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OVERVIEW

Fri, June 14

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING: TENDER POSSIBILITIES

FRI, JUNE 14
7:30PM

RECEPTION & DOORS OPEN: 6:30PM

From the intoxicating first kiss to queer Pin@ys navigating their upbringing, from transmen of color dating to Navajo beauty pageants, soak up the juicy possibilities in these sassy date films.

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

FRI, JUNE 14
10PM

$10 to $25

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SWANA/AMEMSA DJs!
DJ Emancipacion & Turntable Ruckus
(the DJ Duo from Pittsburgh: DJ Cheiffredd and DJ kK Hollywood)

Celebrate the 9th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival at this opening night party, with DJs that mix powerful waves of music.

Balancoire
2565 Mission Street @ 22nd St, SF

Sat, June 15 [^]

CENTERPIECE SCREENING: UNFOLDING BEAUTY

SAT, JUNE 15
3PM

DOORS OPEN: 2PM

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From API bois in search of the perfect haircut, to the healing of our bodies and spirits, to queer youth on their own paths, from the land and legacies that sustain us, to a triumphant anthem of Black lesbian identity, these films leap joyously into the strong currents of community.

Featured Screening: BRIDGE TO TRUTH

SAT, JUNE 15
7PM

RECEPTION & DOORS OPEN: 6PM

The fertile histories and lush cultures of Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian (SWANA/AMEMSA) communities drown in vilification, yet hope and activism spring up around the world. From candlelit prayer rugs to sweaty nights as a DJ, to feminist waves that carry across the seas, to unheard perspectives on the simmering Syrian revolution, these films honor their stories, resistance and truth. After the screening, filmmakers and activists converge in a panel discussion, to surface from the raging depths of Islamophobia and racism, and bridge LGBTQ human rights, spiritual acceptance and social justice movements.

Sun, June 16 [^]

CENTERPIECE SCREENING: CHOOSING US

SUN, JUNE 16
2PM

DOORS OPEN: 1PM

From the drift between a Chicana mother and daughter, to the crashing undertow of exes, from a young queer API woman accepting herself, to the bouyant swells of chosen family for a Japanese immigrant mother, to queer Black women, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and DOMA, to queer Latinas raising children, this afternoon is awash with films that fill our spirits.

CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING: LIFEGIVING

SUN, JUNE 16
6PM

RECEPTION & DOORS OPEN: 5PM

From the powerful rivers of Hawaiian and Navajo cultures, to Caribbean mangrovesand the humid South, from a queer Xicana's connections to her culture, to the reservoirs of queer artists of color, the confluence of these films shows that land and art are tributaries of freedom.

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

SUN, JUNE 16
9PM

AWARD CEREMONY
10PM

$10 to $25

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Music by DJ Wepa & DJ AlmiuX

The Audience Award for Best Film will close out the 9th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. Join us for fierce fun with fabulous friends!

Slate
2925 16th Street @ S. Van Ness, SF

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