Our Book and Movie Salon (BAM Salon) looks to develop and deepen LGBTQ+ community and connection through stimulating and informative conversations about books and movies that highlight women authors and women's stories and experiences.
"Salon" references a centuries rich history of social gatherings from around the world most often run by women. Creative minds come together for the art of conversation, learning and social pleasure. Gertrude Stein and Zora Neale Hurston ran noteworthy salons in the U.S. in the 1920's which were famous for bringing together innovative thinkers and artists. We hope you join us for a taste of vintage mutual education, enrichment and social fun!
When: Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Pacific - US & Canada).
Hosted by: FLYNN SYLVEST and IRMA O'DELL
Meeting Format: ZOOM
December, 2021:"Lez Bomb" (2018) | Directed by Jenna Laurenzo
A closeted young woman brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving, only to have her coming out efforts thwarted by the unexpected arrival of her male roommate.
January, 2022: "Under the Udala Trees" (2015) by Chinelo Okparanta
Set in 1960s Nigeria. The story follows Ijeoma, a girl growing up in war-torn Nigeria who must come to terms with her sexuality and the conflict this presents in society.
February, 2022: "The handmaiden" (2016) | Directed by Park Chan-Wook
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
March, 2022: "Death comes for the archbishop" (1927) by Willa Cather
Historical story of the missionary priest Father Jean Marie Latour and his work of faith in the wilderness of the southwest.
April, 2022: "The women of Brewster Place" (1989) | Directed by Donna Deitch
Chronicles the communal strength of seven diverse black women who live in decaying rented houses on a walled off street of an urban neighborhood.
May, 2022: "The vanishing half" (2020) by Brit Bennett
The lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations. This story explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.
June, 2022: "Fire" (1996) | Directed by Deepa MehtaTwo Indian women stuck in loveless marriages find solace in each other.