Community, Park Forest

Rainbow Café to Screen ‘Freak Show’ on Friday, June 15th

Freak Show movie
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Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—June 10, 2018
By: Rosemary Piser

The Rainbow Café will screen the movie ‘Freak Show’ on Friday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow the screening. Due to the on-going construction at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, the event will take place at Trinity Luther Church, 2901 Western Avenue in Park Forest.

‘Freak Show’ tells the tale of Billy Bloom who has absolutely no desire to be like everyone else. When others call him theatrical, he takes it as a compliment. ‘The nail that sticks out gets hammered down’, his father warns him. That does not deter Billy from deciding to run for homecoming queen. Somewhere in-between David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Freddy Mercury and Oscar Wilde, in the transgressive space of pop culture and dressed up as a high school comedy with wit, heart and a dazzling cast, Freak Show is about the violence of conformity and the power of self-determination.

Rainbow Cafe is a social event that provides a safe and welcoming environment for single or partnered gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender adults and their allies, by creating a space where they are able to socialize outside of the usual bars. The Café is open every 3rd Friday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

For additional information, call UUCC at 708-481-5339 or visit