Black Families Through Queer Eyes
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Allen Harris’ debut film VINTAGE: FAMILIES OF VALUE, Third World Newsreel and Family Pictures USA present “Black Families Through Queer Eyes,” a virtual screening and panel discussion.
When you RSVP to this event, you will receive the time-limited link to VINTAGE: FAMILIES OF VALUE and a link to the July 22nd panel discussion and photo sharing event.
About the film: VINTAGE: FAMILIES OF VALUE is an experiment in community storytelling. Three pairs of queer Black siblings – including the filmmaker and his younger brother Lyle Ashton Harris – take up cameras to document their families from separate angles. Weaving tender and difficult conversations about parent-child relationships, gender identity, and living with HIV, Harris assembles a video family album that is also a celebration of queer Black intimacy.
About the panel: A panel discussion with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, filmmaker/artist and Sundance New Frontier programmer Shari Frilot, and MoMA Chief Curator of Film Rajendra Roy. The panel will place VINTAGE within the broader contexts of 1990’s Black Queer experimental filmmaking and current activism. Following the panel, Family Pictures USA has invited artists, filmmakers, and activists to share their own family photographs and expand our notions of family as seen through queer and trans eyes. This multigenerational, multicultural group will take up the project of VINTAGE in assembling a communal queer family album and a progressive, inclusive vision of family across space and time.
Invited artists include: Cecilia Aldarondo, Brittany Bland, Luchina Fisher, E. Patrick Johnson, Nancy Kates, PJ Raval, Yvonne Welbon.
This NewFest partner event is hosted by Third World Newsreel and is co-presented by Bi.org, Black Public Media, the Documentary Forum at CCNY, NewFest, QUEER|ART|FILM, Revry.tv, Sisters in Cinema, and Visual AIDS