Three New Grants Announced for October
The foundation extends congratulations to the following grant recipients for October 2016:
- Aubin Pictures, New York City, for the video series A Moving Body, now in post-production. The series of five 12-minute documentaries focuses on the lives and activism of residents of Cleveland, Ohio, who have been affected by police misconduct, social discrimination, and poverty and whose love for their hometown pushes them to bring about real change in one of the most racially divided cities in America. The AABBF grant will cover sound-mixing costs for the fourth episode, whose working title is “A Trans Activist Life.”
- CounterPULSE, San Francisco, for Seth Eisen’s Rainbow Logic: Arm in Arm with Remy Charlip. This transdisciplinary work about the life and legacy of the late gay dancer, mime, visual artist, and children’s book author Remy Charlip will premiere November 4–20, 2016. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the CounterPULSE website.
- MIX NYC, New York City, which is acting as fiscal agent for Public Square Films’ feature-length documentary Sylvia & Marsha. The film unpacks the nearly forgotten story of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, legendary drag queens and Stonewall veterans who, as cofounders of the trans-rights movement, set in motion today’s cultural dialogue about gender and identity. The film also investigates Marsha’s mysterious death and the ongoing epidemic of violence stalking the trans community.
In addition, the foundation will again be underwriting a playwriting workshop at Lambda Literary Foundation’s annual Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. For information on the retreat, consult Lambda’s website.