for a Grand Jury Prize in Dramatic Narrative at the Sundance Film Festival, the film was remastered in 2009 after multiple requests from universities whose queer-studies classes had been lecturing on the film on worn VHS copies.

Female Trouble at The Frida Cinema

Female Trouble – Jun 15 – 19
Directed by John Waters | 1974

The life and times of Dawn Davenport (Divine), showing her progression from bratty schoolgirl to crazed mass murderer – all of which stems from her parents’ refusal to buy her cha-cha heels for Christmas.

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