5th Annual Black Alphabet Cincy Film Festival
JUNE 16TH, 2022 - 5:00PM-10:00PM
Cincy Black Pride presents our 5th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival (BAFF). Since its inception in 2013, BAFF has worked to encourage storytelling, cultivate new dialogues and educate communities about the cultural and social contributions that Black LGBTQ-identified people have made to the world. The founding mission, "to identify and present the stories that portray the variety of gender and sexual expressions of the Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) community through the art of film," has sustained the organization for several years. Black Alphabet's vision and mission reflect the desire to use media and the creative arts to promote healthy and whole lifestyles to the Black LGBTQ+ community.
with Talkbaks from
Directors Micheal Rice (Black As U R)
and BD Waktins (The Higher Spirit)
Black AS UR,
by Michael Rice
BLACK AS U R poses to Black America a highly confrontational and much-avoided question. Why do we as a people protest against racial injustice, but disregard the injustices experienced by black queer people? After all, we are just as black as you are. In this incendiary documentary, filmmaker Micheal Rice takes the audience on a journey through the homophobia that characterizes many black spaces, both contemporarily and via an autobiographic look into his own upbringing in the south. BLACK AS U R is the first step in confronting the African American community about queerphobia, via the seering stories of queer black people.
The Higher Spirit, by BD Watkins
Coming from mixed backgrounds adopted siblings Smythe, Hanna, Bea, Shane, and Lonny along with their parents Pat and Samantha, will have to search for a HIGHER SPIRIT to get them through this holiday season.