The Films





KIKI, Thursday, June 1, 8PM

In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and the documentary “Paris Is Burning.” Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene.


We are currently selecting the short films that will be included in the showcase. A short film is generally considered to be under 40 minutes, and may be fiction or non-fiction. Keep checking back, the list is coming soon!


POLITICAL ANIMAL, Saturday, June 3, 8PM

Political Animals tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century – the gay rights movement - through the eyes of four elected women - a group often left out of gay histories until now. Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film follows four ground- breaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government.

NAZ & MAALIK, Sunday, June 4, 7PM

Over the course of one Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, two closeted Muslim teens have their secretive lives rattled by FBI surveillance. Intimate and meditative, NAZ & MAALIK examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds.