TIGLFF 34 - St. Petersburg, FL
Queer nerd alert! This fascinating documentary is a fun and informative look at the subculture of queer fandom. Hear from fans at conventions like ClexaCon, as well as Pose actress Angelica Ross, The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, and Xena: Warrior Princess herself, Lucy Lawless.
Thirty years ago, filmmaker Marlon Riggs detailed his own experiences as a gay man coming to terms with his sexual identity, the death of many of his friends to AIDS, and the particular stigma that Black gay men faced. Both deeply personal and a brilliant experimental critique of the politics of racism, homophobia, and exclusion of the time.
Queer filmmaker Rodney Evans becomes the almost unwilling subject of his own film, as he chronicles his loss of vision. Evans talks with fellow artists - a photographer, a dancer, and a writer - who have gone through similar experiences and who have thrived despite their visual impairments.
For young transgender athletes, the sport they love often turns into a minefield of controversy. Decried as cheaters if they excel or barred from competing among the gender they identify with; positive outcomes are rare. But when a sport is a lifeline, what is fair?
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus set out to bring their message of hope and resiliency in response to the 2016 presidential election by spending a week touring throughout the deep south.
The Chorus, joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, brought a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance.
A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.
“It took 21 years for one black fashion doll to be worthy of the Barbie name.” So says award winning Queer director, Lagueria Davis (Maid of Dishonor) who decided to make “Black Barbie” after spending time with her Aunt Beulah Mae Mitchell, a 45-year employee at Mattel. Those conversations sparked a curiosity about the evolution of Black Barbie leading to complex conversations.
“Let people who are closest to the pain, be closest to the power.” So says Malcolm Kenyatta, State Representative from the North Philly district of Pennsylvania and the first Queer person of color in the Pennsylvania State House. Executive Producer, Al Roker (and others) and filmmaker Timothy Harris chronicle Malcolm’s quest for the U.S. Senate amid the stark reality of the blatant racism and homophobia engrained in the political process of this country.
“It took 21 years for one black fashion doll to be worthy of the Barbie name.” So says award winning Queer director, Lagueria Davis (Maid of Dishonor) who decided to make “Black Barbie” after spending time with her Aunt Beulah Mae Mitchell, a 45-year employee at Mattel. Those conversations sparked a curiosity about the evolution of Black Barbie leading to complex conversations of race, body image and social influence.
Dorothy Allison (Bastard Out of Carolina,) says of Jewell Gomez’s The Gilda Stories, “Why hadn’t it occurred to anybody that the perfect vampire would be a Black Lesbian?” Why, indeed! After graduating from Columbia School of Journalism Jewelle started writing poetry and plays. Screening with Swimming in the Dark.