THE POSTWOMAN & T’AINT NOBODY’S BIZINESS: QUEER BLUES DIVAS OF THE 1920S
Tue, Nov. 27 @ 8:30PM – Thalia
Unhappy in her relationship, Nia, a 30’s graphic designer, develops a crush on her neighborhood Postwoman, who shows her the true meaning of unconditional love.
Directed by J.D. Walker, 2010, 9 min, U.S.A., Comedy, English. Shown with T’Aint Nobody’s Biziness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s. Part of Gay Theme Films prg.
JD Walker is the writer and director of “The Postwoman,” which is currently being made into a feature film (2013). Her feature script for “The Postwoman” earned a “FINALIST” mention at the LA Femme Film Festival and “SEMI-FINALIST” mention at the Hollywood Black Film Festival in October 2012. Walker is a multidisciplinary artist originally trained as an actress. Walker is currently finishing two other screenplays while honing cast and crew for the feature version of “The Postwoman.” Find out more at http://www.thepostwomanmovie.com or on http://twitter.com/PostwomanMovie.
As part of recapturing our lost and hidden past, T’Ain’t Nobody’s Biziness presents the facts concerning the alternative sexualities of famous blues singers in a way that is un-sensational and entertaining.
Directed by Robert Philipson, 2011, 28 min, USA, Documentary, English. Shown with The Postwoman. Part of Gay Theme Films program.
Discussion after the screening with music writer and cultural historian Brian Keizer.
Brian attended Columbia University where he was an English major/fiction writer and studied film with Andrew Sarris. As a Blues Radio dj and Program director and Executive Board Member of WKCR, New York’s premier hardcore jazz station, Brian became known as a blues aficionado and radio personality on Something Inside Me and The Middle Passage. Brian was a rock critic for Spin and the San Francisco Bay Guardian in the 90s, covering Nirvana, Public Enemy, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone, James Brown and the Last Poets among other acts. In 1996 he wrote a book on Neil Young that was published by Penguin/Berkeley. As a filmmaker, Brian writes, directs and scores his films and works as an independent commercial and content creator in digital media.
Tickets $12 / $10
Tue, Nov. 27 @ 8:30PM