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Press Contacts:
Monica Anderson and Florencia Manovil

510-239-7197 - OurKinFolkz@gmail.com


SpectrumQueerMedia.com & Mynah Films present New Episodes of Dyke Central, the premiere of Throw Like A Girl and an LGBTQ web-series showcase 7pm at Grand Lake Theater, February 5th, 2014      
The Post Screening Q&A Moderated By Kin Folkz Will Feature Filmmaker Florencia Manovil, Filmmaker Cathy Sitzes and Cast Members.

OAKLAND, CA - February 5th, 2014 – In 2011, the very first Dyke Central episode premiered to a sold-out audience at the popular Bay Area based web-series’ red carpet Grand Lake Theater premiere.

On Wednesday, February 5th, 7pm at the Grand Lake Theater (3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California), Dyke Central fans who have eagerly awaited the follow-up screening of episodes 2 and 3 will be doubly rewarded with the exclusive first peek and a full LGBTQ web-series showcase.

Warm up to the 2014 Valentine’s season by joining us - a full rainbow of Bay Area queers, straight allies & friends - as we enjoy a celebratory evening filled with a delightfully uproarious program of indie queer web-series, presented by SpectrumQueerMedia.com & Mynah Films.

Following a dynamic opening guest performance by Aima The Dreamer, emcee D’Lo, emcee Therese Garcia and Q&A moderator Monica Anderson aka Kin Folkz (Spectrum Queer Media Founder) will usher the expectant audience into the eagerly anticipated LGBTQ web-series showcase, the world premiere of the locally-produced Throw Like A Girl, an exclusive Bay Area sneak preview of two new Dyke Central episodes and a Q&A with filmmakers Florencia Manovil (Dyke Central), Filmmaker Cathy Sitzes (Throw Like A Girl) and cast members from both web-series.

Cast members who will be on-hand for the Q&A include: Tai Rockett, Giovannie Espiritu, Comika Ashby, Carla Pauli, Mahasin Munir, Andre Le Blanc, Tom Paul, Amelia Mae Paradise, Therese Garcia, Liz Kennedy, Ashlei Shyne, Jessica Learn and Jennifer Aldridge.

The audience is also invited to continue the premiere night celebrations by joining the cast and crew at the complimentary afterparty hosted by Good Times with Olga T at the Fox Theater’s Den.


Sponsors supporting this important Bay Area based LGBTQIA screening include: the Mayor’s Office of the City of  Oakland, Starr PR Group, Cafe Gabriela, Good Bellies Cafe, Sankofa Events, Open & Out Queer Open Mic, Feelmore 510 and Qwest. Contact us 510-239-7197 to become a sponsor.

Event Producers: SPECTRUM QueerMEDIA & Mynah Films

ONLINE GENERAL SEATING TICKETS: $15

ONLINE PRIORITY SEATING TICKETS: (early entry, meet & greet, and signature/photo opportunity with the actors): $40

TO PURCHASE ONLINE TICKETS: http://bit.ly/1jLJksx
Facebook RSVP:
http://on.fb.me/1fdYboP
The Dyke Central Teaser Trailer is available to view at:
http://youtu.be/uuo5UbgoU9Y


For more information visit:
http://www.dykecentral.com
http://www.SpectrumQueerMedia.com

MORE ABOUT DYKE CENTRAL
Dyke Central, an Oakland-based "dramedy" about a pair of thirtysomething butch roommates - Alex and Gin - living in a Lake Merritt apartment makes The L Word seem like an oversimplified, hyper-femme version of queer life. The first season sees Alex attempting to sustain her dysfunctional relationship with girlfriend Jackie, in the face of new life options and the resurfacing of an old flame. Gin, on the other hand, is a chameleon whose identity changes with every new interest and tends to lose herself in others. Surrounded by a diverse group of friends who guide, challenge and support them, Alex and Gin struggle to adapt to change and create balance in their lives without losing themselves.

MORE ABOUT THROW LIKE A GIRL
Throw Like A Girl, is a comedy web-series, shot mockumentary style. It's centered around a group of employees who work at We Can Play!, a call center selling sports bras online and over the phone. Viewers will be watching through the lens of the unseen documentary film crew who will be following the employees around and capturing their daily interactions.

