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Book and Movie Salon

17oct7:00 pm8:30 pmBook and Movie Salon7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Details

Lesbians of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley and beyond presents B.A.M. Salon (Book and Movie Salon) for women hosted by Flynn Sylvest and Irma O’Dell.

(BAM Salon) looks to develop and deepen LGBTQ+ community and connection through stimulating and informative conversations about books and movies that highlight women authors and women's stories and experiences.

"Salon" references a centuries rich history of social gatherings from around the world most often run by women. Creative minds come together for the art of conversation, learning and social pleasure. Gertrude Stein and Zora Neale Hurston ran noteworthy salons in the U.S. in the 1920's which were famous for bringing together innovative thinkers and artists. We hope you join us for a taste of vintage mutual education, enrichment and social fun!

The B.A.M. Salons will take place virtually on the third Tuesdays of the month from 7:00-8:30pm.

We plan to alternate monthly between books and movies.


September / Choosing Yellowstone by Carol Anne Douglas, 2022

Professor Elaine Flaherty’s opportunity to teach journaling in Yellowstone National Park conflicts with her plan to volunteer with her partner at a Syrian refugee camp. Elaine and Pam must come to a decision that serves their personal needs yet honors their relationship of fifteen years. Elaine chooses Yellowstone while Pam Finch flies to the Middle East. Through emails, they eloquently share details of their summer apart and worry that something could go wrong. Something does. And Elaine’s misogynist English Department chair makes everything worse.

October / For colored girls directed by Tyler Perry, 2010

This film depicts the interconnected lives of ten black women, exploring their lives and struggles as women of color. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the play by Ntozake Shange (1975), revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular. Trigger warning: There are difficult scenes involving violence against women

November / Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan, 2022

Lily Campanello and her mother Ava relocate to Adams, New Hampshire looking for a fresh start. Olivia McAfee and her son Asher return to her sleepy New Hampshire hometown escaping a husband she thought she knew. A soul- stirring read about what we choose to keep from our past and what we choose to leave behind. An unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

December / Happiest Season directed by Clea DuVall, 2020

This holiday romantic comedy stars Abby (Kristen Stewart), a woman with a plan to propose to her girlfriend Harper (Mackenzie Davis) while at her family’s annual holiday party. Abby discovers Harper has not yet come out to her conservative parents Tipper (Mary Steenburgen) and Ted (Victor Garber). The trouble grows when everyone wonders who Abby really is in Harper’s life.

Discuss Movies and Books with other Lesbians.

When: Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Pacific - US & Canada).


Meeting Format: ZOOM

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