Patois Film Festival 2019 celebrates queer voices and stories with a selection of five short films by queer and trans people of color.
Happy Birthday Marsha – Iconic transgender artist and activist Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson and her life in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. Fiction. Directed by Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel. 15 mins.
New Deep South: House of Jxn – Queer and gender non-conforming people in Jackson, Mississippi come together to offer each other support, protection, and love in one of the most dangerous cities in the country. Documentary. Directed by Ro Haber. 9 mins.
Goddess House – A courtesan is summoned to rouse a queen from her languor in this affirmative vision of consensual sex work. Fiction. Directed by Marion Hill. 6 mins.
Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush – 17-year-old bb gay Micha has just moved into The Palace – a basement full of queer femme Dominatrix, lovers and misfits. They are beautiful, carefree and as young as the night. Fiction. Directed by Alli Logout. 32 mins.
Tale of a Pretty Black Ass – Juicebox Burton humorously uses her personal voice to reveal what being constantly fetishized as a black sex worker does to your brain. The film exposes the myths and complexities of what she thought her life would be like and the realities of it. Fiction, Directed by Juicebox Burton. 9 minutes.
*Post-screening discussion with filmmakers and participants of the films, including Marion Hill, Nondi, Juicebox Burton, Alli Logout, and more.
***This program features sexually explicit scenes and situations. May not be suitable for young audiences.