On December 11, a handful of Wayves writers and friends watched a media preview of The Imitation Game, the new biographical movie about computer pioneer Alan Turing. The theatre at Empire Bayers Lake was completely filled for the Thursday evening preview show.
It seems each of us got something very different from the movie.
Bethana Sullivan looks at the messages in the December 2014 movie about gay computer scientist Alan Turing, The Imitation Game.
New Brunswick Two-Spirit Maliseet Jeremy Dutcher has recorded, just in time for Christmas, Lintuwakonol 'ciw Woli-Nipayimiyan -- Songs for a Merry Christmas.
"The Elderberries are throwing a party and inviting the community! On Sunday, December 14, 2014, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street, we're holding our annual Holiday Potluck with special guests, the Rainbow Refugees Association of NS (RRANS) and Scott Jones." ...
"NSRAP Regrets to announce the postponement of Fruits of the Vine wine-tasting fundraiser, originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 15, to a future date. We thank those who supported the event and all pre-purchased tickets will be refunded in full.We are proceeding with plans for our annual Gala, which will take place on February 7th, 2015 at the Halifax Marriot Harbourfront Hotel."
HALIFAX, NS—How different was coming out in the 60s, 70s or 80s compared to coming out in the last 10 years? On Saturday, Nov. 15 the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project’s Youth & Elders Project will present a panel discussion on coming out from the perspectives of LGBTQ youth today (those under 25) and commnity elders (those over 50).
'"The spirit and tenacity behind Leighann’s years of quiet dedication to improving the lives of LGBTQ youth and Scott’s compassionate, transformative response to a personal crisis are at the very heart of what these awards are about,” said Kate Shewan, NSRAP board chair. “Leighann and Scott, one working behind the scenes for years and the other very much in the public eye, are connected by a shared humility and a passionate commitment to serving our community.” '
"The music chosen for this concert concentrates on two aspects of this exhibit. The first focuses on the idea of the Baroque, that elaborate and busy style in architecture, art, and music that delights the eye and the ear with its ornamentation and complexities ...The second aspect of our concert is the concept “camp,” the art of creating works that are audacious, sometimes ridiculous, works that take the norms of established aesthetics and develop them to the extreme."
"Everyone who is gay, knows gay people, attends or teaches high school, has teenagers in the family or wants to know more about changing attitudes towards sexuality among youth will get a lot from this production."
"There are two ways to assess the effectiveness of such an issue-driven play. One has to consider how well it presents its particular topic, and one has to assess how it stands up as an expression of the theatrical art. I would contend that if a play can’t stand on its merits as good theatre, its unlikely to succeed as an advocacy piece. For this reviewer, David for Queen fell short on both counts." - Hugo Dann