By Brooklyn Reader

May 28, 2015, 11:58 am

 

Reel Sisters Presents: "Pride and Gender: A Film Conversation"

Reel Sisters Presents: “Pride and Gender: A Film Conversation”

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan– a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

In honor of this time, Reel Sisters, in conjunction with Kumble Theater, on Thursday, June 4, will present “Pride and Gender: A Film Conversation.”

Join the conversation through an amazing line up of films and guests. The evening features the premiere screening of director Seyi Adebanjo’s film OYA: SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE WAY to WEST AFRICA! Oya follows the filmmaker’s journey as a queer gender non-conforming Nigerian who connects with Òrìṣà tradition and the powerful legacy of their great grandmother, Chief Moloran Ìyá Ọlọ́ya. OYA is lyrical, interwoven with cultural nuances, ritual, interviews, chanting and narration.

Other film selections include:

HERO MARS, DIRECTOR: Skyler Cooper
A struggling actor gets the chance of a lifetime to audition for a world-class theater company while overcoming misconceptions and ignorance

YOU’RE DEAD TO ME, DIRECTOR: Wu Tsang, Producer: Melissa Haizlip
A grieving Chicana mother confronts an uninvited family member before her Dia de los Muertos celebration.

FU377, DIRECTOR: Neelu Bhuman
An animated short film demonstrating the bond between a mother and her queer daughter when mother challenges India’s Section 377, a law banning “gay sex.”

The film festival will take place at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, located at 1 University Plz, Brooklyn. Tickets are $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


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