Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009: 5:00 PM at Women's Building

Look Again directed by Jennifer Lin and Jagadamba: Mother of Universe directed by Amber Field were created in a Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) Workshop. QWOCMAP promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films and videos that increase the visibility of queer women of color, authentically reflect our life stories, and address the vital social justice issues that concern our communities. Look Again directed by Jennifer Lin (USA, 2008, 7 min, Narrative/Fiction) June and Kelly are a bi-national couple struggling to stay together when Kelly's works visa runs out. Jagadamba: Mother of Universe directed by Amber Field (USA, 2008, 10 min, Documentary) A tender documentary about a queer transnational adoptee's healing journey through breath, sound, and music. To learn more about QWOCMAP: CLICK HERE

In Sickness and In Health directed by Pilar Prassas (USA, 2007, 56 min, Documentary)
In 2002, filmmaker Pilar Prassas began following seven couples in their effort to legalize same-sex marriage in the state of New Jersey. Two years into filming, however, plaintiff Marilyn Maneely, mother of five, was diagnosed with the incurable, terminal disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. On the day Marilyn passed away, her life partner of 14 years, Diane Marini, was not even allowed to sign her death certificate.

In traditional marriage vows, "till death do us part" is the phrase that follows "in sickness and in health," but to many gay and lesbian Americans, saying these words and enjoying their subsequent rights is not an option. With a tender touch, Prassas delicately balances tragedy and triumph in this film about the civil rights issues of our time - the fight to marry, and care for, the ones we love, in sickness and in health.

Admission: $10 Advance, $12 Door. To purchase tickets in advance go to:

Watch In Sickness and In Health trailer:

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