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Shorts Program: All in the Family




Rutgers Paul Robeson Center - Theater #1 - Sunday April 16 - 1:45p

All In Family (shorts program)

A range of works explores the trials and tribulations of family life in the LGBTQ-world.


The Butch and the Baby Daddy

Alex has wanted to have a baby almost as long as she can remember. But how is a trans/butch lesbian supposed to get sperm? When she considers asking Mateo, a close gay friend of hers, Alex is forced to investigate what she really values. Directed/animated by Karleen Pendleton Jiménez and Barb Taylor, Canada, 6 minutes. Stars Alexandra Castillo and Jose Arias. Writer: Karleen Pendleton Jiménez  Producer: Madi Piller


How To Raise A Black Boy

In this experimental fairytale, four boys disappear one night, as many black boys do, and find themselves on a fantastical journey to break the curses of black boyhood.  Directed by Justice Jamal Jones, United States, 12 minutes. Stars Rayceen Pendarvis. Writer: Justice Jamal Jones. Producers: Justine Sweetman and Zen Pace



Hardworking moms, Teeni and Cherice don’t ask for much. Like everyone else, they are on the grind, just trying to make a better life for themselves and their cranky, constipated--and apparently magical--toddler.

Directed by Huriyyah Muhammad, United States, 15 minutes. Stars Rene Henry, Mia Gulshan, Adriane Lenox and Leslie Uggams. Writer: Huriyyah Muhammad Producers: Okema Moore, Snyder Derival and Huriyyah Muhammad



An 11 year-old kid growing up in "the hood" secretly dreams of trick-or-treating as Wonder Woman for Halloween. Directed by Javier Molina, United States, 16 minutes. Stars Benji Seigel, Nico Bustamante, Gabriel Furman, Farrah Faucette, Aiveri Wells and Delissa Reynolds.  Writer: Gabriel Furman. Producers: Gabriel Furman, Javier Molina, Paolo Monico and Eva Minemar


TRANSworld Atlanta

Visits the relationships of four Transmen and their inner truths--husbands, activists, career-driven providers--a world where men give birth to babies and love conquers all. Directed by Raquel M R Thomas, United States, 47 minutes. Featuring Malik Brown, Rahkel Henry, Nick Devereux, Shon Jackson, Denise Jackson, Ja'Mel Ware, Alphonso Mills and Tangela Washington. Writer: Raquel M R Thomas Producers: Raquel M R Thomas and Malik Brown

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