AUGUST 14 – 17, 2008
PARTIAL SCREENING SCHEDULE
Classic Film Showing – Mahogany
THURSDAY, AUGUST 14
35mm, USA:109 min
Friends and Lovers: Ski Trip 2
Directed By: Maurice Jamal
Award winning Director, Maurice Jamal returns to Oakland with the premiere of his new film FRIENDS AND LOVERS: SKI TRIP 2. Part romantic comedy, part drama, part Hollywood spoof and all signature Jamal, the story follows the lives, loves and mishaps of three diverse couples living in Los Angeles, and their eccentric circle of friends.
Directed By: Hanifah Walidah, and Olive Demetrius
In a brownstone in Brooklyn, a film about a film unfolds, and not just any film…but a documentary steeped with sexy, intelligent women who have gathered together to make a unique music video. The talented filmmakers capture what happens when 30 hot and sharp women of color convene, revealing a blend of experiences and perspectives that are rarely voiced. U PEOPLE is a powerful and engaging romp that enters a world seldom represented – and you’re invited to the party. TRT: 77 min. Date & Time TBA.
Directed by Kirk Shannon-Butts
Out 100 honoree Director Kirk Shannon-Butts tells the story of Keith who is a reserved, straitlaced transplant to New York City from Los Angeles; Nathan is a street-smart, pot-smoking Brooklynite who lives on the edge — or so he’d like Keith to believe. At first glance, nothing about these two young African American college students suggests romantic compatibility. But a casual courtship gradually develops amidst minor bickering and disagreements — those familiar interstices inside which nascent love restlessly takes shape.
USA, 2007, 75 TRT: Date & Time TBA
The Incredibly True Adventures of Sistas of the Canyon
Directed By: Jasmyne Cannick and Ellene Miles
Voices of mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends, and lesbian women spanning different generations, shapes and sizes redefine unity and sisterhood by testing their physical and emotional boundaries that begin at the mountaintop. TRT: 23 min. Date & Time TBA
Directed By: Dee Rees
Pariah is a coming-of-age drama about a lesbian teenager who unsuccessfully juggles multiple identities to avoid rejection from her friends and family.
TRT: 27 min. Date & Time TBA
Directed By: Stewart Wade
We proudly conclude Outfest 2008 with a new film by Stewart Wade (COFFEE DATE), a charming romantic comedy and an unabashed gay contribution to the canon of teen films. Tru (short for Gertrude, as in Stein) is the new kid at her So Cal suburban high school. She has two moms, two dads, and everybody thinks she¢s the big dyke on campus. Talented Najarra Townsend as Tru and other rising actors carry the film, as familiar faces like Jasmine Guy, Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura from STAR TREK!), Jane Lynch, Alec Mapa, and Bruce Vilanch round out the stellar supporting cast. TRT: 103 min. Date & Time TBA
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- All Things Black, Art-sy and Gay: Resources for Black LGBT Artists (victoryates.wordpress.com)
- New partnership announced for New York film festival (queerlandia.com)