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  • Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center 517 East Pike Street Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 AT 9:30 PM AT GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER

Kiko Goifman & Claudia Priscilla; 2018; Brazil; 75 min.; in Portuguese with English subtitles

Passionate, provocative, and extremely unapologetic, Linn da Quebrada electrifies the stage with daring performances of resistance against heteronormativity and machismo—complete with extravagant costumes and lots of twerking. Da Quebrada, a black transwoman (and self-proclaimed bixa travesty, reclaiming the Portuguese for “tranny fag”) uses spoken word, rap, and high-energy dance to explore gender, race, and sexuality in Brazil’s urban slums. Meanwhile, private moments reveal probing conversations with her mother and da Quebrada’s own cancer treatment. Winner of the Teddy Award for Best Documentary at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival, this dazzling documentary exquisitely illustrates the power of rebellious art and radical honesty.

This feature is deaf-friendly but the shorts are presented without subtitles.

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WAR CALL MUSIC VIDEO

Julienne “Mizz June” Brown & Kjerstin Rossi; 2018; USA; 4 min. Seattle Premiere.

Mizz June raps truth to power and conjures radical black trans ancestors in her call for war against  oppression. Get ready to rise up and dance to the revolution!

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BAD THEOLOGY

Samira Shifteh; 2018; USA; 5 min.

Guests Scheduled to Attend.

This lyrical video about faith and surviving domestic violence as a black transgender person features original poetry by J Mase III and choreography by Randy Ford.

Content Warnings: Vulgar Language & Nudity.

Earlier Event: May 3
PATERNAL RITES
Later Event: May 4
A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE