Our 6th Annual Rainbow Festival Guide!

Our 6th Annual Rainbow Festival Guide!
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6th Annual LGBTQA Film Festival

Sat Jun 3
Dedicated to Kathleen Happ 
Sponsored by Planned Parenthood
We are PROUD to celebrate our 6th annual Creative Alliance Rainbow Fest and fabulous LGBTQA Film Festival! This year we feature a documentary about lesbian activist Angela Bowen, shorts curated by an LGBTQA community jury to reflect all colors of the rainbow, and a drag-hosted queer tribute to the campy cult classic Mommie Dearest.

The film festival is part of Creative Alliance's ongoing support of the LGBTQA community of artists and activists in Baltimore!


The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen | 5pm | Info & Tix

Dir. Jennifer Abod, PhD | 2016 | 73 min.

THE PASSIONATE PURSUITS provides a window into the life of Angela Bowen who grew up in inner city Boston during the Jim Crow era, and went on to become a classical ballerina, a legendary dance teacher, a black lesbian feminist activist organizer, writer and professor. 

Bowen’s stories reveal how the challenges of race, class, gender, age, and sexuality played into her decisions and strategies for survival. PASSIONATE PURSUITS is important film for anyone who wants to know more about the experiences and complexities of black women’s lives and the emergence of Black Feminism.

Hot Shorts | 7pm | Info & Tix

The latest and greatest queer short films that highlight every color and hue of the rainbow, selected especially by a jury of LGBTQA community members.

Short Films:
Billymensional (Juan Jiménez, 2016, Colombia, 1 min)
Virgin Territory (Emily Robinson, 2016, USA, 14 min)
One Less Point on the Sky (Roberto Carlos, 2016, Spain 8 min)
Monogamish (Carlton Daniel, 2016, USA, 14 min)
After Claudettia (Jaime Blanson, 2016, USA, 5 min)
A Miracle of Hanukkah (Adi Spektor, 2015, USA, 7 min)
Because (Ruth Caudeli, 2016, Colombia, 13 min)
You Say You Love Me (Quinton Lavery, 2016 South Africa, 4 min)
Wajood/Selfhood (Vishal Srivastava, 2017, India, 13 min)
Total Runtime: 79 min

Mommie Queerest | 9pm | Info & Tix

No more wire hangers! Ever! This LGBTQA tribute to the cult/camp/classic film screening will be hosted by Baltimore drag superstar Betty O’Hellno.

Rainbow Pass

Individual Film: $10 adv | $13 at the door
Mommie Queerest: $15 adv | $18 at the door
Weekend Pass: $25, $20 mbrs.
Access to all Films & Mommie Queerest! 
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