QWOC+ Boston Co-Presents “QWOC Shorts”, “Family”, and “Still Black” at the LGBT Film Festival
Posted By QWOC+ Boston on April 20th, 2009
QWOC+ Boston and MadFemmePride are collaborating once again this year on the following films:
Get your discounted tickets to “QWOC Shorts” and “Family” here! ($6 vs. $10!)
Also, MadFemmePride will be hosting a brunch with the director of “Family”. More details here.
May 8th @ 6pm
Shorts programs are always popular in the festival, so this year we’ve expanded the offerings with this collection of shorts by or about queer women of color. Special thanks to Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project.
May 8th @ 7pm
The director of Black Aura on an Angel returns with her new comic-drama, Family, centering on the lives of a group of lesbian friends who all experience continual strife in their personal and professional lives as a result of being closeted. Some of the women deny and reject the women they love because of family or religious concerns, while others struggle with the suffocating confines of the closet for the sake of their careers. When the strain becomes too great, the women forge a pact to come out together within thirty days, with some surprising, but ultimately liberating, results. Family explores the highs and lows faced when one risks living authentically while also redefining the meaning of family.
May 16th @ 2pm
“Still Black” Directed by Kortney Ryan Ziegler, 78min, USA, 2008, English
A portrait of black transmen, Still Black is an alternative feature-length documentary that explores the lives of six black transgender men living in the United States. Through the intimate stories of their lives as artists, students, husbands, fathers, lawyers, and teachers, the film offers viewers a complex and multi-faceted image of race, sexuality, and trans identity.
What Does It Take to be Black, Female and Healthy in America?
RENAISSANCE — Women and Trans People of Color in Hip Hop & Slam Poetry (11/30)