Posts Tagged ‘queerblackcinema’

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)

October 23, 2011



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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October 22, 2011

(Punch Me)

(Behind the Rainbow)

(Reshawn’s Desire)

(Finding Me Truth)

October 22, 2011


WHEN: Saturday October 22,  starting 12noon
WHERE: Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus (Spike Lee Room) 1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY
  • 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
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

October 21, 2011


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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R.I.P. Octavia Saint Laurent

May 21, 2009

Queer Black Cinema is sadden to announce the passing of Legendary Octavia Saint Laurent. In 1990, Jennie Livingston showcase Octavia in her most famous documentary on voguing to date,”Paris Is Burning.” In 2003, Wolfgang Busch did a follow up documentary, “How Do I look” featuring Octavia, Willie Ninja and many other great Ballroom Legends before their passing. In 2007, Queer Black Cinema screened ,”How Do I Look” as a tribute to all  the Ballroom Legends after the passing of Willi Nina and also raised funds to give to Willie Ninja’s  mom.  Queer Black Cinema sends our deepest condolence and love to the family, friends and children of Octavia Saint Laurent. Her Legacy will live on through the arts.

Below is an article by NY Times

Octavia Saint LaurentBy Horacio Silva (NEW YORK TIMES -online)

The world is a decidedly less chic place this week with the passing on Monday of the legendary transgendered beauty Octavia Saint Laurent, who won hearts and an honorary place in the pantheon of the fabulous with her star turn in Jennie Livingston’s 1990 voguing documentary, “Paris Is Burning.” Octavia, who later changed her name to Heavenly Angel Octavia Saint Laurent Manolo Blahnik before settling on the more recession-friendly Octavia Saint Laurent Mizrahi, will be remembered not only for her encyclopedic knowledge of feminine allure — her deconstruction of the many of the looks of Paulina Porizkova in “Paris Is Burning” should be required viewing for every drag artiste in training heels — but also for having lived a glamorous life worthy of tens across the board. (READ MORE)

Check out INSIDE THE Qtv promo of Drama Queenz premiering at QBC 4/23

April 22, 2009

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Check out the new hit series, Drama Queenz produced by Novo Novus Productions Thursday, April 23, 2009. Queer Black Cinema once again have found a gem.  Queer Black Cinema will premiere episodes of the series along with exclusive footage. QBC ReelTALK discussion will follow the screening moderated by Aaron Ingram, Executive Director of ActNOW Foundation/ANF Film Series.  Tickets are available online for purchase at for only $8. Online orders also have an opportunity to win a FREE copy of DIRTY LAUNDRY directed by Maurice Jamal. Lastly, all audience members will receive coupons to the newly release feature film, FINDING ME directed by Roger Omeus, Jr. Read more about Drama Series !


April 7, 2009

Hey INSIDE THE Q readers,

One of our goals for Inside the Q is to keep you posted on what’s happenng with filmmakers, artist who came through Queer Black Cinema.   This is the first of many posting to come.  If you are a writer  and have some news or updates on QBC artist, please reach out to us via e-mail at info[AT]

I believe in 2007, Queer Black Cinema screened The DL Chronicles, created by Deondray Gosset and Quincy Lenear.   When they got picked up we encourage QBC audience to go out and support the series by signing up to Here tv.  When their DVD got release, we actually created QBC DVD Series where we would screen a new Black gay theme films out on DVD.  Audience members had an opportunity to win a free copy of the  DVD.  It saddens me to hear HERE TV is going back on their word to support this series.  A few weeks ago, I was in LA at Out Fusion. I reached out to Deondray and Quincy but did not want to ask what happen with the series.  They seem to have this look on their face as if they were too through with HERE TV so decline to ask for an update.  Last night, I came across a post on Ray Cunningham (From BET College Hill) Bleu Juice blog. Below is his take on the situation and how you may want to proceed in getting your voice out there.

Re posted from Ray’s Bleu Juice Blog

Put On Blast: HERE TV!

Don’t act like you haven’t heard of HERE TV! They’re another LOGO but it was home to DL Chronicles, created by Deondray Gosset and Quincy Lenear.

I have my dvd of the first season and for the longest time, been waiting for season 2. Well here it is two years later, I’m still waiting on season 2. The only response I could get is that the show producers are still under contract the show has been postponed! In Hollywood terms, that means CANCELED!
What I find funny is that the DL Chronicles is HERE!’s first and only award-winning series and was promoted last year as returning in the fall of 2008 (which means the episodes were all ready written out). There other ‘non black’ shows like Donte’s Cove is currently in its third season.
My thought is, HERE! would rather continue to support their white shows with no respect for the audience of color that came to the channel in support of the DL Chronicles, no shade – I only ordered that channel because of that show. So the creative minds they are, they figure let’s thrown Jensen Atwood on a show for a consolation prize – sorry that doesn’t make it better!
Sounds like a old text book case of use the black folks for ratings then disregard them! Case in point, I knew it was some shade when Deondray and Quincy were nominated for a GLAAD Award, then won but guess who HERE! bought a full page ad for in the Advocate the following month, Dante’s Cove!
Here’s a GREAT quote …

“We are not only honored to have received recognition for this groundbreaking series from GLAAD, but also proud to have this exquisite show on our network. Our renewal of this series for a second season shows just how committed we are to providing the highest quality gay and lesbian television to our viewers,” said Paul Colichman, CEO and Co-Founder of here! Networks.

