QUEER BLACK CINEMA PRESENTS the 2nd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival 2009 sponsored by Gay Men of African Descent. The festival is from October 15th to 18th at the National Black Theatre and Maysles Cinema in the heart of Harlem. Details can be found at www.queerblackcinema.org.
Join QBC for a great line-up of award winning Black LGBT themed fi lms from around the world, including a candlelight vigil/rally in remembrance of fallen LGBT youth of color featuring performances by The Lavender Light Gospel Choir, activist/blogger Kenyon Farrow and others community leaders, followed by a special Queer Youth Cinema Series.
The film festival opens October 16 at 7pm with the award winning film Mississippi Damned written and directed by Tina Mabry, produced by Morgan Stiff and co-produced by Debra Wilson. Mississippi Damned received Best Narrative Feature at the American Black Film Festival 2009 and awards at several other film festivals. The cast includes Michael Hyatt (The Wire, The West Wing, Greys Anatomy & ER), Tonea Stewart (A Time To Kill, In The Heat of the Night), D.B. Woodside (The Temptations, Romeo Must Die & Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and Josse Harris Thacker (In Living Color, Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan). Co-producer Debra Wilson (Jumping The Broom, Butch Mystique) is expected to be in attendance along with cinematographer Bradford Young, best known for his award winning short Parah by Dee Rees.
The festival will also honor Stonewall activist/ singer and legendary male illusionist Storme Delaverie with a special performance of A Lady Within The Jewel Box Revue, a mini musical written by Angel L. Brown featuring Paris (Paris is Burning), Freddie Wright, ByancaRaye and introducing Stefon Royce as Storme. For a complete schedule of the films and events including the award ceremony featuring the E. Lynn Harris Living The Dream Literary Award please go to www.queerblackcinema.org . For the Black LGBT Film & Book Market in association with Queer Black Cinema, with a host of talk backs with authors and filmmakers including the cast of Finding Me Truth, please go to www.TheBlackLGBTFilmBookMarket.com.
Tickets for the fi lm festival go on sale on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at www.queerblackcinema.org. Vendors, sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available until October 1, 2009. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to become a volunteer for the fi lm festival please contact email@example.com, subject: Volunteer. The next meeting will be Saturday, October 3 from noon to 2pm, at GMAD’s Brooklyn office.
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