Drive-In Cinema PRIDE Edition: MAMA BEARS
To celebrate PRIDE we will be screening MAMA BEARS.
Spread across the country but connected through private Facebook groups, they call themselves “mama bears” because while their love is warm and fuzzy, they fight ferociously to make the world kinder and safer for all LGBTQ+ people. Although some may have grown up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, mama bears are willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their offspring safe—even if it challenges their belief systems and rips their worlds apart.
MAMA BEARS is an intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the journeys taken by Sara Cunningham and Kimberly Shappley, two “mama bears” —whose profound love for their LGBTQ children has turned them into fierce advocates for the entire queer community — and Tammi Terrell Morris, a young African American lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance perfectly exemplifies why the mama bears are so vitally important.
The parking lot opens at 8:15 p.m., when we will welcome you with free POPCORN! We encourage attendees to TAILGATE and socialize before the film program begins approximately at 8:45 p.m. Get settled in your vehicle, turn the radio up, and enjoy a great film on a great big screen under the stars. Alternatively, and weather permitting, we will set up a speaker system for sound, so bring a CAMP CHAIR and layers to enjoy the film al fresco.
RMWF Drive-in Cinema is located at the former Gazette Building (704 E. Colorado Ave, 80903). Special thanks to Norwood Development Group, our presenting sponsor, for providing this space where we can continue to build community around film.