Queer women of color are center stage in these two hot shows exploring identity, polyamory, camaraderie and the power of snuggling. From Brooklyn to Chicago, these empowered females are unapologetically living their lives out loud. Join us to see 195 Lewis for yourself and be part of this celebration of QWOC visibility.
Total Running Time: 91 mins
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow
Dir. Jessica King, USA, 2017, 10 mins
Michelle Jones is living the Black American dream. She has a nice home, a girlfriend, and a foot on the rung of professional ascension. When her marriage proposal is rejected and work contract ends, Michelle must rely on her close friends, twin brother, and formerly homophobic mother for support. Be the first to see the pilot episode of this new OpenTV series.
Dir. Chanelle Aponte Pearson, 2017, USA, 45 min
A group of queer black women in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn search for real polyamorous love and career fulfillment—both equally elusive—in this eloquent portrait of contemporary life. When the beautiful and mysterious Kris shows up unannounced at a party in Brooklyn with no plans to return home, she provokes a perplexed—bordering on annoyed—reaction from her impromptu hostesses: her old college friend Yuri and Yuri’s steady girlfriend Camille. This Gotham Award-winning digital series follows the trio and other queer black ladies as they manage reality and expectations with refreshingly authentic candor.