The historic Kelly-Strayhorn Theater kicks off November with My People. The three-part film series highlights the lives and experiences of queer people of color with award-winning films, performances, and discussions.
Directed by Peter Goldsmid and Zanele Muholi, this documentary offers a personal perspective on the challenges facing black lesbians in South Africa. Those struggles are illustrated through the life, work, friends, and associates of Muholi, a world-renowned activist and photographer. Her images seek to counter the charge that being lesbian or gay is unAfrican or unChristian by presenting a diverse range of encounters with critics, commentators, victims, and even a lesbian sangoma (traditional healer).
New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice will serve as hosts during this 2012 election night event at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Live coverage of the polls will stream throughout the evening.
Since premiering in 2008, Drama Queenz has been featured at pride parades and film festivals across the country. Now in its third season, the hit comedy web series continues to follow three friends and roommates dealing with life, love, and auditioning in New York City.
On this night, series creator Dane Harrington Joseph joins Raquel Rodriguez and Ayanah Moor (Queer & Brown in Steeltown) at Shadow Lounge to screen and discuss two episodes of the hit show. Music will be provided by DJ Soulstrings.
Admission for both films is $10. Tickets are available for purchase on the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater website.