2022 MR/QD Events
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Film Festival: Screenings of Short Films and Video Works – Curated by Jetshri Bhadviya
Jun 00 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PMFree
The opening of the MR/QD Film Festival is on 26th June 2022 at College For Creative Studies (Taubman Campus) at 6pm on 11th Floor Gm Auditorium.
460 W Baltimore St, Detroit, MI 48202
We will kick-start out film screenings with “Beauty President at 6pm.
About Beauty President – Meet America’s First Drag Queen for President: “If a bad actor can be president, why not a good drag queen?” In 1992, Joan Jett Blakk made a historic bid for the White House as one of the first openly queer write-in candidates. Today, Terence Smith, the man behind the persona, reflects back on his place in gay rights history. Executive produced by Emmy®-winning actor-writer-producer Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani through their Hillman Grad Productions banner, Oscar®-nominated Ben Proudfoot, Abby Lynn Kang Davis and Dawn O’Keeffe.
Feel free to read more at https://breakwaterstudios.com/the-beauty-president/
Followed by a zoom conversation with Terence Alan Smith Facilitated by Billy Miller.
Followed by the screening of other MR/QD short films and video pieces by the following MR/QD artists:
- Billy Miller
- Carl George
- Jetshri Bhadviya
- John Briggs
- Levester Williams
- Merel Noorlander
- patrick burton
- Peter Sparling
- Phoebe Danaher
- Scott Northrup
- Shudi Chen
- Tony Whitfield
Followed by informal conversations with the curator and any present film/video artists.