Queer as Films: "The Naked Civil Servant" & "Prayers for Bobby"

02 March 2010

Our next Queer As Films programme, is a public outreach one, hoping to help the non-queer population understand our cause and build allies with them. Queer As Films is a monthly film screening at The Annexe Gallery presented by PT Foundation and Seksualiti Merdeka, with the aim of empowering the queer community.
The session is ON Sunday 07 March, at 4pm and 6pm at the Annexe Gallery.

At 4pm, we're screening The Naked Civil Servant, a charmingly funny made-for-TV film telling the story of Quentin Crisp, a British queer icon and writer, who was openly homosexual even in pre-WWII England and survived with nothing more than mascara, sharp wit and a sheer force of personality. John Hurt (The Elephant Man, V For Vendetta) stars in this career-defining award-winning role in this 1975 BBC classic. Film critic Benjamin McKay, who has met Quentin himself, and actor Edwin Sumun, our very own Quentin Crisp, will be on our panel to talk about gay icons and being out.

The 6pm film is Prayers For Bobby, a powerfully moving made-for-TV film telling the true story of Mary Griffith, a conservative Christian mom who has to come to terms with her gay son's suicide and her role in it. Sigourney Weaver stars as the mom, who eventually becomes a gay-rights advocate. For this film, we hope to have a panel of moms/dads/siblings willing to share about how they learn to accept their queer children/brothers/sisters.

Kindly RSVP your attendance to
jeremykwan69@ptfmalaysia.org with information of your age and email contact. You are welcome to bring along your family members and friends to attend the film. Hope to see you guys there.

Jeremy Kwan
QAF Coordinator

Take the Lead, STOP AIDS, Keep the Promise
Pink Triangle Malaysia for MSM and Gay Community
PT Foundation
7C-1, Jalan Ipoh Kechil, Off Jalan Raja Laut
50350 Kuala Lumpur
T: 603-4044 4611, F: 603-4044 4622

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