Reel Affirmations: D.C. Gets a Glimpse of Queer City

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Reel Affirmations: D.C. Gets a Glimpse of Queer City

Scene from Queer City

Sarah Chinn, Lia Franklin, Gabriel Franklin, Sarah Franklin have a family dinner in their Brooklyn home. (Credit: Showdog Productions)

Scene from Queer City

Sarah Chinn, Lia Franklin, Gabriel Franklin, Sarah Franklin have a family dinner in their Brooklyn home. (Credit: Showdog Productions)

Reel Affirmations Film Festival returns for another weekend of LGBTQ films. From August 28 – 30, the annual festival will bring new international, documentary, short and feature films from around the world. In addition to the films, the weekend also  offers panel discussions, events, and filmmaker Q&A sessions.

One documentary to look out for is Queer City. Four decades after the Stonewall Riots, life is definitely different for the LGBTQ community. This film asks the questions: “Who are we now? Are we still a community?”.

Directed by Draper Shreeve, Queer City explores the lives of queer women and men living in New York City. Though the producers realize that they aren’t representing every aspect of LGBTQ life, they hope to bring a selection of stories to offer a compelling portrait of new American lives.

The film offers a diverse cast of subjects from a 80-year-old painter who grew up in London, but later found refuge in New York to a Brooklyn lesbian couple managing demanding careers while raising their twins. Queer City brings hilarity and heartbreak through the stories of queer citizens in a time of change.

“You’re going to meet some awesome people. They include: a tough Latina with a gift for falling in love, two Brooklyn moms and their opinionated kids, a pansexual female porn director, a street-smart young Haitian transman from Coney Island, and others you’ll never forget,” says Shreeve.

Queer City plays on August 29 at 1 p.m. at Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. For more information visit www.reelaffirmations.org.

 

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