Pride: A Celebration Of Queer Stories
June 1–26, 2023
This June, the JBFC celebrates LGBTQ+ stories with a selection of one-off screenings and events. In partnership with The LOFT, we are offering free, limited supply of tickets to enjoy these INCREDIBLE cinematic offerings!
Discover the black queer origins of rock n’ roll in Little Richard: I Am Everything, celebrate trans lives with a special Community Matters, and join George Mackay, Bill Nighy, and Imelda Staunton in the feel-good true story of British LGBT activists, Pride. Plus relive iconic moments from queer cinema history with The Watermelon Woman & Funeral Parade of Roses.
JUNE 1: JBFC Pride parking lot party: Join The Pride Party as Jacob Burns Film Center takes it to the Street! They're kicking off June with a street festivity that will include The LOFT! We'll have a table, there will be food trucks and all kinds of goodies! The street party will follow the movie, LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING with a Q+A with director Lisa Cortés)
5:30pm JBFC Pride parking lot party (Media Arts Lab)
7:30pm Screening - Theater 1: Little Richard: I Am Everything - with
9:08pm Q&A (with director Lisa Cortés) - Theater 1
Price $25 (members) $30 (non-members)
Lisa Cortés’ Sundance opening night documentary tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll, exploding the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator – the originator – Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard’s complicated inner world, the film unspools the icon’s life story with all its switchbacks and contradictions. In interviews with family, musicians, and cutting-edge Black and queer scholars, the film reveals how Richard created an art form for ultimate self-expression, yet what he gave to the world he was never able to give to himself.
Limited Free Tickets are Available (limit 1 per registrant)
Questions contact The LOFT's Helpline: (914) 948-2932 x13 or [email protected]
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