Schedule of events/Links to trailers:
Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm/Free
Funny, smart and very romantic, Alice Wu's debut film puts a whole new fresh face on Asian-American family relations when a middle-aged widow (played by a radiant Joan Chen) gets pregnant by an unnamed man and moves into her lesbian daughter's home. When her daughter meets a sexy young woman things get more complicated.Click title or here to view trailer.
Wednesday, February 4 at 7pm/Free
Vividly delving into class, culture and bigotry, a hunky, closeted gay Muslim man from a traditional Turkish family finds love for the first time with a blond Belgian. Director Guy Lee Thys paints a rich picture of how love, courage and tolerance ultimately triumph over all. Click title or here to view trailer.
Thursday, February 5 at 7pm/Free
MY STRAIGHT SON
Diego, a young and successful fashion photographer, lives in a glamorous world but a tragic accident turns his world upside down. Right at this inopportune time, Diego’s estranged and straight teenage son Armando shows up unexpectedly. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other in this touching and amusing dramedy. Directed Miguel Ferrari. Click title or here to view trailer.
Friday, February 6 at 5pm (film) / 6:30pm (open mic) / 8:30 (dance contest)/Free
PARIAH and Youth Open Mic and Dance Contest
This event begins with the powerful coming out/coming-of-age film about a 17-year-old African-American woman quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian and living with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. She strives to love, be loved and get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity. Directed by Dee Rees and executive produced by Spike Lee. Following the screening will be an open mic/open stage for youth and all to express themselves followed by a dance contest with a $50 cash prize. Click title or here to view trailer.
Saturday, February 7 beginning at 12pm/Free
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK SEASON 1 MARATHON / Come Binge at BAAD!
Celebrate Laverne Cox, the first transgender person on the cover of Time Magazine who also performed at BAAD!, and who plays Sophia Burset on this hit Netflix television series about a successful thirtysomething woman (Piper Chapman) navigating jail life when she’s suddenly sentenced to prison for transporting drug money for her ex-girlfriend a decade earlier. Come binge on all 13 episodes of the first season screened on the hour beginning at 12 noon and going until 1am. Free popcorn, food for sale throughout the day (or bring food or order in), chill out on bean bags in your pajamas or sweats and/or take a break and play games in the BAAD! library. Click title or here to view trailer.
Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm/Free
THE HAPPY SAD
Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother) directs this witty, engaging and thoughtful look at two couples (one white and straight; the other black and gay) as they attempt to redefine their ideas of sexual identity and emotional fulfillment when an affair blooms between the guy in the white couple and one of the men in the black couple.
Click title or here to view trailer. [Bonus: Click here to watch a scene from the film.]
Thursday, February 12, 2014 at 7pm/Free
Director and screenwriter Desiree Akhavan caused a stir at Sundance with this comedy about a young woman (Akhavan) struggling to become a tall order of a trio: An ideal Persian daughter (Iranian), a politically correct bisexual, and a hip, young Brooklynite. Click title or here to view trailer.
Friday, February 13, 2014 – 7pm/Free
Separated through circumstance, Black British gay boys Rag and Tag reunite years later as young men. Entrenched in their Jamaican and Nigerian values they have to work out what family and friendship means to them when they fall in love. Directed by Adaora Nwandu. Click title or here to view trailer.
Saturday, February 14, 2014 – 7pm/Free
RISE UP AND DANCE: V-DAY ONE BILLION RISING
BAAD! joins up with One Billion Rising, a global event where ONE BILLION women, transwomen, and women-bodied people and those who love them will DANCE, DRUM, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence. BAAD!’s community "love-in" and dance begins at 7pm with a potluck dinner (bring a dish to share), followed by an open speak out against violence, a presentation of Eve Enlser's "Rising" read by Michael Lynch, drumming and dancing led by Retumba’s Nancy Friedman and Yvette Martinez who will be joined by Elena Marrero, and then the music will be turned up and everyone will dance. Click here to see music video on event.
Get Tough! Get BAAD!
FREE FILMS! FREE EVENTS! LGBTQ POWER!
February 3-14, 2015
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
GET TOUGH! GET BAAD! is an annual series of FREE films and events celebrating queer power, diversity, defiance, strength and visibility. This year’s installment will present sevene mpowering narrative films that feature queer people of color, a youth open mic/jam, a community marathon screening of Orange is the New Black (Season 1) and culminate in a One Billion Rising dance with drumming and performance that takes a stand against violence toward women, transwomen and women-bodied people. For reservations, directions and further information call (718) 918-2110 or visit www.BAADBronx.org.
|My Straight Son|
|Pariah/Youth Open Mic/Dance Off|
|Orange is the New Black|
|The Happy Sad|
|1 Billion Rising / Dance|