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NewFest Film Fest: All Boy’s Aren’t Blue/Black Boy Joy + Smoke Lilies and Jade
October 16, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
In a poetic visual reading of George Matthew Johnson’s intimate memoir, Dyllon Burnside (FX’s POSE), Bernard David Jones, and Thomas Hobson play Johnson at pivotal stages of their life to recount their experiences growing up Black, queer, and non-binary.
Most touchingly, ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE captures the warm relationship they had with their grandmother, warmly voiced by legendary actor Jenifer Lewis. Prose is king, and Johnson’s couldn’t be more captivating — made only stronger by the actors’ imaginative interpretations of the material.
Preceded by the following short films:
BLACK BOY JOY
Dir. Avery Archie & Joshua Walker, USA, 1 min
When being yourself is more than enough
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film
SMOKE, LILIES, AND JADE
Dir. Deondray and Quincy LeNear Gossfield, USA, 28 mins