CONGO CABARET

DIRECTED BY  DEONDRAY & QUINCY GOSSFIELD  

PRODUCED BY ROBERT PHILIPSON

Have an illegal cocktail at the queer-friendly Congo Cabaret. The fireworks will soon begin.

Harlem, 1926. A “sweetman” Zeddy, living off a woman, brings a country girl he’s trying to impress to a gay-owned cabaret. There he meets a friend, Jake, whose girlfriend, Congo Rose, is the singer there. Drama swirls around the characters as Zeddy confronts the cabaret owner, about his sexuality. Congo Rose, seeking to reignite her man’s fading interest, puts on a performance, with her Pansy Dancer, of a Bessie Smith song that seduces the whole room, especially Zeddy.

AWARDS

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

Closing film, Black Queer Film Festival, 2018

Best Cinematography, Black Queer Film Festival, 2018

Best Short Film, California Music Video and Film Awards, 2018

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