Wicked Queer 40

US PREMIERE

FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT

THROWBACK FROM 

QBIPOCs:

STILL. WE. RISE.

Sunday

Apr 7

@

12:00 pm

With in person.

Wicked Queer 40

SHORT FILM PROGRAM

QBIPOCs:

STILL. WE. RISE.

Sunday

,

Apr 7

@

12:00 pm

With in person.

Wicked Queer 40

US PREMIERE

WORLD PREMIERE

FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT

QBIPOCs:

STILL. WE. RISE.

Sunday

Apr 7

@

12:00 pm

ArtsEmerson Paramount Center

With 
 in person.
Director
Year
Run Time
min
Country
Language
PROGRAM Time
102
minutes
Content warning:
This film is presented in
with English subtitles.
This program is dedicated to BIPOC resilience. We endure bias and turn it into beauty, pain into progress, slavery into strength, discrimination into dance, mistreatment into music and marches. Yet, after everything we’ve been through - we hold our crowns high; and still, we rise.
Kem Monteiro
Programmer
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This short film program includes the following films:

Vanishing Seattle: Queer the Land

14
min 
Content warning:
After witnessing countless friends and family lose everything to gentrification and displacement, a group of longtime Seattle activists form an organization dedicated to creating community and affordable housing for Queer and Trans People of Color. Four years later, and in the midst of a global pandemic and historic racial reckoning, Queer the Land is finally able to realize their goal with the purchase of a home in the Beacon Hill neighborhood; but soon discover the myriad barriers that lie in their wake. Vanishing Seattle: Queer the Land is the story of a changing neighborhood, a tenacious community, and an unwavering dream.
DIRECTOR
Netsanet Tjirongo
COUNTRY
United States
LANGUAGE
English

An Eighth of Him

11
min 
Content warning:
Inside the sanctuary of his car, a drug dealer unexpectedly develops a bond with a regular customer.
DIRECTOR
Levi Eddie Aluede
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
LANGUAGE
English

Unless We Dance

14
min 
Content warning:
Bonays, an Afro dance teacher, undertakes an initiative to rescue young people from the crime that stalks Quibdó, a city with the highest homicide rates in Colombia. This is how Black Boys Chocó emerged, a dance company where hundreds of young people face brutal destinies through a passion. UNLESS WE DANCE portrays union and dance as the greatest expression of shielding the Afro people, it is a tribute to their act of resilience and to all the lives that have been lost along the way.
DIRECTOR
Hanz Rippe Gabriele, Fernanda Pineda Palencia
COUNTRY
Columbia
LANGUAGE
Spanish

Asylum

19
min 
Content warning:
ASYLUM is a character driven, self-acceptance drama. With a unique African perspective, it mirrors the best of intimate, nuanced coming-out movies like "Call Me by Your Name" and "Blackbird".
DIRECTOR
Lionel Onyekwere
COUNTRY
United States
LANGUAGE
English

Bumped

15
min 
Content warning:
A heartfelt exploration of Michelle and Deja's enduring six-year relationship. Their love is profound, they're newly engaged, and they're aspiring parents. However, an unforeseen infidelity sends tremors through their foundation, leaving Deja grappling with a turbulent mix of anger and a desire to salvage what they hold dear.
DIRECTOR
Mahaneela
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
LANGUAGE
English

So You Wanna Vogue Huh?!

28
min 
Content warning:
SO YOU WANNA VOGUE HUH?! is an educative Ballroom documentary. An antidote to the misinformation that comes with the re-explosion of ballroom into the public consciousness. A venom against the appropriation of the culture. Outspokenly black and femme, SO YOU WANNA VOGUE HUH?! centers the creators of the scene, namely the black trans femmes. Even though in a scripted environment, the film depicts the organic relationships and conversations that the ballroom holds. With a juggernaut ballroom cast, Legendary Pioneering Mother Lasseindra Ninja, Mother Naimah ex Milan, Princess Gaby Vineyard and Dutch Prince Perry Ninja.
DIRECTOR
Zelda Fitzgerald, Ila Pittaluga
COUNTRY
Belgium
LANGUAGE
English