Queer Women of Color Film Festival, 2017

woman looking through camera lensJune 9-11, 2017
QWOCMAP presents
13th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival
wheelchair accessible


Various times see www.qwocmap.org/festival

June 9, Opening Night Screening: Beloved Community – 7:30pm
June 10, Centerpiece Screening: Revival: Women and the Word – 4pm
June 10, SNAPSHOT: QueerPOC Porn – 7pm
June 11, Community Conversation: Unleash The Power Collective Self-Care – 4pm
June 11, Closing Night Screening: Tenacious for Love – 6pm

All screenings are FREE

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QWOCMAP’s 13th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival will premiere 28 films in 4 screenings. The “Beloved Community” Festival Focus includes an “Unleash The Power” conversation on collective self-care for challenging political times. From the resilient wisdom of LBTQ people of color to the power of prayer for a young Muslim woman and a young Black Christian woman, these films encourage communities to find their squad and unleash their super powers to create change. All films are Subtitled for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing and ASL interpretation will be provided along with many other forms of disability access.

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Opening Night
Beloved Community

Friday, June 9, 2017
7:30 PM, Doors Open 6:30 PM
Running Time: 71:30

While Muslim and Christian women become shining beacons, queer Black women vanquish trauma, Vietnamese queers create a safe haven, queer/trans Latinx artivists soar, and buoyant passion saves the day.

Home by Jed Rodriguez
La Entrevista by Bersath Verdugo
Supa Gallo Pinto by Alma Herrera-Pazmino
Un Buen Dia by Roberta Lee & Raquel N. López
Bữa Ăn Tiếng Việt by Jaq Victor
sada qa by Neelu Bhuman
Call to Prayer by Sarah O’Neal & Tia Jackson
Bi/Black/BodyPositive/Bliss by Misia Denea
Bolt Cutters by Tijanna O. Eaton
climb by The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins
A Love Letter to Queer Black Womyn by Bree McDaniel
Azúcar by Luna Merbruja

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Center Piece Screening
The Revival: Women & the Word
Saturday, June 10, 2017
4pm, Doors open 3:30 PM
Running Time: 78

The Revival: Women & the Word chronicles the travels of a dynamic league of queer Black women poets and musicians occupying living rooms across the country.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Special Presentation
7 PM, Doors open 6:00 PM
Running Time: 80

From scheming to win hearts and mysterious villains to queer desire, this tongue-twisting Special Presentation spices up your night.

#Roomates by Jessica Ransom
SNAPSHOT by Shine Louise Houston

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Sunday, June 11, 2017
Community Conversation
Unleash The Power: Collective Self-Care
4 PM, Doors open 3:30 PM

This community conversation shares the deep resilient wisdom of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender variant people of color. From navigating conflict to trauma stewardship, from decolonized food and diet, to herbal knowledge, this panel of community resources is a survival toolkit for our vulnerable communities in a time of political vitriol and violence.

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Closing Night Screening
Tenacious for Love
6 PM, Doors open 5:00 PM
Running Time: 66

Heroic queer and trans people of color expunge malevolence and amorphous foes while masterminding plans for authenticity, intimacy, and self-care in a harsh world.

Out Again by Robin Cloud
Introspection by Jay Roque
Believe by Denise W. Henderson
Take Care by Jay Gash
Algo Actual by Lorena Arriola
Goosey Lucy by Monica Ortiz
The Courage To Be by Raquel Stratton
Gumshuda (The Missing) by Monica James
To Be Me by Reva P
My Femme Is A Reflection by Jai Lei Yee
Semiotics of Sab by Tina Takemoto
Breaking Frailty Myths by Erinn Carter & Sabine Talaugon
Smokey by Monique Dismuke
Marco Territorio by Raquel N. López