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FREE 3rd Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival

Date:
Friday, June 08, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
monica enriquez
Location Details:
VENUE:
Brava Theater
2781 24th Street, San Francisco

3RD ANNUAL QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR FILM FESTIVAL
Presented by Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
(QWOCMAP)

June 8 to 10, 2007
Brava Theater, SF

32 brand new films burst on screen in 4 film programs
that paint the vivid, provocative, and kaleidoscopic
stories of queer women of color. From the luminous
romance between two queer Asian women to the
dynamic portraits of immigrant Latina lesbians to the
vibrant humor of Black lesbians translating slang,
these films infuse our lives with hilarity and hope.

Friday, June 8
7pm: LOVING IN THE WAR YEARS
Opening by Cherrie Moraga (author of Loving in the War Years) and Celia Rodriguez.

Saturday, June 9 *Festival Focus*
3pm: FEATURED PANEL
4:30pm: COCKTAIL FUNDRAISER
7pm: REELS OF RESISTANCE - Queer Black Women's Films

Sunday, June 10
3pm: COMPASSIONATE OUTBURSTS – Documentary Showcase
7pm: INFINITE BEAUTY: STORIES OF LOVE

4 Film Screenings: FREE
Featured Panel: $15
Cocktail Fundraiser: $35

VENUE
Brava Theater
2781 24th Street, San Francisco

For more information:
http://www.QWOCMAP.org
events [at] qwocmap.org
415-752-0868

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Friday, June 8
7pm: LOVING IN THE WAR YEARS (FREE)

These striking shorts by queer women of color blend
the contrasting hues of immigration, motherhood and
courage into a portrait of love as a political act.
Curated by Mónica Enríquez and Roiya Zara Said.
Followed by Q&A Panel with Filmmakers.

MANIFESTING OUR DESTINY (Claudia Gomez-Arteaga, 2006)
BORDERLESS (Min Sook Lee, 2006)
BIENVENIDA (Yaya Raiz, 2007)
GRRRLY GIRL (Lori Rillera, 2002)
SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN (Charlotte Young Bowens, 2007)
A LETTER TO YOU (Kawana Bullock, 2004)
ACHEIVEMENTS OF EXILE (Sara Zia Ebrahimi, 2005)
ESCRITO (Monica Enriquez, 2007)
LADY OF MOTION (Claudia A. Mercado, 2002)
Program: 104 minutes

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** FESTIVAL FOCUS **

Saturday, June 9
3pm: FEATURED PANEL ($15)

"Representations of Queer Black Women in the Media"
Moderated by Jewelle Gomez and T. Kebo Drew

PANELISTS
Cheryl Dunye – Watermelon Woman, Stranger Inside
Shari Frilot – Sundance Film Festival Programmer
Tina Mabry – Brooklyn's Bridge to Jordan


Saturday, June 9
4:30pm: COCKTAIL FUNDRAISER with Guest Panelists ($35)


Saturday, June 9
7pm: REELS OF RESISTANCE - Queer Black Women's Films (FREE)

Sometimes humorous and tender, always courageous,
these evocative films paint the vibrant and kaleidoscopic
experiences of queer Black women and infuse our lives
with a spectrum of hilarity, hope and meaning.
Followed by Q&A Panel with Filmmakers.

All works created through Queer Women of Color Media
Arts Project (QWOCMAP), founded by Executive Director
& award-winning filmmaker Madeleine Lim.

ERZULIE'S TEARS (Mary Ann Brooks, 2007)
CHILD OF GOD (Kisha Montgomery, 2006)
NEED TO TALK (Jackie Loville, 2006)
ACTS OF LOVE (Crystal John, 2007)
60 YEARS OF THE SAME (Jolie Harris, 2007)
PRACTICE MAKES... (Brenda Williams, 2006)
WALLOW (Sarah Beth Harris, 2006)
THE SAINT (Erin Wood, 2007)
FLOWER FOKES (Belinda Sullivan, 2007)
SLANG IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT (Letesa Bruce, 2007)
Program: 80 minutes

********

Sunday, June 10
3pm: COMPASSIONATE OUTBURSTS – Documentary Showcase (FREE)

From the dappled canvas of the military's influence on
fashion to the sepia-tinted nostalgia of Midwestern
cornfields to the bold impact of the death penalty,
these thought-provoking films are a rallying call for
social change! Followed by Q&A Panel with Filmmakers.

All works created through Queer Women of Color Media
Arts Project (QWOCMAP), founded by Executive Director
& award-winning filmmaker Madeleine Lim.

BOON KHUN (Virada Chatikul, 2006)
LOCAL GROWN CORN (Mel Chen, 2007)
ONE MORE DAY (Cecilla Madrigal, 2006)
PRAY TING AI FLY (Vanessa Huang, 2007)
PUBLIC OUTBURSTS (Alyssa Contreras, 2006)
BODY IMAGE (Gabrielle Sims, 2007)
FASHION RESISTANCE TO MILITARISM (Kimberly Alvarenga, 2006)
AGAINST OUR BETTER NATURE (Kenya Briggs, 2006)
THAT'S WHY I HATE FEMALES (Vassilisa Johri, 2007)
Program: 100 minutes

********

Sunday, June 10
7pm: INFINITE BEAUTY: STORIES OF LOVE (FREE)

From the luminous romance between two queer Asian
women to the twinkle of a grandmother performing
burlesque to the bright reflections of queer families,
these films will move you with their infinite beauty!
Followed by Q&A Panel with Filmmakers.

All works created through Queer Women of Color Media
Arts Project (QWOCMAP), founded by Executive Director
& award-winning filmmaker Madeleine Lim.

TO TRANSGRESS (Maya Santos, 2006)
INFINITE BREATH (Christine Liang, 2006)
ELEVEN (Arwyn Moore, 2006)
PASALIG / FAITH (Maiana Minahal, 2007)
LETTING GO OF AN ATTACHMENT (Joy Lam, 2006)
WHO IS HE? (Liliana Hueso, 2006)
LETTER OF INTENT (Cherisma Feril, 2007)
ADIOS BABA (Adriana Gordon, 2006)
FATHER'S DAY (Marianne Jensen, 2006)
IT TAKES A VILLAGE… (Kiki Zerrudo, 2007)
LAS MAÑANITAS (Celestina Pearl, 2007)
Program: 92 minutes

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS (partial list)
And Castro For All
Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Coalition (APIQWTC)
Bay Area Black in the Life
Chicana Latina Foundation
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
Generation Five
Justice Now
Latino Forum
NIA Collective
San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR)
Sistahs Steppin' in Pride
Women of Color Resource Center (WCRC)

SPONSORS (partial list)
The Harrison Team

FUNDED BY
Astraea Foundation
Horizons Foundation
California Arts Council
San Francisco Arts Commission
The Women's Foundation of California
Added to the calendar on Tue, May 22, 2007 3:52PM
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