2018 OUTFEST LOS ANGELES
LGBT FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES GALA SCREENINGS
the Beat Drops
into the electric and subversive underground dance scene known
as “bucking.” As voguing exploded out of the ballroom scene
of NYC, bucking was boldly pioneered in the clubs of the Deep
South as a new form of self-expression. This film presents a
fresh glimpse into the magnetic artistry and flair behind this
emerging dance culture.
In his feature debut, famed choreographer and filmmaker Jamal
Sims (who has worked with the likes of Madonna, Jennifer Lopez
and “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) illuminates the warm-hearted and fierce
queer black performers who make up one of the leading “bucking”
groups in the city of Atlanta. As they train for their biggest
competition yet, they risk losing their jobs and family to compete
at the top levels of this dance scene.
Jamal Sims calls dance a “super power,” and with this film he
crafts a vision of the power of dance to bring movement to new
heights and to elevate the queer community.
Celebrating its 36th anniversary, Outfest was founded by UCLA
students in 1982 who were looking for positive images of themselves
in media. Today Outfest is the world’s leading organization
that promotes equality by creating, sharing, and protecting
LGBTQ stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting
diverse populations to discover, discuss, and celebrate stories
of LGBTQ lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased
thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored
hundreds of emerging filmmakers, and protected more than 37,000
LGBTQ films and videos. Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival
is 11 days of world-class films, panels, and parties.
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