Art History MA student Olivia Morris is organizing an LGBTQ+ Film showcase, coming this April to the Askew Student Life Center. With an emphasis on women and non-binary directors, this showcase is an exploration of the joy of chosen family. Five shorts and a feature length film will show how queerness can create, support, and sustain ties of kinship. As Olivia explains,
There is incredible joy to be found through the making of chosen families. There is also room for understanding between biological families. Queerness belongs in the family narrative, and these films illustrate this belonging.
The screenings will take place April 4th at 5PM at the FSU Askew Student Life Cinema (942 Learning Way) on the FSU campus. There will be a Q&A after the screening, featuring a panel of queer voices from FSU and the larger Tallahassee area. We invite you to come experience these award-winning films and celebrate the joy of family.
The films are:
I Like Girls (2016), directed by Diane Obomsawin
Run(a)way Arab (2017), directed by Amrou Al-Kadhi
Rosie (2019), directed by Gail Maurice
Woman Dress (2019), directed by Thurza Cuthland
Les lèvres gercées (2018), directed by Fabien Corre and Kelsi Phung
and the feature-length Rafiki (2018), directed by Wanuri Kahiu.
The showcase is free and open to the public.