AUGUSTA — The Michael Klahr Center, home of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, will host the second annual Pride Film Festival with four film showings this month.

The scheduled films include:

• The 1997 film “Ma Vie En Rose” — English translation, “My Life in Pink” — will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday. Winner of the 1997 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film along with numerous other awards at film festivals throughout the world, this Belgian drama directed by Alain Berliner tells the story of Ludovic, a child who is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a girl. Rated R, the running time 88 minutes.

• The 1992 Oscar-nominated film Orlando, starring Tilda Swinton and Billy Zane and based on Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel “Orlando: A Biography,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. The film is rated PG-13 and is 94 minutes long.

• The 1989 documentary film about black gay identity “Tongues Untied” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. Directed by Marlon T. Riggs, the film is rated R and 55 minutes.

• “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. “Hedwig” started as an Off-Broadway cult smash and is now on Broadway, winning the 2014 Tony Award for the best Revival of a Musical. The film version was adapted, directed by and stars the show’s creator, John Cameron Mitchell. Rated R, the film is 91 minutes. The showing will be followed by a Halloween party — attendees are encouraged to come in costume.

All showings are free and open to the public. Snacks and beverages will be served. Donations are welcome.

The Pride Film Festival is sponsored by The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Lithgow Public Library, The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta, The DownEast Pride Alliance and For more information, call 621-3531, email [email protected] or visit

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