On July 22, the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood is presenting a special screening of the award-winning movie Night Fliers to support the East Bay programs of the Bay Area based LGBTQ family organization Our Family Coalition.

The director of the coming-of-age film, Sara St. Martin Lynne, as well as actors from the movie, will attend a wine and cheese reception on the evening of the screening.

Night Fliers is described as a feature narrative film about the transformative friendship between four young kids experiencing the fun and torment of living in a rural town:

“Already firmly in a life crisis at 12, things go from bad to worse for Jesse Hawthorne when her emotionally disconnected father moves the family to a rural town, a place whose beauty belies the toxic normality at its core. Jesse is almost immediately bullied by the local mini-mean girls in training, who find Jesse’s tomboy nature both repellent and yet somehow attractive.

Her only ally is neighbor Jacob, who has his own demons that he is trying to escape. Together they form friendships with the local super nerds, and, as puberty begins to hit their circle, everyone soon has a crush on each other, regardless of gender.”

The Rialto Cinemas Elmwood has donated its theater for the event, which runs from 7-9pm. Tickets — $25/adult, $10/student — can be bought on the Night Fliers Event Brite website. The movie is suitable for children over 12 years old. Watch the trailer above for a taste of the film.

Our Family Coalition, which has more than 100 programs and has offices in San Francisco and Oakland, does advocacy with and for LGBTQ families and their allies. It has been working with Berkeley Unified School District to implement a LGBTQ-welcoming and inclusive curriculum in the city’s elementary schools.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...