Fierceness Served! The ENIKAlley Coffeehouse
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An unsung renaissance evolved in a Washington, D.C. coffeehouse created by Black LGBTQ artists and activists. That mid-1980s venue was a safe haven and creative incubator during the onslaught of AIDS and crack – later inspiring Black queer creatives internationally.
Michelle Parkerson is a writer, lecturer and award-winning filmmaker based in Washington, DC. Her work has screened at prestigious international festivals including The Sundance Film Festival, The Berlin Film Festival and AFI Fest. She has documented the lives of LGBTQ icon Audre Lorde, jazz innovator Betty Carter, acappella activists Sweet Honey in the Rock and legendary male impersonator, Storme’ DeLarverie. Michelle has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, Temple University, Howard University and University of Delaware as well as the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs Advisory Committee and the Board of Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc.
- Year: 2021
- Runtime: 34 minutes
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Director: Michelle Parkerson
- Cast: GREGORY ADAMS, GREGORY FORD, PAMELA A. JAFARI, WAYSON R. JONES, KWELISMITH, CHRISTOPHER PRINCE
- Cinematographer: QINLING LI, T.L. BENTON
- Editor: QINLING LI
- Music: j. scales
- Producer: Shelle'e M. Haynesworth
- Sound Design: PAVEL SINEV
- Premiere: Philadelphia