LMNOP Solstice Party Fundraiser
December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beginning January 26th 2019, L.M.N.O.P. (LESBIAN MOVIE NIGHT ONGOING PROJECT)* will resume its monthly screening schedule from its first PUBLIC home: Book Show!!!
We are throwing a SOLSTICE PARTY/ FUNDRAISER to cover rental/ filmmaker fees and buy Book Show a PROJECTOR so that the shop can have this, and other community screening events in the future! SO If you love LMNOP, or BOOK SHOW or independent media, or local community togetherness, spread the word and SAVE THE DATE!
Join us for spice cake and cocktails, a brief history of LMNOP, guest speakers sharing their favorite lesbian movie stories, (this could be you!) raffles, activities, sparkly decor, and much more!
*What is LMNOP?
LMNOP: Lesbian Movie Night Ongoing Project is a monthly event dedicated to the showcase of films by or about lesbians, specifically SULTRY, AGGRESSIVE, EMOTIONAL, OUTRAGEOUS, SWEET SAPPHIC LIFE + LOVE. This is a film series conceived in solidarity with the much broader DEEP LEZ cultural campaign (coined by Allyson Mitchell) to promote UNAPOLOGETIC AND FULL FLEDGED LESBIAN HEARTBREAK, TRIUMPH, AND WEIRDNESS. LMNOP was conceived in 2011 by filmmaker Daviel Shy and her (former) roommate and forever comrade, feminist killjoy Danny Orendorff.
Lesbian Movie Night Ongoing Project Film Criteria:
The film is directed by a woman. ( “woman” as defined by the director for single-use only)
If anyone is having sex, it had better be a lesbian.
The film does not end in lesbian defeat or death AS A RESULT OF BEING A LESBIAN.
Lesbians are on the screen, anyone can be on the couch.
History: (from 2011-2013) The event was held monthly at Shy + Orendorff’s Chicago-based lesbian palace known as Margaritaville. (from 2013- 2015) it was held at Shy and feminist music educator, Kate Walsh’s Chicago residence known as Dawson’s Creak. (from 2015-2016) It occurred at Shy + Sound Artist LeCiel’s Chicago residence known as House of El and from 2016-2017 it moved with the pair, to LA, to the house of El #2. After a stint hosted in guest homes, one-off events, and a brief hiatus, LMNOP is back! and will resume its monthly occurrence from its first PUBLIC location, Book Show in Highland Park in January, 2019.