2017 Schedule

Wednesday, June 7

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

MTCF Kick Off and PRIDE Reception

Come Celebrate PRIDE and kick off the My True Colors Festival with this industry at Brooklyn’s Bedford Hall. Special tribute to community, business, and civic leaders who champion LGBTQIA+ rights.

Honorees:

  • Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, MTCF Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Jean Wimberly, Founder & Executive Director, Circle of Voices, MTCF Pride Vanguard Award
  • Sean Torrington, Founder & CEO, Slay TV, MTCF Business Innovation Award
  • Carlos Menchaca, Member, New York City Council, MTCF Community Impact Award
  • Marc Fliedner, Brooklyn Districty Attorney Candidate, MTCF Champion of Justice Award
  • Vaughn Taylor, Executive Director, GMAD, MTCF Advocacy Award

Bedford Hall

Saturday, June 10

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop:
Young Storytellers Series—Connect & Create:

Learn in hands-on intensive about the film process of pre, pro, post live and recorded event production.

TBA

Wednesday, June 14

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Opening Night Special Screening:

90 Days, a poignant story from director Nathan Hale Williams and executive producer Jussie Smollett, about a young couple confronting the challenges of loving with HIV.

 

One-On-One Conversation Series:

HIV/AIDS Awareness & Living Positively Fearless

 

Screening & Talkback:

Love@First Night, original web series presented by Slay TV, romantic comedy about two men finding love after a hook up.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Friday, June 16

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

International Showcase

La primavera Rosa en México (Pink Spring In Mexico) documentary analyzes this Latin American country’s LGBT community.

I Am Isak, captivating documentary short about a young trans man in Norway.

Degree of Separation, set in modern day Australia, Troy navigates life under a cloud of domestic violence.

Aleph Melbourne, short about controversial support group that changed the face of LGBTQI acceptance in Jewish Australia.

Thunder Under Control, a British boxer’s retirement is thrown into turmoil after meeting a young female journalist who idolizes her.

Love, Life & Screw Ups, Bollywood web series is a feel good romantic comedy about eight friends in India.

Made In NY

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Spotlight Screening:

Gazelle, The Love Issue
The life of Paulo, an HIV-positive Brazilian flight attendant who travels the world and moonlights as his alter-ego Gazelle, an NYC clubber famous for serving outrageous looks.

Made In NY

Saturday, June 17

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

L Word 4.0 Showcase

 Counting, Violet and Milly make a love promise that comes due decades later.

Y, Laura, a self-absorbed young woman has an awakening encounter one night with Safi, a refugee.

The News Today, a short about the last moments between two men in love.

Primary Colors, cinepoem on domestic violence by Sudanese-Canadian artist Roua Aljied.

Parallel, Danielle Watkins’ take on being the only black filmmaker in an inaugural lesbian festival.

Made In NY

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Screening:

Curtain Down, queer little film on being very glamorous and terribly lost.

Talk It Out Documentary: No More Gay Shame brings light to stories about growing up LGBTQ.

Made In NY

7:00 PM – 9:00PM

Screening:

Ballroom Boys, can love survive as tensions arise before the European Ballroom Championships.

Kiki, lively documentary on LGBTQ youth and NYC’s ballroom scene.

Made In NY

Sunday, June 18

3:00 PM – 5:45 PM

“T” Day Presentation:

Get The Life, short about a transgender teen with an unwanted pregnancy and the courageous choices he must make.

As We Are, web series about love, friendship, identity, and the complexities of attraction.

Eden’s Garden, web series about a group of trans men of color, their partners, and their allies. Talkback with writer and special celebrity host from the reality television series Strut.

Made In NY

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Screening:

In The Mirror, narrative portrayal of a trans woman, Joëlle, whose son in search of his father suddenly turns up in NY just when her life is in full reconstruction after transitioning.

Free CeCe, documentary that confronts the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color as told through the voices of Laverne Cox and Cece McDonald, who was unjustly incarcerated. Talkback with filmmaker Jacqueline Gares and special celebrity host from the reality television series Strut.

Made In NY

Monday, June 19

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Screening:

Teenage Dance, a self-conscious teen decides whether to attend the school dance.

