SWFS: Boys in the Band

Selected date

Wednesday October 24

Selected time

7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Six Week Film School: Classic Broadway Stage to Stylized Hollywood Screen

Michael (Kenneth Nelson) is hosting a birthday celebration for a pal when he gets an unexpected visit from old friend Alan (Peter White). The problem is, Alan is straight -- and extremely straitlaced -- and everyone else at the party is gay. Michael hopes to conceal his sexuality from Alan, but this charade doesn't last. After being outed, Michael turns on Alan, accuses him of being a closeted gay and forces him to partake in a revealing party game that has devastating consequences. Directed by William Friedkin. FREE to attend. NR / 119 min.

The Six Week Film School is co-sponsored by Illinois State University's Department of English and the Normal Theater. Notes on this class screening can be found on our website by following this link.