If you're a fan of uncomfortable comedies such as The Office, Parks & Recreation, Reno 911 and even a little AbFab, then you'll love Throw Like a Girl! We've got:

MORE ABOUT SPECTRUM QUEER MEDIA
SPECTRUM Queer Media is dedicated to authentic LGBTQIA media representations in all facets of our lives (Art, Music, Youth Rights, Culture, Politics, Sports, Technology, Family Relationships, etc).  SPECTRUM Queer Media (partnered with Sankofa Events and Sista to Sista) was founded in 2009 by Monica Anderson (also embraced as Kin Folkz) to honor and highlight LGBTQ media representations that promote authentic visions, voices and viewpoints accompanied by SPECTRUM's trademarked curated community conversations, performances, concerts, panel discussions, workshops, exhibits and/or Q&As.

Spectrum Queer Media’s groundbreaking monthly multimedia "film-formance" events include screenings, live performances and workshops with musicians like Zapp Mama; Q&A's with directors like Kortney Ziegler (Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen), and open mics with artists like Sampson McCormick. To date, Spectrum has worked with over 300 artists, authors, filmmakers and musicians to produce events that transform lives and build skills for both community and individual wellness.

The first SPECTRUM Queer Media, Sista to Sista and Sankofa Events large scale premiere screening in 2010, For Colored Girls, drew over 400 people for 2 exclusive screenings at Jack London Square in Oakland, California. SPECTRUM's trademark curated community conversations paired with performance, exhibits and Q&As became a recognized and consistent presence in the Bay Area.

SPECTRUM's 2011 Bay Area premiere of Pariah at the Berkeley United Artists 7 Theater included a free public sneak peak of the film for 150 at the Berkeley - first come, first served - with an extra added bonus - a surprise live Q&A with the filmmaker Dee Rees and Executive Producer Nekisa Cooper! SPECTRUM's subsequent curated sold out Pariah screenings in San Francisco were lauded for their community dialogue segments.

In 2012, SPECTRUM began its weekly Spectrum Queer Sunday Matinee series at the New Parkway Theater (Oakland, California USA) - currently one of a very small handful of weekly community based LGBTQ film series in the nation. The series has expanded to 2 additional venues: the Grand Lake Coffee House and the Venue.

In Spring 2013, Spectrum Queer Media was nominated for a Oakland Indie Award in recognition of the importance of their transformative impact on the city of Oakland.

In May 2013, SPECTRUM premiered filmmaker Shola Lynch's award-winning documentary, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners in Oakland, California to a sold out crowd at the Landmark Piedmont Theater - featuring a guest appearance and Q&A with Angela Davis. SPECTRUM produced their trademarked screenings of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners to completely sold out crowds in other US cities including Seattle, Washington and Fayetteville, North Carolina.

In August 2013, during the Spectrum Queer Media founded R/Evolve Oakland LGBTQ Pride Film and Art Festival, Spectrum Queer Media received a mayoral proclamation of appreciation from Mayor Jean Quan for the positive contributions Spectrum Queer Media and its founder, Monica Anderson have made to the city of Oakland.

In September 2013, Spectrum Queer Media curated the week-long R/Evolve: Faith LGBTQI Art Exhibit at Oakland City Hall.

In September 2013, Spectrum Queer Media co-sponsored and hosted Trans*H4CK - the world’s very first hackathon for the Transgendered Community and Allies - the brainchild of  Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler.

In November 18th, 2013, SPECTRUM Queer Media premiered Pratibha Parmar’s documentary Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth to a sold out audience at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland, California USA). The screening production included a Q&A with Alice Walker and filmmaker Pratibha Parmar moderated by filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

In 2013, Spectrum Queer Media launched its Spectrum Young LGBTQ Filmmakers Digital Storytelling program and looks forward to screening the visions, views and authentic experiences of these gifted beings.


In January 2014, Spectrum Queer Media curated the screening of The New Black at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts as part of the National Day of Service. The post screening Q&A was moderated by television producer Janice Edwards and included panelists Bishop Yvette Flunder and Rev. James Noel.

In 2014, Spectrum continues to produce transformative concerts, film screenings and curating high quality community conversations in cities throughout the United States - including NYC, ATL and a very special screening in Mississippi in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.

To become a SPECTRUM sponsor, volunteer or promotional partner contact us at OurKinfolkz@gmail.com and visit us at www.SPECTRUMQueerMedia.com