MARCH 15, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, New York (www.queerblackcinema.org) – Queer Black Cinema will host the 4th Annual Fades of Black Womyn Film Showcase. The showcase is the exclusive destination in New York that honor Black Lesbians & Bisexual pioneer filmmakers from all over the world exhibiting their film, exposing their stories. This year Queer Black Cinema will honor Black Hall of Fame Trinidadian British filmmaker, Campbell X . The carnival style showcase full of dance, film and music will take place Thursday, March 26 from 7 – 10 PM at The Brecht Forum 451 West Street between Bank and Bethune Avenue. Ticket are available online at www.queerblackcinema.org/tickets.htm or RSVP on Queer Black Cinema Facebook group.
Campbell X is a pioneer filmmaker, curator and artist who work have been seen all over the world including various film festivals like MIX Experimental Queer Film Festival, one of the longest running LGBT film festival in New York of over 25 years; Frameline, the longest running LGBT film festival in the world, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and various other film festivals.
She constantly pushes boundaries in visual aesthetics and content in moving image. She started out in making films for UK television and titles include Ragga Gyal D’Bout! about female fans of Ragga Music, the award-winning BD Women about Black lesbian stories and Viva Tabatha about the French porn actress Tabatha Cash.
Campbell also collaborates with other filmmakers and has been the camera person for Jules Nurrish’s Bend It, Lisa Gornick’s Do I love you? and Tick Tock Lullaby as well as Paloma Etienne’s Notebooks and Unladylike Thoughts. (BlackmanVision Film Production)
Other Campbell film works includes, Paradise and most recently, Fem just to name a few. You can view trailers of her work and learn more about Campbell at http://www.blackmanvision.com.
This year, Queer Black Cinema includes a Carnival theme and incorporates an award ceremony, multi-media dance tribute; films from Campbell collection, a reception and Q&A with Campbell X live from London, UK via Skype. Audience members will have an opportunity to show off their dance moves and win prizes in the Wheel of Dance contest made up of flags from various Caribbean Islands. Wherever the flag lands, audience members will have a change to do a dance that represents that island. “For a year I’ve waited to present new and older films from Campbell X collection. The time is finally here and I am very excited,” exclaims Angel L. Brown, QBC Executive Director. Reggae Artist DJ Debbie one of the hottest DJ’s in New York will not only host the event but performs her hit singles “Fayah” and “Get on down and party.”
The showcase will take place Thursday, March 26, 2009 (7 – 10 PM) at The Brecht Forum 451 West Street between Bank and Bethune Avenue. Tickets are available online for $10 (more at the door) at www.queerblackcinema.org/tickets.htm or RSVP on Queer Black Cinema Facebook group.
About QUEER BLACK CINEMA®
QUEER BLACK CINEMA® (QBC) is New York’s first and Only Black LGBTQ monthly micro-cinema series and annual international music and film festival mission is dedicated to showcasing independent narrative and documentary works by and about U.S. and international progressive Black LGBTQ filmmakers. We are a socially conscious organization that uses films to create dialogue to address homophobia, alarming health issues and many other “taboo” issues relating to the Black LGBTQ experiences. We provide an online resource to Black LGBTQ theme films and their makers as well as support LGBTQ youth of color emerging producers. In-addition, we screen and promote all people of color artist trailers and original music. QBC film series takes place once a month at the LGBT Community Center and other locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area. All are welcome to attend regardless of their sexual orientation, race or gender. We aim to entertain, enlighten and educate through our niche programming. Queer Black Cinema is fiscally sponsored by MIX NYC Experimental Queer Film Festival, a 501 C3 Not-For-Profit Organization.
Here are some direct links to Campbell X’s work…
About Campbell X– http://www.blackmanvision.com/campbell/
Clip from Fem
About film Legacy– http://www.blackmanvision.com/shorts/legacy/
Clip from Legacy
You’ll find more of Campbell X film clips on Vimeo– http://vimeo.com/blackmanvision