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Hosted by Timm T. West, Co-Founder of Black Alphabet Film Festival & J.t. Roane, Professor of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

 CHANGE Directed by Melissa Osborne
Follows a day in the life of a gay African-American teenager as he grapples with his identity on the night Obama was elected president in 2008.

Proposition 8 Directed by B. Danielle Watkins
The voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage -passed. 3030, directed by B. Danielle Watkins (who will be in attendance), is a REVRY Original series chronicling the lives of two platonic lesbian roommates living in modern day Las Vegas.

SATURDAY CHURCH Directed by Damon Cardasis
The story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as "man of the house" after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses' journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to "Saturday Church," a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his aunt and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene, and voguing, until his double life is revealed. Ulysses must find the courage to be who he truly is, all while risking losing those he cares about most.

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