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QBC Film Fest CLOSING FILM: LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR 10/23 (4 PM) [video]

October 23, 2011
(Leave it on the floor official trailer)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 23, 2011

 

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WHAT: Closing film, Leave it on the floor directed by Sheldon Larry and music by Kim Burse
Larry pays tribute to the ballroom community with a made for screen/motion picture musical. In honor of Queer Black Cinema Institute 5th Year Anniversary, The QBC Award Ceremony will include a special presentation paying tribute to supporting organizations for their support throughout the years.
WHEN: Sunday, October 23, at 4 pm
WHERE: Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus (Spike Lee Room 122) 1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11201
Award ceremony to follow!
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For  information, visit our website: www.qbcfilmfest.org

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QBC Film Fest 2011 DAY 2: WORKSHOP.FILMS.MEET THE FILMMAKERS [video]

October 22, 2011

(Punch Me)

(Behind the Rainbow)

(Reshawn’s Desire)

(Finding Me Truth)

October 22, 2011

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WHEN: Saturday October 22,  starting 12noon
WHERE: Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus (Spike Lee Room) 1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY
FINDING THE RIGHT FILM FESTIVAL  WORKSHOP  with Angel L. Brown (12 noon)
  • What Festival work best for your film
  • Packaging Your Film For Festivals
  • Funding Your Film Festival Circuit Tour
  • Getting Press Surrounding Your Film
  • The Follow-up
MEET THE FILMMAKERS (2 PM)
REEL SHORTS SHOWCASE: (4 PM) The following filmmakers will be in attendance: Be Steadwell(Bones), Darius Clark Monroe(Slow) and Robert X. Golphine(Punch Me) and  Elwood Idris Simon  (Punch Me)
FIRST LOOK: (6PM) Reshawn’s Desire. Q&A with filmmaker, Terik King
CENTERPIECE: (8PM) Finding Me Truth. Q&A with Kelly Burkhardt /TLA Releasing about “Getting Your Film Distributed.
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QBC FILM FEST OPENING NIGHT CLASSIC FILM, PUNKS RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN Starring Seth Gilliam & Rockmund Dunbar Dir. by Patrik-Ian Polk[video]

October 21, 2011
(Scene from PUNKS with Seth Gilliam (Marcus) and Rockmund Dunbar (Darby)
Exclusive Clips from new film, THE SKINNY will be screened tonight. In the meantime, check out trailer above
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2011

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WHEN: Friday October 21, at 7 pm
WHERE: Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus (Spike Lee Room) 1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY
Photo Op precedes a VIP reception starting at 7pm, followed by special welcome by Patrik -Ian Polk then opening night classic film “PUNKS.” Q&A to follow with Patrik including screening of exclusive clips from his new film, THE SKINNY.
ABOUT: Classic film, PUNKS directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, returns to the big screen for the first time since it’s debut in 2001! Bring your friends and experience the laughter, crying and good old fashion courtship all over again. Watch Seth Gilliam (Marcus) and Rockmund Dunbar (Darby), two great actors at the start of their acting career! The film screens along side exclusive clips from Patrik new film, THE SKINNY. A special welcome by Patrik-Ian Polk !
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Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness

April 25, 2011

Harlem Stage on Screen in partnership with Tribeca Film Institute,  

the Human Rights Campaign and Chimpanzee Productions

presents

Marriage Equality:
Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness
A world Premiere film and community Discussion

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 26th 7:30pm   

at Aaron Davis Hall

CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS ONLINE: $10 or call212-281-9240 ext. 19 or 20

 

 

Harlem Stage brings the national debate about Marriage Equality for same-sex couples to Harlem with the world premiere of award-winning filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris new documentary short, “Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness.”
About the Film
This pioneering film documents how State Representative Byron Rushing, a straight

LGBT civil rights ally, fought successfully for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The film provides an in depth look at the issue of Marriage Equality from the perspective of communities of color.

