Pride Cinema & AIDS Quilts Opening
The El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) will be opening their newest exhibition Pride Cinema: Queer Film and Culture in the 20th and 21st Century on Saturday, June 1st. The opening will mark the beginning of the internationally celebrated PRIDE month and is scheduled to run until the month of November. Along with the exhibition opening, EPMH will be displaying two panels from the 1987 NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which will be on display through the month of June.
In continuation of the EPMH film exhibition series, this segment will feature films focused on LGBTQ+ issues in the 20th and 21st Century. The films showcased in this exhibition, such as Milk, Paris is Burning, Longtime Companion and others, share the adversities, benchmarks and successes of LBGTQ+ people with a broader audience. Local El Paso and Juarez LGBTQ+ histories are paired with these films highlighting the reality of these issues as they are ever-present within the borderland community.
EPMH has partnered with the Borderland Rainbow Center (BRC), a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for the El Paso LGBTQ+ community and its allies, to exhibit two sections from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.
The opening will take place on Saturday, June 1st from 6:30 pm - 8 pm with live music and refreshments. A community vigil will precede the exhibition opening on Cleveland Square Park at 3:30pm hosted by BRC. Visitors are encouraged to join the vigil before the opening. The events are free and open to the public.
First 50 people to attend will receive a PRIDE FLAG to mark the beginning of Pride Month!