If you’re looking for something fun, inspiring and FREE to do join us for an amazing LGBTQ film series. Come with your lover, come with your friends… the point is we want you to come. (Insert pun)
You are cordially invited to this year’s:
GET TOUGH, GET BAAD!
FEBRUARY 4-14 |
GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! is an annual series of films and events celebrating queer power, diversity, defiance, strength and visibility. The series was initiated in 2010 to celebrate queer strength and value, to take a stand against violence, and to counter negative and victimized images of queer people in the media from homophobic attacks in the Bronx and New York City. The series presents narrative films that are empowering to the LGBTQ community that feature queer, people of color as the lead protagonists and events that celebrate queer strength and value.
The following films will be hosted by Dominican Lesbian Writers, Yoseli Castillo & Alicia Anabel Santos.
TOMORROW NIGHT FREE
Friday, February 5th at 7:00PM
Hosted by Yoseli Castillo & Alicia Anabel Santos With a healthy dose of captivating drama, passionate sex, romance and the longest kiss in cinema history, Elena Undone tells the story of Elena (played by Necar Zadegan, the Persian/Iranian American Actress), the wife of an anti-gay pastor, who falls in love with an out lesbian writer. Directed by Nicole Conn. Join the Facebook Event | Watch the Trailer
Saturday, February 6, 2016 9pm / Free
LIZ IN SEPTEMBER
Based on the classic lesbian play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, this gorgeous drama stars Latina lesbian supermodel Patricia Velasquez as Liz and is directed by the esteemed Venezuelan director Fina Torres. Liz, a womanizing party girl, celebrates her birthday each year with her striking friends at a Caribbean beach retreat. When a young outsider arrives, Liz sets on seducing her and falls in love. Join the Facebook Event | Watch the Trailer
Thursday, February 11 | 7pm / Free
MOSQUITA Y MARI
Hosted by Yoseli Castillo & Alicia Anabel Santos
Directed by Aurora Guerrero this tender, coming of age story of two young Chicanas is set in a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival. Their new-found connection and unexpected desires for each other, forces them to contemplate life and choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves. Join the Facebook Event | Watch the Trailer
Sunday, February 14 | 6pm
Rise Up and Dance: V-Day One Billion Rising
To cap the Get Tough, Get BAAD! film series, on Sunday, February 14 at 7pm we present RISE UP AND DANCE: V-DAY ONE BILLION RISING. One Billion Rising was created by Eve Ensler as a global event where one billion women, transwomen and those who love them dance, rise up, and demand an end to violence. BAAD!’s community “love-in” and dance begins at 7pm with a potluck dinner, followed by an open speak out against violence, a reading of Eve Enlser’s “Rising,” and then the music turns up and everyone is invited to dance. It’ll be a time to commune with one another and hopefully a time to rejuvenate and rejoice. Join the Facebook Event | Watch the Trailer
FOR DETAILS AND COMPLETE CALENDAR
ELENA UNDONE TRAILER
MOSQUITA Y MARI TRAILER
NEXT AT BAAD!
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HOPE TO SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!
BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Dance Coalition is located:
2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY