Be Gay Do Crime

ABOUT THE SERIES

If you've been on the internet in the past 5-10 years, you have likely come across the phrase: "Be Gay, Do Crime." This slogan of queer anarchy lifted from a spray painted wall in Marseilles, France, has grown far beyond its roots and embedded itself into meme culture as an expression of anti-capitalist opposition to the polished standards of queer representation. This series of films exemplifies the literal and metaphoric embodiment of the ethos with films from the 1950s to today that give queer characters the agency to be transgressive and assert themselves.

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In partnership with Iowa City Pride, FilmScene presents this month long showcase of new and classic LGBTQIA+ films from around the world. Join us at FilmScene for Pride at FilmScene, a safe place for our queer community and allies.

CHOCOLATE BABIES

CHOCOLATE BABIES

Thu, Jun 20 7:00pm

An underground band of radical Black queer HIV+ activists and drag queens take to the streets of New York City to combat conservative politicians and government apathy towards AIDS.

KAJILLIONAIRE

KAJILLIONAIRE

Thu, Jun 27 7:00pm

A woman's life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they're planning.

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