Black, Blues and Other Hues
91 min

Journey through tales of lust and longing. This sultry collection depicts memorable women of color, from 1920s blues singers who belted out songs that echoed the trials and triumphs of their lives, to modern day sisters trying to handle the intricacies of present day life. -- Suzi Nash

This Shorts Program Features:
Cross Your Fingers
( UK, 2011, 17 min , Yun Joo Chang )
Traditional meets punk in this urban South London tale of opposites attracting.
The Bus Pass
( USA, 2010, 3 min , Narissa Lee )
On the way home from work, a woman sees the girl of her dreams. Will she dare take the plunge and ask for her number? Or will she let life and a chance for love pass her by?
Bumming Cigarettes
( USA, 2012, 24 min , tiona.m. )
While waiting for the results of an HIV test, Vee bums a cigarette from Jimmy, the self-proclaimed mayor of the streets. Sometimes the simplest act can create a bond between strangers. The film was shot on location in Philadelphia and explores themes of HIV/AIDS within the Black LGBT community. It is the first short narrative fiction film from tiona.m., whose last film, the feature-length documentary, black./womyn.: conversations with lesbians of African descent was awarded this festival's Audience Award for Best Documentary in 2008.
Polaroid Girl
( USA, 2012, 17 min , April Maxey )
A quirky and timid aspiring photographer discovers her inner courage after meeting a woman in a vintage camera shop. Can she get the shot and the girl?
T’Aint Nobody’s Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s
( USA, 2011, 29 min , Robert Philipson )
The blues produced some kick-ass women who weren’t afraid to flaunt their fluid sexuality. Divas such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Ethel Waters sang their way to fame, fortune while creating a few scandalous moments. In their lifestyle and music, these strong, independent women survived hardships and were unapologetic about their unconventional choices in clothes, recreational activities and bed partners.

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Friday, July 20, 7:15 PM
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Guests and Events
Director Tiona M (Bumming Cigarettes), Director Robert Philipson (T’aint Nobody’s Bizness Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s) will be in attendance to discuss their films with the audience. Plunge with Stimulus and mingle with the filmmakers at North Shore Beach Club following the screening.