2015 Schedule

Thursday, June 18

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Youth Filmmakers Workshop:
Conceive, Connect, Create – Why Production Is A Team Sport

Lonai Mosely, Founder of Dahya Community, a NYC-based youth Arts in Education organization, will present an interactive Digital Media Arts workshop. Attendees ages 12-18 will participate in a 2-hour hands-on intensive learning about the process of pre, pro, post live and recorded event production, and why teamwork is essential.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Opening Night Reception

Kick off NYC Pride and My True Colors Festival. Meet and Greet MTCF’s 2015 Ambassador Richard Pryor Jr.

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Reality Star Margeaux (Margo) Simms to perform her songs, celebrating PRIDE.

Faison Firehouse Theater

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Opening Night Screening: Documentary Pier Kids: The Life

Pier Kids follows the homeless gay and transgender youth in New York who call the Christopher Street Pier home

Faison Firehouse Theater

Friday, June 19

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Performance:
Mommie Letters

A thought-provoking evening of readings from letters written by southern Black, Caribbean, Latina, and Indigenous African women to their mothers about childhood experiences and secrets never told.

Faison Firehouse Theater

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Stage Reading:
America and the Adventures of Nat Turn-Up

An aspiring teen rapper and his friends face harsh realities of transphobia, police brutality, racism, and white privilege.

Faison Firehouse Cabaret

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Performance:
CyberSex-The Play

A theatrical experience and psychological drama about sexual abuse, incest, and one man’s desire for revenge.

Faison Firehouse Theater

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Performance: Abraham/Liam

Abraham Morales, a bully considering murder. Liam McCalister, a bullied teen complicating suicide. Both must face their demons. Faison Firehouse Cabaret

Saturday, June 20

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Performance:
Mommie Letters

A thought-provoking evening of readings from letters written by southern Black, Caribbean, Latina, and Indigenous African women to their mothers about childhood experiences and secrets never told.

Faison Firehouse Theater

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Performance:
CyberSex-The Play

A theatrical experience and psychological drama about sexual abuse, incest, and one man’s desire for revenge.

Faison Firehouse Theater

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Stage Reading:
America and the Adventures of Nat Turn-Up

An aspiring teen rapper and his friends face harsh realities of transphobia, police brutality, racism, and white privilege.

Faison Firehouse Cabaret

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Performance:
Hush, Hush

An African American family deals with the disclosure of sexual abuse Inspired by the non-fiction book of the same title.

Faison Firehouse Theater

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Performance:
Abraham/Liam

Abraham Morales, a bully considering murder. Liam McCalister, a bullied teen complicating suicide. Both must face their demons.

Faison Firehouse Cabaret

Sunday, June 21

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Invisible Life The Musical

Showcase of Invisible Life The Musical, based on the book by E. Lynn Harris; music and lyrics by legends Ashford and Simpson. Talkback with director Proteus Spann.

Faison Firehouse Theater

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Make Music New York Outdoor Concert

DJ Teddy Douglass spins clubs mixes of Invisible Life The Musical soundtrack and more

Faison Firehouse Patio

6:00 PM –7:30 PM

Premier Screening: Documentary Out On The Tracks

Gay Guyanese soul singer Nhojj and his groundbreaking Made To Love Him sessions; same-sex renditions of classic hetero love songs.

Short
Intrinsic Moral Evil

Faison Firehouse Theater

8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Performance:
CyberSex-The Play

A theatrical experience and psychological drama about sexual abuse, incest, and one man’s desire for revenge.

Faison Firehouse Theater

Monday, June 22

5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The L Word 2.0: Women’s Day

A lineup of programming for and by female artists

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

Faison Firehouse Cabaret

6:30 PM – 8:00PM

A Conversation With Ntozake Shange

Up & Close conversation with Ntozake Shange about a Broadway rival of For Colored Girls… and her new play.

