GB’s Film Club Screening Sunday, August 25th, 2019
@ G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, near Mahalakshmi Station.
Films: 1.30 – Mario – moving Swiss film about two young professional footballers trying to balance growing success and their attraction to each other
4.30 – You Should Meet My Son 2 – We showed YSMMS 1 sometime back and it was a big hit! YSSMS 2 is not a sequel but repeats the formula of a mother trying to marry off her gay son with the help of her sister, drag queens and strippers! Its crazy and over the top, but also makes good points about gay relationships, and is even better than YSMMS 1)
6.30 – Two Indian Short Films
Silent Ties – moving film on how an old Indian tradition helps overcome new prejudices
U Ushacha – pathbreaking film that shows how literacy and subtle same-sex attraction can transform a single mother’s bleak life in rural India
Entry FREE but rights of admission reserved to those who respect the space.
GAYBOMBAY conducted the book reading of I AM DIVINE, SO ARE YOU – edited by Jerry Johnson, in collaboration with Devdutt Pattanaik.
At G5A Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, on April 29, 2018
I Am Divine, So Are You, edited by Jerry Johnson, brings in perspectives from the Karmic faiths of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Hinduism, which together represent the beliefs of almost a third of the world’s population. For this, Jerry has partnered with many experts and practitioners of the faith, most popular among them being, the celebrated mythologist and author, Devdutt Pattanaik. Among the others are our very own Sachin Jain and Sukhdeep Singh.
The scriptures, culture, rituals and lived realities of the Karmic faiths are discussed, with a focus on how they lend themselves to a recognition and acceptance of fluidity in human sexuality, This is a landmark book as it recasts religion – especially Karmic faiths – as an ally of queer emancipation.
The program also includes, a spectacular ART Presentation by Devdutt and Jerry: A Journey into the Queer Heritage of India. (Based on their book)
The evening was as exciting as informative! Watch for yourself in the videos below!