All Boys Aren't Blue + Black gay writers panel
Sat Nov 13, 17:30
Film,Talk, Basement @ Glass House, £7 / £0 con
Based on the book of the same name, All Boys Aren’t Blue is a fitting translation creatively done, full of love joy and nuance. The short film, which is directed, adapted and produced by Nathan Hale Williams is a filmed dramatic reading of three chapters from the book. Jenifer Lewis (“Black-ish”), Dyllon Burnside (“Pose”), Bernard David Jones (“The Mayor”) and Thomas Hobson (“Sherman’s Showcase”) bring passion and pathos to writer George M. Johnson’s words in this dramatic reading of his book.
Each of the characters represent a Johnson at different stages of his life. The memoir is an autobiographical recounting of trails, tribulations and triumphs that have made George M. Johnson into the person they are today.
The screening will be accompanied by a discussion with Black Gay London based writers, playwrights and theatre makers to discuss the opportunities and hurdles of making work for, by and about Black Gay Men and our lives.
dir. Nathan Hale Williams | USA 2021 | 40'
Paul Mendez (Rainbow Milk)
Dior Clarke (Batty Boy)
Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub