Sistah Sinema is a monthly event showcasing films by and about queer womyn of color (QWOC). Each film is followed by a discussion, creating an opportunity to connect with other womyn and gather safely to have your voice heard, expressed and supported. While discussion will focus on the queer womyn of color, all members of the LGBT community are welcome. Sistah Sinema was founded in Seattle, Washington in 2011 and has grown into a national network with chapters in Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Portland, OR; Kingston Jamaica; Columbus, OH; Los Angeles, CA; Oakland, CA; San Francisco; Lakeshore, WA; Tacoma, WA, Atlanta, GA (hiatus); Greensboro, NC (hiatus); . Each month, Sistah Sinema screens the same film in each city to foster community-based movie distribution. Movie screening rights are purchased to screen films in each market to encourage and support filmmakers of this genre. We accept cash.
Below is the list of our remaining 2014 films (films are subject to change without notice)
Reaching for the Moon: Reaching for the Moon (Portuguese: Flores Raras) is a 2013 Brazilian biographical drama film. The film is based on the book Flores Raras e Banalíssimas (in English, Rare and Commonplace Flowers), by Carmem Lucia de Oliveira.
Money Matter: Pamela (Aunjanue Ellis) plays the mother, a troubled soul dealing with abusive relationships and a sordid past that was populated with drug use and prostitution. Still fighting every day, she has been committed to giving her daughter Monique "Money" Matters (Terri Abney) a better opportunity than she had.
Zombie Love - Queer Women of Color Zombie Shorts that includes Outside, A Night In the Woods, GoodNight My Love, and Book of Lilith.
A Night in the Woods:
The story of tempestuous Carmen, first told in a short story by Prosper Merimee and made famous in an opera by Georges Bizet, gets a new and striking modern-dress adaptation in this provocative drama with music. Karmen Gei (Jeinaba Diop Gai) is an inmate in a women's prison in Senegal; lusty, impulsive, and looking out for herself at all times, Karmen's uninhibited dancing and sensual demeanor excites the Sapphic passions of Angelique (Stephanie Biddle), the prison's warden.
The Edge of Each Other's Battles (The Vision of Audre Lorde): This award winning powerful documentary is a moving tribute and continues to pose an on-going challenge to each of us. The video includes candid interviews, impassioned poetry and speeches, and thrilling footage of Lorde herself.
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