sTelth is a coming of age film about a young woman who is running from herself. The film depicts a fictitious story about a 20 something Erin whose beauty will captivate the audience. Erin uses her “looks” as a tool to get herself out of sticky situations, but some how she always lands into a sticky situation. The story includes her lovers, her secrets, her mysterious ways and her fear. stealth was made to showcase people of color in the LGBTQ community and this film has every letter from the acronym. This film was also made to emphasize the importance of being honest to ourselves, our partners, and our families. It encourages us to not be afraid and to be who we (you) truly are.
Late Bloomer is a dramedy series from Lady Luck Films. The series follows main character Kizzy who is just a hot mess, she means well, but can’t quite get her shit together. Kizzy is approaching 30 and still is incapable of keeping successful relationships, holding down a steady job, handling responsibilities. It seems like her life is falling apart after being dumped by her girlfriend, abandoned by her father and phased out by her best friend. Even in the midst of all of her chaos, she still continues to sing the loudest, party the hardest and remains resilient as hell! We all develop differently, some just later than others…
Pick Up The Micfilm screening and panel event is held in partnership with “Batty Mama”. The Batty Mama is a Queer Black and Brown organisation which aims to financially support Black and Brown Queer artists and promote their works. They host and curate performance, mixed media and multi media events and club nights for Black and Brown, Queer, QTIPOC and LGBT identifying people.
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For £7 Early Bird Tickets Book before April 13th. £10 after, £12 at the door.
Screening as part of “Here, We Stand” our Black LGBT Film Programme. Screening films For, About, and By Black LGBT people every second Saturday of the month.
Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub
The Infamous Texamines an intimate year in the life of Jonathon, a young gay man finding himself while living at the intersection of queer and black identities and struggling with a lifetime of homelessness. As he struggles to balance his family of origin and family of choice, stay in school, and be his most authentic self, Jonathon discovers that home is more than four walls, and friendship can transform us. Director Melissa Koch’s award winning film deftly examines the complexities of race, class, and the power of love of all kinds.
“SAY MY NAME!” is a contemporary Black British Gay Love Story set amidst a gritty grimy urban backdrop of ‘street’ reality. The story kicks off when ‘rude-bwoy’ Ricky ignores his undercover lover Chris while hanging ‘on road’ with his crew because he is afraid being ‘outed’. This single act hurts, humiliates and infuriates Chris triggering a raging, brutally explicit, and frank row in which conflicting issues about masculinity, sexuality, race, self definition and love are confronted. With their relationship in the balance Ricky is forced to confront his deepest darkest most inner feelings. “To be or not to be”….OUT! That is the question. Chris, through his own trials and suffering now reconciled with his gayness, believes he has found the answer, but does Ricky love him enough to break taboo and go against community, tradition and the laws of the ‘street’? “SAY MY NAME” is in fact a love story in the truest sense as it tells the story of self love and what must be sacrificed in order to achieve this ultimate state of being.
The film has ignited a celebrity-led campaign promoting awareness, acceptance, tolerance and respect within the Black British community towards Black British gays. The campaign film will be posted on the internet i.e youtube, myspace, facebook and the “SAY MY NAME!” website, to generate conversation and awareness within the black community and the wider world. What is dramatically significant and different about the “SAY MY NAME!” campaign is the fact that it is fresh, raw, relevant Black, British, and Gay led. It is not a campaign which says “please love me even though I’m gay,” but one that says “I’m Black, British and Gay, I’m here, I’m not going anywhere and it’s time for me to be acknowledged as a vital contributing member of the Black community too.” Indeed SAY MY NAME! and Say it PROUD!