2017 / USA / Narrative Web Series, S1
Yuri is a painter in a polyamorous relationship trying to navigate her impassioned lifestyle. Ann is trying to get her “music career” off the ground while avoiding the college classes she should be attending. Chris has fled Alabama for New York hoping to reconnect with old friends. These, and other, queer women of color in 195 LEWIS embody contemporary creative life; holed up in Brooklyn apartments trying to find themselves- individually and as a community. The series harkens back to early independent cinema (think Spike Lee) with a clear yet gritty vision and easy longing that speaks to a new generation working through its own unique set of identity issues. Even though the lives of these women are each their own, 195 LEWIS will appeal to anyone striving towards connection while also searching for artistic and career fulfillment.
Rae Leone Allen
Rae Leone Allen is a writer, and filmmaker originally from Mesquite, TX. She earned a M.A. in Urban Studies at Fordham University where she focused on the evolution of Black consciousness in the New World. Allen is a child of Malcolm, Nina, Jimmy, Octavia, Audre, Leon and Wanda. And likes for people to know she used to shoot the shit out of the 3-ball at Mizzou.
Directed by Jennifer Zheng
2016 / UK / 5mins. / Short Animation
A Chinese mother and her British born daughter frankly discuss their lives in this elegant animation, evoking the considered creases in an origami paper crane.
Directed by Renata Gasiorowska
2016 / PL / 9mins. / Animation
Self-love gone awry when one woman's lady parts take on a life of their own.
Sat / Oct 28 / 4:00 PM
The Warehouse Theater