On the Second Thursday of each month we show a movie from a mix of newer films and classics or some of the most popular flicks from recent festivals that you may have missed or want to watch again.

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2nd Thursdays Cinema – Sep 14 @ 7:30 PM – FALSETTOS – Live From Lincoln Center
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This Live From Lincoln Center & Lincoln Center Theater production of Falsettos has been nominated for five 2017 Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical! Falsettos is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — Oct 12 @ 7:30 PM — DESERT HEARTS
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For October we’re celebrating the first widely-released film to feature a positive lesbian relationship on screen: no one is self-destructive, drinks to excess, or morosely pines for straight girls! Directed by Donna Deitch (who is planning a sequel), this breakthrough … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — Aug 10 @ 7:30 PM — HEARTLAND
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Heartland tells the story of Lauren, an artist living in suburban Oklahoma, who has moved back home with her mom, Crystal, following the sudden death of her girlfriend. The relentlessly chipper Crystal assumes her daughter is headed back to the … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — July 13 @ 7:30 PM — PUSHING DEAD
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When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of universal care, can he take on a helpless … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — May 11 @ 7:30 PM — WOMEN WHO KILL
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Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean are locally famous true crime podcasters obsessed with female serial killers. There’s a chance they may still have feelings for each other, but co-dependence takes a back seat when Morgan meets the mysterious … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — April 13 @ 7:30 PM — I AM MICHAEL
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I AM MICHAEL is the incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze (James Franco), a high profile queer youth activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. The film … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — March 9 @ 7:30 PM — FOX AND HIS FRIENDS
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For March’s 2nd Thursdays we present a special night for fans of the German New Wave: the 4K restoration of Fox and His Friends. Brilliant, provocative and prolific, director Rainer W. Fassbinder made 33 films before his death at 36. … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — February 9 @ 7:30 PM — HURRICANE BIANCA
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HURRICANE BIANCA New York substitute science teacher/stand-up comic Richard Martinez – who isn’t even remotely effective at either – finally lands a full-time position in Texas through the Teaching Ambassador Program, but his stint falls short when it’s discovered he’s … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — January 12 @ 7:30 PM — ESTEROS
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Esteros (Estuaries) Matias and Jeronimo have known each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening. Matias’s father breaks up their relationship by accepting a … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — December 8 @ 7:30 PM — MULTIPLE MANIACS
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If you have been introduced to John Waters, Baltimore’s bard of bad taste, via the movie/musical/movie musical of Hairspray, hold onto your pearls and prepare to be shocked (and delighted)! Waters’ second film, never released in theaters, can now be … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — September 8 @ 7:30 PM — LITTLE MEN
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(85 min, US, 2016) Director: Ira Sachs. Screenplay by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias. Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barber, Alfred Molina. In New York City, real estate is drama of the highest order. Out … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — October 13 @ 7:30 PM — UPSTAIRS INFERNO
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This powerful documentary reveals the details of the little-known crime known as the largest gay mass murder, before this year’s tragedy in Orlando. On June 24, 1973, a gay bar in New Orleans’s French Quarter called the Up Stairs Lounge … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, Aug 11, Eisenstein in Guanajuato
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Eisenstein in Guanajuato is the new film by Peter Greenaway (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover,) and the subject is a direct hit on the controversial director’s sweet spot. Russian cultural icon Sergei Eisenstein is revered for … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, July 14, PARIS 05:59
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Co sponsored by Out Film CT and The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective. PARIS 05:59: Théo & Hugo (THEO AND HUGO DANS LE MÊME BATEAU) This month’s First Thursday film comes from the City of Light, where a couple … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, April 14 , Seed Money
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Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story Thursday, April 14 7:30pm Chuck Holmes might have been the most influential gay filmmaker in our history, his work viewed by millions of gay men at a time when most representation of gay life … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, May 12, Cruising
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Cruising is a 1980 American psychological thriller film written and directed by William Friedkin and starring Al Pacino. The film is loosely based on the novel of the same name, by The New York Times reporter Gerald Walker, about a … Read More

2nd Thursdays Cinema — March 10th @ 7:30 PM — CAROL
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(118 min, US, 2015) Directed by Todd Haynes. Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, Carrie Brownstein. While many of Patricia Highsmith’s books from Strangers on a … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, THE DANISH GIRL, Feb 11, 2016 @ 7:30PM
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Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard. Director Tom Hooper calls 2015 ‘the tipping point’ for transgender rights, citing the critical raves won for actor Eddie Redmayne’s role as a young man in 1920s Denmark who … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, TATTOO, Jan 14, 2016
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TATTOO Set during a repressive 1970′s Brazil, Tattoo follows the lives of men who refuse to live, and love quietly. The most flamboyant of the group is unquestionably Clécio – a powerhouse of unapologetic energy and sexuality. When Clécio’s lover … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, LIZ IN SEPTEMBER, Sep 10, 2015
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Liz In September won the audience award at this year’s Film Festival so what better month than September to show an encore? Based on the classic lesbian play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, the gorgeous drama, Liz in Septemberstars Latina … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, TANGERINE, Oct 8, 2015
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It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, “Generation Kill”) hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, TIGER ORANGE, Aug 13
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In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father. Chet (Ty Parker) exists under the radar, still living in his small town California home. Todd … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL, July 9
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In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood’s most sought-after star and America’s boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, THE CIRCLE, June 11
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The winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s Teddy Award for Best LGBT-themed documentary is brought to you by Out Film CT’s Second Thursdays! Zurich of the 1950s provided a fragile community for gay men and lesbians, centered around the magazine … Read More

2nd Thursday Cinema, BOYS, May 14
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Boys In this beautiful and uplifting gay romance, two teen track stars discover first love as they train for the biggest relay race of their young lives. Chiseled Dutch phenom Gijs Blom stars as Sieger, a thoughtful 15-year-old who grapples … Read More

Second Thursday Cinema – The Imitation Game – April 9
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The Imitation Game At a time when a Nazi victory was still a possibility, British mathematician Alan Turing helped defeat fascism with his part in breaking the Enigma Code. As performed by Benedict Cumberbatch (star of BBC’s Sherlock), Turing is … Read More

Second Thursday Cinema – March 12, 2015
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For March’s Second Thursday, March 12, we present FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, at 7:30 pm. A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most … Read More