Now in its 11th year, “Painting the Spectrum,” SASOD’s annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) film festival, opens this Tuesday, June 2. This year the film festival moves to a new venue, SASOD’s office, located at 169 Charlotte Street, Lacytown, Georgetown for eight entertaining evenings of thought-provoking films.
From June 2 to 25, patrons are invited to enjoy screenings every Tuesday and Thursday; the dates to remember are June 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25. Showtime is 6 pm every evening.
A documentary by Guyanese-American songwriter and singer, Nhojj, and a romantic drama are slated to open this year’s festival. The documentary, “Out on the Tracks” – features Nhojj’s ground-breaking “Made to Love Him” recording sessions which affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relationships. This gentle and soul-soothing documentary explores themes of love, hope and self-acceptance, the recording process and the power of music. The movie, “Shank”, is a gritty coming-of-age drama about secrets, sex, acceptance, love, loyalty and conflict that threaten friendships and destroy relationships. Read the full article
A big thank you to Kevin E. Taylor, Jamil Fletcher, and everyone at Swerv magazine for this feature! You can find the second part of the interview here. I really admire everything Swerv magazine is doing to raise awareness and visibility in our community, and I love the male and female covers. Grab your copy at swervmagazine.com