Boy Erased – Opens Friday, November 16th at 7:00pm with OKEQ Executive Director Toby Jenkins, Program Director Jose Vega, and a panel of special guests for a brief discussion before the screening.
- Al Carlozzi, a Licensed Health Service Psychologist Professor, with the School of Community Health Sciences. Dr. Carlozzi is the Counseling & Counseling Psychology Director at the OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center.
- Marcia LaBooth Keesee, LPC-S, RPT, Vice President- Organizational Development & Community Relations with CREOKS Behavioral Health Services.
- Lucy Stambaugh with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services works with at risk youth and coordinates the LGBTQ youth program Alphabet Soup at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.
An informal post-screening conversation will be held in the gallery for anyone who is interested in discussing the timely themes of the film.
(Regular engagement of BOY ERASED at Circle Cinema begins Friday, November 16 – Thursday, November 22.)
The story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. Written & directed by Joel Edgerton (Loving).