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    "Eloquently dives into deep conversations on gender expression, sexuality, poetry, history, relationships, the significance of literacy in the Black community..." 
    - Tagg Magazine

THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. Their journey to strengthen community is enriched by insightful interviews with leading Black feminist thinkers including Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Nikki Finney, and Alexis Deveaux. As the group tours the country, the film reveals their aspirations and triumphs, as well as the unique identity challenges they face encompassing gender, race, and sexuality. This is a rarely seen look into a special sisterhood - one where marginalized voices are both heard and  respected.

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     "... an up-close look and personal view of how the LGBT community is coping in a country which still holds traditional values very much at its hearts."
    - International Business Times

Andy and Cherry first meet in a nondescript lounge in Shanghai, part of a group of nervous men and women, giggling and scoping each other out. Both Andy and Cherry are gay. But like everyone else, they're here to find a spouse of the opposite sex. This is a "fake-marriage fair," where people seek matrimonial deals that will satisfy social and familial expectations. INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSE T follows Andy and Cherry as they struggle to balance their personal searches for love and happiness in Shanghai with the pressure from their rural families, who-if they remain single and childless-will suffer the deep humiliation of "losing face." As Andy and Cherry consider marriage, family life, and sacrifice in the name of social mores, INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET explores the shifting sands of legal and cultural progress in a changing China.  

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Buy THE REVIVAL WOMEN & THE WORD or INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET at full price and receive another selected film from the titles below or from our GENDER collection for only $99!   Use promo code: PRIDE17.

These films are an invaluable resource to stand for equality and acceptance among our diverse communities. Our extraordinary collection of LGBT films offers a unique and insightful understanding of gender issues today. 

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About WMM: 
Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, with encouragement from Rebecca Gregg.



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