Fire We Make

This impressive collection of shorts honors a multitude of Black queer voices and experiences. From the inspirational love of a pair of elders, to holding it down with strong studs and fierce butch queens, onto the Internet with Frank Ocean, and having each other’s back in community. The Devotion Project: Foremost in my Mind tracks the course of the incredible lives of Gail and Audrey, each rich with accomplishment, and honors their love story. The music video My Best Dress celebrates finding acceptance, expression and love within queer youth ball culture. The Internet reacts to musician Frank Ocean's Open Letter. Frisk is a story about resilience and the courage to be authentic in the face of harassment. Filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler (Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen, Frameline33) returns with Brown, a meditation on crying. Leo's dreams of being an international superstar are hard fought working in a fish cannery in Alaska is a Drag. BY the Way asks in a world where we guard our hearts, can love be the force that breaks down our walls? Bumming Cigarettes brings together two strangers, a young lesbian and an older gay man, who share a smoke on the stoop while awaiting test results.

— DESIREE BUFORD

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