$25 General/ $20 Members | NR | Animation & Dance Party
Produced by Kingston-based non-profit The Future Perfect Project, Queer Youth Animated offers a peek into the everyday lives of queer youth from all over the United States (and beyond). Created from one-on-one interviews which are then animated and scored by queer artists, these bite-sized animated docs cover common queer topics: gender, sexuality, naming, coming out, faith, spirituality, family, relationships, bullying, queer mentorship, and activism.
“We hand them the mic and bring their stories to life with the help of an LGBTQIA+ creative team. The result is a two-minute look into their unique lives that everyone can learn from,” says Ryan Amador, The Future Perfect Project co-founder, ASCAP Award-winning songwriter, and recording artist. “Queer Youth Animated spreads the word about queer youth and creates a world where they are safe, seen, and celebrated in their homes and communities.”
Following the screening will be a Q&A with the creative team, a meet and greet, and a dance party with DJ Ali celebrating queer youth with organizers from The Future Perfect Project, including local artist and activist Julie Novak (who will also be celebrating her 50th birthday!).