Pride Film Fest: The Wizard Of Oz

June 6, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 103 Fox Street, Portland ME

Celebrate Pride all month long at Rising Tide Brewing Company!  Every Thursday through the month of June we will present a different film in support of a different LGBTQ+ focused non-profit. All ticket proceeds will go back to the partner non-profit for the night. Films are Thursday in June.  Doors open at 6 pm, screening starts at 6:30 pm. All ages welcome must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For our first film, we are screening The Wizard Of Oz in support of EQME. EqualityMaine’s mission is to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine through political action, community organizing, education, and collaboration. They envision the day when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of Maine people and in all areas of the law.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in NYC.  At the time of the riots, the LGBTQ+ community was mourning the death of Judy Garland when NYC Police once again raided the bar. People finally said enough is enough and fought back…and several days of riots ensued.  This moment in our history is billed as the start of the Gay Liberation Movement.  As this is what started Pride it seemed fitting to screen The Wizard Of Oz as our first film in our Pride Film Fest.

Come dressed in your best Wizard Of Oz costume for a chance to win great prizes.  And of course, singing along is encouraged.

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