I say folks, CANCEL your subscriptions to the network, boycot and then let Josh Rosenzweig who is the VP of Corporate Communications/Marketing at HERE! know exactly how disgusted you are at the handling of the DL Chronicles show! His email is or call him at (212) 920-2857.

Shorty Roc Speaks to INSIDE THE Q about his latest projects.

March 31, 2009
LtoR: Shorty Roc (Out Rapper)  & Eric J Parker(Host of INSIDE THE Q! TV) @ Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase 2009

LtoR: Shorty Roc (Out Rapper) & Eric J Parker(Host of INSIDE THE Q! TV) in the Green Room@ Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase 2009

Check out more clips of Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase 2009 .  Eric J Parker, host of INSIDE THE Q!  manages to get an exclusive interview with Shorty Roc. Shorty Roc talks about his upcoming projects and more. Check it out…


Out Fusion 3/6-7/ GLBT Expo 3/21-22 – follow the Q!

February 28, 2009

glbt09logo Join Queer Black Cinema at the 16th Annual ORGINAL GLBT Expo from March 21 to 22nd.  Stop by and visit our table. Free give aways EVERY hour!

Hey, do you would to go to the expo for FREE ? Come by the Black Season, QBC’s weekly L word series this Sunday March 1st to receive discount tickets. Come by the Black season final party and enter a chance to win FREE tickets to the expo and other great prizes.  The Black season is free to attend. You must RSVP at  The event takes place March 1 and the 8th at 271 West 119th Street between St. Nicholas and Frederick Douglass, Harlem NY at  Billie’s Black Restaurant. Join the Black Season network for exclusive photo’s, videos and more at you may also go to

Who wants to see great people of color LGBT theme films? Me too! Check Angel L. Brown, founder and director of Queer Black Cinema a the Out Fusion Film Festival curated by Cheryl Dunye in Los Angeles March 6 and 7th.  Come hear her speak on a panel or just stop by QBC table.  Want to volunteer? E-mail for more information.

Post Valentine’s Day Pre-show including the Dating Game @ The Black Season(QBC’s Weekly L word Series) 2/15

February 15, 2009
Desperate For Love short lesbian witty film by Angel L. Brown

Desperate For Love short lesbian witty film by Angel L. Brown

Greetings , Happy Post Valentines Day!!

If you are in the NY area, join Queer Black Cinema at the Black Season: Shifting focus to women of color on the L word, QBC new weekly series. Today (Sunday 2/15) we have a a special treat for all you single lesbians and couples out there!.

theblackseasonv-day2_152 Sign up to the “Lesbian Need Love Too Dating Game” OR if you are a couple, sign up to the “How Well Do You Know Your Lesbian Lover Game.” The games is happening during the Pre-Show at the Black Season TODAY! GREAT PRIZES!

Sign up at The event takes place 7PM – 9 PM followed by the L word at 9 PM. The event is FREE!
The event is located at 271 West 119 Street at Billie’s Black Restaurant! Hot & Classy. For more information go to : See ya later today!

SAVE THE DATE: March 26, 2009 Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase honoring Campbell X Carnival Style! Bring your flags, it’s gonna be Faya!!!

** The Black Season is a fundraiser for the 4th Annual Fades of Black Womyn Film Show 2009 any donations are greatly appreciated at Check out last year honoree, Cheryl Dunye

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Get Your Grown & Sexy- Surprise Exclusive Song by Steph was a hit at The Black Season (QBC’s weekly L word series)

February 14, 2009

If you weren’t in the house on Sunday, February 8th at Queer Black Cinema newest weekly L word film series then you missed out! Steph, the sapphic songstress graced the stage with her R&B soulful sound.  Thoughs who were exposed to Steph voice at the Black season pre-show  for the first time were amazed.  Off stage you get this shy, humble dark to earth woman who is cool with everyone. On stage, you have a “hersome”, confident, bold, sexy butch looking woman that will seduce you with her words.  Her voice will get you soak and wet in places will make you, well let’s just say, you will be happy. All of your erotica dreams and fantasy will come true.

Steph, The Sapphic Songstress@ The Black Season(QBC's Weekly L word series) 2/15/09

Steph, The Sapphic Songstress@ The Black Season(QBC's Weekly L word series) 2/15/09

If you want to hear more of Steph, the sapphic songstress then check the video above. Free downloadable songs are coming soon to her ouwebsite at

Be sure to check out Queer Black Cinema every Sunday at their weekly series, “the BLACK season: Shifting focus to women of color on the L word. The next event is happening February 15th, the Black season Post Valentine’s Dating Game 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 Getting there early is highly suggested. Sponsorship opportunities are available contact


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.