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EVENT: PICK UP THE MIC (GAY Hip-HOp) 2006

 

Pick Up the Mic Film Screening + Post Screening Discussion

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Pick Up The Mic is a 2006 documentary by director Alex Hinton exploring the underground world of homohop, where queer artists have made hip-hop their own.

The post screening discussion will be led by LGBT Muscians, DJ’s, Promoters and Rappers.

Panelists Include:
Screen Shot 2017-05-13 at 14.07.25Karnage
Screen Shot 2017-05-13 at 14.06.58DJ Kaspa [@KaspaRankz] 
Screen Shot 2017-05-13 at 14.06.42IcyKal (@Icykal] 

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Pick Up The Mic film 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.

For more information or to submit your work email: TheBattyMama@gmail.com and find @TheBattyMama on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat and various other social media platforms.

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

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Film: Infamous T (Life of a homeless black gay man)

The Infamous T examines 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.

Film: Blackbird Trailer + Mo’Nique Interview

BLACKBIRD

Blackbirdis a 2014 drama film directed by Patrik-Ian Polk and starring Mo’Nique and Isaiah WashingtonThe film is adapted from the novel (First Published in 1986) of the same name by Larry Duplechan and was released theatrically on April 24, 2015.[2]

A gay teenager in high school in a small Baptist town in Mississippi struggles with his religion and his sexuality. To make matters worse, his younger sister has been missing for years and it is tearing his family apart.


Starring: Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington, Terrell Tilford, D. Woods, Torrey Laamar, Gary L. Gray, Kevin Allesee and introducing Julian Walker

Executive Producers: Sidney Hicks & Mo’Nique Hicks
Producers: Keith Brown, Patrik-Ian Polk, Carol Ann Shine & Isaiah Washington
Directed by: Patrik-Ian Polk


Watch a Recent Interview With Mo’Nique talking about Gay Marriages and her role in the Blackbird Movie.

Monique also revels why Black Hollywood is scared to play Gay Characters,  Read more over on NewNowNext

WEBSERIES: @TheDLChronicles – “The Chadwick Journals” (Full Season).

ABOUT THE DL CHRONICLES

The DL Chronicles is an award winning anthology TV series by filmmakers Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett that aired on cable TV in 2007.

The DL Chronicles tells the stories of men of color who by consequence and by choice, live sexually duplicitous and secret lifestyles also known as, The Down Low. The “Down Low” is a slang term for men who identify as being straight, but secretly engage in sexual activity with men. More than just closeted, they do not identify as Gay or Bi-sexual and refuse to be associated with the Gay lifestyle or community.