Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oakland Black LGBT Film Festival

This weekend (August 14-17) Oakland will again be holding its Black LGBT film festival at Parkway Theatre. The festival showcases classic films of interest to the black gay and lesbian community as well as movies by new filmmakers. Some of the films that will be showcased at this festival are Shirts and Skins, the new series for the Logo channel that chronicles the story of members of a gay basketball team, Ski Trip 2, Maurice Jamal's film that tells the rest of the story of four friends after their return from their weekend getaway, and The Sakia Gunn Film Project which tells the story of Gunn, a masculine African-American 15 year old lesbian that was murdered while after a night of socializing with her friends.
The weekend usually kicks off with a movie classic and this year is no different. The opening night movie will be Mahagony starring the legendary Ms. Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams. Tickets for all movies will be $10.oo and will be available half an hour before showtime.

To learn more about the weekend please visit their official site

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