UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, September 23, 2022
9pm EST


A NIGHT OF SHORTS
Featuring MINE, -SHIP, and BILLY TURNER'S SECRET

ABOUT THE FILMS

MINE (2022) featuring Q&A with Mike Leyba & Angela Tucker
MINE is an animated web-series that poignantly explores the timely theme of community versus individual survival, through the eyes of a teenager. Set in the near-future, this powerful five-part series transports us to BEAU VODA, a hard-fought utopian world where every aspect of life is powered by a miraculous healing water source. In the pilot episode, teenager BLAZE reluctantly steps into the esteemed role of Water Bearer with the help of their precocious sister MIA. But when the magical water is tampered with, they discover that their idealistic community may not be as magnanimous as they think.

-SHIP (2020) featuring Q&A with Terrance Daye
A black boy learns contradicting lessons of manhood and masculinity on the day of his cousin’s funeral.

BILLY TURNER'S SECRET (1990)
Billy and Rufus live together and share everything, except Billy's secret— he’s gay. Rufus just isn’t ready to deal with it: the only thing he hates more than a “faggot” is a “pushy woman.” But when the cousin of Rufus’s girlfriend drops by unexpectedly, it looks like Billy's secret might be out of the bag. Billy Turner’s Secret provides a look at the connection between misogyny and homophobia, and is among the first African-American films to deal with these subjects.

About Us

BLACK, GAY, stuck at home is a project created by Michael Ward (@michaelxward) and Joshua Henry Jenkins (@joshjenks). As the world was asked to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a need for affinity and community remains.

BLACK, GAY, stuck at home is our effort to both gather folks together but to also center Black queer film, allowing for folks to engage with one another and build community but to also engage with familiar and perhaps new work centering Black queer experiences.

Our inaugural viewing and live chat featured Patrik Ian Polk's 2000 feature film debut Punks which has long been out of print and rarely screened in recent years. That event saw 500+ registrants.

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