Her shopkeeper mother Mercy Nini Wacera is running for local office and finds herself incredibly pleased when her daughter begins to spend time with another girl, Zika Sheila Munyiva , the daughter of her political competition and one of Kena's few female friends. Kena and Zika's young, tender romance is met with inevitable complications brought on by homophobia in her conservative home. Jonah, played by fresh face Evan Rosado, begins to separate from the pack as he grows older and into his sexuality, forging an identity at the risk of disrupting the pack. Fans of the book can expect devotion to the source text, according to a Sundance interview with director Jeremiah Zagar, and some critics are already comparing the film to Oscar winner Moonlight.
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Tangerine A hilarious and touching film that was shot on an iPhone, Tangerine follows transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, having just served a day jail term, discovering her boyfriend and pimp has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Her friend Alexandra joins her on a joyful and heartbreaking romp through Los Angeles, with Sean Baker directing the story to perfection. Out director Dee Rees is now up for an Oscar for this year's Mudbound. I Am Not Your Negro James Baldwin, one of the most influential black queer voices in American history, had much to say about the icons around him. Decades after the writer and activist's death, a book he never finished about the murders of his peers Martin Luther King Jr.
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Share Tweet Subscribe Every culture is comprised of subcultures. They are essential veins to a greater artery. Moonlight came in, stealth-like, and stole every bit of the thunder. The Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning masterpiece sets a new bar for black gay cinema, if not all independent film.