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May 1 – Sister Act (1992) – Reno lounge singer Deloris Van Carter witnesses her mobster boyfriend killing an employee and is hidden in a convent under a witness protection program. After the Mother Superior catches Deloris going out to a bar in the night followed by Mary Robert and Mary Patrick, she orders her to join the church choir. Only to find her coaching the choir and tuning them into swingin’ singin’ sisters. The choir proves to be a big success with the surrounding neighborhood, but will Deloris’ boyfriend track her down? Starring Whoopi Goldberg and a n all-star cast, this movie will have you laughing in your pew.
May 8 – Other People (2016) – David moves back home to be with his mother for the year between her giving up her fight against cancer and slowly dying. David’s relationship with his family is, at best, strained (especially in regard to his father) because of an apparent difficulty in accepting his homosexuality. Although the subject matter is genuinely distressing and could slip into melodrama easily, his mother’s death ultimately helps restore his familial bonds and become an integrated part of the family unit again. Starring Molly Shannon and Jesse Plemons.
May 15 – Moonlight (2016) – Join us for the literal surprise Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards. This film chronicles the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Nominated for a total of 8 Academy Awards including a win for Best Performance by and Actor in a Supporting Role for Mahershala Ali. “At some point you’ve got to decide for yourself who you gonna be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.”
May 22 – Pride (2014) – United Kingdom LGBT activists work to raise money for teh miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. Though initially rebuffed by the Union, the two groups discover that they’re stronger when standing together. This film is the winner of the 2014 British Independent Film Award Best Movie.
May 29 – Memorial Day Holiday. No Movie.