Thanks Women in the Life!!!

January 31, 2009

Thanks much to Women in the Life in DC for hosting our 2nd work in progress screening. We traveled down to Busboys & Poets and were met with a very warm and active crowd! The screening room was full to capacity. Justin Credible and Regina Armenta helped us stake out a few seats VERY near some lovely and generous DC citizens.

Angie Head and Jai Brooks performed after the film to much applause. We were extremely excited to meet some like minded folks in the personage of Sheila Alexander-Reid, Founder of Women in the Life, Earl Fowlkes Jr., President/CEO of the International Foundation of Black Prides, and Zack and Michael of The New Gay

Some pix of the night below:
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Jay Dreams Screening in DC with Women in the Life January 11th, 2009

December 21, 2008

Next work in progress screening of “Jay Dreams” : @ DC’s much respected Women in the Life series on January 11th at 8:00pm. We are so honored! We will be screening the film, doing a Q&A session, and featuring a few performers from the film including writer Jai Brooks and DC-based musician Angela Head. Details below:

Jay Dreams
Sunday, January 11th
8:00pm (changed from 7:00pm to 8:00pm)
Free!
Women in the Life Series
The Langston Hughes Room, Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St., NW Washington DC

Thanks Jade Foster for making this possible!

Also to Rahne Alexander who made the infamous statement on her blog that Jay Dreams was “the sexiest lesbian movie every made.” (blushing) – well thanks!

Web site: http://www.catherinepancake.com/JayDreams

Jay Dreams WorkInProgress Screening & Cabaret Nov. 8th 2008

November 16, 2008

WoW – what an amazing success! We had a large (150+) and fantastique crowd for our first screening of Jay Dreams at the Creative Alliance on November 8, 2008. Everyone was sooo inspired and inspiring!

Visit the Jay Dreams web site to see a very rough trailer and more information about the film… Jay Dreams

The City Paper wrote a nice article about the film here
… “The film [sic] is a little bit sardonic, a little bit titillating, and a little bit playfully silly. .. capture(s) the hopes, worries, and desires of stereotype-busting individuals navigating interpersonal relationships, while sparking a jumble of emotional responses recognizable to just about all grown human beings.” The article also focuses on our collaboration and the role of the film in highlighting the local Bmore dom-fem scene. We are working now on completing the sound design, titles, credits, and final animations for the haiku titles.

The film would never have been possible without the incredible generosity of so many folks in the community. We’ll be writing and discussing these performers and much, much more here on our blog. Please feel free to post comments, feedback, and thoughts. We are currently planning a few more screenings in the local Baltimore/Washington DC so contact us if you’d like to set up a show.

We like to make our screenings a celebratory event!!! For instance we like to bring along a few amazing performers from the community to keep the love flowing after the film is done. You can see these amazing folks in the videos below! With all the post-Obama excitement in the US and anti-Prop 8 organizing – let’s keep the VISIBILITY HIGH for our community!

God-des and She (Following a set by Reina Williams)

K Love the Infinite of We Are HipHop Too! “Have No Regrets”

Gray the Poet

Reina Williams “The Party Don’t Start”

Reina Williams “Let it Flow”

Reina Williams “Father Figure”