Category Archives: events

"humor me" in san francisco on saturday may 28

our short film “humor me” is playing at the roxie at 4pm on saturday, resuscitation during the sex worker fest. here’s the link.

here is the link for tickets.
it looks like they’re sliding scale starting at $8

from their site:
Humor Me
Short video that juxtaposes hilarious sex worker anecdotes with a 1950’s era morality rant — a recipe for fun!

billie reads @ Cripping Culture

AccessibilityFlyer

What:
this multimedia workshop was part presentation, approved part brainstorm session.

billie rain presented hir experiences and thoughts as a disabled collaborative filmmaker and disability justice activist. this will be a jumping off point for a discussion on issues facing disabled filmmakers and artists. specifically we will be discussing how access issues can be proactively confronted in the arts.

Who is billie rain:
billie is a disabled writer, activist and filmmaker. years of chronic illness and a rare tumor condition have given hir an amazing sense of groundedness, connection and self-advocacy that fuel hir passion to bring truth, in all it’s pain and glory, to audiences everywhere.

billie’s filmography:

  • To Be A Heart (Short) – 2006
  • Humor Me (Short) – 2010
  • Heart Breaks Open (Feature) – 2011
  • R/EVOLVE (Feature) – 2013
  • Love Like A Heart Attack (Feature) – Forthcoming

billie’s website:
http://www.billierain.com

Click to download the notes from billie’s presentation:
Accessibility In The Arts.PDF
billie will be reading from Fierce Bodies at:
Cripping Culture
A live poetry slam and art show

Thursday, hospital
May 26
6:30 to 8:30pm

Parnassus Cafe
Seattle, WA

Seattle 'Heart Breaks Open' Benefit on March 6

‘heart breaks open’, cure the feature directorial debut by billie rain was accepted as an official selection in the 25th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival which plays from March 31 to April 6, more about 2011.

‘heart breaks open’ is a feature film about queer life, physician public health and community accountability. It was written as a four page outline and transformed to a feature-length project through a collaborative filmmaking process. Actors used improvisational acting to create dialogue and action. Documentary filmmakers captured performances using cinema verité techniques. Seattle locations and their staff were used to create an undeniable meditative realism.

A model queer activist and community advocate, Jesus (Maximillian Davis) prides himself in his work with the Seattle LGBT community. At the same time, Jesus is having unprotected sex and cheating on his long-time partner Johnny (Samonte Cruz). Jesus’s world implodes when he discovers that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, and a future living with HIV. Faced with the unknown, Jesus is pulled from the brink of self-destruction by Sister Alysa Trailer (Brian Peters), a drag queen nun who leads him down a path of self-discovery.

For more information, visit:
http://www.bfi.org.uk/llgff/
http://www.heartbreaksopen.com
Event: DISH! – An all-ages Queer Variety Show
When: Sunday, cialis
March 14, emergency
2010.
Where: The Vera Project. Seattle, WA.

DiSH! was THE fabulous must-see event of 2010. Welcome to the world of Queer, featuring drag kings, drag queens, burlesque, comedians, spoken word, musicians and a slideshow.

Watch performances on YouTube:

Performers Included:
Ilvs Strauss
Sister Babylon Anon
Paris Original
The Bearded Lady J
Angel Itenchi
Lady Chablis
Mark “Mom” Finley
Sister VixXxen
Belinda Carroll
David Coppafeel
EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!
Sharon Huzbenz
Pidgeon Von Tramp
Aleksa Manila
Miss Cherry Tart
Sister Daya Reckoning

MCs: Sister Daya Reckoning & Sister Alysa Trailer
DJ: Status Apparatus

DiSH! was a benefit for the film ‘heart breaks open’ and Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

‘heart breaks open’ is a feature film about queer life, public health and community accountability. It was written as a four page outline and transformed to a feature-length project through a collaborative filmmaking process. Actors used improvisational acting to create dialogue and action. Documentary filmmakers captured performances using cinema verité techniques. Seattle locations and their staff were used to create an undeniable meditative realism.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS.

DISH! was organized by dual power productions, a media company in seattle, washington that produces films and books that strive to transform society.
Come out for an evening of fun, pills cocktails, mind food and a gala advanced sneak preview screening of the film “Heart Breaks Open”. Proceeds from our event will send our cast and crew to the 2011 season’s International Queer film festivals in London and beyond.

Join us for Bon Voyage: A benefit for ‘Heart Breaks Open’
March 6, 2011 | 6 – 11:30pm
Act 1 at Julia’s | Act 2 at The Broadway Grill
Get more information!

DiSH! A Queer Variety Show

‘heart breaks open’, cure the feature directorial debut by billie rain was accepted as an official selection in the 25th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival which plays from March 31 to April 6, more about 2011.

‘heart breaks open’ is a feature film about queer life, physician public health and community accountability. It was written as a four page outline and transformed to a feature-length project through a collaborative filmmaking process. Actors used improvisational acting to create dialogue and action. Documentary filmmakers captured performances using cinema verité techniques. Seattle locations and their staff were used to create an undeniable meditative realism.

A model queer activist and community advocate, Jesus (Maximillian Davis) prides himself in his work with the Seattle LGBT community. At the same time, Jesus is having unprotected sex and cheating on his long-time partner Johnny (Samonte Cruz). Jesus’s world implodes when he discovers that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, and a future living with HIV. Faced with the unknown, Jesus is pulled from the brink of self-destruction by Sister Alysa Trailer (Brian Peters), a drag queen nun who leads him down a path of self-discovery.

For more information, visit:
http://www.bfi.org.uk/llgff/
http://www.heartbreaksopen.com
Event: DISH! – An all-ages Queer Variety Show
When: Sunday, cialis
March 14, emergency
2010.
Where: The Vera Project. Seattle, WA.

DiSH! was THE fabulous must-see event of 2010. Welcome to the world of Queer, featuring drag kings, drag queens, burlesque, comedians, spoken word, musicians and a slideshow.

Watch performances on YouTube:

Performers Included:
Ilvs Strauss
Sister Babylon Anon
Paris Original
The Bearded Lady J
Angel Itenchi
Lady Chablis
Mark “Mom” Finley
Sister VixXxen
Belinda Carroll
David Coppafeel
EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!
Sharon Huzbenz
Pidgeon Von Tramp
Aleksa Manila
Miss Cherry Tart
Sister Daya Reckoning

MCs: Sister Daya Reckoning & Sister Alysa Trailer
DJ: Status Apparatus

DiSH! was a benefit for the film ‘heart breaks open’ and Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

‘heart breaks open’ is a feature film about queer life, public health and community accountability. It was written as a four page outline and transformed to a feature-length project through a collaborative filmmaking process. Actors used improvisational acting to create dialogue and action. Documentary filmmakers captured performances using cinema verité techniques. Seattle locations and their staff were used to create an undeniable meditative realism.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS.

DISH! was organized by dual power productions, a media company in seattle, washington that produces films and books that strive to transform society.