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OUT IN THE NIGHT - Cinema Politica season opener with special guests


6:00pm
- 8:30pm
Tuesday February 3 2015

Venue: Bloor Cinema
Address: 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Cost: By donation (suggested $2-10)
Accessibility: Venue is wheelchair accessible

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** Cinema Politica at The Bloor is back and ready to launch 2015 with OUT IN THE NIGHT, a riveting doc about intersectional and prison justice as well as homophobia and black queer identity in the states. Co-presented with Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and co-sponsored by Point of View Magazine. Special guests TBA. Entry by donation!**

OUT IN THE NIGHT
Blair Doroshwalther / United States / 2014 / 75 ' / English

OUT IN THE NIGHT is a documentary that tells the story of a group of young friends, African American lesbians who are out, one hot August night in 2006, in the gay friendly neighborhood of New York City. They are all in their late teens and early twenties and come from a low-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. Two of the women are the focus – gender non-conforming Renata Hill, a single mother with a soft heart and keen sense of humor, and petite femme Patreese Johnson, a shy and tender poet.

As they and their friends walk under the hot neon lights of tattoo parlors in the West Village, an older man sexually and violently confronts them. He says to Patreese “let me get some of that” as he points below her waist. When she says that they are gay, the man becomes violent and threatens to “fuck them straight”. He spits and throws a lit cigarette. Renata and Venice defend the group and a fight begins, captured by security cameras nearby. The man yanks out hair from Venice’s head and chokes Renata. Then, Patreese pulls a knife from her purse and swings at him. Strangers jump in to defend the women and the fight escalates. As the fight comes to an end, all get up and walk away. But 911has been called and the man involved has been stabbed. Police swarm to the scene as their radios blast out warning of a gang attack. The women are rounded up and charged with gang assault, assault and attempted murder.

Three of the women plead guilty. But Renata, Patreese, Venice and friend Terrain claim their innocence. They are called a “Gang of Killer Lesbians” by the media. In activist circles they become known as The New Jersey 4.

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