To commemorate LGBTQ Pride Month, Plainfield Pride 2018 will be presenting the "Pride and Purpose Film Fest: Art. Social Justice. Change" on Saturday, June 30, with workshops, a special screening of Patrik-Ian Polk's coming of age film, "Blackbird," starring Mo'Nique and Isaiah Washington, workshops, a panel discussion with filmmakers on working in media and making social justice films, and screenings of new indie films "Not Yours," by Khairah L. Walker and "M.O.T.H. (Matters of the Heart)," by Nancy Vazquez. The festival will be held at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, located at 724 Park Avenue in Plainfield. All the LGBTQ Pride events on this day are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsors include the City of Plainfield's Office of Community Development and M. Power Arts, Inc., with support from the Plainfield City Council and the Office of the Mayor.
The day begins at 12:30 pm with an Opening Reception and showing of "Blackbird," a film by Patrik-Ian Polk, followed by Workshop Sessions at 2:30 pm. Refreshments will be served at 4:30 pm, followed by the panel discussion, "Art - Social Justice - Change" at 5:00 pm.
At 6:30 pm, attendees will be treated to a screening of "Not Yours," by Khairah L. Walker and Nancy Vazquez's "M.O.T.H. (Matters if the Heart)." A talk back with the filmmakers and a closing reception follow the films. Those of you who attended last year's packed-house Plainfield Pride event know that you should arrive in time to get a good seat!
12:30 - Opening Reception and Film Screening of "Blackbird," by Patrik-Ian Polk
2:30 pm - Workshop Sessions
4:30 pm - Refreshments
5:00 pm - Art. Social Justice. Change - Panel Discussion
6:30 pm - Film Screenings: "Not Yours" by Khairah L. Walker & "MOTH" by Nancy Vazquez
Filmmaker "talk-back" and Closing Reception to follow!