Women On A Roll is proud to be a community collaborator for these upcoming screenings for Outfest Fusion.

WatermelonWomanThe Watermelon Women

Friday, March 4


Dir/Scr: Cheryl Dunye, 1996, English, USA, 90 min.
Cheryl (writer/director Dunye), a twenty-something black lesbian, makes a documentary about a beautiful film actress identified only as “The Watermelon Woman.” Delving into the project, Cheryl explores a budding love affair with Diana (Guinevere Turner), and contemplates the complexities of race, gender, and romance in the ’90s. Notably the first feature film directed by an African American lesbian, THE WATERMELON WOMAN was celebrated at the 1996 Berlin Film Festival where it won the prestigious Teddy Award. In honor of its 20th anniversary, we are proud to present this new digital restoration from the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project and 13th Gen.
Tickets: $10


The Revival: Women, Wine & The Word

Saturday, March 5

Dir: Sekiya Dorsett, 2015, English, USA, 82 min.
The socially impactful and sexy salon gatherings of the Harlem Renaissance were conceived by Queer women of color as sacred spaces for expression, discussion and community building. Picking up the torch, “The Revival” is a travelling salon-style performance art show featuring the work of four young, gifted, Black and Queer women. This engaging documentary follows singer/songwriter Be Steadwell, poets T’ai Freedom Ford and Jonquille Rice, and poet/founder Jade Foster through a seven date tour across the US – in a minivan – as they share themselves with audiences in an honest and inspirational story told by director Sekiya Dorsett. North American Premiere.
Tickets: $10

FusionGalaShortsFusion Gala Shorts 

Saturday, March 5

Meet the bold new voices of queer cinema in this colorful collection of shorts about finding truth and humor in unexpected places. These seven universal stories feature inspiring QPOC characters who are triumphantly coming to terms with who they are. The screening is followed by a fabulous party in the courtyard with hosted bar, food bites, and a DJ spinning sounds that will make you want to shimmy.
Whittier Blvd
Dir/Scr: Michael Patrick Spillers, 2015, English, USA, 17 min.
In this rockabilly fable a Latino youth contemplates gender identity and finds an unexpected ally, to a Morrissey soundtrack. Writer/Director is a 2015 Outfest Screenwriting Lab Fellow. World Premiere.Veracity
Dir: Seith Mann, Scr: Janaya Greene, 2015, English, USA, 20 min.
Unable to hide her feelings for new girl in school, a popular cheerleader finds herself all alone when she’s suddenly outed as a lesbian.The First Session
Dir: Ryan Logan, Scr: Fawzia Mirza, 2015, English, USA, 6 min.
A first date veers into unchartered territory with the help of an unconventional therapist and a mango.Robo Saints
Dir/Scr: Peter Wonsuk Jin, 2015, English, USA, 12 min
When an anime cosplaying trio lose their beautiful female centerpiece, a young man steps up and confronts his true feelings for his best friend.

Dir: Marvin Bryan Lemus, Scr: Moira Morel/Erick Castrillon, 2014, English/Spanish, USA, 12 min.
After a butch Latina dies unexepectedly, her mother is determined to bury her in a dress. But her girlfriend has other ideas… World Premiere.

House Not Home
Dir: Joshua Butler, Scr: Skyler Edge, 2014, English, USA, 15 min.
While mentoring other trans teens online, Terran, an African-American gender-fluid teenager, navigates bullying, violence, and rejection at home before finding the courage to come out.

Counter Act
Dir/Scr: Stephen T Gottlieb, 2015, English, USA, 4 min.
Two men find out the legacy of discrimination still lives on. World Premiere.
Tickets: $25

All Tickets Available at: outfest.org/fusion2016/screenings
Location: Egyptian Theatre, Rigler
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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