Sunday, June 5, 4:00pm
How to Survive a Plague (2013)
The riveting, powerful story about the AIDS activists, most of them HIV-positive, who played a pivotal role in developing the drugs and treatment protocols that turned AIDS from a mostly fatal disease to a manageable condition. Five years into the AIDS crisis, the film follows this scrappy group of ACT UP members in the ten years leading up to the advent of protease inhibitor therapy in 1996.
Initially ignored by public officials, religious leaders and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, and surrounded by a community in crisis, these full-time activists educated themselves about the science of viruses, medicine, and clinical trials, and were ultimately embraced as full partners by the medical research community in the race to develop effective treatments for HIV and its complications. Two of those who lived to benefit from their efforts went on to win MacArthur Genius Grants for their groundbreaking work.
2013 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature
English with English Subtitles
How To Survive a Plague trailer: https://youtu.be/haEPLCA_H2Y
Sunday, June 12, 4:00pm
Two women try to hide their affection for each other from the Kenyan locals, where homosexuality is illegal. Banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board, the director Wanuri Kahiu sued the Kenyan government to get the film released so that it could be submitted as the country’s entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. When the ban was lifted for seven days, Rafiki became the highest-grossing Kenyan film of all time.
Rafiki was the first Kenyan film to be screened at Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
English and Swahili with English subtitles.
Rafiki trailer: https://youtu.be/QgSeBDHqv_I
Sunday, June 19, 4:00pm
God’s Own Country (2017)
Young Yorkshire farmer Johnny Saxby’s life of isolation and binge drinking is upended with the arrival of Gheorghe, a Romanian migrant worker.
Josh O’Connor, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of Prince Charles in The Crown, received the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the lead role of Johnny Saxby. God’s Own Country was Great Britain’s highest grossing independent film of 2017.
Other awards include:
Yorkshire English with English subtitles.
God’s Own Country trailer: https://youtu.be/q1YAhyU6-t
June 18, 2022 at 4:00 P.M.
WE ARE GOING TO MOLINE QUAD CITIES!
2:30pm: Staging will occur at the TaxSlayer Center.
3:00pm: All parade entries must be in their staging location.
3:15pm: Judges will begin scoring parade competitors.
3:30pm: 2022 Quad Cities Unity Pride Parade kicks off
Parade will start at the TaxSlayer and will head east on River Drive, turning right (south) on 17th Street, turning right (west) on 5th Avenue, then turning right (north) on 12th Street.