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June 2019

Yesterday

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Yesterday by Alicia Kester

Synopsis: Two young girls of color steal away to meet as one is about to be trafficked.

Content Warning: Human trafficking

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With Love

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence - With Love by Logan Henderson

Synopsis: A Black Two-Spirit person thrusts their community beyond wildfire smoke.

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White Towels

June 14, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Friday Opening Night - Everlasting Bonds – White Towels by Hannah Marianetti

Synopsis: Sex workers glide toward a scene with creative prowess, but true intimacy lies in their sisterhood.

Content Warning: Sex workers and brief nudity

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Waking Hour

June 14, 2019
Waking Hour by Nava Mau

Synopsis: With unexpected turns into fear and desire, a trans Latina flutters into the night with a man she just met.

Content Warning: Transphobia

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Ukulele Girl

June 14, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Friday Opening Night - Everlasting Bonds – Ukulele Girl by Nicole De Meneses

Synopsis: After passionately warbling in the park, all bets are off when haters mess with her dog.

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Time is of the Essence

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence - Time is of the Essence by Emma Lee

Synopsis: Queer Asian friends wander through time and healing.

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The Plastic Problem

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – The Plastic Problem by Alice Choe

Synopsis: California surfs through its own plastic waste after China bans the importation of recyclable plastic.

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The Divine Femmunity

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – The Divine Femmunity by Rraine Hansen

Synopsis: A young Jamaican girl learns how Oshun swoops trafficking victims into a divine refuge.

Content Warning: Kidnapping and mentions of sexual assault

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Speak

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Lesson 7- Speak by Nana Duffuor

Synopsis: A queer Black woman charges past sexual violence and self-destruction into resistance.

Content Warning: Mentions of rape and sexual assault

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sleeptalk

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – sleeptalk by Kristal Chan

Synopsis: An Asian woman prowls through white assimilation and model minority myths toward her genuine, unfiltered truth.

Content Warning: Mentions of racism

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Silence Is Our Enemy / Sound Is Our Weapon

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Silence Is Our Enemy : Sound Is Our Weapon by Emma Shooshan

Synopsis: Looping through a collage of intergenerational trauma, genocide, and diaspora, spoken word and music lift up activism and hope.

Content Warning: Mentions of genocide and police brutality

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Siendo la tormenta (Being the Storm)

June 14, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Friday Opening Night Screening - Everlasting Bonds– Siendo la tormenta by Laura Nuwuanda

Synopsis: An Afro Colombiana spirals through a storm of self-destruction and the end of an idyllic relationship.

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Resilience

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Lesson 1- Resilience by Nana Duffuor

Synopsis: A young Black girl tangles with internalized racism when she gets her hair done for the first day of school.

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Waking Hour by Nava Mau

Opening Night Screening: Everlasting Bonds

June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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From a trans Latina navigating through conflicting emotions to a Black nonbinary lesbian stoner flying beyond the understanding of her best friend, these films cartwheel through desire, confusion, and comedy in tales as old as time.

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Not Your Mascot

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Not Your Mascot by Beth Nelsen

Synopsis: As sports teams waddle through a larger national issue, Native perspectives leap into the forefront at Napa High.

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Nature is not racist

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Nature is not Racist by Susana Romero

Synopsis: In a habitat bogged down by racism, a queer Colombiana emerges into the solace of nature.

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My Grandmother’s House

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence - My Grandmother's House by Megan Wilton

Synopsis: A pansexual Black woman and her aunt climb from generations of child sexual abuse and domestic violence toward power.

Content Warning: Mentions of child sexual abuse

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Music Box

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever - Music Box by Tasya Abbot

Synopsis: A young Peruvian/Jewish lesbian living far from home explores her grandparent’s relationship with her identity.

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Mom Too

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever – Mom Too by Jen Robles

Synopsis: A young boy with two moms courageously swings past animosity at school.

Content Warning: Bullying and homophobia

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Letter to the Outsider

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence – Letter to the Outsider by Dorothy Cheung

Synopsis: An Asian lesbian scales questions about political imprisonment as she meanders through confinement in the Netherlands.

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Les lèvres gercées

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever – Les lèvres gercées

Synopsis: A mother and her transgender child lumber toward an understanding.

