FILM AND CULTURAL EVENT

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Richmond Rainbow Pride's Second

Film and Cultural event.

Saturday, October 12th

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Bridge Storage and ArtSpace

23 Maine Avenue

Richmond, CA

Continuing with our 2019 theme Remembering History, Making History through art, Richmond Rainbow Pride Board of Directors, and our Film Committee invite you to join us as at the Richmond Rainbow Pride Film and Cultural Event on Saturday, October 12, 2019. We will explore and celebrate film and art in LGBTQ community with our community and allies. 

 

Come early, have a bite to eat from the kitchen of Singer & Associates Bespoke Catering and taste the locally brewed beers of Origin Brewer.  And, we have a special musical treat planned.

 

Gamers, by Searit Huluf

JAMIE is an aspiring professional gamer who enjoys playing amateur tournaments with her online team on a "rst person shooter game: UNLIMITED AMMO. After a long night of gaming, it is revealed that Jamie has the highest number of kills and MVPS. She is excited until she sees that her personal ranking has signi"cantly fallen. Discouraged that she will never reach her goal of making it to Top 50, she decides to call it a night... until she receives a private message asking her to try out for one of the top pro-league Unlimited Ammo teams. Shocked by the offer, Jamie startles her sleeping girlfriend, TAYLOR, awake. Their celebration is short-lived as Jamie’s excitement quickly turns into self-doubt. Jamie doesn’t think she is good enough to play and tensions rise as Taylor "ghts Jamie’s insecurities.

Engaged, by David Scala

ENGAGED is a short LGBTQ romantic comedy that follows Darren (Daniel K. Isaac), who keeps trying – and failing – to propose to his boyfriend Elliot (Ryan Jamaal Swain). When their relationship is put into an uncomfortable spotlight during a friend’s outrageous engagement party, Darren realizes he actually might beself–sabotaging himself due to unresolved insecurities about his sexuality.

Trans Justice, Michelle Prevost and Ilena Ferrer

Explores how far LGBT rights have come in the last fifteen years since the death of Gwen Araujo and the murder trial that first brought the word "transgender" to public awareness. Capturing events throughout the Bay Area during those fifteen years, featuring  community leaders and celebrities, this film asserts that while gay rights have seen huge progress over the last few years, the transgender community still faces an uphill battle. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our QWOCMAP Films 

(https://qwocmap.org/ )

The Indian is Still Alive by Susana Cáceres

Indigenous drum medicine thunders in abundance.

Mariposa by Candy Guinea

As beautiful as a rainbow after a thunderstorm, a queer Latinx couple looking to conceive takes flight.

A Love Letter to Queer Black Womyn by Bree McDaniel

A Love Letter to Queer Black Womyn vanquishes trauma on a journey toward healing.

Food with Friends by Fiza Jihan & Mina Halim

A nonbinary Coptic Egyptian and a Muslim Pakistani queer friends dive into community, queerness, and diaspora with food.

Home by Christina E. Lang

For a biracial Chinese woman, everyday moments that create home propel her into the world.

 

 

 


 

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Our Films: 

Mariposa by Candy Guinea

The Indian is Still Alive by Susana Cáceres

Food with Friends by Fiza Jihan & Mina Halim

Home by Christina E. Lang

Our Panelists: 

A Love Letter to Queer Black Womyn by Bree McDaniel

The Richmond Rainbow Pride Film and Cultural Event  will feature an independent panel discussion with participating artists, historians, educators and administrators. Our panelists will join the conversation addressing art and film in marginalized communities, and the value of art to the LGBTQI communities.

Rebeca Garcia

Rebeca García-González is a Richmond-based visual artist who grew up in a working-class family in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. She earned a BFA at the University of Puerto Rico, where she studied printmaking and became interested in the figure. Rebeca came to the Bay Area in 1985, studied graphic design at the Academy of Art and free-lanced. After a ten-year hiatus in which she earned two graduate degrees in education while working as a public school teacher, she returned to art-making. During the great recession her portraits of undocumented immigrants were well received and she continued to paint portraits of other groups underrepresented in the canon such as Puerto Ricans and LGBTQI people. Rebeca is currently a working artist, She teaches drawing and painting at the Richmond Art Center, paints murals and commissions, and sells her work to local collectors. 

