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Pet Sins July 2008

African American Queer Cinema

Black GLBT Film Festivals in the US


African American films with gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender themes


The Aggressives (2005)

This documentary about six African-American and Latino cross-dressing lesbians in New York City.

Links:
The Aggressives on imdb.com
The Aggressives at Seattle African American Film Festival


Brooklyn's Bridge to Jordan (2005)

A short film about a woman who after losing her partner in a car accident, tries to reach out to their estranged son.

Links:
Brooklyn's Bridge to Jordan on Logo


Brother To Brother (2004)

A young Black gay artist explores the gay and lesbian subcultures within the Harlem Renaissance.

Links:
Brother To Brother on imdb.com
Brother To Brother on Independent Lens


The DL Chronicles (2005)

DL Chronicles is an award-winning series of short stories about men of color who live on the 'down low'.

Links:
The DL Chronicles on Rod 2.0
The DL Chronicles on Here!


Dirty Laundry (2006)

After ten years, Patrick, a successful New York magazine writer returns to his Southern family where both Patrick and his mother have to deal with the secrets they have been keeping.

Links:
Dirty Laundry Official Site
Dirty Laundry at San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival


Jumping The Broom: The New Covenant (2006)

A documentary about African American gay and lesbian couples in committed relationships.

Links:
Customs Shed Light on the Importance of Marriage Equality - director Debra A. Wilson on eqca.org
Jumping The Broom on Africa in the Picture


Noah's Arc (2005)

This TV series follows the lives of a group of black American gay men in L.A.

Links:
Noah's Arc on wikipedia.org
Noah's Arc on imdb.com


Strange Fruit (2004)

A prominent New York lawyer and out gay man returns to Louisiana to investigate the murder of his gay childhood friend. He battles both racism from outside the African-American community and homophobia from within to solve this hate crime.

Links:
Strange Fruit on imdb.com
Strange Fruit review on Twin Cities Daily Planet

This listing is not intended to be exhaustive.


More Resources

African American Lesbian Produced Film, Video, and Multimedia Resource List Compiled by Yvonne Welbon

Isaac Julien and Beyond: Black Queer Cinema at the 26th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

This listing is not exhaustive. Feel free to send more links.