Since forming in late 2014, the Alexander Valley Film Society has been engaging audiences in northern Sonoma County with culturally rich film screenings and programs, including an ongoing commitment to content by and for the LGBT community. This month, the society launches its latest film series, ‘Out in Alexander Valley: Celebrating LGBT Stories,’ with a screening of the 2015 Canadian film Closet Monster. Bold and assured in its storytelling, Closet Monster follows a creative teenager as he attempts to break free of his traumatic past and constricting environment. The film screens on Monday, Aug. 8, at the Clover Theater, 121 E. First St., Cloverdale. 7pm. 707.894.6347.