2019, Black Alphabet NFP

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Promoting Wellness Through

The Creative Arts

2019 Film Festival Lineup

King Ester

Saturday, November 9, 2019

THIS IS THE ONLY FILM FOR THIS DATE

This is the story of Ester, a trans woman struggling to find her path in New Orleans during the week before Hurricane Katrina. In the face of an evacuation order, she is forced to make a choice that will impact her future forever. Will she get out on time?

Join us for a pre-film reception and a post-film discussion.

Your Saturday ticket includes the reception, special tribute, film, and post-film discussion.

Stuck

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

STUCK is a romantic comedy that follows two strangers (Ebony and Dre) who become physically wedged in the act of a “one-night stand”. Their only path to separation is to be vulnerable and share a secret with one another.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Faces

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

Faces is a multi-narrative feature film set across four story lines that follow a group of characters as their lives begin to unravel. In the middle of the bustling city we watch as their worlds begin spiraling apart.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

LiME

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

Set in the urban jungle of Compton, CA in the early ’00s, LiME tells the story of Deshawn, a young man who discovers how hard it is to walk and live in your truth after he experiences the bitterness of the real world.

Lime pays Homage to the beauty of the city while juggling the sound of the drums, the sway in the walk and the world of Drill.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

I-57

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

A mother tries to support her son and his gender identity by inviting a stranger to dinner.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Catfishin'

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

Dark comedy about a trans-man who is only interested in dating straight women but runs into issues because he's not considered a real man due to his genetic "female" body parts.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Rafiki

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

Kena and Ziki live very different lives in Nairobi. Kena works in her father's shop and awaits the start of nursing school, while Ziki passes the days hanging out with her friends and making up dance routines. Their paths cross when their fathers run against each other for seats in the County Assembly, and they find themselves drawn to each other. Soon their interest grows to affection and the girls find ways to love each other despite the ever-watching gaze of the neighborhood.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

The Wind On Your Skin

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

A community is shaken when a young woman ismurdered because of whom she loved. This is the 4th short story in the award winning series: The Centre-Stories about the lives and loves of African Women in Berlin.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Reunited

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

An orphan sister is desperate to reclaim the family she never had. With her long-lost brother, she finally meets her mother nothing turns out the way she plans.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Bobby

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

A young gifted athlete who practices ballet in secret must confront his dad the night he receives a scholarship from Juilliard.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Tender

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

In Tender the tensions caused by San Francisco’s housing crisis unfold for three black trans women in the Tenderloin.

Tender tells the story of three black trans women and their inextricable connections to San Francisco’s often maligned Tenderloin neighborhood. These women take pride in living and working in this pre-Stonewall site of LBGTQ liberation, yet the spaces they hold dear erode as San Francisco’s housing crisis grows out of control.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Don't Tell Nobody

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

13 year old Ariel Davis has been being molested by her mother’s husband for the past six months. Her mother, Cat, has been turning a blind eye every chance she gets. On the eve of her 14th birthday Ariel is at a crossroads; continue to live in pain or let it all go forever. Based on actual events.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Losing Hope

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

After a chance encounter, a young, career-focused, African-American gay man confronts the reluctance of falling in love with an unsuspecting suitor.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Refuge

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

This short documentary tells the story of an African gay refugee who was forced to leave Nigeria to save himself, and seek asylum in Germany. This is part 1 of a two-part series, "The World Is Round So That Nobody Can Hide In The Corners".

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Gay Baby

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

Deonte is unapologetically gay, worried about his mortality and approaching the age Jesus died. Wanting to leave a legacy beyond material belongings; his desire for biological fatherhood has sparked a radical idea or is it?

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

ShandaDidWHAT!?

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

Shanda, a spiritually penniless accountant, is tired of her boss, her neighborhood injustices, and her world. But, she’s also a Gemini, which naturally means she’s a social media enthusiast. When a climactic event makes her go viral, in true Gemini fashion, she commits the only logical next step, which sends significant waves throughout the social media world.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Outdooring

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

A young man arrives at his sister's baby naming ceremony to steal the money collected from family/friends in order to run away and keep a personal secret hidden.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Sex Is A God Thing

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

Michelle and Aiesha have just buried their father. Michelle and Aiesha have also just met, and learned that they are sisters; both queer and both grappling with the unraveling of their respective romantic partnerships.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Conframa

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

When a love triangle becomes more than just a one-night stand.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Winston

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

A young Jamaican thief commits the unthinkable to survive, crushing his humanity in the process.
Based on several true incidents of murder in the more affluent LGBTQIA community in Jamaica. WINSTON addresses the question of what makes a man turn on someone they seemed to love and who showed them love and compassion. What is the mindset behind the killer?

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.

Fayth

Sunday, November 10, 2019

TICKET INCLUDES ALL SUNDAY FILMS

It takes courage to pursue the unknown. Sometimes you have no other choice but to take a leap.

Your Sunday ticket includes this film.