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Missed the QBC Party with a cause Fundraiser? Check out the photo’s!

March 10, 2010

QBC PARTY WITH A CAUSE FUNDRAISER!

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Thank you to all who supported QBC. Special thanks to Blondell and her assistant. CLICK HERE if you would like to donate to the 3rd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival 2010.

PARTY WITH A CAUSE! Support QBC Film Fest 2010!

February 8, 2010

The BIGGEST PARTY WITH A CAUSE IN NYC FEB 19, 2010

New York, NY (www.QBCNYC.org) Angel L. Brown, founder/Producer of Queer Black Cinema teamed of with promoter Ron to throw one of the biggest party of the year at Secret Lounge Friday, February 19. Doors open at 9:30 PM Showtime at 10:15 PM $5 before 12 AM but you must be on the QBC guest list. The musical acts is hosted by DJ Baker from Da Do Dirty Show (on Qnation.FM Monday – Friday 5 PM.)

Angel decided to turn her birthday celebration into a hug fundraiser for the 3rd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival 2010. “I wanted to start early with raising funds for the festival. This year, I would like to help filmmakers who are exhibiting their work to be in attending which can be very difficult if they live out of state or out of the country. We are the only Black LGBT Film Festival in New York City. If everyone support, there shouldn’t be any reason why this festival can be one of the most successful well attended festivals out there.  If we don’t support our own images, you really can’t expect anyone else to” states, Angel L. Brown.

Back in December Angel attended a birthday party at Secret Lounge and had a blast! She enjoyed the music, the atmosphere and the excellent hospitality the promoter and his crew shown. Although Secret Lounge had prominently males in attendance, there was a nice group of ladies there as well. “Everyone was dancing to the music and having a wonderful time. The club is open to all LGBT and LGBT friendly people and had a great time and would attend any of Ron’s parties” states Angel L. Brown. Angel was introduced to Promoter Ron by Recording Artist, Jesse O. Jesse O will be in attending singing his version of “Happy B-day” to Angel.

The QBC Fundraiser is happening Friday, February 19 at Secret Lounge 525 West 29th Street (Btwn 10th & 11th Ave.) Doors open at 9:30 PM the exclusives festivities including musical performances starts at 10:15 PM. $5 before 12 AM but you must be on QBC guest list. RSVP via facebook or e-mail name at queerblackcinema@yahoo.com Subject: Party with a Cause!

ABOUT QUEER BLACK CINEMA
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Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival is a progressive socially conscious film festival that will bring you the best Black LGBTQ theme films from around the world. The four-day festival consists of not only groundbreaking films but also panel discussions with industry professionals and community leaders followed including a Black LGBTQ Film & Book Market.

QBC Int’l Film Festival is an entity of Queer Black Cinema, New York’s first and only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema. Since the 2006 launch of the film series, the organization has expanded into several projects: QBC College Film Tour, Just|BE Black Gay Erotica 72 hour Poetry & Film Competition on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness and Fades Of Black Women Film Showcase, honoring Black Lesbians Women. For more info on the project including volunteering, log on to: qbcfilmseries@yahoogroups.com | http://www.queerblackcinema.org

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2nd ANNUAL QUEER BLACK CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS TO HARLEM

July 15, 2009

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July 7, 2009 IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY (July 5, 2009) – Queer Black Cinema, New York’s first and only Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) monthly films series & annual film festival in partnership with Maysles Cinema house is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film & Music Festival. The four-day multi-media event will celebrate and award the best independent music and films by and about the LGBTQ/straight people of African descent experience. The festival is set to take place October 15 –18th 2009 at the newly opened Maysles Cinema House in Harlem, New York and at the Brecht Forum in Chelsea, New York.