Promenade captures an intimate exchange between friends as a new age of sexual freedom alters their high school.

PRIA, a teen living in rural Indonesia struggles between tradition and romantic freedom.

Line 9, the paths of Andrés and Miguel cross on a subway line. Is it a new romance?

I Don’t Like Here, a trans teen, Eli, struggles with family, identity, and life in Islamic Iran.

Unconditional Love, web series exploring the ups and downs of modern day romance between a gay, black couple.

By The Bi, web series humorously explores comedian Bill Posley’s experiences as a bisexual man in a world that wants easier labels for everyone.

Made In NY

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Screening:

RED, first lesbian-themed Brazilian web series brings you sexy, emotionally-charged webisodes that follow two actresses who discover their on-air chemistry is red hot off-screen.

Made in NY

 

Wednesday, June 21

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Conversation Series:

Inside The Writers Room: Being Mary Jane

Brooklyn Pride Center

Thursday, June 22

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Theater Performance:

Dysfunctioning Just Fine, an autobiographical one-woman musical that follows a differently-abled actress coming to terms with her illness, navigating through an able-bodied centric profession, and identifying as a same-gendering loving woman.

Triskelion Arts

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Theatrical Performance:

Main Drag, in-demand wardrobe designer for pop-stars Lionel Harris, Lion El to the world, finds himself at the intersection of combustible issues where he is forced to confront fame, fear, racism, homophobia, narcissism, humility, love, and a Confederate flag.

Triskelion Arts

Friday, June 23

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Theater Performance:

Dysfunctioning Just Fine, an autobiographical one-woman musical about the life of a “kinda gay” and chronically ill woman. The story follows the journey of the differently-abled actress as she navigates through an able-bodied centric institution and profession.

Triskelion Arts

7:00 PM – 830 PM

Theater Performance:

9 Grams, Hollywood screenwriter Maisha Yearwood recounts her real-life experience in solitary confinement in Istanbul for carrying 9 grams of hash, having been singled out because she was black and a lesbian.

Brooklyn Commons

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Theatrical Performance:

Main Drag, in-demand wardrobe designer for pop-stars Lionel Harris, Lion El to the world, finds himself at the intersection of combustible issues where he is forced to confront fame, fear, racism, homophobia, narcissism, humility, love, and a Confederate flag.

Triskelion Arts

Saturday, June 24

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Theater Performance:

Dysfunctioning Just Fine, an autobiographical one-woman musical about the life of a “kinda gay” and chronically ill woman. The story follows the journey of the differently-abled actress as she navigates through an able-bodied centric institution and profession.

Triskelion Arts

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Theater Performance:

9 Grams, Hollywood screenwriter Maisha Yearwood recounts her real-life experience in solitary confinement in Istanbul for carrying 9 grams of hash, having been singled out because she was black and a lesbian.

Brooklyn Commons

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Theatrical Performance:

Main Drag, in-demand wardrobe designer for pop-stars Lionel Harris, Lion El to the world, finds himself at the intersection of combustible issues where he is forced to confront fame, fear, racism, homophobia, narcissism, humility, love, and a Confederate flag.

Triskelion Arts

Sunday, June 25

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

NYC Pride Celebration:

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Theater Performance:

9 Grams, Hollywood screenwriter Maisha Yearwood recounts her real-life experience in solitary confinement in Istanbul for carrying 9 grams of hash, having been singled out because she was black and a lesbian.

Brooklyn Commons

Wednesday, June 28

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Conversation Series:

The Arts, Advocacy & Activism

Brooklyn Pride Center

Friday, June 30

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Theater Performance:

Luna Fest, a spoken word and all female rap musical centering on love, romance, and the power of jealousy with lesbian swingers and burlesque dancers in the mix.

Triskelion Arts

Saturday, July 1

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Theater Performance:

Luna Fest, a spoken word and all female rap musical centering on love, romance, and the power of jealousy with lesbian swingers and burlesque dancers in the mix.

Triskelion Arts

Sunday, July 2

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Theater Performance:

Luna Fest, a spoken word and all female rap musical centering on love, romance, and the power of jealousy with lesbian swingers and burlesque dancers in the mix.

Triskelion Arts

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