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OUTwatch Film Series: Mama Bears

OUTwatch Film Series: Mama Bears

OUTwatch Film Series
Thu, June 16 7pm

Did you know there are over 30,000 conservative, Christian mothers in America who accept their LGBTQ children?

Spread across the country but connected through private Facebook groups, they help one another overcome the teachings of their churches and call themselves "mama bears"—because of how ferociously they fight for the civil rights of their children and the entire LGBTQ community.

Although they 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" — conservative, Christian mothers 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.

Online Reviews
• The Hollywood Reporter "Emmy-winning director Daresha Kyi's documentary surveys the impact of a support group for conservative, Christian mothers of LGBTQ children." —Lovia Gyarke
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Kimberly & Kai Shappley
Sara & Parker Cunningham
Tenita Lewis Artry
Tammi Terrell Morris
Directed by
Daresha Kyi
Produced by
Laura Tatham
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Adult $12
Senior (62+) $10
Child (11 and under) $10
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Daily, before 5:30pm, $10.50
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