All Bright Lights screenings are free and open to the pubic. Seating is on a first come basis, no tickets or RSVPs. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Co-presented with the Melanin Pride Festival, The Lesbians of Color Symposium (LOCS) Collective, Kirsten Porter Presents, The Honors Program at Emerson, Emerson Alumni Relations, the Boston Women’s Film Festival, and the Wicked Queer Film Festival.
A personal exploration of LGBTQI women’s communities, cultures, and social justice work through the lens of the spaces they create, from bars to bookstores to arts and political hubs.
Social groups rely on physical spaces to meet and build connections, step outside oppressive social structures, avoid policing and violence, share information, provide support, and organize politically. Yet, in the past decade, more than 100 bars, bookstores, art and community spaces where LGBTQI women gather have closed. In this film, Clements travels the country to explore the factors driving the loss of these spaces, understand why some are able to endure and to search for community among the ones that remain. Discussion with writer and director Alexis Clements (’02) to follow.