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Wicked Queer Documentary Film Fest

By Charlotte Robinson, October 17, 2023

Boston’s Wicked Queer Documentary Film Festival returns for a second year celebrating the rich & vibrant true stories of our LGBTQ community & takes place from November 10th to 20th. WQ:DOCS kicks off with “It’s Only Life After All” an intimate look into the lives of The Indigo Girls from director Alexandria Bombach with never-before-seen archival & intimate vérité the film dives into the songwriting & storytelling of the music that transformed a generation on Friday November 10th at 7:30P at the Museum Of Fine Arts. Then on Saturday November 11th at 11A also at the MFA is “Hidden Master: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes” director Sam Shahid’s documentary uncovering the life & work of photographer George Platt Lynes best remembered for his dazzling celebrity & fashion photographs of the 1930’s & 1940’s Lynes was forced to keep his male nude photos hidden from the public. Shahid hopes his film will help reclaim this gifted artist’s full legacy & lasting influence as one of the first openly gay American artists. Another highlight is “Jewelle: A Just Vision” about Jewelle Gomez a visionary writer, activist & community-builder who has left an indelible mark since the 1960s. The documentary by Madeleine Lim features interviews with Jewelle & her friends & collaborators including Dorothy Allison, Cheryl Clarke & Ajuan Mance delving into the life & impact of this prolific Black & Native femme lesbian feminist across LGBTQ organizations & communities. The film will screen on Saturday November 11th at 2:30P at the MFA & after the documentary there will be a conversation with Jewelle Gomez & director Madeleine Lim. I talked to Jewell in 2018 in this exclusive audio interview. LISTEN  

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