Revry, the first global queer streaming network, has announced a new partnership with Comcast Xfinity’s Beltway Region to introduce The Beltway Pride Screening Series. This series is a collection of six films that explore life through the lens of the LGBTQ community.
According to the press release, The Beltway Pride Screening Series will include panel discussions after each screening. The panelists will include filmmakers, cast members, and members of local LGBTQ organizations. They will discuss topics including race, gender, sexual identity, politics, and culture.
You can watch the six movies for free online via the Revry.tv network. A new film will be showcased every month through October. Take note; you can go ahead and watch Vintage: Families of Value right now through July 30, 2020. Said documentary “intimately explores three African-American families through the eyes of lesbian and gay male siblings – two or more in the same family.”
On Thursday, July 30 from 8-8:45 p.m. EDT/5-5:45 p.m. PDT, filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris and other cast members will join Pride Center of Maryland’s LaKesha M. Davis to discuss this documentary (which was partially filmed in Baltimore).
“We know that Pride isn’t just a month-long celebration, but a year-long commitment to supporting the LGBTQ community,” said Tabitha Williams, Senior Manager of Events & Multicultural Marketing for Comcast’s Beltway Region. “In a season where Pride and LGBTQ festivals are either canceled or postponed, Comcast’s Xfinity together with Revry hope to drive deeper, authentic engagement with LGBTQ members in our region.”
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Following the online screenings, Xfinity X1 and Flex customers who subscribe to Revry can access the films directly on the TV. Revry’s programming is accessible to Xfinity customers over the Internet on X1 and Flex and can be found by saying “Revry” into the Xfinity Voice Remote or within Xfinity on Demand’s LGBTQ Film & TV collection—the largest first-of-its-kind collection of LGBTQ content available at home and on-the-go.
“As the first LGBTQ+ virtual cable TV network, Revry offers free live TV channels and on-demand viewing of its global library featuring LGBTQ+ movies, shows, music, podcasts, news and exclusive originals all in one place – reaching up to 250+ million people in over 130 countries,” said Alia J. Daniels, COO / Co-Founder of Revry. “In a time where division is easily amplified, we recognize Comcast’s commitment to honor diversity, and are thrilled to partner with the company in sharing this quality programming, especially with the diverse Beltway Region.”
As for Vintage: Families of Value, it was awarded Best Documentary by the 1996 Atlanta International Film Festival and a Golden Gate by the 1996 San Francisco International Film Festival.
For more information on The Beltway Pride Screening Series and its upcoming screenings, click here.
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