Queerwest Film Festival
Montana Budget and Policy Center
From the restrictive Hays Code that constructed a celluloid closet, to the queer indie explosion of the mid-90s, to our contemporary conversations about representation, both independent and mainstream cinema have struggled with the way they portray LGBTQ2S people and stories. And while representation has obviously bettered over the last century of cinema, the question now turns to what queer stories get told. Queerwest celebrates not only the stories of queer life on the coasts, but the lives, adventures, and pain of LGBTQ2S people living under the majesty, power, and complicated history of the American West.
After an unprecedented and historic Montana Legislative session, what are we, residents of the Big Sky State, supposed to do now? How will the Slate of Hate impact our lives? What can be done, and what will we do? A panel of local activists and experts walk you through the changing face of Montana.
Chloe Runs Behind - Forward Montana
Diane Sands - MT State Senator
Keegan Medrano - ACLU
Sponsored by Montana Budget and Policy Center!