From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?
Dir. Marilyn Bennett, 2016, USA, 60 Minutes
Special Panel Conversation and Screening
All tickets for OutCinema include screening, panel conversation and cocktail reception
Join OutCinema for a special panel conversation and screening of FROM SELMA TO STONEWALL: ARE THERE YET?, a galvanizing documentary that sees a black preacher and a white lesbian activist form a bond as they search for the intersection between the civil rights and the LGBTQ+ equality movements of today.
Followed by an extended panel discussion with activists and featured cast, moderated by Tiq Milan.
Directed by Marilyn Bennett Featuring Darnell L. Moore, Sarah Shulman, and Rev. Dr. Brad R. Braxton
NewFest Member ticket: $20 Non-Member General Admission: $25 Includes one (1) ticket to the film, panel conversation and cocktail reception.
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OutCinema is presented in partnership with NYC Pride and SVA Theatre
Dir: Chelsea Woods, 2018, USA
CENTRAL & BROADWAY is a re-imagining of the classic Broadway movie musical through a Black queer lens. In 1930s Los Angeles, a butch lesbian dancer must face her fears and take a chance at a audition for Broadway legend The Madame. The film re-imagines The Great White Way as a diverse place where anyone can chase their dream and find fortune and fame regardless of race or sexual orientation. “While positive representations of African-Americans has improved immensely in a very short period of time, I feel that the work generated has generally stuck to familiar territory,” Woods said. “I wanted to take this opportunity to push past expected representations to showcase how much farther the issue of equal representation can and must go.”
Chelsea Woods is a writer-director from Los Angeles with a passion for connecting the world through the medium of film. She began her career in film and television working on director Ava DuVernay’s second feature film, Middle of Nowhere. She continued to work in production on television shows including Touch, Criminal Minds and Jane the Virgin. In 2015, Chelsea was one of the ten participants of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women where she wrote and directed Fog. The short has screened as a part of the official selection at this year’s New Voices in Black Cinema, Maryland Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest and St. Louis Film Festival. Last year, Chelsea returned to AFI to co-write and direct the short, If This Is Wrong. Chelsea has also shot in the United Kingdom as well as produced PSAs and commercials. Chelsea is currently developing her first feature, Evangeline.