Naked White Roses [Homo Harlem Film Series]
Naked White Roses
Dir. Henry B. Roa, 2009, 105 min.
Trance is a New York City poet on the eve of a showcase that could, at last, propel him into the mainstream. But when he discovers that his lover of eight years is having an affair, his life is turned upside down and his dreams are suddenly deferred. Cut to five years later. Trance has moved on with his life when he meets Alex and a new fire is sparked. Will Trance find love again? Will he regain his voice? Only time will tell. Through music, poetry and stunning visuals, "Naked White Roses" explores the subjects of following your dreams, gay and bicultural relationships, and love and loss.
Homo-Harlem Film Series
Monday, June 21st - Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Curated by Michael Henry Adams and Valerie Jo Bradley.
Maysles Cinema Presents a week-long film survey of artists and personalities who've informed the gay aesthetic in Harlem. As Michael Henry Adams, one of the series curators, writes in a recent Huffington Post article, "...despite enriching the glory of Harlem, the lives and contributions of gay folks is an aspect of Harlem's cultural and artistic achievement that's largely forgotten by history. Part of the mission of the Maysles Cinema's second annual Homo Harlem film series, opening at The Museum of the City of New York at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 21, is a effort to right this wrong. Celebrating Pride Week 2010, this six-day-long retrospective investigates cinematic representation of gay life and culture in black America's fabled homeland."
Co-sponsored by NY State Senator Bill Perkins, Harlem Sage, Harlem United, Men of All Colors Together, and Queer Black Cinema.
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|