Queer Black Cinema first launched in 2006 as New York’s first and only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema, an ongoing platform dedicated to showcasing independent narrative and documentary works by and about the Black LGBTQ experience in a non- stereotypical way. Two years later in 2008, founder Angel L. Brown expanded the brand by launching QBC Int’l Film & Music Festival. The mission is to screen the best films from around the world that creates dialogue-addressing homophobia, alarming health issues, family and overall in-depth storytelling about the Black LGBTQ experience. The Festival also includes workshops and various musical performances.

WHY HARLEM?

Just three years ago in 2006, Angel L. Brown was asked to curate a small section of Black LGBTQ theme films at Imagenation Film Festival in Harlem, New York.  The start of 2009, Queer Black Cinema returned to Harlem with an eight week series, “THE BLACK SEASON: Shifting focus to women of color on the L Word” at the popular intimate restaurant, Billie’s Black.  Most recently, Queer Black Cinema Co-sponsored Homo Harlem: A Film Retrospective at Maysles Cinema House.  Angel L. Brown was then invited to bring the 2nd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film & Music Festival 2009 to Harlem at Maysles Cinema House.

“It has always been my dream to produce a film festival highlighting the Black LGBTQ experience in the heart of Harlem. You have some of the most famous Black gay artist that came out of the Harlem Renaissance period and beyond. I aim to continue their legacy by breaking down barriers and creating a safe space for constrictive progressive dialogue through films, music and history”, states Angel L. Brown, QBC Int’l Film & Music Festival founder.

The festival is expected to draw double the numbers from last year over all festival attendance within and beyond the LGBT community.  New to the festival are in/outdoor Film & Book Market, special tribute benefit celebration and workshops.  The festival will return with films from around the world, talk backs, QBC Acoustic Soul Music Media Mixer with live performances, a multi-media out door performance tribute to LGBT youth of color, music concert with some of the most emerging and establish international artist of color ending with an award ceremony on the last day.

Call for films and multi-media submissions are now open until August 15th. Artist of African descent from around the world are asked to submit their best work.  Submission forms are available for download at www.Festival.queerblackcinema.org. Films without submission forms will not considered.

Music artist must have a single or complete CD available to the public with a link to a video performance online in order to qualify for the festival. For complete rules and qualifications, download submission form at www.Festival.queerblackcinema.org.

The showcase will take place October 15 – 18 at Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue (between 127th and 128th Streets). All inquires including sponsorship opportunities, e-mail info@queerblackcinema.org or via phone 646.209.6497.  For international inquires via skype at QueerBlackCinema.

About Maysles Cinema

The Maysles Cinema, a new non-profit theater in Harlem, is dedicated to the exhibition of documentary film and video. The cinema extends the Maysles Brothers’ principle that the lives of ordinary people not only deserve, but demand, our attention. We aim to foster a democratic viewing experience by selecting and presenting movies in collaboration with independent filmmakers, programmers, critics, local film clubs and organizations.

We work hard to solicit material and programs from amateur video-graphers, “hood” documentarians, street vendors, video store-owners, neighbors and citizen-activists. In addition to presenting the masterworks of the documentary tradition, overlooked or under-distributed gems and new releases, we build a space for meaningful social exchange. We offer a forum for the discussion of questions of social, racial, and economic justice and explore liminal areas of knowledge.

About Queer Black Cinema®

Queer Black Cinema® (QBC) is New York’s first and Only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema series and annual international music and film festival mission is dedicated to showcasing independent narrative and documentary works by and about U.S. and international progressive Black LGBTQ filmmakers. We are a socially conscious organization that uses films to create dialogue to address homophobia, alarming health issues and many others “taboo” issues relating to the Black LGBTQ experiences. We provide an online resource to Black LGBTQ theme films and their makers as well as support LGBTQ youth of color emerging producers. In-addition, we screen and promote all people of color artist trailers and original music.  QBC film series takes place once a month at the LGBT Community Center and other locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area. All are welcome to attend regardless of their sexual orientation, race or gender. We aim to entertain, enlighten and educate through our niche programming.  Queer Black Cinema uses MIX NYC Experimental Queer Film Festival, a 501 C3 Not-For-Profit Organization as their fiscal sponsor.

