ALL BOYS AREN'T BLUE (Award Encore) - NewFest


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A poetic visual representation of George Matthew Johnson’s memoir about growing up Black and non-binary


Winner of the NewFest 2021 Audience Award for Narrative Feature.

In a poetic visual reading of George Matthew Johnson’s intimate memoir, Dyllon Burnside (FX’s POSE), Bernard David Jones, and Thomas Hobson play Johnson at pivotal stages of their life to recount their experiences growing up Black, queer, and non-binary. Part of NewFest Award Encores
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Most touchingly, ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE captures the warm relationship they had with their grandmother, warmly voiced by legendary actor Jenifer Lewis. Prose is king, and Johnson’s couldn’t be more captivating — made only stronger by the actors’ imaginative interpretations of the material.

Cast: Dyllon Burnside, Bernard David Jones, Thomas Hobson, and Jenifer Lewis

Writer: George M. Johnson

Preceded by the following short film: HOW TO RAISE A BLACK BOY
Winner of the NewFest 2021 Emerging Black LGBTQ+ Filmmaker Award
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