Thursday, January 6, 2011

An Evening with Coquie Hughes

Posted By on 01.06.11 at 03:49 PM

Coquie Hughes

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Since 2006, local filmmaker and playwright Coquie Hughes has been interviewing African American families led by lesbian and bisexual women for a documentary called My Mama Said Yo Mama's a Dyke. When that project stalled, Hughes fictionalized stories from her interviews into a new fictional comedy of the same name.

Hughes has explored the place of queer women in black culture in such films as Gotta Get My Hair Did (2000), If I Wuz Yo Girl (2001) and Daughters of the Concrete (2004).

She also founded and runs the media arts training programs Lights Camera Youth Action and a comparable program for adults, Urban Chi Filmmakers.

Hughes opens the eighth season of the Dyke Delicious screening series Saturday 1/8 at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St., 2nd Floor. Social hour 7 p.m. Hughes talks and screens clips from her work starting at 8. $10 donation. RSVP here.

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