Pride month in Hampton Roads begins with a vibrant and creative start with “Kiki”, a film about New York City’s ballroom scene. Portsmouth native Twiggy Pucci Garcon stars in and co-wrote “Kiki”, a documentary about the expressive ballroom subculture of the LGBTQ community.
Fans of 1990’s “Paris is Burning” will recognize the balls that feature dance-offs where ‘vogueing’ emerged over a generation ago. “Kiki” follows a new group of ballroom participants as they continue to fight for visibility, acceptance and inclusion in a pure form of creative expression.
“Kiki” is the first of four film events scheduled for the Fourth LGBT Film Festival sponsored by the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads. Attendees are invited to stay after the movie for a talkback on Kiki/ball culture with live ball performances.
NOTE: A cash bar and food for order will be available.
Doors open at 7:30pm. Presented by Capital One and all proceeds benefit The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads.
For tickets to the “Kiki” film and event other films in the series, please visit: https://www.reelitout.com/tickets
2017 LGBT Film Festival
Friday June 2, 8PM at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk: Short Film Showcase
“Rats That Eat Men” (Drama) Directed by Isobel Mascarenhas-Whitman.
Ritah, a lesbian refugee forced to flee her marriage of convenience and squat in a crumbling London house meets a Polish builder on the run from his own family. 16 ½ minutes
Saturday, June 3, 8PM at Blocker Auditorium, Virginia Wesleyan College: Political Animals
Political Animals tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century – the gay rights movement – through the eyes of four elected women – a group often left out of gay histories until now. Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film follows four ground- breaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government.
Sunday, June 4, 7PM at the NARO Cinema: Naz and Maalik
Over the course of one Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, two closeted Muslim teens have their secretive lives rattled by FBI surveillance. Intimate and meditative, NAZ & MAALIK examines the mysterious forces that animate teenage minds.