Faison Firehouse Theater

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Screening: Webseries Dyke Central

Group of 30-something queers navigating life, love, lust and adulthood in the lesbian Mecca that is Oakland, California.

Shorts
Mom Too and, You’re Dead To Me

Faison Firehouse Theater

Tuesday, June 23

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Screening:
Webseries Brothers

An original narrative series about a group of transgender masculine friends in Brooklyn, NY.

Screening: Documentary From Leonard To Leona-Ah Kua No More

Life and work of Singapore native Leona Lo. Her one-woman play, “The Ah Kua Show,” details the joy and pain of becoming a woman.

Faison Firehouse Theater

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Screening: Documentary Pay It No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsh P. Johnson 

A look at the revolutionary trans-activist who was a Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, and a drag queen.

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Spotlight Screening: Documentary The Rebirth of Paris

An informative follow-up to the Paris is Burning legacy, told from the perspective of Ballroom’s new generation. Panel on mainstream media sensationalism of the Trans experience to follow

Faison Firehouse Theater

Screening: PSA PROJECT R.E.A.L & Edens Garden

Project R.E.A.L looks at the diversity among Trans men and behaviors that place then at risk for HIV/STD epidemic.

Faison Firehouse Theater

Wednesday, June 24

4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

MTCF Honors Patrik Ian-Polk. Tribute to 10th Anniversary of Noah’s Arc the series LOGO debut

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Champagne Toast and Tribute to Patrik-Ian Polk

Up Close with the producer, director, screenwriter, singer, and actor noted for his films and theater work that explore the African-American LGBT experience and relationships.

Faison Firehouse Theater

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Screening: Punks

Polk’s directorial debut about a group of gay African-American friends, described as the male Waiting To Exhale

Faison Firehouse Theater

9:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Special Screening: Noah’s Arc: Jumping The Broom (Director’s Cut)

Feature length film picks up where the television series ends, following the friendships and love exploits of a group of gay black men

Faison Firehouse Theater

Thursday, June 25

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

A Conversation with Call Me Creator Tai Chunn

Special Preview:
Call Me The Series

A sneak peak at the new scripted series about male escorts followed by a Q&A session on developing a commercial script, working on an independent project, creating a webseries vs. going cable. Plus meet the cast.

Screening:
Webseries Complaisant

Complaisant The Series follows the private lives of Leah (a former housewife) and Jennifer (a former female escort). A dramatic love story riddled with secrets that touches upon drug addiction and a major physical health issue.

Faison Firehouse Theater

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Pinot Noir Reception

Honoring NYC Pride Host Tituss Burgess

Paying homage to a veteran of stage and television, Tituss Burgess, whom we saw most recently as Kimmy’s G.B.F. on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and this year’s June 26 Pride Rally Host.

Screening:
Webseries Tha Life

Tha Life Atlanta follows the lives of seven African American Men who struggle with their careers, relationships, and families all while navigating through the Atlanta jungle of Gay life.

Faison Firehouse Theater

9:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Screening:
Documentaries and Narrative Shorts

Queer Aesthetic; Mom and Me and My Little Rooster; Brothers Texas; Pretty Boy; Scotty and Josh Get Enlightened; and, You, Me, Bathroom Sex

Faison Firehouse Theater

Friday, June 26

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing Cocktail Reception

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Screening:
Webseries Bi; and, Finding Me

Bi follows Alex, a young hopeless romantic juggling friends, work and sexuality.

Finding Me follows lovable but often confused Faybien Allen, as he navigates complex relationships with lovers and friends.

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Performance:
Hush, Hush

An African American family deals with the disclosure of sexual abuse Inspired by the non-fiction book of the same title. Book signing following the performance.

Faison Firehouse Theater

10:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Screening:
Narrative Christine At The Crossroads

Award-winning film about a young married woman coming to grips with her repressed sexuality when she falls in love with a female co-worker.

Tamiko; Sugar Hiccup, The Imperative Prize

Faison Firehouse Theater

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