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​Friday, February 5 | 7pm / Free

This short film is a boy-meets-boy love story about an East Indian from London who travels to India and falls for a local guy while discovering a country he only thought he knew. Directed by Reid Waterer.
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Hosted by Yoseli Castillo & Alicia Anabel Santos
With a healthy dose of captivating drama, passionate sex, romance and the longest kiss in cinema history, Elena Undone tells the story of Elena (played by Necar Zadegan, the Persian/Iranian American Actress), the wife of an anti-gay pastor, who falls in love with an out lesbian writer. Directed by Nicole Conn.
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Sunday, February 14 | 6pm
Rise Up and Dance: V-Day One Billion Rising

To cap the Get Tough, Get BAAD! film series, on Sunday, February 14 at
7pm we present RISE UP AND DANCE: V-DAY ONE BILLION RISING. One Billion Rising was created by Eve Ensler as a global event where one billion women, transwomen and those who love them dance, rise up, and demand an end to violence. BAAD!’s community "love-in" and dance begins at 7pm with a potluck dinner, followed by an open speak out against violence, a reading of Eve Enlser's
"Rising," and then the music turns up and everyone is invited to dance. It'll be a time to commune with one another and hopefully a time to rejuvenate and rejoice. 
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Saturday, February 13 | 5pm / Free

Hosted by Robin Tucker, Linwood Rodgers, & Bryan Glover
Patrik-Ian Polk’s directorial debut tells the tale of four gay African-American friends in L.A.: a shy, virginal photographer, an outgoing lothario, a hot-to-trot rich kid newbie, and a fabulous drag diva. When a hunk (played by Rockmond Dunbar) moves in next door, the foursome wonder if the seemingly straight man might be bendable. 
Film features fierce drag queen performances set to vintage Sister Sledge disco and fun cameos.
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7pm / Free

Hosted by Urban + Out
This Patrik-Ian Polk comedy, released in 2012, is about a group of four young, black, gay men and their lesbian best friend who meet up in New York City one year after their graduation from Brown University. Their plans for a weekend of fun get derailed when old tensions resurface. The film includes Empire’s Jussie 
Smollet in one of the featured roles and cameos by Darryl Stephens and Wilson Cruz. 
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9pm / Free

Hosted by 
Kharis Collins, Mosaic, & BCA's Bronx Writers Center 
Polk’s latest film released in 2015 tackles devout Christianity and sexual identity as a high-school senior named Randy and his band of queer friends fight for a life outside the constrictions of their small Southern Baptist Mississippi town. This powerful film co-stars Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington asRandy’s conflicted parents, and was based on a book of the same title by Larry Duplechan.
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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 4 | 7pm / Free

Stephen Winter’s ground-breaking film about gay, HIV-positive African American and Asian queer people who are bound together by their outsider status and form a radical activist group that harass conservative politicians and homophobes. The event will include an introduction by the director and a Q&A with actors including the Bronx’s Michael Lynch.
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Friday, February 12 | 7pm / Free

Hosted by Destination Tomorrow
This short film is written and directed by Cheryl Dunye and is about Black -- once Blue – who is now a transman working as a security guard in an apartment complex in Oakland. One night, Black notices an ex- girlfriend partying with some other women in one of the buildings and is forced to confront his pre-transition past.
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Filmed on an iPhone camera by Sean Baker, this story is about a transgender prostitute Sin-Dee Rella (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and her best friend, Alexandra (Mya Taylor) who embark on a rip-roaring odyssey that leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles as they get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor that Sin-Dee’s pimp/boyfriend cheated on her. 
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Film screenings will be followed by B!YOUth, an open mic/open stage, a dance off (with two $25 prizes) and an after-party. 
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Thursday, February 11 | 7pm / Free
Hosted by Yoseli Castillo & Alicia Anabel Santos
Directed by Aurora Guerrero this tender, coming of age story of two young Chicanas is set in a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival. Their new-found connection and unexpected desires for each 
other, forces them to contemplate life and choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves. 
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Saturday, February 6 

Hosted by Frankie Allday
Director David Au offers a fresh take on life, love and food in the heart of Los Angeles between Elliot, a young, gay, Chinese chef facing foreclosure on his lackluster Chinese restaurant, and his mother who moves in after leaving her bland marriage. This deliciously emotional and redemptive story is supported by an endearing cast including a cameo from Star Trek legend George Takei.
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7pm / Free

Hosted by Bryan Glover, Adriel Muñoz & Jonathan Cruz
This Mexican comedy-drama by Sergio Tovar Velarde features four stories about love and self-acceptance: a boy secretly attracted to his male cousin; two college students starting a secret relationship; a couple wasted due to the arrival of another man and an old man dazzled over a young male prostitute.
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9pm / Free

Based on the classic lesbian play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, this gorgeous drama stars Latina lesbian supermodel Patricia Velasquez as Liz and is directed by the esteemed Venezuelan director Fina Torres. Liz, a womanizing party girl, celebrates her birthday each year with her striking friends at a Caribbean beach retreat. When a young outsider arrives, Liz sets on seducing her and falls in love.
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​ Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition

Wednesday, February 10 | 7pm / Free

Hosted by Justin Crowley, Mosaic & BCA's Bronx Writers Center 
Five short films based on true stories of LGBTQ Kenyans was originally a book anthologizing these narratives. They include a rebellious high-school student struggling with her sexuality; a closeted businessman who stumbles upon a local gay bar with his homophobic best friend; two farm workers navigating a close friendship; a man waiting to fulfill his long-time sexual fantasy; and two women feeling the threat of local legislators who want to enforce anti-gay laws. Directed by Jim Chuchu.
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