-pronouns are she, her

http://garcia-gonzalez.com/

Elena Gross

Elena Gross (she/her) is the Exhibitions Associate at the Museum of the African Diaspora and an independent writer and culture critic living in Oakland, CA. She received an MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts in 2016, and her BA in Art History and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2012. She specializes in representations of identity in fine art, photography, and popular media. Elena was formerly the creator and co-host of the arts & visual culture podcast what are you looking at? published by Art Practical. Her research has been centered around conceptual and material abstractions of the body in the work of Black modern and contemporary artists. She has presented her writing and research at institutions and conferences across the U.S., including Nook Gallery, Southern Exposure, KADIST, Harvard College, YBCA, California College of the Arts, and the GLBT History Museum. In 2018, she collaborated with the artist Leila Weefur on the publication Between Beauty & Horror (Sming Sming Books). The two performed a live adaptation of their work at The Lab, San Francisco.   

https://www.moadsf.org/blog/elena-gross-on-crsg/

Isaiah Grant

Isaiah Grant is videographer based out of Richmond CA. Isaiah has been a RYSE member since May 2014.

Through RYSE, Isaiah was able to create music videos, short films, and provide video work for many community events. 

 

Because of his dedication to arts and artistic expression, he believes that his eyes have been opened to seeing the world with a new sense of creativity from fashion to color styles and composition. Isaiah uses the tools he has learned to shape the world around him. This year Isaiah is a RYSE fellow and a supporting player for Ryse’s Video Production AMP. 

Chari Glogovac-Smith

Bay Area based composer / songwriter/ vocalist / film maker Chari Glogovac-Smith is a rising creative multimedia force. Using their own mixture of traditional and experimental composition and filming techniques, Chari is dynamically exploring and illustrating the human experience and condition. In addition to film and composition work, Chari has performed as the main vocalist for several bay area live bands, and also performs a solo electronic synthesizer set under the moniker Cairo Ekko. Chari Glogovac-Smith is a current graduate student studying Music Composition at Mills College in Oakland, CA.

-pronouns are They/Them/Theirs.

http://liveworksstudio.com/ 

Maria Judice

Maria is a visual storyteller working in cinema, photography, and public art. She received her M.F.A. from CalArts in Film/Video. WIRED magazine called her a “filmmaker provocateur” bridging technology thinking with art-making. She makes films about little girls trying to realize themselves in the future. As an award-winning writer/director, her work practices “autonomy first.” PALM TREES won the Adrienne Shelly Award for excellence in directing and aired on BET's “Lens on Talent”. Awards for the best narrative sci-fi film MOONLESS and screenplays EVENTUALLY EVERYTHING IS FINE and ORBITERS were also garnered. Her films have screened around the world and are represented by Flourishing Films.

INDIGO IMPACT was founded in 2016 with a mission to bring left of center stories and creators to global audiences. As an Impact Producer, she brings affordable music, literature, art, and performance to the Bay Area. Centered within her beloved community, she also participates on the board of WFilm and Code Tenderloin advocating for equality and equity. Indigo’s ministry includes promoting participatory cinema, decolonization frameworks, and native narratives. 

Currently, She can be found in San Francisco kicking around the fog.

https://www.mariaaj.com/

Jasmine Brown

ARTIST & PM PROFILE: Jasmine Brown — (Visual Literacy) is a writer, film editor, and activist born in Oakland, California. Jasmine attended the University of California Los Angeles as a first-generation college student and became involved with community organizations lending themselves to issues affecting systematically disenfranchised peoples. Jasmine has served as an independent curator and project coordinator for Visual Literacy, Out of the Box Projects and Art & About in Sydney Australia — reshaping and rethinking city spaces, exhibiting the Truth Booth Sydney created by the Cause Collective — a team of artists and ethnographers creating socially cognizant public art. She worked for the Museum of the African Diaspora in the San Francisco Bay Area as an arts administrator as well as for CatchLight a photography for social change organization based in Berkeley, California.

As a steering committee member, and independent contractor for Essie Justice Group, Jasmine has served as a healing and advocacy cohort facilitator and political education researcher for women with incarcerated loved ones.  and she produces events for the Black Female Project, and uses her blog to hold space for well-being, social advocacy and the shared experiences of people of color. 

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