Love watching queer API movies? It’s showtime this month!
APIQWTC is proud to be a Community Partner and the community co-presenter for two special films at this year’s FRAMELINE 38 LGBTQ Film Festival:
(Sunday, June 22, Castro Theater)
Expected to attend: Director/Producer Dean Hamer, Director Joe Wilson, Producer Connie Florez, and Subject Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Kumu Hina is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the westernizing society of modern day Hawai’i. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian woman who is both a proud and confident mahu, or transgender person, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader. (see fuller description at the link above)
REALNESS & REVELATIONS (Friday, June 20, Roxie Theater)
From taboo-smashing LA homeboys with hearts of gold, to brown girls navigating coming out, this collection of shorts features QTPOC folks keeping it real with fierce love and surprising truths.
Redefining philanthropy, Rad Queers: Payasos L.A. offers an intimate glimpse into a group of gay Latino men who wear clown make-up, go-go dance at leather bars, and try to make the world a better place. Secrets & Toys is a sexy, delightful short film about a mother and daughter who discover each other’s secrets through a comedy of errors. Happy Birthday Cindy Wei follows 15-year-old school underdog Cindy Wei as she takes her first steps towards overcoming her lack of cultural identity. With an explosive personality and edgy rhymes, Cakes Da Killa: No Homo is ready to take the world by storm! Cheryl Dunye’s provocative Black Is Blue is a look at a stealth security guard who has struggled to make his insides match his outside. A gay Latino barber in a macho Brooklyn hood secretly falls in love with a handsome stranger in Barrio Boy. In the beautifully lensed Lit, queer twentysomethings Eva and Jessie (performance artist D’Lo) meet at a bar at last call and embark on a late night odyssey around San Francisco.
The full Frameline38 schedule, and the Festival website is live: //ticketing.frameline.org/festival/
See you at the movies!
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