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Disney Celebrates 100: A Rare Visit to the Company Archives

In October 1954, Walt Disney made an appearance on a television broadcast previewing the launch of the Disneyland theme park the following summer, and coined one of his most memorable quotes: “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse. ” While the famed Mickey Mouse is about to turn 95, marked by the character's public debut in the 1928 short film Steamboat Willie, The Walt Disney Company is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
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Docs: “Art and Pep” – A Moving Tribute to One of America’s Most Iconic Gay Bars

The documentary Art and Pep, directed by Mercedes Kane, received its world premiere during the 40th anniversary Outfest LGBTQIA+ film festival. At the heart of this film are Art Johnston and José Pepe Peña, two Chicagoans who have been involved in the city’s gay community and found themselves crucial figures in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement, leading their local community in both activism and celebration for nearly fifty years.