Wow. I am the luckiest person in the world. Who would have thought that some construction paper and Fisher-Price people would be the reason I am going to the UK this September! My movie “My Aunt Mame” was selected by 4 film festivals so far, and I hope some more, too, (because i sent it out to more that 75 festivals).
The biggest thanks goes to the Wotever DIY Film Festival, led by Theresa Heath-Elul and Tara Brown. They showed a Faggotgirl film in 2013, and have been my biggest champions ever since. You never know when something happens that changes the course of your life, and I am sure that being selected by WDIYFF is one of those things. I aspire to maintain the high standards that their festival set in all the future work that I do; accessible, inclusive, rigourous and fun.
Thank you Looking At You Productions for encouraging me to make this movie, thank you Women Over 50 Film Festival for making a dedicated festival to older women, thank you Leeds Queer Film Festival for your demonstrated leadership, for years now, in how to make a festival fully accessible, and thank you Scottish Queer Film Festival for your enthusiastic support of even my most wacky projects. I am so humbled and happy to be bringing Aunt Mame’s story out to the world. It is a dream come true as well as my political project to be making funny movies that remain hopeful and fun in a world that needs love and joy.
OMG! This just in! Curve magazine, who normally would move to the other side of the bar if they saw me, wrote an article about the Women Over 50 Film Festival and they included a write-up of “My Aunt Mame!” Victory is MINE.
Wow! So i’m not sure if anyone even reads this, but if you know me, you know that i am very happy to just amuse myself by making movies that sometimes even screen at accessible, friendly, feminist and often queer festivals.
My first paparazzi photo!
So IMAGINE MY SUPRISE that my movie about my great aunt will be gracing the silver screen across the WORLD, or at least across an ocean. I will add more later, but here’s what i can share so far:
Here are the festivals and dates:
Leeds Queer Film Festival
50 Years of Queer Cinema
Saturday 16th September 2017 at Live Art Bistro
More details coming soon…
Scottish Queer International Film Festival
We are super pleased to announce that SQIFF 2017 will take place 27th September to 1st October in Glasgow. We return with our packed programme of screenings, workshops, discussions, and parties creating community and pushing boundaries in LGBTIQ+ film and art. This year SQIFF will be bigger and better, taking place across 5 days! Our main venue will once again be the CCA with events at other venues around the city.
Here’s something for a good laugh… Some scholar wrote a fancy academic text about how I proffer (?) hope by being the archetype of a hot butch dyke!
And when I’m not embodying a sexual ideal, I’m saving kids’ lives by giving peculiar pep talks like on page 91 of this scholarly article.
I Am/YaliniDream from dykeumentary on Vimeo.
This video is part of the River See River Bank of Stories. River Bank Stories will be posted on the new forthcoming River See website. Written and Composed by Sharon Bridgforth, River See is a Theatrical Jazz Performance Installation. More about RIVER SEE
This video is a collaboration of YaliniDream, Jendog Lonewolf and krissy mahan. Shot in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn in May 2014.