The CCNY LGBTQ+ Student Center Alumni Speaker Series: “To Live & Die in BK” a Film by CCNY LGBTQ+ Alumni Shane Santana (Q+A After Screening)

Thu, Sep 29, 2022 - 06:00 PM — Thu, Sep 29, 2022 - 07:30 PM
Event Location
Shepard Hall, Room 291 AND on Zoom
Event Details

As part of the CCNY LGBTQ+ Alumni Speaker Series, The CCNY LGBTQ+ Student Center is proud to present "To Live & Die in BK'' a queer short film written and directed by CCNY’s own Shane Santana (‘20)!

Watch the trailer here!:

To Live & Die in BK is a short comedy film about a queer all-Black household. Three roommates, Cyn, Seven, and Erykah, struggle to find a new fourth roommate that they can get along with… and someone who meshes with their leftist, anti-gentrification politics. Backs to the wall, they settle in with someone who turns out to be more than bargained for.

When? Thursday, September 29, 2022 6:00PM-7:30PM

Where? ​Shepard Hall, Room 291 AND on Zoom



Shane Santana is a 2020 CCNY graduate with a B.A. in Creative Writing. For the 2017-2018 academic year, Shane served as the President of CCNY’s LGBTQ+ Open Alliance Club. Since 2019, Shane worked in the motion picture and film industry as a production assistant, second assistant director, and script supervisor for various projects and short films. In Spring 2022, Shane graduated with a Master’s degree in Directing from the NYC School of Visual Arts.

This event is made possible through the generous support of LaGuardia Community College, the New York City Council, and the New York City Council LGBT and Queer Caucus.

Co-sponsors: the CUNY Office of Student Inclusion Initiatives, CUNY LGBTQI+ Council, CCNY Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership, CCNY Division of Student Affairs, The CCNY Alumni Association, and The CCNY Department of Media and Communication Arts

The City College of New York is a proud member of the CUNY LGBTQI+ Consortium

This event's Q&A portion will be recorded and archived at the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.

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