BLACK AS U R – Encore Screening

Do all Black lives matter – or only heterosexual Black lives? This is the question theater and film director Micheal Rice powerfully explores in this deep, necessary dive into the intertwined damage of racism and homophobia within Black communities. Brilliantly weaving together history and contemporary lived experience, Rice revisits gay civil rights icons James Baldwin and Bayard Rustin, interviews preachers and professors, and talks to Black trans youth.

Preceded by CANS CAN’T STAND; dir Matt Nadel & Megan Plotka; 19 min
Since 1982, police have weaponized Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) law to terrorize queer/trans Louisianians. This doc follows a group of Black trans women in New Orleans who are fighting to repeal that law.