Please join us Sunday, March 5, 2-5 pm for an in-person or virtual screening of the documentary Mama Bears, followed by a panel discussion. This feature film was shown at the Chagrin Documentary Filmfest in October 2022. Mama Bears was awarded Best Documentary of both the Sun Valley Film Festival and Out Shine LGBTQ+ Film Festivals in 2022.
Mama Bears is an intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the journeys of three families that struggle with accepting their child’s identification as LGBT because of Christian beliefs. Their paths and challenges are moving and poignant. The film, two hours long, is suitable for youth accompanied by parents, an opportunity for family discussion. Water and light snacks will be provided.
The panel members are Vanessa Jensen, PsyD, who specializes in LGBTQ, Jess Peacock, M.Div., PhD theology candidate, pastor of Community Church of Chesterland, a parent, and a young adult. This panel presentation will not be available to virtual viewers.
The in-person screening will be held at the Family Life Center (managed by the Community Life Collaborative), 16349 Chillicothe Road (Rt 306), Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Tickets are free for this in-person and virtual education/awareness event. Free-will offerings are appreciated to help defray the costs of renting the film, streaming, and use of the facility. Tickets must be obtained for each in-person attendee through https://givebutter.com/hxpXEv. Seating capacity is limited, and the deadline for reservations is Saturday March 4th at 3pm.
Virtual viewing is limited to residents of Ohio. Access for viewing is within 48 hours of the event. Email info@GeaugaSOGI.org to receive the link.
To learn more about the making of this film and the families highlighted, go to: https://mamabearsdoc.com/
REMEMBER: Deadline to reserve a seat is Saturday March 4th at 3pm.
The CLC hosts subject specific events throughout the year that align with our respective Community Programs. Our non-profit will also have immersive ways to connect through public events and fundraisers periodically.