YLC Hosts LGBT Film Festival Event
On Tuesday, May 8, the Young Leaders Council of Fenway Health will be hosting a screening of short films for the 28th Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival. The screening features Lions of New York, a documentary that follows the New York City’s most prominent gay hockey team; Pursuit, a film by Patty Newton that deconstructs the traditional romantic comedy with two female leads; and Au Commencement, a subtitled French animated short about two sperm who happened to be gay.
Additionally, the award-winning documentary filmmaker Blair Doroshwalther and producer Giovanna Chesler will present a sneak preview rough-cut of their documentary, The Fire this Time, which tells the story of the “New Jersey Seven,” a group of young, gay women of color who were verbally assaulted and physically attacked by a twenty-nine-year-old man, only to be sent to prison for defending themselves. Blair and Giovanna will be present following the screening for a Q & A.
The screening will begin at 7:30 PM on the 10th Floor of Fenway Health’s Ansin Building, at 1340 Boylston Street. Visit the Facebook event here and the program catalog on the Boston LGBT Film Festival’s website here.
The Young Leaders Council (YLC) is an initiative of Fenway Health to empower emerging LGBT leaders and allies to shape their community’s future. Through exclusive events and programs, we’re fostering a culture of philanthropy that will advance Fenway’s mission of care, research, education, and advocacy. We welcome people in their 20s and 30s passionate about Fenway’s mission, building community, and having fun with like-minded peers.