MY TRUE COLORS FESTIVAL 2018 Announces Line Up

MY TRUE COLORS FESTIVAL 2018 Announces Line UpMy True Colors Festival (MTCF) is pleased to present its lineup for 2018, including Saturday Church (June 14, 7 PM), a mini musical about a shy 14-year-old-boy struggling with gender identity and religion. He escapes the burden of his new responsibilities as "man of the house" after the death of his father and finds his passion in the process through voguing and the NYC ball scene, with the help of a vibrant transgender community where he is enlisted into Saturday Church, a program for at-risk L.G.B.T.Q. youth.

This year's lineup highlighting women centric films features the New York premier of Snapshots (June 16, 6:45 PM), which stars Piper Laurie, Brooke Adams, and Emily Baldoni and tells the story of a grandmother's secret past that collides with her granddaughter's secret future and her daughter's angry present. Can the love of three generations be enough to accept decades of deceit? Directed by Melanie Mayron, Snapshots is an original script based on the true personal story of writer and producer Jan Miller Corran. A talkback with the film's director and lead cast members will follow the screening.

MTCF is proud to screen the world premiere of Transfigurations-Gender Outlaws In The Bible (June 17, 6:45 PM). Written by and starring Peterson Toscano, Transfigurations playfully explores the serious worlds of gender, religion, and climate change. A disciple on a pilgrimage spends the night with strangers and tells stories of gender non-conforming and sexual minorities in the Bible. "T-Day" (June 22, 6:45 PM) encompasses a series of transgender films including the documentary A Year In Transition by Lorne Clarkson, which follows a 20-year-old Arab-American transgender man throughout his first year of transition. The film includes recounts from other transmasculine people in the Metro Detroit area. Talkback with Clarkson to follow the screening.

MTCF represents works that span across the country and around the globe like the film Pink Rose In Brazil (June 21, 6:45 PM) which documents preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. While the whole country rejoices in the big news and anxiously awaits this imminent event, the LGBT community protests injustices that are taking place against them. The documentary Pinky Gurung (June 23, 6:45 PM) follows a transwoman during her door-to-door campaign as a political party candidate in an upcoming parliamentary election in Nepal. Pinky Gurung joins a series of films representing Desi Queer Visibility including some of the best titles from the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival:

MTCF welcomes back by popular demand Luna Fest (June 24, 6:30 PM) the rap and spoken word musical by Brooklynite Sara Newman. Luna Fest tells the love story of two women who find themselves grappling with jealousy when they are magically lured to a female swingers' festival.

Screenings and live performances will take place at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave at Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) June 14 - 14, 2018. For a full festival lineup visit www.bricktheater.com. Tickets ($15) may be purchased online at www.bricktheater.com or by calling 866-811-4111.

ABOUT MY TRUE COLORS FESTIVAL

My True Colors Festival, now is in its fourth year, is a multidisciplinary arts event that is dedicated to bringing together innovative artists to showcase their works and is committed to building a bridge between domestic and international lesbian, gay, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual plus (LGBTQIA+) communities as part of our goal to break through closet doors and demolish divisive concrete walls around the globe. An Official NYC Pride Event Partner (Heritage of Pride Inc.) since inception, our mission is to fight for social justice and to promote cultural diversity through the arts. The festival offers a safe and affirming environment where emerging and established artists can present work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of New York.

My True Colors Festival (www.mytruecolorsfestival.com) is a fiscally sponsored project with the Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community. My True Colors Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), the borough's leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines. BAC reaches hundreds of thousands of artists and audience members each year through music, dance, film and visual arts programs, web-based directories and communities, arts education, urban folk arts initiatives, grants, training programs and artists services.

ABOUT THE BRICK

The Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions & further information, visit www.bricktheater.com. The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a storage space and a yoga center, this brick- walled garage was completely refurbished into a state-of-the-art theater complex, with a large sprung floor and professional lighting and sound package.

Winner of THE 2009 CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn's destination for subversive theatrical experiences. Home to the critically acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Musical), Red Cloud Rising, Theatre of the Arcade and Suspicious Package (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Play), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater's most innovative artists, including Award-winners Lila Neugebauer, Lea Nanako Winkler, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Little Lord, Nellie Tinder, Target Margin Theater, New Georges, Jason Grote, Annie Baker, The Mad Ones and Thomas Bradshaw.




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