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June 15-21 ScreenGlow is a showcase of GLBTQ-related cinema curated to screen during Pride Week in Iowa City. Four Iowa City premiere films

To Be Takei


Sunday, June 15, 5:00pm Iowa premiere! (2014) Dir. Jennifer M. Kroot. A profile of Star Trek icon, actor and activist, and prolific Facebooker George Takei‘s playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love. Before You Know It


Tuesday, June 17, 5:45pm FREE screening presented by Iowa City Senior Center and Johnson County Visibility Action Team. Iowa premiere! (2014) Dir. PJ Raval. Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years. Next Goal Wins


Wednesday, June 18, 8:00pm Just in time for the World Cup Iowa premiere! (2014) Dirs. Mike Brett, Steve Jamison. Jaiyah Saelua is the transgender John Terry, who plays on American Samoa–the world’s worst international soccer team, profiled in this fascinating doc. Test


Saturday, June 21, 5:00pm Iowa premiere! (2014) Dir. Chris Mason. Set in San Francisco during the height of the AIDS crisis in 1985, focuses on a prestigious dance company dealing with the spread of HIV and its effects on the lives of its performers. “If there was ever a contemporary film that illuminates why queer cinema still matters, THIS IS IT.” —Film Comment

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