Content Warning: Transphobia and mentions of suicide

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La Serenata

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever – La Serenata by Adelina Anthony

Synopsis: The parents of a Mexican-American boy fluff his wings and reimagine the serenade tradition.

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I Am Kavi

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever - I Am Kavi by Kavi Dhan

Synopsis: A South Asian transgender filmmaker strides into who he is and what identity means to him.

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Hudson

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever – Hudson by Shae Xu

Synopsis: A queer Asian mother glides into a conversation with her son but he has other things on his mind.

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Hot & Bothered

June 14, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Friday Opening Night - Everlasting Bonds – Hot & Bothered by Leah Byrd

Synopsis: A sarcastic Black stoner lopes through love and a dating app for lesbians with her best friend.

Content Warning: Racism

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Home

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever - Home by Christina E. Lang (1)

Synopsis: For an aromantic and asexual biracial Chinese woman, everyday moments that create home propel her into the world.

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Haunted Flowers

June 14, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Friday Opening Night - Everlasting Bonds - Haunted Flowers by Rachel Walker and Jed Rodriguez

Synopsis: A young nonbinary Latinx daringly descends into the echoes of an overwhelming love.

Content Warning: Yelling and aggressive communication

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Guarding Santos

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever – Guarding Santos by Adelina Anthony

Synopsis: A Mexican immigrant family oscillates around love for their rebellious young girl.

Content Warning: Antagonism toward gender nonconforming child

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Food with Friends

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever - Food with Friends by Mina Halim and Fiza Jihan

Synopsis: A nonbinary Coptic Egyptian and a Muslim Pakistani queer friends dive into community, queerness, and diaspora with food.

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Film Award

June 16, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for the 15th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival Audience Award!

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Femme Queen Chronicles

June 14, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Friday Opening Night - Everlasting Bonds – Femme Queen Chronicles by Ahya Simone

Synopsis: Four Black trans women strut through love, trade, and shade without getting clocked or clocking anyone.

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disquiet

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence - Disquiet by Sam Ku

Synopsis: A queer, nonbinary Asian bounds toward self-definition.

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Cup of Tea

June 14, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Friday Opening Night - Everlasting Bonds - Cup of Tea by Jianda Monique

Synopsis: A queer Black gender nonconforming artist bounds through a love letter to her present self.

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QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever – La Serenata by Adelina Anthony

Closing Night Screening: Belonging Forever

June 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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From a young Mexican American boy’s voice soaring with love and a transgender South Asian wandering into wholeness, to an Afro Colombian nesting in family love, these films leap into resilience and joy.

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QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence - Disquiet by Sam Ku

Centerpiece Screening: Rising Persistence

June 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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From queer Asians skipping through time and Native people propelling a national sports issue, to Black women galloping toward healing, these films lift us to persist and live our lives fully.

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Blood is the Mother of Qi

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever - Blood is the Mother of Qi by Adam Austin

Synopsis: An amalgamated family culture slides into small rituals performed in a kitchen.

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Because They Love Me

June 16, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Sunday Closing Night - Belonging Forever – Because They Love Me by Poll Andrium Landazuri

Synopsis: An Afro Colombian feminist whose gender is "whatever I want" hops through their large family asking why do they love me?

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Among the Cranes

June 15, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Saturday Centerpiece - Rising Persistence - Among the Cranes by Astrid Liu

Synopsis: Soaring past loneliness, a young queer Asian woman lets go of isolation.

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After You Left

June 14, 2019
QWOCFF 19 - Friday Opening Night - Everlasting Bonds – After You Left by April Maxey

Synopsis: Ambling through the last of her things, a queer woman routs through memories of life with her ex.

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DJ Black

2019 QWOCFF After Party

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Asiento, 2730 21st St. @ Bryant
San Francisco, CA
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The Vibrant & Vivacious After Party with the Most Vim and Vigor! Featuring the Infinite DJ Black and the Everlasting DJ Wepa QWOCMAP is the After Party vibe you need: “No parking on the dance floor…” but do anything else you want to do: break the beat, drop it low, hit the floor, and shake according to your rhythm, melody, and harmony. There “ain’t no hateration or holleration in this dancery / dance soiress…” this is the place for you…

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