What a double feature! Start out with Lavender’s First Thursday, and continue with Lavender’s Out at the Movies. Both take place on April 7 at the stunning ShowPlace Icon Theatre, just off Highways 100 and 394 in St. Louis Park.
Lavender’s Out at the Movies screens Children of God (2009), a critically-acclaimed film by Bahamian writer-director Kareem Mortimer. Its theme is rampant homophobia in Caribbean society.
In the film, the fates of three very different individuals converge on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. Johnny (Johnny Ferro), a white Bahamian art student, violently is abused by black Bahamians. He has an unexpected romance with Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a black Bahamian man. Meanwhile, Lena (Margaret Laurena Kemp), the homophobic, deeply-religious wife of a virulently antigay pastor who secretly has sex with men, finds her marriage unraveling.
This remarkable film will shock you to the very core with its startling conclusion.
Lavender’s First Thursday
Lavender’s Out at the Movies
Doors Open 6 PM
Movie Screens 7:30 PM
ShowPlace ICON Theatre
1625 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park