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Pride Movies

By Skokie Staff Adult Services

Staff share some favorites that you can watch to celebrate Pride Month.

  • Giant Little Ones

    2019

    Franky Winter and Ballas Kohl have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team, and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life—until the night of Franky's epic 17th birthday party when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever. Recommended by Chris.

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    2020

    For those who enjoy beautiful cinematography, a wonderful cast of characters, and a compelling story—not to mention slow-burning and tension-filled romance—this movie is for you. Recommended by Penny.

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  • Agassi: The Handmaiden

    2017

    With help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri), a Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance. Recommended by Chris.

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  • Rafiki: Friend

    2019

    Kena and Ziki live very different lives in Nairobi. Kena works in her father's shop and awaits the start of nursing school, while Ziki passes the days hanging out with her friends and making up dance routines. Their paths cross when their fathers run against each other for seats in the County Assembly, and they find themselves drawn to each other. Soon their interest grows to affection, and the girls find ways to love each other despite the ever-watching gaze of the neighborhood. Recommended by Chris.

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  • The Way He Looks

    2015

    A blind teenager's life and world is changed with the arrival of Gabriel. Recommended by Chris.

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  • Other People

    2016

    A struggling comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother worsens, he tries to convince everyone, including himself, he's doing okay. Recommended by Chris.

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  • Love Is Strange

    A recently married gay couple (John Lithgow, Alfred Molina) are forced to move into separate households after they lose their home. Recommended by Chris.

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  • Summertime: La Belle Saison

    2017

    In 1971, Carole and Delphine meet and fall in love. When Carole follows Delphine back to her family farm, the two find lesbianism and feminism are not as easy in the countryside. Recommended by Chris.

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  • The Wedding Banquet

    2004

    In New York, the Taiwanese half of a gay couple hopes to end his parents' matchmaking by announcing that he's engaged. What he doesn't count on is that they'll fly in to meet the bride and plan the nuptials! Recommended by Penny.

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  • A Kid Like Jake

    2018

    This emotional drama focuses on a couple coming to terms with their gender nonconforming child as they start to apply for private school programs. Jim Parsons and Claire Danes have strong roles playing Jake’s parents, who struggle to decide what is best. Parsons and his husband are producers through their production company, and the movie is directed by trans director Silas Howard. The result is a well-acted, sensitive movie. Recommended by Sharon.

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  • Monsoon

    2021

    Independent writer/director Hong Khaou crafted this movie from some of his own experiences, delving into such themes as cultural identity, family, loneliness, and connectedness. It follows Kit (Henry Golding), a British Vietnamese man returning to his place of birth after 30 years. His family fled the war-torn country when he was 6, and he wants to find a place to scatter his parents’ ashes. Kit’s stay in Vietnam introduces unexpected and deeper connections, including a romantic relationship with Lewis (Parker Sawyers). I liked the quiet, thoughtful observations throughout, the authenticity of the storyline, and the stunning location shots. Recommended by Sharon.

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