Double Feature: All Boys Aren't Blue + To Decadence with Love, Thanks for Everything!


102m
GENRE: Activism | AIDS/HIV | Black/African American | Drag | Gay | Gender | Non-binary | Queer | Theatre/Performance Art
SECTION: Documentary Features | Narrative Features | Streaming

Frameline is happy to present a double feature of two films exploring the Black queer experience in America. Please also check out the Frameline Talk: "Sugar in My Bowl: AA Representation in Queer Cinema."

FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM

All Boys Aren't Blue

DIRECTOR Nathan Hale Williams | 2021 | USA | 40m

The potent words of author and activist George M. Johnson’s “memoir/manifesto” All Boys Aren't Blue are feverishly brought to life in this dramatic adaptation by Nathan Hale Williams. Following an intro voiced by the mother of Black Hollywood herself, Jenifer Lewis, actors Dyllón Burnside (Pose), Bernard David Jones (Crown Vic), and Thomas Hobson (12 Hour Shift) each play the non-binary writer at different chapters in their life in this exploration of Blackness, queerness, gender, and how they all fit together. Watch Trailer

To Decadence with Love, Thanks for Everything!

DIRECTOR Stuart Sox | 2020 | USA | 62m

Meet Laveau Contraire and Franky Canga, a pair of vibrant Black queer drag/performance artists in New Orleans, as they will be your tour guides through the city’s signature six-day celebration of Southern Decadence. Hopping from gig to gig, Laveau and Franky offer insight into their nightlife/performance careers, sharing key lessons they learned the hard way as young queens starting out. While showcasing “The Big Easy” through its nearly-50-year queer tradition, To Decadence with Love, Thanks for Everything! centers on the BIPOC experience during this city’s wildest long weekend—where the beauty and strength of a community that lifts one another up shines its brightest. Watch Trailer.

Preceded ByAfrican Brooms, a What We Carry with Us microdoc in honor of World Refugee Day.

Buying Note: This digital screening is available to view between Thu, Jun 17 and Sun, Jun 27. We suggest watching it at 4:00pm PDT Sun, Jun 20. Be sure to check out the related Frameline Talk, "Sugar in My Bowl: AA Representation in Queer Cinema."