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THE BLACK SEASON PREMIERE HUGE SUCCESS DESPITE SNOW

January 24, 2009

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the BLACK season premiere

the BLACK season premiere

THE BLACK SEASON PREMIERE HUGE SUCCESS DESPITE SNOW

New York, New York (www.queerblackcinema.org) – The premiere of Queer Black Cinema’s “the BLACK season: Shifting focus to women of color on the L word” on Sunday, January 18th was, a great success despite the snow.  Audience members packed Billie’s Black Restaurant to enjoy the BLACK season pre-show filled with trivia games based on the L word women of  as they enjoyed drink specials and delicious gourmet soul food. The pre-show was followed by the premiere of the L word final season 6. The festivities of the event took place at newest Harlem hot spot, Billie’s Black Restaurant – 271 West 119 Street.

Angel(Curator) and Adriene (Billie's Black owner)

Angel(Curator) and Adriene (Billie's Black owner)

Angel L. Brown, director and curator of Queer Black Cinema, which was responsible for creating and organizing this weekly series, says “I was excited to walk into a full house before 7:30 PM, just under two hours before the premiere of the L word. Nowhere in NYC, did you find an event that specifically catered to and honor women of color around the L word. It was a beautiful yet surprising sight to see. I had no idea there were so many women of color diehard fans out there. Although, I wasn’t sure how many women of color would be interested in the BLACK season series, I knew I wanted do something special with this being the final season of the L word. Highlighting the cast and crew women of color on the L word has been a long time coming and something I wanted to do for quite some time.  People should know some of the best episodes in the past seasons were written and directed by Angela Robinson and Rose Troche both women of color including being co-executive producers. Then you have Pam Grier (Kit Porter) and Jennifer Beals (Bette Porter) classic actors whom been in the entertainment business for over twenty years.  Rose Rollins (Tasha) newcomer to the L word is defiantly refreshing to see a beautiful chocolate sister on the show. It was wonderful to see women of color fans including a few white women come together in a upscale safe space to enjoy an evening of fun, games and food. Although the L word does not clearly represent all likeness and lifestyles of lesbians, it is clear a diverse group of people are still fans and are tuning in.”

If you weren’t able to attend the premiere of the BLACK season: Shifting focus to women of color on the

the Black season audience

the Black season audience

L word”, try to make it to the next event Sunday, January 25th and every Sunday there after.  “The BLACK season series will only get better” states Angel. Performances by lesbian artist and special guest will be in attendance each week to keep the weekly series fresh, new and entertaining. Special screenings of trailers and short films will also play during the pre-show.  The BLACK season take place at the Harlem’s upscale Restaurant, Billie’s Black – 271 West 119th Street between St Nicholas and Frederick Douglass Blvd.  The event is FREE to get in with a two-drink minimum or dinner. Be sure to RSVP at info@queerblackcinema.org. Getting there early is highly suggested due to limited seating.

This event is a fundraiser for the 4th Annual Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase honoring Black Lesbians filmmakers from around the world who made an impact in the entertainment industry during March Women Month. This year Queer Black Cinema will be honoring Black Hall of Fame Trinidadian British Lesbian Filmmaker, Campbell Ex. The theme is carnival! SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Brecht Forum in NYC. For more information on how you can donate or become sponsor e-mail info@queerblackcinema.org.

About QUEER BLACK CINEMA®

QUEER BLACK CINEMA® (QBC) is New York’s first and only monthly micro- cinema and international film & music festival volunteer-ran organization dedicated to showcasing independent narrative and documentary works by U.S. and international Black LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) filmmakers. QBC encourages filmmakers to create films knowing there is a venue specifically developed to display their works.   QBC aims to be to filmmakers what Apollo is to some of the greatest musicians in the world- a home to preserve our history and expose all to our stories.

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