On August 11, Zami DC and Tagg Magazine will host a special screening of “Summer” (also known as Zomer). This special event is the second time the two organizations will come together for the Zami monthly series. Last year’s screening of “Thick” was a sold-out event, which included appearances from the directors and cast members.
Started by Laela Shallal, Zami is a monthly gender and sexuality series that seeks to energize community discourse regarding the intersections of sexuality, gender, race and human rights by bringing together artists, scholars, and community members to talk about their work as people committed to LGBTQ and feminist values and action.
Directed by Dutch filmmaker Colette Bothof “Summer” is a film about growing pains and young people craving for independence while also needing to fit in. The main character Anne lives in a remote village in the Southern Netherlands. A forgotten spot where the seemingly endless fields are dominated by the omnipresent power plant and where electricity cables criss-cross the sky and never stop humming. During this sweltering summer, Anne starts feeling lonely and detached. That is, until she meets Lena, who is new in town.
Zami attendees are encouraged to come out and discuss the film. After the screening, movie-goers will receive a chance to view their own free LGBTQ film through Wolfe Video, the largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films.
“It’s not very easy finding films that represent our queer community,” says Eboné F. Bell, founder of Tagg Magazine. “That’s why it’s important for us to offer these types of events to our readers. It’s all about being visible in all facets of our community.”
The screening will be held at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit www.taggmagazine.com/summerscreening/. There will be limited tickets at the door.