Saturday, October 17, 2009

Day 9: STANDING-N-TRUTH: BREAKING THE SILENCE

Standing-N-Truth: Breaking the Silence is probably one of the most important films in our roster of strong documentaries this year as it tackles the issues of sexuality in the African-American community, and how religion sometimes play a big role in the repression of homosexuality especially among African-American youths. This powerful discussion will hopefully continue from screen to the ImageOut stage with filmmaker Tim Daniels in attendance.

41 comments:

Stefan said...

I loved how this film reminds us that AIDS is still a problem and that yes, even today people still die of AIDS. And the director, Tim...he's so handsome...lol...

Bob said...

WoW. Powerful film. I was glad to have seen it, and I applaud Tim Daniels for making this documentary. It was good that he could be present for a Q&A afterward...some of the questions and comments from the audiance members were wonderful.

Michael G said...

This is by far the most emotional Q&A we've had in a while at ImageOut. Thanks Tim for being a part of the festival. Your film moved so many people.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from HS student:
I think this movie was really good, but it could have addressed the fact that HIV and AIDS are not just a tragedy of the African-American community.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
Some good content but too much self-involvement by the filmmakers.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from M.B.:
I loved seeing afterward how much this film positively impacted people, and I am grateful for that.

Anonymous said...

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Very inspiring and eye opening.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from H.A.:
This film brought a lot of new ideas to my attention. It really got me thinking.

Anonymous said...

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It was good that the director was brought in. It really gave me a realistic and touching connection to the film and its message.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
I did like this documentary a lot. The topics that they talked about are ones that need to be able to be accepted. Although people might not understand it, but hopefully we can learn to accept it. The openness that the movie allows the viewers to see is amazing, and I believe that anyone who doesn't know, or is worried about telling anyone about who they love, should watch this movie, and hopefully have their eyes opened to see that by accepting themselves and showing that they won't let what other people think bother them, they they will hopefully be able to finally live happily and hopefully feel full and complete.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
Good choice. Very much needed.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from K.M.:
Very informative and emotional. I liked how trusting everyone is in this film.

Anonymous said...

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Scheduled way too early -- lots of people go out on Fri nite; concerned that a lot of folks missed it that would have really liked it and benefited from it.

Anonymous said...

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Very good doc on an interesting, rarely talked about subject.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from J.S.:
Amazingly inspirational as well as educational. Had a huge impact on me.

(And I LOVE this theatre!)

Anonymous said...

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One of the best this year. I like that the filmmakers' stories were part of the documentary.

Anonymous said...

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Excellent documentary. Good example of the need to speak out.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
This is a really great movie. Thanks for bringing this movie. Also, please bring more movies like it.

Anonymous said...

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Brings up great issues that are not only relative to African Americans but also shows how much more they have to deal with. Shows the importance of being open and how much that can set us "free."

Anonymous said...

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I was disappointed that the film didn't interview more working class people of color, or in general, those who were ignorant of being L,G,B,Q,T etc.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
I mean yeah, it's like a "school film" but it's important to know this stuff. A little long for this kind of film though. Just a little bit like trim about 15 min or so.

Anonymous said...

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Important to have the African American perspective and to talk about the repressiveness of most Black Churches.

Anonymous said...

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Very honest and truthful about the work being done and that which needs to continue.

Anonymous said...

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Inspirational.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from B.P.:
It was a great film and I would love to come back next year!!!

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
This was amazing! Needs to be shown everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from T.W.:
Loved every moment. Every word. Best film.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
Show it. Show it. Show it.

Michael's comment:
We did!

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
Greatly enjoyed. Honest, raw, inspiring. Appreciated the audience dialogue afterwards.

Anonymous said...

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Excellent documentary -- would love to own a copy if it ever becomes available.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from S.C.:
Authentic, timely, and this needs to be picked by a cable network.

Anonymous said...

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Touches many real life issues. It brings to life what is really going on in the Black community. "A Real Problem" -- We need to stand in truth.

Anonymous said...

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I enjoyed the film very much and I think more Black youth should see it so they can learn about HIV/AIDS and sexuality and to be accepting.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
A superior film! Must be seen by all!

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from A.L.:
The BEST documentary to date. Great simple technique of listening to all these levels of pain and this perception of truth of one's identity.

Anonymous said...

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Help get the word out! Can ImageOutreach go into Rochester Public Schools?

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
- Kudos for the great selection!!!!
- Should have been an evening event so more people would come.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from Z.H.:
Loved all of the people's different insight. I didn't know much about HIV/AIDS and this documentary shed new light on it. I wish more people could see this and learn more acceptance and become inspired to come out if they aren't straight.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from R.D.:
Beautifully done - a nice juxtaposition of the ignorant with the enlightened.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment:
So well done - kudos to Tim for doing this film. It should be shown to all kids of color in Jr. and Sr. High.

Anonymous said...

Ballot comment from V.P.:
It's a great opportunity to have the discussion after the film.