West Virginia University’s Office of Student Life-Multicultural Programs will host a special screening of “Prayers for Bobby” Thursday (Oct. 15).

The screening, part of the Brownbag Lunch Film & Discussion Series, will be in the Mountainlair Gluck Theater at 11:30 a.m. It is being held in observance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Heritage Month and 2009 Pride Week.

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver stars in this emotional true story about a 1970’s religious suburban housewife and mother who struggles to accept her young son, Bobby, being gay and is convinced that praying and church activities can cure him.

Desperate for his mother’s approval and guilty for not being “the perfect son,” Bobby soon falls into depression and self-loathing, and is driven to suicide. The tragedy causes the mother to question her faith and ultimately changes her views in ways that she never could have imagined.

The event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please call 304-293-0890, or go to http://www.studentlife.wvu.edu/mpprograms.html#bblfds.



CONTACT: Vivien L. Exartier, Office of Student Life-Multicultural Programs
(304) 293-0890, Vivien.Exartier@mail.wvu.edu