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 – https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/smo… “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).
Fringe! is an eclectic mix of film, arts, events and parties rooted in London’s queer creative community and welcoming everyone. This year’s Fringe! runs from 24 – 29th November 2015 at venues across East London.
We’re looking forward to attending the 5th annual edition and will keep you all posted on our highlights over the next 2 weeks.
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Blackbirdis a 2014 drama film directed by Patrik-Ian Polk and starring Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington. The 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.
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