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      The BOI DOC 2019 PRIDE MONTH SCREENINGS in Walnut Creek

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      June 21, 2019

      Friday  12:00 PM (on various days)

      Walnut Creek, California, United States
      Walnut Creek, California

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      Greetings Fam, For Pride Month Lex and Evolve have decided to gift the BOI DOC digitally to the world. Join Lex & Evolve for several free screenings of THE BOI DOC in June 2019.   Check out a trailer of the film here  We hope this screening opportunity gives communites an opportunity to share the film with family, friends and loved ones. Our dream is to make our art as accesible as possible.  How it all works? 1. Sign up for a free ticket 2. Invite friends and community over to screen the movie 3.  24 hours before the screening receive a link from Lex & Evolve 4. Screen the film, enjoy, tag us in photos on social media #boidocscreening2019 #BOIDOCPRIDE19 .  Easy right?  If you have any questions please email Evolve at  About the Film Me&MyBois is a collective of masculine of centered people creating media outlets for LGBTQ people of color. With the increase in suicide attempts, particularly among young LGBTQ people of color, along with the increase of violence towards Trans Women and Men of color; it is the goal of Me&MyBois to provide visibility and resources for this community to combat the negative stereotypes perpetuated in households, workplaces, classrooms, public restrooms as well as mainstream media. THE BOI DOC utilizes dialogue to break the silence created by racism, sexism, gender expression insensitivity, heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia. It is our belief that when people are shown images of people they can relate to or see positive and productive members of society who look or live like them, they will aspire to do the same, but even more they’ll see the humanity of the people whose story they’re hearing and see their own humanity reflected back. Furthermore, we believe when people see themselves reflected in the media, whether someone looks like them or is experiencing a similar situation, they not only feel accepted, but also affirmed and empowered. It is the goal of Me&MyBois to empower and motivate the marginalized people of the LGBTQ community and people of color through documentary style narrative interviews curated in THE BOI DOC . Me&MyBois has been working diligently and independently gathering the stories of Masculine or Masculine of Center identified LGBTQ people of color who have very different experiences but share similar stories of survival and success in an effort to motivate, affirm and redefine masculinity. Me&MyBois has built their social network presence and interactions facilitating a global “boi” community, THE BOI DOC has connected bois from Vancouver to New Orleans and London to Seattle. THE BOI DOC is an artistic manifestation of our desire to add our honest, uniquely provocative, and eloquent narratives about gender and gender expression through the Masculine and Masculine of Center queer voice of the people of the African diaspora to the world. About the Film Makers:   Sir Lex Kennedy Editor/Director of Photography/Producer Sir Lex Kennedy is a vegan, queer transmedia content creator who loves mutants, music, gardening and the beach. Sir Lex studied Comparative Women's Studies and Film at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, before being forced to leave and finished his studies at the Los Angeles City College in their film program. As an artist and activist, Sir Lex strives to bring marginalized stories to the center of popular culture. Sir Lex has directed multiple short films featured in film festivals like, Outfest, through their inaugural OutSet program and across the world, winning numerous awards. Sir Lex is currently working as a Producer for Tribune Creative West/KTLA5 in Los Angeles, CA. Sir Lex is currently fundraising for his next film RETROS You can donate to help make this film by clicking the link below and if you mention that you screened THE BOI DOC, Sir Lex will match your gift! Evolve Benton Interviewer & Poet /Director/Executive Producer Evolve Benton, a queer, black, artist, poet and South Central Los Angeles native whose harrowing life experience – from growing up in poverty, violence, losing a parent and becoming homeless in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - inspired a fearless and unapologetic outlook on life. Evolve’s saving grace throughout childhood was being surrounded by strong role models – motivated, confident black women and men - caretakers, nurses, cooks – fearless souls who inspired Evolve to speak out and stand up for those who are marginalized and oppressed. Evolve has a bachelor of arts in mass communications from Dillard University (2008) and a master of arts in clinical psychology with an LGBT specialization (2012), as well as a master of fine arts in creative writing (2018) from Antioch University of Los Angeles. The resilience and power of Evolve’s poetry soon caught the attention of many and their writing has appeared in the Dillard Review (2008), Trans bodies, Trans Selves (2014) and Outside the XY: Black and Brown Masculinity (2016). Evolve published their first chapbook of poetry SIR: poetry dedicated to boihood an black queer love in June 2018.

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