back in new york city! 

NYC FILM Screening


“We are thrilled to be returning to NY/NJ region for OutCinema of NYC Pride. We started in Ocean Grove and now we’ll be back, building the momentum to bring people together to honor and fight for the humanity of all people.”

- Marilyn Bennett / director & co-producer



The world premier of From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet? was at QFest New Jersey LGBT Film Festival in Ocean Grove in April 2016. The co-executive producers, Marilyn Bennett and Asbury Park’s Rev. Gil Caldwell, have gone on to show the film to audiences in many locales, from North Carolina to Texas to Montana to Alabama and back to the East Coast with many other stops in between. 

Pride organizers welcome all to the event, “Join for a special panel conversation and screening of this galvanizing documentary of a black preacher and a white lesbian activist forming a bond as they search for the intersection between the civil rights and LGBTQIA+ equality movements of today,” Pride organizers note and go on, “NYC Pride is thrilled to bring back OutCinema in partnership with NewFest and the and the SVA Theater, in a three-day format to celebrate LGBTQIA+ pride and community. Featuring specially curated screenings followed by Q&As and after-parties format provides a wide variety in LGBTQIA+ cinema that reflects the community.”


Darnell L. Moore's memoir was just released on May 29, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America (Nation Books)

Rev. Dr. Brad R. Braxton is now Director of the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life and Supervisory Curator of Religion at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture

Cara Page is now Director of Programs at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Rev. Frederick Davie has been appointed Chair of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) 

Sarah Schulman published her book Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair in 2016 (Arsenal Pulp Press).

Rev. Dr. Tommie L. Watkins was ordained the first openly gay Black Priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama in November 2016.

In addition, Gil joined with Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey and Bishop Melvin Talbert to publish their writings in Faith at the Intersections: A Collection of Writings on Justice for Black and LGBTQ Communities in and Beyond the United Methodist Church (Reconciling Ministries Network).