Sistah Sinema is a monthly series that showcases queer women of color in film in different cities. The group has held quite a few here in Richmond and next week, the series, along with the Afrikana Film Festival, will screen “Out in the Night” at the Bijou Film Center.
The film is a documentary on four African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out in August 2006. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Terrain and Venice, and Renata Hill were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves, and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. The women became known as “The New Jersey 4.”
Human, thoughtful, and just a little disquieting, “John” tells a story about the ghosts that are haunting you even now. In partnership with Virginia Rep, The Cadence Theatre Company’s production of “John,” follows a young couple’s stay at a bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania as their relationship is strained to the breaking point. Both of [...]