This Weekend at the Center

Please note that OUTMemphis will close at 7:00p on Friday, 9/7 for Outflix!

Join us at Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120) for the Outflix Film Festival.

 

  • Friday, 9/7
    • Delta TransMasculine 5:30p-6:30p: DTM is a group for trans men and transmasculine individuals. For more information, contact Kayla Gore, Transgender Services Specialist.
    • CENTER CLOSED 7:00p: OUTMemphis will close at 7pm in honor of OutFlix so staff can be present at the event.
    • Opening Night at Outflix: The 34th, 6:30p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): Join us for Outflix Opening Night! The 34th is a documentary about the dedicated advocates in Ireland that won Marriage Equality. Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets.
    • Opening Night at Outflix: Wild Nights with Emily, 8:30p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): Wild Nights with Emily re-imagines the life of Emily Dickinson, complicating the traditional narrative that she was a spinster by playing out the rumor that Dickinson was instead in a relationship with her best friend/sister-in-law. Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets. (GenQ will be meeting up at Outflix for this movie.)
    • Opening Night at Outflix: A Moment in the Reeds, 10:30p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): A Moment in the Reeds is an intimate drama about the chance encounter of two men by the Finnish lakeside. Among the first queer-themed feature films made in Finland, A Moment in the Reeds casts the long-marginalised voices of sexual and ethnic minorities centre-stage in a story about the search for freedom, acceptance and a place to call home. Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets.
  • Saturday, 9/8
    • Outflix Film Festival: Shorts Block I, 12:30p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): Join us Saturday afternoon for the first block of LGBTQ short films at Outflix. Shorts Block I includes Graham and Zeke, Odd Job Man, Randy, If Only You Were Mine, The World Is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners, and Conway Pride.  Click here to read more about the films, watch the trailers, and buy tickets.
    • Outflix Film Festival: Two in the Bush, 2:15p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): Two in the Bush is a wise and witty look at the world of bisexuality, polyamory, and dungeons, where filmmaker Laura Madalinski asks us to consider what risks are worth taking for love. Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets. Cast and crew will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film, so make plans to stay! 
    • Outflix Film Festival: Alaska is a Drag, 5:15p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): Alaska is a Drag is a fish out of water story — literally. Everyone who slices fish all day daydreams – his are just glamtastic. Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets. (PRYSM will be meeting up at Outflix for this movie!) We’ll be skyping with the director after the film, so make plans to stay!
    • Outflix Film Festival: Kill the Monsters, 8:00p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): Kill the Monsters is a story about three men struggling to save their relationship while traveling across country in search of a doctor they believe will make one of them well. Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets. The director will be in attendance, so stay afterwards for the Q&A!
    • Outflix Film Festival: Mapplethorpe, 10:30p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): Mapplethorpe is a look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989. The film explores the intersection of his art and his sexuality, his struggle for mainstream recognition, and, looming above it all, the specter of the emerging AIDS crisis. Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets.
    • Outflix After Party at The Pumping Station (1382 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104), 11:30p: The Pumping Station, sponsor of Mapplethorpe, is throwing an after party directly after the screening. Bring your Outflix Festival Pass or pick up a flyer at OUTMemphis before 7pm Friday (9/7) for discounts on food and beer.
  • Sunday, 9/9
    • Outflix Film Festival: My Big Gay Italian Wedding, 1:00p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): My Big Gay Italian Wedding is a coming out story set in an old Italian village. Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets.
    • Outflix Film Festival: Freelancer’s Anonymous, 3:15p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): Freelancer’s Anonymous is a truly millenial tale. A young woman risks her future on her dream—to run an app business with her friends. Relationship, friendship, and hustle make this a must-watch! Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets.
    • FU;BU 4:00p-6:00p: FU;BU (For Us; By Us) is a social/support group designed for same gender loving (SGL) men of color (MOC). FU;BU aims to build positive relationships with self and community through great conversations all while getting to know new faces! For more information about FU;BU click here.
    • Outflix Film Festival: Snapshots, 5:00p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): A granddaughter develops an old roll of film, revealing the complex relationship her grandmother and grandfather had with another couple in their youth. Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets. (Seniors OUT & About will be meeting up at this movie. Click here to read more.)
    • Outflix Film Festival: Dykes, Camera, Action, 7:15p, Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120): This documentary explores the history of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women making their mark in film. Click here to read more about the film, watch the trailer, and buy tickets.

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