In the short film Trémulo, Carlos sweeps and mops the floor of an old-time barbershop. One day among the customers is Julio. Thier eyes meet, and when the barbershop closes Julio comes back for Carlos. They spend the night together, eating, chatting and even dancing, knowing full well that this encounter will be brief and short-lived. Directed by Robert Fiesco
GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! is an annual series of films and events celebrating queer power, diversity, defiance, strength and visibility. The series was initiated in 2010 to celebrate queer strength and value, to take a stand against violence, and to counter negative and victimized images of queer people in the media from homophobic attacks in the Bronx and New York City. The series presents narrative films that are empowering to the LGBTQ community that feature queer, people of color as the lead protagonists and events that celebrate queer strength and value.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 | 7PM
MARGARITA WITH A STRAW
Hosted by Iyawó & Yoseli Castillo
A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery. Directed by Shonali Bose.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 | 9PM
This beautiful film is set in Argentina where Matias and Jeronimo have known each other since childhood and the summer before they start high school - experience their sexual awakening together. Matias's father's job moves him far away but ten years later, Matias returns home with his girlfriend. He unexpectedly runs into Jeronimo and feelings he thought he'd long ago buried begin to reappear. Directed by Papu Curotto.
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GET TOUGH! GET BAAD!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 | 7PM
RESISTANCE THROUGH LOVE - DANCE. DISSENT. DRUMS. ONE BILLION RISING V-DAY EVENT
V/DAY PARTY @BAAD! ONE BILLION RISING REVOLUTION is an energy, a platform, DRUMMING, a global movement, a catalyst, a worldwide decision to end violence against women, female bodied people, transwomen & their allies...STAND UP AND DANCE WITH US NOW.
SIMPLY HERR: A VALENTINE CABARET
Friday, February 10 & Saturday, February 11 | 8PM
"What the world needs now is love, sweet love," and the inimitable Barbara Herr has teamed up with pianist Rachel Kauffman, to present an evening of song and witty repartee built around songs of love and friendship.
Starring Roy Haylock as Bianca Del Rio, in the story of a New York teacher who is fired from a small Texan school for being gay, and returns disguised as "Bianca" to wreak revenge on the town. This comedy also includes Alan Cumming, RuPaul, Margaret Cho, Shangela, and others. Directed by Matt Kugelman.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 | 9:15PM
Set in Havana, Cuba, a young hairdresser, Jesus, works at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers and dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama, Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, VIVA becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and reconcile as a family.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 | 7PM
Hosted by Vivika Westwood Mugler
Part electric thriller, part exhilarating comedy, Soman Chainani's short film Kali Ma features an Indian mother who finds her gay son is the victim of a vicious billy, and she delivers her own brand of vigilante justice.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 | 7PM
ROMEO Y ROMEO
With Director Luis Cabarello
Director Luis Caballero's heartwarming and comedic award-winning film is about two teenage boys in Puerto Rico who are in love. Julio is a Catholic and Romeo is a Protestant, but instead of having to fight for it because of opposition from their families, their detractors will be society and the church.