Strange Fruit

Mon Aug 8, 2005, 9:30 pm @ Cinemark Tinseltown



Strange Fruit

Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black body swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees...
óLewis Allan, 1940

Set in contemporary rural Louisiana, Strange Fruit explores the tribulations of William Boyals, a successful New York lawyer and gay African-American, who comes home to investigate the lynching of his gay childhood friend Kelvin.

Amidst the sultry beauty of the bayou, William wades through a bog of conspiracy involving an insidious network of local law makers and a dangerously entrenched subculture. At the same time, he finds himself having to confront the reasons he left in the first place. The harder he looks, the deeper he gets, until the veil is pulled back to reveal a quagmire of racism and homophobia that threatens his life.

Programmed by April Sumter-Freitag

April Sumter-Freitag is a seventh generation Afro-Canadian, 1st generation two-spirited filmmaker with a passion for community, kink and hot queer art.

Kyle Schickner /USA /2004 /video /EN /


Out Black and Proud in BC
This local documentary speaks honestly about personal stories from the black queer community in BC as they experience the politics of race, prejudice and sex.

Programmed by April Sumter-Freitag

April Sumter-Freitag is a seventh generation Afro-Canadian, 1st generation two-spirited filmmaker with a passion for community, kink and hot queer art.

April Sumter-Freitag /Canada /2004 /video /EN /
Total time: 132 min

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