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March 26-29: LGBTIAQ* Film Festival

Different film to be shown each night at 7 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-20-2014

Mankato, Minn. – Four films will be featured over four days in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s first-ever lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, ally, queer* (LGTBTIAQ*) film festival from Wednesday to Saturday, March 26-29.

(The asterisk in LGBTIAQ* means the acronym is “not limiting” and indicates that the acronym’s letters may stand for various words. For example, “A” could stand for “asexual” or “ally,” or “Q” could stand for “queer” or “questioning,” etc.)

The LGBTIAQ* Film Festival is free and open to the public. Free popcorn will be provided, and other concessions will be available for purchase. A different film will be shown each night at 7 p.m. in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 26

  • “Bridegroom,” (English, 80 minutes)

Thursday, March 27

  • “Reaching for the Moon,” (English, 118 minutes)

Friday, March 28

  • “Mosquita y Mari,” (Spanish with English subtitles, 86 minutes)

Saturday, March 29

  • “Blue is the Warmest Color,” (French with English subtitles, 187 minutes); this film has rating of NC-17, meaning it is rated greater than R. It has an extended scene with sexual content and is FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.

If classes elect to offer attendance at these films as an opportunity for class/extra credit, a sign-up table will be managed. To make arrangements for the sign-up table or for any other questions, please contact Mechelle Poessnecker, graduate advisor for IMPACT Campus Programs, by phone at 507-389-5746 or by email at

The LGBTIAQ* Film Festival is co-sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato’s LGBT Center, Women’s Center, Memorial Library and the Minnesota State Mankato student programming group IMPACT (Innovative Memorable Programming Achieving Campus Togetherness), which is advised by staff in Minnesota State Mankato’s Student Activities Office.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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