On Sunday April 12th the Long Island Community Fellowship will co-sponsor the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival April “OUT at the Movies” screening of “The New Black”.
The screening is at 7 PM at the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Deer Park Avenue) in Huntington.
“The New Black” is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar-the black church and reveals the opposition’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.
It takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.
The screening includes a live Q&A with activist Karess Taylor-Hughes (featured in the film). Plus a complimentary post-film cocktail reception catered by Sur Restaurant of Huntington.
Tickets are $15/$10 (LIGLFF or CAC members)