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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Screening Sept 5, 2019 at 7pm | NELLY QUEEN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOSE SARRIA

Nelly Queen The Life and Times of Jose Sarria from Joe Castel on Vimeo.

NELLY QUEEN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOSE SARRIA
Screening Sept 5, 2019 at 7pm
Art Theater of Long Beach
2025 E. 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90814

Tickets Now on Sale https://www.showclix.com/event/nelly-queen2019

In 1961, Jose Sarria was the first openly gay man to run for public office in the United States -- and she ran in heels. Sarria, known as Empress I, Jose, the Widow Norton, also started the Imperial Court System in 1965, one of the first and largest LGBTQ nonprofits in the world. This is the first in-depth feature documentary on this beloved, defiant LGBTQ pioneer activist.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

QFilm Festival Tickets on Sale



Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of Jose Sarria

Screening Sept 5, 2019 at 7pm

Art Theater of Long Beach
2025 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814

Tickets Now on Sale


Friday, July 19, 2019

Nelly Queen Invited to Participate in QFilm Festival



Exciting news from the producers of the film Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of Jose Sarria, the film has been invited to be a part of the opening night of the Long Beach QFilm Festival on Sept 5. Though the film is not fully complete the QFilm Festival is very excited to include it and wants to assist in the final funding for its completion. Watch for more information on the details to purchase tickets yet to come.

This film was Mama Jose's dying wish to be completed, will not only honor Jose but will also shine a light on the ICS Courts as a huge part of her legacy. At present the following Courts have donated to the film and are listed in the film's credits: NYC, LA, Washington DC, Denver, San Diego, Orange County, Lexington, Sacramento, San Antonio, Surrey, BC and organizations International Court Council, Emerald Kingdom, Jose Sarria Foundation along with many individual sponsors listed on our donors page. We thank them all for your support and ask for your assistance in getting the funal push for post production funding.

If you want to be listed as a donor in the credits for the Long Beach Qfilm Festival screening, the producers need a commitment no later than Monday, 7-22 as they have to lock this film version for the festival. Please contact us for more information on this. 


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Nelly Queen: The Life & Times of Jose Sarria (new trailer)


Nelly Queen Trailer 1 from Joe Castel on Vimeo.



Nelly Queen: The Life & Times of Jose Sarria (new trailer)

We are pleased to release this new trailer of Nelly Queen focused on Jose during  WW2 and how that prepared him to lead the fight for equality. The film is nearly complete, but we need your help to meet our timeline of premiering the film in March 2020. If you want to help get it across the finish line, view the trailer and contribute today.

https://vimeo.com/343876984/a451a44de2