Following the screening, Washington Post Editorial writer and MSNBC contributor, Jonathan Capehart, will moderate a community dialogue, featuring a distinguishedpanel and YOU, the Harlem Community. Join, Alfonso David, Deputy Secretary of CivilRights for Gov. Cuomo, Rev. Irene Monroe, Cathy Marino-Thomas, Marriage Equality New York, advocate David Wilson and others for the largest discussion of same-sex marriage and people of color in thecountry.

Commissioned by Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access program in collaboration with 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this pioneering film documents how State Representative Byron Rushing, a straight LGBT Civil Rights ally, fought successfully for Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts with the aid of his LGBT people of color constituents.

Queer Black Cinema is a community sponsor.

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER WITH AMAZING PERFORMANCES BY BARON & ERIC JOPPY AT QBC PARTY WITH A CAUSE FUNDRAISER

February 25, 2010

Baron and QBC Executive Producer, Angel L. Brown

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New York, NY (www.QBCNYC.org) – Queer Black Cinema’s (QBC), “Party With A Cause Fundraiser” which took place on February 19, 2009 was a night to remember! Funds went towards the 3rd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival 2010. Performances included Baron also known as B dot performing songs from his sophomore album, “Celebrity.” Newcomer, Eric Joppy also performs and R&B recording artist, Jesse O. The performances were hosted by award-winning radio personal, DJ Baker from Da Do Dirty Show (QNation.FM).

The evening started off with DJ Unknown spinning on the one’s and two’s getting the audience ready for outstanding performances. DJ Baker opens up the event with his charming charismatic personality. Baron then rocked the stage with hit song, “Party with b.” He then slowed it down with “Birds” off the same album. Baron surprised Angel L. Brown, QBC Founder and Executive Producer by asking her to join him on stage singing the chorus of the song. However, Angel did not disappoint the audience with her beautiful voice. “This is one of my favorite songs off the album [Celebrity]. I absolutely love this song so I figured why not hum the chorus. I had a blast!” states Angel L. Brown.

Eric Joppy then made his grand entrance with his rock stylish attire which included a golden masked, black leather pants and a button down checker shirt open for all to see his tone body. His voice defiantly matched his style – hot! The crowed went wild when he begins to whine and sing popular song, “Just Because”. “Both Eric and Baron killed it! I’m glad I came out to support QBC. What they are doing for the community is wonderful.” John Peterson – Audience member. The surprise of the night was Jesse O singing Happy Birthday to good friend and now colleague, Angel L. Brown. Jesse Afriyie (Jesse O) has joined the QBC team as Co-Producer/Consultant over the music department. Jesse is working on his sophomore album, which is set to hit stores in March/April 2010.

Guest included long time pioneer Male Illusionist, milDRED which will appears on QBC TV Network new show, “ONE on ONE with QBC” premiering summer 2010, Eric J Parker, founder of NYC Socialites, award-winning filmmaker, Veronique N. Doumbe, DOLL HOUSE founders Davone “Bosslady” Madison and partner Shaun Jackson including a host of Doll House women. The founders were recently featured in New York Daily News for their emerging event business for women. Shorty Roc was also in attendance, which was scheduled to performed but arrived too late. Other guest included QBC new and old supporters plus more.

The night ended with QBC supporters, Secrets regulars and joint birthday party goers dancing the night away to the amazing talented, DJ Unknown. You can hear DJ Unknown every Friday at Secret Lounge and various other clubs throughout NYC along with promoter Ron. For more exclusive pictures of the fundraiser go to, http://www.QBCNYC.org

All funds raised from the party goes toward the 3rd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival 2010. The Film Festival will take place mid October 2010. Donations are now being accepted and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information go to www.QBCNYC.org and contact: info@queerblackcinema.org Subject: Sponsorship.

QBC next event will take place Friday, March 19, 2010 screening award-winning film, “Butch Mystique” directed by Debra Wilson in honor of Women’s Month. Go to www.QBCNYC.org for updates. Advance ticket holders will have a chance to win a sign copy of Butch Mystique by director. The director will also take part in a live Q&A from Oakland California via Skype.

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About Queer Black Cinema®

Queer Black Cinema® (QBC) is New York’s first and Only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema series and annual international 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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