Outrage and Brokeback Mountain at the Atlas

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 25, 2011 1:54 PM |

The Atlas Performing Arts Center and Metro Weekly team up to present a gay, summer-long film series based on the magazine's list of "Gay Films Everyone Should See." The series is in its last two weeks. Tonight, Aug. 25, they're screening the 2009 documentary Outrage, which traces the history of outing homophobic politicians. The film earned an Emmy nomination though it was strangely slighted altogether by GLAAD. Next Thursday, Sept. 1, brings the final film, Ang Lee's 2005 adaptation of Annie Proulx's short story Brokeback Mountain. While unleashing a torrent of "I wish I could quit you" gay-cowboy jokes on a tittering nation, all the jokes in the world were unable to lessen the impact of the final images of lost love and loneliness. And yet as much as Brokeback Mountain was about the love of two men, it was about the destruction that the closet wreaks on everyone it touches -- gay and straight. Thursday nights at 8 p.m., through Sept. 4. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Tickets are free, except for a $2 booking fee. Call 202-399-7993 or visit atlasarts.org for a full schedule.

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