ICPL’s Teen Rainbow Film Series Celebrates Pride Month

The Iowa City Public Library is proud to celebrate the LGBTQ community every month, but we have a few special film screenings planned in honor of Pride Month.

Beginning June 9, and continuing every Saturday in June, the Library will show movies featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experiences in the Koza Family Teen Center. This Teen Rainbow Film Series celebrates diversity in films geared toward teens. The lineup of movies the Library will show as part of the film series includes:

June 9: “Every Day” is the story of Rhiannon, a shy teenager who falls in love with A, a mysterious spirit who inhabits a different person’s body every day. Their love transcends gender and physical appearance, but they must grapple with the reality of their unusual relationship.

June 16: “Freak Show” follows Billy Bloom, a gender-bending teenager who must move in with his stuffy father and attend an ultra-conservative high school. In spite of the bullies at his new school, Billy makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

June 23: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” tells the story of Charlie, an introverted freshman. Two high school seniors take Charlie under their wings and welcome him to the real world. This powerful film explores sexuality, mental illness, and abuse.

June 30: “Love, Simon” is about Simon Spier. He’s a typical teenage boy, only he has a huge secret he keeps from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When his secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

The Teen Rainbow Film Series will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. June 9, 16, 23, and 30 in the Koza Family Teen Center. Teen programs are for students in seventh through 12th grades. For more information, contact Teen Services Librarian Brian Visser at 319-887-6076 or at Brian-Visser@icpl.org.