“Several major North American LGBTQ film festivals are forming an alliance so that they can continue to highlight the works of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer filmmakers during the coronavirus pandemic.
To that end, Frameline (San Francisco), Inside Out (Toronto), NewFest (NYC), and Outfest (Los Angeles) have formed NAQFA: the North American Queer Festival Alliance. The Alliance’s first collaborative event will be a live conversation and celebration with the talent behind “Disclosure,” a documentary exploring the history and visibility of transgender people in films and television. Netflix acquired the film after it premiered at Sundance and will make it available June 19, 2020.
The conversation will be live-streamed on June 24th, 2020 at 6PM PST / 9PM EST and will include Executive Producer Laverne Cox, Director Sam Feder, and featured talent such as Jen Richards, Brian Michael Smith, Tiq Milan, Candis Cayne, Zeke Smith, and Zackary Drucker. In statements, the filmmaking team behind “Disclosure” argue that its message resonates even more strongly at a time when people are pushing for social justice and change.” – Brent Lang (Variety)
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