The existence of queer spaces has long been vital for the LGBTQ community for a myriad of reasons–sanctuary, celebration, and education to name but a few. Their importance was highlighted for many of us after this past summer’s shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
JEWEL’S CATCH ONE focuses on one such space and celebrates not only the importance it had for the black queer community it served in Los Angeles, nor just the celebrities who would stop by when in town like Sharon Stone and Etta James, nor the 4 decades of gay history during the club’s life-span. The film goes beyond the venue to celebrate the legendary innovation and philanthropy of Jewel Thais-Williams, owner of the club.
Queer Media is proud to present this inspiring and entertaining documentary as part of its 2016 festival line-up. The film will be screened as part of Nov. 5th’s daytime schedule. Tickets are available here: Festival Daytime Program
If you’ve enjoyed films like PARIS IS BURNING and SMALL TOWN GAY BAR, then JEWEL’S CATCH ONE directed by C. Fitz is for you.
A worthy and necessary slice of history that should be a natural choice for LGBT fests—Variety
A lot of loving and living that C. Fitz has managed to pack into one documentary, but it’s done brilliantly—AfterEllen
The Queer Media Festival 2016 takes place at HOME in Manchester on November 5th.