JEWEL AND THE CATCH

48 minutes | 1993 | s8/Video | B&W/Color | Documentary Short

Jewel and The Catch is a short documentary on LGBTQ activist Jewel Thais-Williams and her dance club, Jewel's Catch One. Being the first African-American female club owner in the State of California, Jewel opened Catch One in the 70's and made it a safe space for the African American LGBTQ community and eventually it became the center of AIDS activism during the 80's and 90's. Celebrities such as Madonna, Chaka Khan, The Pointer Sisters and many more found inspiration in Jewel's Catch One. Featuring Congresswoman Maxine Water and AIDS Activist Phill Wilson.

Jewel and The Catch forms part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Outfest Legacy Project LGBT Festival Collection.

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FESTIVALS

1993 Lookout Video Festival @ DCTV, New York
1993 EZTV West Hollywood, CA

Jewel and Rue Thais-Williams with Director/Producer Cristina Kotz Cornejo and Co-Producer, Angela Counts.

Jewel and Rue Thais-Williams with Director/Producer Cristina Kotz Cornejo and Co-Producer, Angela Counts.

Jewel Speaking @ Sistah Stories (1992)

Phill Wilson Speaking at Jewel's Catch One (1992)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaking about Jewel Thais-Williams (1992)

Jewel's Catch One Fall Ball (1991)

Jewel's Catch One Fall Ball (1991)