FILM: Congo Cabaret

Congo Cabaret is an Award-Winning 2018 short film adapted from the Harlem Renaissance novel, “Home to Harlem.” Because the author, Claude McKay was gay, he included scenes illustrating the remarkable semi-visible SGL presence of the Renaissance. Directed by Deondray Gossfield and Quincy LeNear Gossfield, this musical short features electrifying performances by Parisa Fitz-Henley (Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance), Kevin Daniels (Modern Family), Russell Richardson (Tigerland), Nic Few (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Karen Obilum (Games People Play), and Darryl Stephens (Noah’s Arc). It has won numerous awards and been featured at various festivals around the world including, SF Black Film Festival, Outfest & Harlem International Film Festival. Please make a pledge for the finishing costs of Smoke, Lilies, Jade –… “Smoke, Lilies and Jade” is a narrative short Directed by The Gossfield and based on Richard Bruce Nugent’s ground-breaking 1927 prose poem. One of the first positive depictions of same-sex desire in American letters, our visually rich adaptation of Nugent’s story celebrates the untold history of the SGL/Trans Harlem Renaissance. Narrated by Billy Porter (Pose), starring Xavier Avila (All Rise) and Ernesto Reyes (American Gods), and featuring Alexandra Grey (Empire).

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