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Posted on 06 Jul 2017 at 11:10pm

Monday 07.10

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Free screening of ‘Raid of the Rainbow Lounge’

On the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots,
police in Fort Worth recklessly raided a new gay bar, sparking a national debate on police sensitivity to gay issues … again. Local filmmaker Robert L. Camina’s Raid of the Rainbow Lounge, a documentary of the aftermath, will receive a free screening at the Magnolia, sponsored by WaterTower Theatre, which later this month will produce Hit the Wall, a play about Stonewall.
Both the film’s and the play’s director will be present for a post-screening Q&A.

DEETS: Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre,
3699 McKinney Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

 

Tuesday 07.11 – Sunday 07.23

Rainbow-Lounge

It’s a Peter Pan-demic! ‘Finding Neverland’ opens in Dallas

What is it with this Peter Pan obession? In addition to the original, there’s Peter and the Starcatcher, Hook, Pan, Fly, a circus show and more. Included in the “more” is Finding Neverland, an Oscar-winning film that became a Broadway musical, about James Barrie’s inspiration for writing his classic. The show makes its North Texas debut at the Winspear, courtesy of the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

DEETS: Winspear Opera House,
2403 Flora St.
ATTPAC.org.

Thursday 07.13 — Thursday 07.20

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Asian Film Festival opens 16th incarnation with queer content on hand

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas has been exposing North Texans to the cinema of China, Japan, Taiwan and a host of other countries and filmmakers for 15 years. For the 16th annual fest, AFFD has more films than ever before  – 70, with 35 features and 35 shorts, including LGBT-specific works, such as Albino, pictured (screening July 16), and Rage (July 15), as well as the entire Apu Trilogy.
It kicks off eight days of screenings Thursday.

DEETS: Angelika Film Center Mockingbird Station,
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane.
For a full schedule, visit
AsianFilmDallas.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 7, 2017.

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