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See the last two episodes of the L word @ The Black Season 3/1/09

March 1, 2009
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TBS creator Angel and audience members

The Black Season: Shifting focus to women of color on the L word weekly series is coming to a close March 8th with a boom! Since January 18, 2008, Queer Black Cinema has been doing a weekly series highlighting the women of color on the L word. Each week there would be musical performances, women shorts and or fun trivia games about the women of color on the L word in front and behind the lens followed by a new the L word episode. Audience members  had an chance to win prizes each week by testing their knowledge and learning about women like Rose Troche, long time contribute writers of the L word; Angela Robinson one of many director and co-executive producer; Pam Grier, a classic actress of the Black exploitation film movement. She plays Kit Pointer on the L word; Jennifer Beals famous for a role in the classic film,”Flash Dance”. Jennifer plays Bette Poiter on the L word and new comer Rose Rollins who plays the beautiful, fine looking Tasha .

We are now down to the last two episodes of the groundbreaking hit series and then it’s a wrap! Be sure to stop by this Sunday March 1st for a night of independent short films from the QBC Film Series Collective followed by TBS Trivia proceeded the L word at 9 PM. Get there early because the short is starting on time and you don’t want to miss out! We are also revealing ways to get discount tickets to this years GLBT Expo at the Javist Center as well as tickets to the Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase.

On March 8th, bring your dancing shoes because we are throwing a season finale party! Showtime starts at 7 PM

SAVE THE DATE: Final Sunday, March 8th Party!

SAVE THE DATE: Final Sunday, March 8th Party!

with a photo montage of all the pictures taken at the Black Season, short film and our lovely trivia games followed by the L word two hour season finale episode. We are raffling off two tickets to Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase, Tickets to the GLBT Expo, classic L word T-shirts and many various prizes. The event is going down at 271 West 119th Street, Billie’s Black Restaurant. As promise, the event is still FREE! Be sure to RSVP: info@queerblackcinema.org subject: TBS Visit the BLACK season at: http://theblackseason.ning.com

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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 info@queerblackcinema.org. 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 : http://www.theblackseason.ning.com 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 http://wwww.queerblackcinema.org/IWantMyQBC.htm Check out last year honoree, Cheryl Dunye http://www.queerblackcinema.org/fobw.htm

Become a Sponsor: info@queerblackcinema.org

Steph, The Sapphic Songstress – A performance not to be missed @ The Black Season (QBC’s weekly L word series) 2/8/09

February 6, 2009

Steph, The Sapphic Songstress

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 weekly L word series Sunday, February 8th at Billie’s Black for another great pre-show before the L word. Special musical guest – Steph, the Sapphic Songstress. This is one performance you do not want to miss. Steph is a in-house favorite artist of QBC. Her last performance at QBC was QBC Visions Pride Benefit 2009. She rocked the house then with her smooth R&B sounds and I’m sure she will not disappoint this time around. Be sure to get to attend QBC Black Season pre-show from 7 PM – 8:55 PM followed by The L word at 9 PM.

Schedule

7PM – 7:30 PM/Mix & Mingle

7:30 PM – 8 PM/The Lovers & Films Show new lesbian web series preview

8PM – 9 PM/ Steph musical performance & TBS Trivia

9 PM/ The L word

This event is free and no one will be turned away nor asked for funds directly. However,  donations are greatly appreciated via paypal at info@queerblackcinema.org (Credit cards and checks are allowed) or http://www.queerblackcinema.org/iwantmyqbc.htm $5,$10,$15 plus or any amount . You can also place donation in envelopes placed on the table.

Directions: QBC @ Billie’s Black 271 West 119 Street bewteen St Nicholas and Frederick Douglass Blvd. A/C train to 116 Street.

THE BLACK SEASON (QBC’s L WORD WEEKLY SERIES) VS. THE SUPER BOWL FOLLOW-UP

February 4, 2009
Shifting focus to women of color on the L word weekly series

Trivia game@ The Black Season: Shifting focus to women of color on the L word weekly series photography courtesy of Natasha M.

New York, New York (www.queerblackcinema.org) – Queer Black Cinema did it again with their new weekly series, The Black Season: Shifting focus to women of color on the L word. This week they manage to take over the super Bowl game screening at Billie’s Black Restaurant in Harlem. There were a few guys at the bar watching the game but they didn’t seem to mind when they found out lesbians were taking over the evening.  Angel L. Brown, host and creator of the event started the evening with a cool welcome with biggie smalls popular hit song “Juicy” instrumental playing in the background and a few lively jokes followed by fun trivia questions & answers around the women of color on the L word.

Winner of the TBS Trivia 2/1/09

Winner of the TBS Trivia 2/1/09 photography courtesy of Natasha M.

This week winner won Steph, the Sapphic Songstress LP. Steph will be in attendance this Sunday, February 8th to do a set singing songs from her LP and new upcoming album. Steph new album will available to download free online.

The Black Season: Shifting focus to women of color on the L word is a weekly series presented by Queer Black Cinema to help raise funds for their 4th Annual Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase March 26. Be sure to attend the free Black season weekly series and make a donation. You can also donate online at www.queerblackcinema.org/IwantmyQBC.htm.  This year honoree is award winning Black Hall of filmmakers Trinidadian British Lesbian Filmmaker, Campbell X. For more information on how you can support this event e-mail info@queerblackcinema.org. For more information on the black season, join the network for exclusive photos, videos and more at www.theblackseason.ning.com.

Delicious food at Billie's Black Restaurant@ The Black Season

Delicious food at Billie's Black Restaurant@ The Black Season

For more fun trivia, tasty food and music performances, join 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 8th.  “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. Sponsorship opportunities are available contact www.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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The Black Season(QBC’s new weekly L word series) TAKES OVER THE SUPER BOWL Sunday/Feb. 1 (7PM – 10 PM)

February 1, 2009
The Black Season Superbowl Style!

