Congo Cabaret

(2018)

Synopsis

“Congo Cabaret” is an adaptation of an episode from gay writer Claude McKay’s then-bestselling novel, Home to Harlem. Set in a small nightclub, this scene presents the little-known figure of a “wolf” (a masculine gay man) and features the performance of a Bessie Smith song, “Foolish Man Blues,” which refers in a joking manner to “a mannish acting woman and a skippin’ twistin’ woman-acting man.” 

Awards:

"Harlem Spotlight (short)", Harlem Int'l Film Festival, 2018

Official Selection:

Outfest Fusion (Los Angeles)

Oakland International Film Festival

Wicked Queer LGBTQ Film Festival (Boston)

Harlem International Film Festival

San Francisco Black Film Festival

 

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