Sunday, October 13

Special Events Archive

Melanin Pride Festival: Sidney & Friends



Co-presented by The Fenway Institute

Directed by Tristan Aitchison • 75 mins • Scotland/Kenya 2018

When his family tries to kill him, Sidney, who is intersex, flees to Nairobi where he meets a group of transgender friends. Together, they fight discrimination and discover life, love and self-worth. Feature documentary SIDNEY & FRIENDS is a heartfelt exploration of the hopes, dreams, and everyday reality of a group of intersex and transgender friends fighting to survive on the edge of Kenyan society. Join Sidney and his new friends as they share what it is like to grow up and live as a gender minority, in a region known for prejudice and discrimination against its LGBTI population. Filmed over 4 years, our friends reveal the secrets of their struggles with poignancy and sometimes also humor. The premise is simple: it’s about gender, friendship… and love.

Screens with…
The Network LaRed’s short film
Surviving with Wild Tongues (Sobreviviendo Con Lenguas Indomables)
Directed by Genevieve Rodriguez • (16 minutes)
Surviving with Wild Tongues is a short film that centers on the lives and experiences of queer, transgender, black, indigenous, working class and/or people of color who are survivors of partner abuse (domestic violence).

Learn more about the Melanin Pride Festival at




Presented by

LOCS Collective

Ticket Information:

Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

Sunday 10/13
at 7:00 PM

Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for students, seniors, and Brattle members. No passes.