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7/16/2018 Member News

Coming of Age Drama Featured in LGBTQ Film Seris

July 16, 2018: For Immediate Release

 Coming of Age Drama Featured in LGBTQ Film Series

 Contact: Gulfport Public Library; (727) 893-1074

 GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, August 9 with an award-winning film set in Italy exploring young love and coming of age.  The Film Series is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month.  

Each film begins at 7pm in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South).  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming the titles of films in general press releases.  But feel free to call the Library at (727) 893-1074 for the film title and other information about the film series.  Or find titles and more information online:

About the August 9 film: In this Oscar-nominated 2017 drama, 17-year-old Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father, a professor, and his mother, a translator.  Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, but there is much that remains innocent about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern that assists Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the North Italian setting, Elio and Oliver discover the beauty of awakening desire during a summer that will alter their lives forever.  (Rated R)

Save the date, Thursday September 13, for the next film in the series.  Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.  Marina is a transgender woman in Santiago, Chile whose older boyfriend Orlando becomes ill and unexpectedly dies.  In the face of her grief, Marina must cope with hostility and unacceptance from Orlando’s family and their attempts to shut her out of Orlando’s funeral and force her out of the home she shared with him.  She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now - a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.  (Rated R)

The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library.  The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family.  Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at or on Facebook at  Or contact the LGBTQ Resource Center by email to