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My True Colors Arts & Film Festival--An Official NYC Pride Event Partner
The Faison Firehouse Theater
New York, NY
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A premier gathering of performance arts, film, and entertainment enthusiasts. MTCF is bringing together innovative storytellers and connecting diverse populations to create, discover, discuss and celebrate stories representing the full multicultural spectrum of LGBTQ lives. The festival will take place at Harlem's Faison Firehouse Theater, founded by Tony Award winning Broadway icon George Faison (Choreographer for "The Wiz"). Festival Ambassador Richard Pryor Jr. will kick off the festival during a meet and greet reception on June 18. The festival is comprised of 35 plays, theater performances, narrative features, documentaries, film shorts, and webisodes from artists spread across the country and around the globe.

Event Highlights:

June 19-22: Theatrical Performances-"Mommie Letters," "CyberSex-The Play," "Hush Hush," "Abraham/Liam," and "America and the Adventures of Nat Turn-Up." All thought-provoking works tackling such tough issues as abuse, childhood sexual molestation, teen bullying, teen suicide, transphobia, and police brutality.

June 21: Make Music New York - sneak peak at "Invisible Life The Musical," based on the book E. Lynn Harris with music and lyrics by Motown legends Ashford and Simpson, with a DJ spinning the soundtrack plus a one-on-one conversation with director Poteus Spann. Special screening of the documentary "Out On The Tracks," which follows gay Guyanese soul singer Nhoji and his groundbreaking "Made To Love Him" music sessions same-sex renditions of classic hetero love songs.  

June 22: The L Word 2.0 - a day of programming dedicated to women, including the premier of the webseries "Dyke Central," about a group of 30-somethings navigating life, love, lust, and adulthood in the lesbian Mecca that is Oakland, California. And an up-close conversation with dramatist Ntozake Shange talking about the 40th anniversary of "For Colored Girls" and its Broadway revival.

June 23: T-Day - workshops, screenings and talkbacks relevant to the transgender community, including the screening of "Brothers," an original narrative webseries about a group of transgender masculine friends in Brooklyn, New York.  

June 24: Special Tribute to Patrik-Ian Polk and the 10th anniversary of the debut of NOAH'S ARC, the first scripted series for Viacom's Logo network, about the friendships and love exploits of a group of gay black men. An up close one-on-one conversation with Polk will be followed by a double feature screening of PUNKS, Pol's writing and directorial debut described as a male "Waiting To Exhale," and NOAH'S ARC: JUMPING THE BROOM (Director's Cut).

June 25: Pinot Noir Night for wine lovers, featuring a special celebrity guest.
Thursday Jun 18, 2015 5:30 PM - Friday Jun 26, 2015 10:00 PM | $10.00 - $50.00

Location

The Faison Firehouse Theater (View)
6 Hancock Place
New York, NY 10027
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Film > Festivals

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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