The Black Season Super bowl Style!

NEDRA JOHNSON ROCKED THE HOUSE AT THE BLACK SEASON (QBC’s L Word weekly series in New York)

January 31, 2009
    Nedra Johnson A The Black Season, QBC's weekly L word series in NY

Nedra Johnson A The Black Season, QBC's weekly L word series in NY

New York, New York (www.queerblackcinema.org) – Nedra Johnson rocked the house with her soulful, funk, blues and gospel all wrap into one voice at The Black Season: Shifting focus to women of color on the L word weekly series presented by Queer Black Cinema this past Sunday, January 25th. The series takes place every week at the new upscale Harlem restaurant Billie’s Black – 271 West 119 Street between St Nicholas and Frederick Douglass Blvd. The event is free but you must RSVP at info@queerblackcinema.org. The pre-show is filled with fun trivia Q&A, short films/trailers and live music performances by hot lesbian music acts followed by the L word at 9 PM.  If you missed it last week not to worry, it happens every Sunday from 7 – 10 PM. The Black Season was created by Angel L. Brown in hopes to raise funds for Queer Black Cinema 4th Annual women’s month event,” Fades of Black Womyn Film showcase. For more information about the series, log on to http://www.theblackseason.ning.com.

Nedra Johnson and Winner of the TBS triva Rashida Lee

Nedra Johnson and Winner of the TBS triva Rashida Lee

“Nedra’s self-titled sophomore release is a 2006 OUTMUSIC Award winner.  “Nedra’s voice echo’s a sound reminiscent of the music I was much too young to know. I dig her soulful flow,” states Rashida Lee, the winner of the Black Season Trivia that won Nedra’s CD.  Johnson opened the set with “Anyway you need her, she will come”, the perfect feel good gospel song about the almighty being a lesbian in her case but what ever you want it to be. Nedra entertains the audience with her fun lyrics, having everyone laughing out loud to this song.  Other song’s she performs includes, “Ahh (It’s A Good Thing)” with the help of the audience singing the chorus; and of course “Forever With Me” which played on the L word season three among other songs.

“I really enjoyed Nedra performance. She has a beautiful soulful voice accompanied by her guitar. I love seeing live music performances. Nedra lived way beyond my expectations. I look forward to inviting  her back to perform at a later date,” states Angel L. Brown, Creator and organizer of The Black Season.

Check out the award winning album, “Nedra” at www.nedrajohnson.com. There are several other hits I’m sure you will enjoy including “ Scooter Phat featuring God-Des and “Amazon” a Maxine Feldman tribute. “Nedra” is a purchase you will not be disappointed to add to your women music  collection.

For more fun trivia, tasty food and music performances, join Queer Black Cinema every Sunday at their weekly series, “the BLACK season: Shifting focus to

Audience

Audience

women of color on the L word. The next event is happening February 1, super bowl Sunday.   Yes! there is still an event happening during the supper bowl with a huge 60” x 60” screen. “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.

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.

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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 not-for –profit 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. All are welcome to attend regardless of their sexual orientation, race or gender. We aim to entertain, enlighten and educate through our niche programming.

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Nedra Johnson performs at the BLACK season, QBC L word event 1/25/09

January 25, 2009
Nedra Johnson

Nedra Johnson

Check out Nedra Johnson today as she perform her hit song that aired on the L word season three. The BLACK season: shifting focus to women on the L word pre-show starts at 7 PM, the L word screening at 9 PM with lots of fun and drink specials. The event is free ! see you tonight!

the BLACK season: shifting the focus to women of color on the L word
Weekly seriespresented by Queer Black Cinema

Date: EVERY SUNDAY
Time: 7 PM – 10 PM
7 PM – 7 : 30 PM Mix & Mingle | 7:30 PM tBs trivia | 8 PM performance | 9 PM the L word
Location: 271 West 119 street between St Nicholas & Frederick Douglass
Fee: FREE (two drink OR dinner Minimin)
Contact: RSVP Guest List required info@queerblackcinema.org
http://www.queerblackcinema.org/theblackseason.htm

THE BLACK SEASON PREMIERE HUGE SUCCESS DESPITE SNOW

January 24, 2009

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JANUARY 20, 2008                                                                                   IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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Queer Black Cinema presents the BLACK season- shifting the focus to women of color on the L word!

January 11, 2009
the BLACK season - shifting the focus to women of color on the L word!

the BLACK season - shifting the focus to women of color on the L word!

Once again, Queer Black Cinema is presenting you with great programming. Here is a great opportunity to learn everything about the women of color on the L word. Check out this FREE event starting THIS Sunday, January 18th at Billie’s Black Restaurant in Harlem. See details below. Don’t forget to RSVP at Fades of Black Womyn Facebook group

Queer Black Cinema in associated with Billie’s Black presents
the BLACK season
Shifting the focus to women of color on the L word

EVERY SUNDAY starting January 18th from 7 PM – 10 PM, join QBC for drink specials, delicious gourmet food and fun as we watch the final season of the L word.

7 PM Pre-show – Mixin’ & mingling
7:30 PM – tBs trivia games around the women of color on the L word (including video interviews)
How well do you know the women in front and behind the lens?
WIN PRIZES!
8 PM – Short film/scene starring one of the women of color L word cast member
9 PM – Watch the premiere of the L word last season!

THIS EVENT IS FREE! e-mail info[at]queerblackcinema.org to get on the guest list

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This event is fundraiser for Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase honoring Black Lesbian Filmmaker Campbell Ex . This year theme is CARNIVAL!
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, March 26, 2009 (7 PM -10 PM) at the Brecht Forum
http://www.queerblackcinema.org/FOBW.htm