Started in 2013, the REEL Queer Film Series has garnered a following of fans, supporters and alt film buffs. The series was launched by LGBTQ activists Harper Bishop, Frits Abell and Paul Morgan, as a way to bring the community together to explore various issues and events surrounding the alternative lifestyle.
By partnering with Squeaky Wheel and the Pride Center of WNY, the film series has found the support that it needs to remain current and informative in the city of Buffalo. The founders also struck up a partnership with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in order to provide an intimate place to show the licensed screenings.
On Thursday, March 26, 2015 the film series marches on with a showing of the documentary Club King (Dir. Jon Bush, 2014, 70 minutes). The film follows the life of alt club party promoter Mario Diaz who has made a name for himself in club circuits “raging” from NYC to LA. The lavish and over the top parties feature crazy costumes donned by some of the hottest drag queens, as well stripped down attire for the ever-energetic go-go boys. With dynamic singers, fashion folly and a crazy following of LGBT characters, the life and escapades of gaga-mannered Diaz “Party Master” has been captured, and is ready for prime time (the movie covers an unthinkable 20-year span).
REEL Queer Film Series: Club King
Event Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $8 General Admission, $6 Students/Seniors, or $5 for Squeaky Wheel & Hallwalls members
Location: Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, in their microcinema which is in the basement of the building.
Squeaky Wheel, Pride Center of WNY and Hallwalls Present Club King as Part of REEL Queer Film Series
Sponsored by both the Pride Center of Western New York and the WNY Area Labor Federation.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the screening will start promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for the General Admission, $6 for Students/Seniors and $5 for Squeaky Wheel and Hallwalls members.
Next up in the series: Call Me Kucha | Thursday, April 9 @ 7:00pm
For more information on the REEL Queer Film Series, visit this Facebook group page.